It doesn’t look like the ideal business model: Open a restaurant in an area historically plagued with poverty and crime staff it with unemployable young people and serve inexpensive food. “I say it’s the best worst thing I’ve ever done ” Rachel Bodkin-Fox says with a laugh. Rachel and her husband Randy are co-owners of…

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Buzz Wilmington Coffee Crawl becomes the Wilmington Coffee Fest By Melissa Sutton-Seng In 2018 local coffee shop operators Krysta Kearney and Will Chacon founded the Wilmington Coffee Crawl. Participants walked or drove from location to location sampling some of the finest java Wilmington had to offer. After selling out of tickets in the first two…

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There are countless brands of energy bars with limitless combinations of flavors on offer at every grocery and convenience store. Marketing agencies and food companies grew wise to the health food trends and brands like Clif Bar and Larabar have seized the opportunity to profit on price-point health-minded snacks in the checkout line for athletes…

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The exterior of DREAMS of Wilmington the organization that provides free art education to youth in need via music theater poetry dance and visual art today reflects same vibrancy taking place inside the building.

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Wrightsville Beach has long been an important place for Ken and Denise. They regularly took vacations to the island as their three children were growing up. Seashell hunting surfing lessons and excursions to Crystal Pier are all treasured parts of the family’s shared memories. When the couple purchased a home on Wrightsville’s North End in…

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The Federal Point Beacon was not the only lighthouse at the southern tip of the Cape Fear region that’s now lost to history. In 1848 Congress authorized funding for seven lighthouses and a lightship to illuminate the 25-mile stretch of the Cape Fear River between Oak Island and Wilmington.They included the Price’s Creek Lighthouse constructed…

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Exploring labyrinths is a tangible way to begin new practices of contemplation and prayer in the new year.

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Steve Prefontaine American distance runner and Olympic hopeful has inspired countless runners over the years. Determined and gutsy he had an almost superhuman ability to push through exhaustion and then push some more. Although Prefontaine died tragically at age 24 in an automobile accident in 1975 before reaching his full potential he continues to provide…

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“What does he plant who plants a tree? He plants the friend of sun and sky; He plants the flag of breezes free; The shaft of beauty towering high he plants a home to heaven anigh. For song and mother-croon of bird in hushed and happy twilight heard — The treble of heaven’s harmony. These…

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