How does Robert Cruse, mayor of the small community of Sandy Creek in Brunswick County, North Carolina, face the challenges presented to the town he loves? With help. This installment of the mayors of north Brunswick County focuses on Sandy Creek’s challenges and how Mayor Cruse relies on his fellow mayors to help out.
Don Harty’s two passions – the outdoors and his faith – intersect with his business Mahanaim Adventures. As a kayaking and backpacking outfitter, he finds that exploring nature puts him closer to God and closer to himself, and he tries to give his clients the same experience. I wrote and shot this story.
Jack Batson, Mayor of the town of Belville in Brunswick County, North Carolina, faces a number of challenges in office, but he’s got support from four other area mayors. In this installment of a series on each of the five mayors in the area, Batson talks about the challenges unique to Belville and how he and his town council approach them.
Craig Stevens, a local builder, changed his approach to construction of new homes and his business has done well during the current economy. I sat down with him and we talked about designing, building and buying houses. His secret: care about what you build.
In the woods of Brunswick County, UNCW’s Ev-Henwood Nature Preserve gives researchers the chance to study the forest, blackwater streams and fauna of coastal North Carolina. It also gives the public a beautiful place to enjoy nature. I found it one day and wrote about it.
I became fascinated with adventure races when I watched the first Eco Challenge. The gals from Coastal Cupcakes and a mild-mannered wealth manager put together North Carolina’s first adventure race – the Sandman Adventure Race.
I sat down with the pisans who put together the first-annual Cape Fear Italian Festival. It’s still going strong.
Many summer evenings in southeastern North Carolina our visitors enjoy an evening of live local entertainment. This piece is a preview of upcoming summer concerts.
Bobby Harrelson grew up hard but with a strong work ethic. As he grew into a man he used that work ethic to build a real estate empire, eventually founding Waterford, one of the most successful developments in Brunswick County, North Carolina.
James Knox, mayor of the town of Northwest in Brunswick County, North Carolina, works hard for his community. He grew up in Northwest and now he’s working with the mayors of four neighboring towns to ensure his town and theirs grow and prosper.