From the Editor

It is my absolute delight to be joining Cape Fear Living as editor. Channeling my experience as a travel magazine owner/editor from my hometown of Miami, I am overjoyed at the prospect of contributing to the ongoing success of Cape Fear Living. My goal is to further develop our audience and content to capture the nuances of our beautiful coastal community. It is my desire to have this publication serve as a good representation of the delights and diversity that exist within our region. I look forward to engaging with the community as we produce a publication that we can all be proud of.

As we move into the month of May, the essence of spring prevails. This month’s issue lends itself to the juxtaposed theme of femininity and empowerment.  In the article, “Aiming at Empowerment” we focus on the controversial subject of firearm ownership and the greater relationship women are developing in this conversation.

The motif of women and empowerment continues in “Kelly Oliver: Style Maven at the Helm of Oliver Clothing”, my interview with a local, female entrepreneur. Our cover models are clad in some of the trendy, spring-inspired outfits and accessories available at her retail shop.

With the advent of summer, vacation season is approaching and we reveal six properties from our region sure to soothe the weary traveler or lull the local resident seeking solace close to home.  Find out more in “Rest, Relax and Recharge”.

If you’re looking to explore area events, we’ve got a couple of suggestions to fill your June calendar. Check out “Cape Fear Independent Network”, briefing you on the history of one couple’s strides to promote and preserve independent film in our area, and their vision for the future. The article directs you to their website for more information about the upcoming film festival.  If you’re feeling enticed by the warmth of the season and are looking to enjoy the freshness of the outdoors, take a look at “Painting the Town Blue”, an historic summation of Burgaw’s annual Blueberry Festival gearing up mid-June.

I am extremely excited about our May issue and hope you enjoy the content. I ask that you approach it with an open mind and a desire to foster a deeper connection and understanding of our Cape Fear community – its culture, its people and its lifestyle.


Until next month –

Kharin Gibson













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