uperlative surf shops anchor this issue, along with a dab of local humor, with carnivorous flora in a native-plant refuge, the Women of Nan’s mountain garden; paint-ings by Theresa Reuter, as well as a beach condo that will knock your socks off. We pair those stories with the art of serving fry chicken, and for those traveling to the state’s moun-tains in search of cool climbs this summer, a look at Grandfather Mountain’s backcountry, contributed by Randy Johnson who helped develop the trail system. You don’t want to miss our Heavy Summer Reading: A Look at Four Hot-button Coastal Issues threatening the lifestyle every-one treasures. North Carolina and the Azalea Coast are in the cross hairs of big-money energy development. With a legislative governing body, plus the top elected official in the governor’s office fully behind energy exploration, this is requisite reading for all who love this coast, authored by four of those championing the fight to keep North Carolina the top tourism destination and quality, clean place to live that it is. Settle into the sand, there is great reading in these pages as your summer vacation begins with us. Have a blessed and prosperous June. 10 WBM june 2015 Editor/Publisher S On location, Wrightsville Beach. Pat’s hair by Frank Potter, Bangz Hair Salon. Hair and makeup styled by Matt Matyi, Bangz. Pat’s sterling silver necklace, earrings, bracelet, and ring, as well as sterling and 18k gold necklace, plus sterling and 18k gold and blue topaz ring, are Charles Krypell, New York, the Ivy Collection, from Kingoff’s Jewelers in Hanover Center, Wilmington. Audi convertible from Audi Cape Fear. PHOTO BY JOSHUA CURRY upfront Pat Bradford combines the beginning of summer and a First Chance to Wear White Pants with an unprecedented opportunity to promote the end of summer gala raffling of an Audi convertible during the Last Chance to Wear White Pants fundraising gala for the Lower Cape Fear Hospice on August 29.
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