O ur cover story follows the history of North Carolina’s incredible international boat building trade. In “Sea State,” Jules Norwood, a sailor himself, pairs North Carolina’s boat building origins with quotes from industry leaders. Besides his insightful look at this grassroots manufacturing evolution, Norwood’s insider knowledge prepares him for digging into the materials, techniques and styles used by the individual yards to achieve the handsome, luxurious motor and sailing yachts coming out of the state’s boat sheds today. “Fish On” by Dare County writer and editor Molly Harrison explores the history of the boats men took to sea to fish, which birthed the North Carolina sportsfishing boatbuilding indus-try. Then enjoy the delightful boatyard art of North Carolina artists Robert Irwin, Chip Hemingway, John Silver and Kyle Highsmith. My heart skips a beat every time I pass by Dan and Denise Smith’s new South Harbor Island Craftsman style home. I know you are going to love this look inside their Carolina cottage. You also will find delicious meals prepared with fresh vegetable as our seasonal farmers markets open for the summer. It is rare I write features for the magazine anymore, but in our “Awareness Journey for Parents in Recovery,” I was pressed into service to share the miraculous, inspiring story of one family’s prodigal son — the story of my friend, Michael Thornton, from addiction to redemption, as told by his parents, Richard and Esther Thornton. My goal is to unmask this evil that touches so many of our families. Many years it has been my privilege to do monthly outreach ministry with Michael, an on-fire man of God. His story is raw; but what was meant to destroy him was turned for good under the hand of the Master. Michael’s father captured the essence of my earnest desire to bring addiction out into the light with this meaning-ful story, when he says, “It affects every family. It is everywhere. It doesn’t matter if you are the mayor or the pastor.” Enjoy! Editor/Publisher Pat Bradford amid the flowering tulips at Airlie Gardens. Pat’s hair by Frank Potter, Bangz Hair Salon. Hair and makeup styled by Matt Matyi, Bangz. Pat’s original jewelry from Spectrum Fine Jewelry, The Forum; silver feather necklace by Sydney Lynch; oxidized sterling silver and 14k white gold “Kite” earring by Susan Drake; North Star ring with boulder opal and diamond, in sterling silver and 14k gold by Susan Drake for Spectrum Fine Jewelry; four ribbon ring in sterling silver and 18k gold by Susan Barlow; open weave cactus cuff bracelet in silver by La Corza. 10 WBM may 2015 PHOTO BY JOSHUA CURRY upfront This is a blockbuster issue, with outstanding reading on a great and meaningful array of topics of interest.
Wrightsville Beach Magazine May 2015
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