GEM Offers A Little Harmony

“No one prepares you for this – being a caregiver,” says Noel Preston. Preston’s wife, Susan, was diagnosed with dementia in 2011 and is now undergoing treatment at John Hopkins Medical [...]

Healthy Meals for Strong Minds

More than a decade ago, Southern Shores residents Helen Ford and Ed Hazlett began discussing ways they could help the Outer Banks community. Inspired by an after-school program they read about in [...]

Reaching Out With Caring Hands

I will show you my faith by my works. John 2:18 Most people see retirement on the Outer Banks as an opportunity to brush up on their golf skills or spend leisurely days on the beach reading [...]

The Thing with Feathers

“Hope is the thing with feathers,” as poet Emily Dickinson famously wrote more than a century and a half ago.  It’s a deceptively simple line that likely resonates strongly with the untold [...]

Doing Business with Heart

How often during this time of year is one reminded of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and that most miserly of characters, Ebenezer Scrooge?  When asked how much he will give for a [...]

Campers Catch a Wave

This summer marked the third year that two local businessmen have been able to bring the gift of surfing to a group of kids who may otherwise never have experienced the joy of catching a wave. [...]

Wags & Whiskers 2015

Peace. Love. and Rescue. It’s a fitting theme for this year’s Wags & Whiskers Gala, an annual event that celebrates the gift of animals in our lives and raises money for organizations that care [...]

Where Learning is Child’s Play

Carole Dawn Emerson often refers to herself as a “Director of Play” and it’s clear to see that the title suits her well as she looks right at home sitting on a child-sized chair surrounded by [...]

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