The Month of May can mean many things, but it always brings us Mother’s Day, graduations, and at month’s end the Memorial Day weekend and the shift into the revival of summer time!
You’ll find in this issue the story of an incredible local woman who has run marathons in 50 states over the past 22 years. Come along as we celebrate this milestone achievement with Susan Warwick.
Read about a group of women who got together for lunch 70 years ago, wearing white gloves and hats. They formed a garden club that has become such a part of the fabric of the Wrightsville community, it’s hard to imagine a time when it wasn’t here. Happy Birthday HIGC!
This issue also has an exciting beach house completed and then revealed to its happy owners, country music songwriter Jeff Outlaw and Amy, his wife. Located across the street from the ocean at Carolina Beach, this family build typifies a trend where one person or a couple get a place at the beach and then their friends and family follow. Soon, you have a whole new tribe that comes to put down roots at the beach. It’s really quite lovely.
Multiple great white sharks were spotted off the coast of North and South Carolina in April, and we just happened to have for you an early shark research tale from the 1970s. For those looking to conserve potable water in yards, we have a feature delving into sustainable landscaping. There’s also a look into what is happening with the Rail Trail, the former Atlantic Coast Line Railroad bed that comes into Wilmington from the Northside.
Over the years we have done multiple features on the shrimping industry and other fisheries in North Carolina. For me, shrimp boats out on the water trawling are archetypal of growing up on the ocean. As is eating shrimp. To ease all of us into summertime food we have a shrimp and more shrimp feature. If this doesn’t get your mouth watering for the tasty crustaceans (my favorite food) I don’t know what will.
Congratulations grads, Happy Mother’s Day and enjoy your Memorial Day weekend. As always, be blessed!