Similar to a jigsaw puzzle, where nothing is left to chance and the individual parts combine to form something beautiful, this bespoke coastal home in Wrightsville Beach reflects the combined talents of a prominent architectural firm, an accomplished interior designer, and numerous local artisans/craftsmen. Their job was to build within the footprint of the former…

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At the end of a long day, dreaming up something good for dinner can zap your last ounce of energy, especially if you neglected to stock the pantry or fridge recently. Local chefs, eateries, and national meal delivery services are acing the job of providing dinner by whatever suits customers best. Heat-and-eat meals can be…

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It’s a hot summer day as two teams race down a field at Cape Fear Regional Soccer Park — an all-boys community outreach team in bright yellow vests versus a classic-level team of Wilmington Hammerheads Youth FC girls. Coach Kim Crabbe calls to her boys, “Easy, easy, find your feet.” Her coaching style is firm…

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Humans are like oceans. We reveal small depths on the surface, but much more is uncovered when diving in, some never before uncovered. Like secrets and sea creatures that linger beneath, chiseling away at a woodblock to create art also exposes. For artist Reid Coyner, the intertwining of perceived, imaginary and personal depth has been…

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At the 1876 World’s Fair Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia, the American public was introduced to the telephone, Heinz Tomato Ketchup, the steam-powered monorail, and bananas. Also on display was an ornamental plant with bright purple flowers and broad, dark green leaves. Fairgoers marveled at its amazing rate of growth — up to a foot a…

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Paddle out honors Captain Jeremy Owens Remembering a Friend Photography by Laura Glantz Photo & Design Surfers and their boards fill the strand at the Stone Street beach access for a paddle out in memory of Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue Captain Jeremy Owens on June 26. WBOR also dedicated a lifeguard stand to Owens and…

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An eerie voicemail message from Alex (Haydn Winston) to girlfriend Cheyenne (Kristi Ray) opens the captivating proof-of-concept trailer for A Song for Imogene. The feature-length project from independent studio Honey Head Films is in the works and the trailer, currently being shown only to investors, is receiving a strong response. “It’s a testament of what…

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When Jeremy Owens conceived the Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue Junior Lifeguard Camp in 2015, he wanted the participants to have fun, to be sure, but he also had a more serious purpose in mind. “We’re actually training the lifeguards of the future,” Owens told Wrightsville Beach Magazine in 2017, when the camp expanded from one…

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If results from previous years are any indication, and if having nearly double the amount of time to plan provides a benefit, the 2021 North Carolina Azalea Festival could be the best yet. The increased planning time is a result of last year’s festival being canceled and most of this year’s events being moved to…

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Mark your calendar for August Events!  Aug. 25-27  Landfall Foundation: Annual Art Show and Sale at Nicklaus Clubhouse in theCountry Club at Landfall July 29 – Aug. 28  Art in Bloom: Pop-Up Show in Mayfaire Works from local artists will be on display and for purchase at two special events, the Landfall Foundation’s Annual Art Show and…

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