Up Front

2015-11

upfront 11 For me fall means crackling leaves underfoot and dry, gorgeous days. his month we travel a bit, first to Seagrove to bring you the story of multigenerational potters that anchor the pottery industry in the heart of the state. Their stories, beginning with our cover artist, Ben Owen III — whose pot will become a water feature at our arboretum this month — are fascinating. The Seagrove area, with its abundant natural clay deposits, is home to more than 70 working potteries and has a 250-year-old history in the state. Its made-in-the-Carolina’s shopping is a must visit for any well-rounded North Carolinian. But heed photographer Allison Potter’s humorous warning: if you’re going for a full day, pack a lunch. Settle in for a trio of history lessons as we zero in on the 1941-1945 World War II home front, with Wartime Stories from those who were here to experi-ence this frightening time in our country. Then we take you 26 miles offshore, southeast of the Beaufort inlet, to dive into the Graveyard of the Atlantic to see one of Nazi Germany’s Kreigsmarines, U-352, sunk by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1942 as it hunted merchant ships off the coast. We round out the trilogy with our discovery of a small piece of Great Britain on the Outer Banks, which became the burial ground for four Royal Navy sailors who lost their lives after their ship was sunk defending U.S. waters in the early months of the war. This issue we also recognize the Legacy of Generosity from attorney George Rountree to the city’s youth, and look at how art therapy has become a balm to injured Marines in the Wounded Warriors Battalion-East at Camp Lejeune. You’ll find an incredible family home tucked away off Airlie Road, and, as the season ramps up with holiday planning, alternative food options to satisfy those with dietary restrictions who will gather at your table. Editor/Publisher On location, Genteel Plantation, Atkinson, NC. Photographed with Pat is Lucy, aka Lulu, Bobby Harrelson’s quail-hunting English setter. Pat’s hair by Frank Potter, Bangz Hair Salon. Makeup and hair styled by Sherri McCloskey, Bangz. Pat’s sterling silver bracelet, ring and earrings by the Southern Gates “Tree of Life” Charleston collection; smokey quartz ring by Colore SG; and stainless steel watch with mother of pearl dial by Tavannes Watch Co. all from Albert F. Rhodes Jewelers, Floral Parkway, Wilmington. Pat’s jacket and pants from Talbots. Correction from October: The Swing Dress in rosy pink Pat was wearing was from JMcLaughlin located at Lumina Station. www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM T PHOTO BY ALLISON POTTER


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