Many artists can say they’ve found inspiration from a serene beach scene, but not many have found it in a plate of spaghetti, mashed avocado on the floor, or even a cutting board dyed from various hues of chopped vegetables. Over time, Brooke Eagle has evolved from landscapes and wildlife to abstract work told through…

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Cape Fear River Heritage Series The boat Pilot II is running fast out to sea, riding rough through a stiff onshore wind. Her 500-horsepower, twin diesel engines purr as she passes the distant Bald Head Island Lighthouse. Off her port bow, Frying Pan Shoals sparkle and flash in the morning light, their raw beauty at…

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Savor Ahh, summer mornings at Wrightsville Beach. By 7 a.m. the smell of breakfast is already in the air. Lines are forming outside Adapt for the health gurus, and at Tower 7’s side window for Café Del Mar breakfast burritos. At The Workshop, there’s a line for panini pressed breakfast sandwiches and coffee. Across the…

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Home of Distinction “It has always been a little house at the end of an unpaved road in the woods,” Chris Boney says, “and it still is.” His wife, Sutton Boney, laughs about her vision for their new home. “I had no vision at all,” she admits. “Chris drew a picture of how it might…

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Mosquitoes are a fact of life in Southeastern North Carolina. As soon as the weather warms up, swarms of biting, buzzing pests make a morning of yardwork or an evening at the Little League fields a nightmare. Hiking, hunting and other woodsy activities bring the possibility of encounters with ticks and fleas in addition to…

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For those who don’t know, golf seemingly is about silly pants, troublesome gophers, and complex rules that are hard to understand. In reality, there is a lot more to the game than meets the eye. In addition to providing a fun, low-impact form of exercise, golf can introduce young people to the simple joy of…

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Ben Bourgeois has spent much of his life traveling the world as a professional surfer. His numerous accolades, competitive acumen, Waves for Water philanthropy, and international surfing fame have earned him a well-deserved legendary status in his hometown of Wrightsville Beach. As of late, the East Coast Surfing Hall of Fame inductee had been enjoying…

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The sea was calm, the sky was clear,The wind was off the land.And setting out to sea aloneThere went the Carol Ann.  The crew was glad to have the day,For all had made their plansTo cast their nets and fish the seaAnd sail the Carol Ann. But no one knew what lay aheadOr what was…

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Some people are drawn to artistic note cards like moths to a flame. They might be shopping for produce at the farmers market, but, once spotted, they can’t resist that beautiful image luring them to the cards booth. It could be a sunrise, beach scene, boys flying kites, a flock of seagulls, a puppy. Whatever…

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I’m never surprised to see well-written, well-designed and beautifully photographed features in WBM, but I have to tell you, Allison’s front page photo and feature photos of Carly Gee’s fascinating work and lovely, warm, personality together with Amanda Lisk’s excellent writing was just absolutely stunning! (“The Process of Pressing,” May 2021 WBM). Thank you all…

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