Page 14

2015-12

C A M E R O N A R T M U S E U M www.breadandlights.org UPCOMING AT BREAD & LIGHTS FESTIVAL Sat. Dec. 5, 10:00 am til noon Sweet & Salty Gingerbread Cookie Decorating Workshop for Kids, included in admission to the festival Sun. Dec. 6, 4:00–7:00 pm Lantern Floating Ceremony Lanterns available for purchase to float in CAM’s pond at sunset. Bring the whole family! Free to attend. It’s more than a mortgage. It’s peace of mind. 910-395-5999 Buying, building or refinancing isn’t just a matter of rates and points. You need someone who will take the time to talk with you, learn about your needs and goals, and help you understand your choices. With flexible mortgage options and highly personalized service that keeps your interests at heart, we can help you move forward with confidence. Contact us today for a free mortgage consultation. 14 WBM december 2015 shifting sandy soil. The abutments are held by pillars buried 12 feet deep in the ground surrounding the creek. The stones themselves are also special because each one is recycled from the city — old granite curbs and cobblestones reclaimed from beautiful downtown and surrounding areas of Wilmington. Each stone has a unique story and history, much like the method of building the bridges is a history itself. A particularly huge boulder stands out near the middle of one bridge. Granite pieces vary in color. There’s a faded red most likely from a no-parking zone, a sky blue probably from a handicap area, and bright yellows from caution zones. Louise McColl, a member of the board of directors for the golf course, loves the new additions to the course. She was the member who approached McGraw with Wilmington City Councilman Charlie Rivenbark’s idea to add stone bridges. “They make the course look better and are fun to ride over, and knowing you had a small part in this makes you proud,” McColl says. McGraw says the new structures at the golf course are his biggest undertaking since starting his company in 1999. He and team members Mike Mandato and A.J. Schackman worked tirelessly over 10 weeks in the sweltering heat of summer. Though McGraw admits his excitement for these bridges has exceeded that for most of his other work, there are more projects he’s particularly fond of. In one of the slower times in his business, he decided to work on something in his own yard. Using riprap rock like that found on the coast at Fort Fisher, he created a beautiful curved snake-like border around his trees. He says he’d like to do more with riprap. It proved to be difficult with its popcorn-like shape (he decided to grind it down to work more like gravel). But it was more satisfying than resorting to fake stone. When using fake stone, “I feel like I’m just decorating,” he jokes. Tara Honeycutt 919.619.7079 NMLSR# 118503 Brent Eckhardt 910.262.4042 NMLSR# 659039 Suzanne Neblett 910.795.6411 NMLSR# 619652 Nick Lay 910.368.8080 NMLSR# 659099 Carolyn Walls 910.578.5950 NMLSR# 415621 Equal Housing Lender. SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. - NMLS #2915, 901 Semmes Avenue, Richmond, VA 23224, toll free 1-800-634-7928. CA: licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act, IL: Illinois Residential Mortgage Licensee, MA: Mortgage Lender license #-ML-2915, NH: licensed by the New Hampshire Banking Department, NJ: Mortgage Banker License - New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance, and RI: Rhode Island Licensed Lender. ©2015 SunTrust Banks, Inc. SunTrust, SunTrust Mortgage and How can we help you shine? are federally registered service marks of SunTrust Banks, Inc. Rev: 11.9.15


2015-12
To see the actual publication please follow the link above