Cape Fear Ferry Tales
by Larry Modlin
Cape Fear Ferry Tales, takes the reader on a leisurely journey of discovery down and back up the Cape Fear River. In this book, Larry Modlin shares stories from his life growing up in Eastern North Carolina and what he discovers working as a deckhand aboard the ferry M/V Southport. It colorfully illustrates how he came to understand that there is more to living than just going with the flow. His book is a love letter to the passengers, crew and vessels that changed the way he looks at the world.
First printing March 2018, 100 pp, 10 x 7
Paperback – Retail $12.95
If you haven’t visited Lewis Farms on Gordon Road in north Wilmington (near Ogden) for fresh strawberry ice cream you are missing out. There is no better way to spend an hour on a Sunday afternoon (or any afternoon) in Spring or Summer than to visit Lewis Farms and enjoy some ice cream!
The ice cream is delicious and the prices are very reasonable.
Carolina Beach, other area beaches and ALL beach communities deal with this or have dealt with this – ‘What do we need to do to help secure the stability of the infrastructure and to protect homes and businesses?’
PortCityDaily.com posted two related articles about the struggle:
Carolina Beach wants your help keeping up with extreme high tides: As part of North Carolina’s King Tides Project, Carolina Beach is asking committed residents to help document extreme high tide events throughout the year to monitor sea-level rise
To dredge or not to dredge? That is the question for Carolina Beach: A year after the dredging of Carolina Beach Lake began – and four months after it was terminated – the town still has decisions to make
“Red Hare Brewing Company is heading to the coast and opening their second brewery in Shallotte, North Carolina — just up river from Ocean Isle Beach. This new brewery will primarily focus on barrel aging and open fermentation, while serving as an experimentation station for the ever-increasing diversity of beer flavors and brewing processes. “
A book based on Winnabow was released in January 2018.
The blurb on Amazon says:
“Lawyer Peyton Sorel is confident she’ll win a verdict in a massive securities case, until unexpected evidence forces her to question everything she knows about her best client. With the trial and possibly her livelihood on the line, Peyton hunts for a truth she hopes she won’t find.
Her search leads into the path of a talented fixer for a South American drug cartel, Leandro Dufau, who controls all narcotics transport along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. After a shipment goes missing, he tracks the thieves to North Carolina and Winnabow, a vast rice plantation on the Cape Fear River. In North Carolina, Leandro encounters Peyton, who has returned home to see her father and investigate the client.
Peyton picks apart the client’s dark operations, which leads to Leandro. They collide in the high society of North Carolina and the wilderness of Winnabow.”
The book is 500 plus pages and at the time of this post had 4.9 stars with 54 reviews!
A new ‘local shop’ owned by Danielle Mahon is coming to Wrightsville Beach and will open around the busy Memorial Day weekend. The store will be located in the Landing Shopping Center at 530 CAUSEWAY DRIVE (UNIT 8).
Read more about it in this PortCityDaily.com post – “Wrightsville Beach approves Topsail Steamer, offering seafood pots to go.”