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About Wrightsville Beach Magazine

Since our very first issue in December 2000, Wrightsville Beach Magazine has been a treasured addition to family homes and area businesses, proudly displayed on coffee and side tables long after other publications are discarded.  The reason? 

Our pages are filled with original stories written just for our readers, not advertiser-driven content and fluff. We tell Stories That Matter — important ones, stories that are enduring, ones that will change you. Stories that stand the test of time. 

The reader is foremost in our minds in all we do every month as we produce excellent in-depth, insightful journalism from the best local writers and photographers. Every story is produced from start to finish by our talented staff of dedicated locals. As a result, we appeal to a broad range of readers, men and women from young professionals to retirees. Over these 23 years, an entire generation has grown up reading our magazine.

The people behind the magazine

Pat Bradford: Senior Editor and Publisher. Pat is a graduate of Appalachian State University with a BS and BA, Teaching in Communications and Communications Arts. She co-founded Wrightsville Beach Magazine and has served as senior editor and journalist since its inception. She became publisher and CEO of the company in June 2003.

Shawn Best: Art Director. Shawn is the talented artist behind the creative and compelling layouts you see in Wrightsville Beach Magazine. She brings each feature and issue to life with style and imagination, unequaled in any other local publication.

Cissy Russell: Graphic Designer. In addition to lending her expertise to the magazine and website, Cissy puts her extensive design experience to work for our advertisers, and will go that extra mile to make their businesses shine in our pages with truly effective ads.

Kim Graham: Office Manager and Circulation. Kim keeps us going and wears many varied hats. She’ll help you understand how to get the most out of your investment, and can tell you anything you need to know about Wrightsville Beach Magazine.

Simon Gonzalez: Storyteller/Associate Editor. Former Editorial Director, now contributor, Simon’s storytelling is unsurpassed. He also edits and proofs each story. His expertise is a big part of our excellence. 

Jim Reeves: Distribution. Jim is a man of many talents. Neither rain, sleet, snow nor traffic congestion will keep Jim from his five-day-a-week delivery route. 

Steve McMillan: Photo Editor. Steve is a professional photographer who handles our photographic needs with professionalism and style.

Will Jones: Associate Editor/Proofreader. Will is a local journalism professional and artist whose doodles grace many issues.

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