The shoulder season is a great time to be in Wrightsville.
Great beach and boating days, and far fewer people.
OR the shell lovers, we have the story of Wilmington oral surgeon Brady Semmel, who has consistently taken awards
for his finds. His fantastic collection includes a horseshoe crab, often referred to as a living fossil. Learn how this ancient
Cape Fear Community College instructor John Olsen started building
this squirt for his daughter’s birthday. It came and went. The next year,
he bought her a boat and finished this baby for himself. It so reminds
me of the speedboats that once frequented Banks Channel in the town’s
glory days. The twins in the striped shirts at the water’s edge bottom
right of this circa late ‘40s postcard are the Holland boys. The boy with
the tan shirt is John W. Creasy.
is used to test the safety
of vaccines and medical
On the recreation and
environmental front, Lock
and Dam #1 on the Cape
Fear River sees little com-mercial
river traffic these
days, but has become popu-lar
with fishermen, boaters,
and conservation groups.
Most of us are familiar
with the Boys and Girls
Homes of North Carolina,
located by Lake Waccamaw,
but you may not know one
of the things that makes
this place so special, and
successful — dedicated
alumni return to the staff
and offer a hand-up to
those following in their footsteps.
Our cover story is about down-home Deep Run, North
Carolina, native and chef Vivian Howard and her husband,
artist Ben Knight, whose Wilmington wood-fired pizza,
ravioli, bucatini, risotto restaurant is Big Time. Their
Chef & the Farmer in Kinston helped transition some
former Eastern Carolina tobacco farms into food farms.
Don’t miss the match race from Banks Channel to
Southport in September between Bryan Humphrey’s
24-foot spritsail skiff Kommradeship (on the cover of our
May issue), and the brand new 20-foot shad boat replica
built by Matt Roberts.
Be a blessing!
Pat’s hair by Frank Potter, Bangz Hair Salon. Hair styled by Rob Asp, Bangz. Makeup by Susan Chavez, Bangz. Pat’s summer hat from Sista
Hats, Oleander Drive.
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