wbm MAY 2019
CHANGING OUR WORLD TOGETHER ONE FASCINATING STORY AT A TIME.
FEATURES ON THE COVER
Strong Woman Kim Lawrance chalks
up before lifting at Monkey Junction
CrossFit on March 8. The mental
toughness Lawrance has honed in
her strength training now serves her
well in the nursing program at Cape
Fear Community College.
— PHOTO BY ALLISON POTTER
40 A Family Dynasty
A snap decision to take back her own health
led this one Wilmington woman to become the
triathlete to beat in the area and beyond — and
her family followed suit. By Mackenzie Tewksbury
44 Full Circle
Many might remember Merrimon Kennedy
as the longtime owner of Wilmington’s New
Elements Gallery, but now she is painting in
the wide-open spaces of New Mexico. Read
about her transformation here.
By Mackenzie Tewksbury
52 Breathing Rooms
A unique, energy efficient hidden treasure
lies just beyond the Intracoastal Waterway
behind a stand of indigenous live oaks.
By Marimar McNaughton
68 Harbingers of Summer
There’s nothing that quite says summer like
cracking open a blue crab for supper but, if
that’s not enough for you, we’ve got four
recipes sure to get you in the summer spirit.
By Colleen Thompson
18 Tunnel of Art
As members of the U.S. House of Representatives
walk from their Washington, D.C.,
offices to the Capitol Building, some make
use of the connecting Cannon Tunnel. Lining
this tunnel is art by high school students
from across the country, including from
North Carolina and New Hanover County.
By Emma Beyer
22 Rebuilding After the Storm
From breakage to blooms — beauty and order
has been restored at three area public gardens
after the destruction of Hurricane Florence.
By Melissa Sutten-Seng
28 Full Measure of Devotion
Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach’s Lloyd
Whitfield “Whit” Moore served in the battle-
field combat zones of Vietnam as part of the
3rd Marine Division during the Tet Offensive as
a Navy combat medic. Moore was posthumous-ly
awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V to
denote heroism for saving the lives of three
wounded Marines. As he was trying to reach a
fourth, an incoming mortar round took his life.
By Robert Rehder
15 Up Front
36 In View
73 Social Seens
81 Tide Chart
27 Gift Guide 47 Gallery Walk