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9 wbm NOVEMBER 2015 TELLING STORIES THAT MATTER FROM THE CAPE FEAR REGION FOR 15 YEARS. 42 13 86 42 Wartime Stories Lighting dim-outs and total blackouts, rationing and prisoners of war. Area residents reminisce about Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach during the war years. By Chris Russell 48 A Dive Into History In 1942, a German submarine was sunk off the North Carolina shore by a Coast Guard cutter. Today, U-352 is a popular site for scuba divers. By Pam Creech 54 A Little Piece of England A small cemetery on Ocracoke Island contains the graves of four British sailors who gave their lives defending U.S. waters in the early months of World War II. By Simon Gonzalez DEPARTMENTS ON THE COVER 24 Family roots runs deep in Seagrove, the pottery capital of North Carolina. A photograph of his grandfather at work overlooks Ben Owen III as he throws a pot in his studio October 5. One of my favorite assignments to date, this visit to several Seagrove potteries was made even better by sharing the experience with my mother, Mary Ann Mason, who served as Chief Lighting Equipment Carrier and Price Tag Remover. Lessons learned from two days in Seagrove: 1) Pack a lunch! 2) Listen to your mother! Especially when she tells you to pack a lunch. — Photo by Allison Potter 11 Up Front 56 Art Treatise 95 Social Seens 98 Tide Chart Advertising Sections 20 Gift Guide 38 Health and Wellness Profiles 61 Gallery Walk 62 Men in Business Profiles FEATURES 13 Art Therapy Craig Bone found healing through painting after being injured in Zimbabwe’s civil war in the 1970s. Now, he is helping Marines at the Wounded Warrior Battalion-East do the same thing. By Simon Gonzalez www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM 16 A Legacy of Generosity Wilmington attorney George Rountree exudes a rare spirit of giving, in word and deed, that is impacting untold lives in area schools and the at-risk community. By Simon Gonzalez 24 Home Thrown Some are multigenerational, some work in historic buildings, and some are new to the craft. Whatever their background, clay artists in Seagrove are keep-ing the North Carolina pottery tradition alive. By Chris Russell 68 Fine Form and Function A young family’s home in a quiet neighborhood off Airlie Road combines elegance and livability. By Danielle Boisse 86 Pleasing Every Palate A gluten- and dairy-free menu of tasty dishes for holiday guests with dietary restrictions. By Fanny Slater 56 16 24 68 THE HOME FRONT


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