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Allison Barrett Carter

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Allison is a writer who relocated to Leland from Chapel Hill with her husband and two sons. After a career in content marketing and overseeing the launch of the NC Blogger Network, she was excited to find a career with the Magazines that merges her passions: journalism and online content to enhance community. Her creative writing essays have appeared in places such as New York Times, Washington Post, Today's parenting, Redbook, Verily Magazine, Women's Running, Role Reboot, elephant journal and numerous print anthologies, such as Chicken Soup for the Soul and Double Bind (a Norton anthology). Allison loves watching her sons play on the beach and paddling the river behind their house.

Switchin’ Gears in Wilmington Gives Beyond the Spoke

Switchin Gears in Wilmington NC
Besides providing bicycles for people in need, the nonprofit Switchin’ Gears in Wilmington creates friendships and provides hope. For Dusty Casteen, the journey to where...

Springbrook Farms Brings Horses to a Home in Leland

A desire to rescue work horses led Janet and John Pucci to a pioneering Wilmington’s future and establishing Springbrook Farms. PHOTOGRAPHY BY Mark Steelman Thirty years...

How’s Howie: The Handicapped Beagle’s Touching Story

Rooting for the underdog, the littlest guy being the hero … these are the stories that capture our attention again and again. Howie the...

A Peek Inside: Scenic Croft Point Home Enjoys River Views

Home on Brunswick River in Leland NC (3)
Here in Northern Brunswick County, there are many neighborhoods hidden on the Brunswick River that invite residents to look out over the views and...

A Peek Inside: Home in Leland Uses Creative Materials

Anna and Jay Hamilton are unique and creative spirits. So when they moved to the area from the suburbs of Charlotte, they knew they...

Top Paddle Safety Tips

Paddle Safety Tips
Brunswick County is a mecca for paddle sports enthusiasts. With access to the Cape Fear River, Brunswick River, and Sturgeon Creek, there are plenty...

John Thompson: Brunswick County Board of Education Vice-Chair

John Thompson Leland NC
Brunswick County Board of Education Vice Chairman John Thompson believes that strengthening schools begins with more support for teachers. PHOTOGRAPHY BY Mark Steelman John Thompson is...

A Peek Inside: A Contemporary Home on the Brunswick River

Contemporary Highland Shores house
Tucked away down 133, right on the Brunswick River, is the neighborhood of Highland Shores. And one of the houses in here breaks the...

The Mallory Creek Connector

The Mallory Creek Connector will provide easier and safer transportation through town. It seems odd that homeowners would be excited to see construction outside their...