CHANGING OUR WORLD TOGETHER ONE FASCINATING STORY AT A TIME.
The Wilmington Musical Milestones
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Plant-based seasonal recipes
THE CAROLINA COUGAR
Sighting the elusive panther
AT HOME ON THE WATER
Retiring to a trawler
Symphony turns 50
ON THE COVER
Christine Maynard, concertmaster
for the Wilmington Symphony
Orchestra, draws a beautiful tune
from her violin as the sun sinks
in the summer sky, casting warm
light across the sound side of
Wrightsville Beach. Her instrument
was made by Mario Antonio Frosali
in 1972, the same year the WSO
performed its first concert.
— PHOTOGRAPHY BY
wbm OCTOBER 2021
18 Exploring Local Bike Trails
By Fritts Causby
Whether seeking an adventure through the woods or a
more laid-back experience, there is likely a bike trail in the
Cape Fear to suit anyone’s goals or preferences.
22 At Home on the Water
By Madeline Flagler
Drew Brown grew up in a family of watermen. After running
a successful construction company, he has come full circle,
retiring to life on a trawler.
30 Turning Over a New Leaf
By Emory Rakestraw
Fiber artist and eco-printer Rebecca Yeomans takes inspira-tion
from the changing of the seasons, enlisting nature to
steer the direction of her artwork.
34 Return of the Carolina Cougar
By Robert Rehder
Wildlife biologists claim the big cat is extinct, but there is
evidence — including sightings from reputable sources —
that panthers still roam the wilds of the Cape Fear.
40 With the Flow
By Marimar McNaughton
Lollipop Bay is a harbor of refuge for a Raleigh family that
had to design and build this dreamy home to replace their
beloved vintage beach cottage destroyed by Hurricane
58 Autumn Royalty By Eliza Schuett
Fresh produce is the crown jewel of fall. Plants with hues
from deep reds and warm browns to pale oranges and
dusty pinks inspire hearty dishes and decadent desserts.
13 UP FRONT
14 LETTER TO EDITOR
15 Toes on the Nose
By Fritts Causby
Take a step back in time
and check out the roots
of surfing by watching
top pros compete in the
Wrightsville Beach Long-board
Longboard Surf Contest.
16 A Medley of
By Vera Wilson
While celebrating the
past, the Wilmington
Symphony is focusing on
the future as it launches its
50th anniversary season.
65 SOCIAL SEEN
66 TIDE CHART
21 GIFT GUIDE
28 FACES OF BUSINESS
33 GALLERY WALK