The single-lane road leading to Wild Hearts Farm is enough to take the stress of the day away. Open green pastures and horses galloping at a neighbor’s stables make it hard to believe the hustle and bustle of Wilmington is just a few miles down the interstate. Located in Castle Hayne, Wild Hearts Farm spans…

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Storm surges and large waves cause property damage and beach erosion on a nearly annual basis. A study published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts a substantial increase in storm damage in the future. “The large increases in tropical Atlantic Sea surface temperatures projected for the late 21st century would imply very substantial…

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Like most good ideas, this one started with a “what if?” Thomas Marcinowski read an article about divers taking the cremated remains of loved ones out to sea and spreading the ashes. A similar thing occurs at a paddle-out, when surfers scatter the ashes on the surface of the ocean. Marcinowski is a retired U.S.…

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As cool fall weather settles in, we start to fill our tables and plates with hearty and savory meals that fill the belly and warm the soul — risottos, roasted chicken with crispy skin, oven-baked vegetables, and citrus-forward desserts. These dishes can be served to family and friends during the holidays but are also perfectly…

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Half a century from the day when Lt. Hampton Tillery stepped from the cockpit of Pumpkin Pie, his A-1H Skyraider, in Southeast Asia, he was back. On July 21, 2021, Tillery settled into the very same cockpit, although this time the Skyraider was on the tarmac of the Tennessee Museum of Aviation in Sevierville, 9,000…

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In the black light before morning, Matt’s truck rumbled down the twisting dirt road, frost shining in his headlights. He occasionally glanced at the horizon, watching as dawn crept in faint shades of blue and red along the distant river bottom and out across the fields. Light was breaking when he reached the old farmhouse.…

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Human trafficking is an unthinkable crime with astonishingly high statistics. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says the United States is ranked one of the worst countries globally for human trafficking with an estimated 199,000 incidents every year. Existing in every region of the world, this criminal enterprise generates $150 billion per year…

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When Joe Seme’s wife, Sharon (Sam) Waite, passed away in 2019, her bountiful garden produced only a single tomato due to heavy rains. Always an artist but deep down a storyteller, Seme spent hours dutifully painting each line, curve and shadow the fruit exuded while propped against a backdrop in his studio. One Tomato became…

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The Post Session Podcast has become a favorite among local surfers, one that is best paired with a cup of coffee and/or breakfast burrito. Hosted by Wrightsville Beach surfing enthusiasts Ashley Chapman and Laurel Senick, the podcast covers a variety of topics, from the prevalence of Christianity among surfers to the impact that learning to…

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Nov. 4th- 7th 2021 World Tour Association of Paddlesurf Professionals Wrightsville Beach and the sport of paddle boarding take the world stage in November. The Carolina Cup, celebrating its 10th year, has been selected as the only stop of the Association of Paddlesurf Professionals (APP) 2021 World Tour. The Carolina Cup originally was scheduled to…

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