Here we are at year’s end.
E join the
the passing of
Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue
Captain Jeremy Owens.
I hoped to be welcoming
Christmas physically restored to
wholeness. While I am still recover-ing,
I can say with certainty I am
truly blessed this most holy season
by those in the community who
have been so kind and generous
to me. You know who you are,
including this incredible maga-zine
We have waited a long time
to bring you images of the Vollis
Simpson Whirligig Park in his-toric
Wilson, N.C. I am really
excited about this whimsical park
and can’t wait to go there in per-son.
Wilson is also home to an
international outdoor photogra-phy
display. These large-as-life
photos will make you want to
walk right into that forest trail
or sit on the steel beam over-looking
Boughs of pine, short cut red roses, white sea ornaments and artisan angels are on view in the Christmas hearths feature.
We have waited a year to share these inspired mantels with you. The story comes with some how-to ideas.
Our “Simple Christmas” article also can help get the holiday inspiration flowing.
The pandemic has shut down many things, but it cannot cancel love. Our feature on weddings during the shutdown includes one
I attended in October. I have known and loved Tabitha Rouse since she was 16. Hers was one of the most lovely weddings I have
ever been to. The bride was radiant, the groom moved to tears at the sight of her, the wedding party was beautiful; it was glorious.
On our cover is a gorgeous northern cardinal painted by Harbor Island outdoorsman David Starbuck. Read about his second
career, a bear encounter, and enjoy the wildlife art.
Read how area shelters and feeding programs have kept to their mission despite the 2020 pandemic. These vital programs are
near and very dear to my heart.
You are reading the 21st December issue of Wrightsville Beach Magazine! Whew! It’s been 21 amazing years — even if I have
been AWOL for the last half of this one. My hope has always been that you will find lasting worth, enjoyment, and new ideas
within our pages.
Make it a simple, profound Christmas. Enjoy each day as you share the Light of the World.
Pat’s swim therapy has moved indoors, but a loan of this three-wheeler promises to fill the need
for additional and safe exercise outdoors and visiting.