Nature’s beauty changes with the seasons. As fall approaches,leaves turn burgundy and golden. Dormant winter echoes nature at rest. New life in the spring and summer means bountiful greens. As seasons come and go, Rebecca Yeomans views each as an artistic vessel.  “I get so excited in the spring when the leaves are starting to…

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There’s nothing like the smell of fall in the kitchen, from sweet classics like pumpkin pie and carrot cake to savory casseroles that warm the house like a cozy sweater. Fresh produce is the crown jewel of this season, with hues from deep reds and warm browns to pale oranges and dusty pinks inspiring hearty…

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It was just another day for Don Cook and Steve Parrish, scientists at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant’s biology lab near Southport. They were in a company truck, returning from the boat harbor with marine samples, when suddenly they were met with something entirely unexpected. From the dense forest ahead, a huge cat streaked from the…

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For more than 100 years, Drew Brown and his family have been working watermen from the community of Seagate. For 200 years before that they were from farther up the coast in Onslow County. The creeks, sounds and open ocean from the New River tidal estuary to Cape Fear have been an integral part of…

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Bobby and Cindy Lewis waited years to build this dreamy sandcastle after Hurricane Florence destroyed their beloved vintage beach cottage in 2018. Faced with change, they could go the grandfather way or embrace the zoning codes. That left the couple with only one clear choice — to move onward, and upward. Crossing the threshold of…

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As the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, looking back was not on Executive Director Liz Scanlon’s mind. “Our focus is coming up strong for our 50th anniversary, but we’re not looking to the past,” says Scanlon. “We’re really focusing on creating a new symphony.”  Eager to put the challenges of the…

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It seems there’s no better way to ensure an onslaught of rain than to wish for a sunny day on the trails. Getting a new bike or having an old one fixed can also feel like a catalyst for a week long deluge of watery precipitation. For those who love to get out in the…

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Mark your calendar!  October 16th  Wrightsville Beach Longboard Association’s  Pro-Am Longboard Surf Contest Take the shoes off, grab a chair, and watch some of the best surfers on the East Coast compete for a $2,000 cash prize in the Wrightsville Beach Longboard Association’s (WBLA) upcoming Pro-Am Longboard Surf Contest, set to take place on Saturday,…

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Growing up on the (then) wild oceanfront of North Florida, opposite the untamed Guana River Preserve, my siblings and I amused ourselves playing for hours on end in the high sand dunes, and on the wide, flat beach strand and ocean sloughs, body surfing, climbing the bent live oak trees, and trying to reach magnolia…

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Enter Wrightsville Beach Magazine’s Fourth Annual Photo Contest Deadline for entries is January 5, 2022  Entries limited to photos taken between January 1 and December 31, 2021. Enter as amateur or professional. Subject categories are landscape, people, and wildlife. Winning vertical-format photographs may be used as WBM cover art. Grand prize winner receives a one-year…

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