CHANGING OUR WORLD TOGETHER ONE FASCINATING STORY AT A TIME.
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ON THE COVER
The waterside chaise lounges
at this month’s Home of
Distinction seem like an
invitation to kick back and
bask in the sun with a good
book. The residence is well-equipped
for outdoor living,
allowing the homeowners
to fully enjoy their sublime
location in Wrightsville Beach.
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MB PRODUCTIONS NC
wbm AUGUST 2021
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15 Art on Display at Landfall
By Christine R. Gonzalez
Art admirers have two opportunities to view
new paintings and works, the annual Landfall
Art Show and Sale and a pop-up exhibit in
Mayfaire sponsored by Art in Bloom Gallery.
16 Azalea Fest Makes Triumphant
Return By Fritts Causby
The highly popular North Carolina Azalea
Festival is back after a pandemic-forced hiatus.
With more time to plan, a new music venue, lots
of pent-up demand, and encore azaleas at the
ready, event organizers are hoping this year’s
event will be the best one yet.
19 A Dream Realized By Simon Gonzalez
Brendan Huston was 15 when he attended
the Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue Junior
Lifeguard Camp. This summer, he is patrolling
the strand, fulfilling founder Jeremy Owens’
vision to train the lifeguards of the future.
28 IN VIEW
32 Alien Invaders By Melissa Sutton-Seng
Plants introduced to the region from elsewhere
can morph from marvelous to monstrous. Find
out about the Cape Fear’s most dangerous
invaders, and some native species to foster
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20 Creating a Buzz By Amanda Lisk
Kristi Ray and Erika Edwards launched Honey
Head Films in 2015. As they prepare to release
their first feature movie, they hope to inspire
the next generation of female filmmakers.
22 Coach Kim By Emory Rakestraw
Kim Crabbe was the first African-American
soccer player called up to the U.S. Women’s
National Team. Today, she works as Outreach
Program Director for the Wilmington
Hammerheads, hoping her program opens
36 Innovative Coastal Home
By Fritts Causby
An accomplished architectural/design team
successfully articulates the discriminating
vision of two well-traveled owners, transforming
a tight coastal lot into a design showcase. The
home is filled with an array of thoughtful touches,
including two jewelry box-style rooms for housing
the owners’ art and wine collections.
54 What Lies Beneath By Emory Rakestraw
Reid Coyner’s coastal-themed, woodblock-
printed art reveals not only what lies beneath
the surface of the ocean, but also something
about the creative spirit that laid dormant within
the artist for many years.
60 Help Wanted By Christine R. Gonzalez
Seeking inspiration for delicious meals at home?
When help is wanted for ideas, consider local
meal prep services, national delivery kits or a
A D E S I G N S H O W C A S E A T W R I G H T S V I L L E B E A C H
Opening doors through soccer
Monstrous invasive plants
Inspiration for delicious home meals
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