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Barbara Sammons

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Barbara is an award-winning photographer and published writer with more than 45 years behind the camera. Her favorite subjects to photograph are junkyard cars, trucks and tractors and Mother Nature. She is the secretary and webmaster for the Friends of the Library of Southport and Oak Island and the vice president of the Carolina’s Nature Photographers Association. She was a former professional chef, graphic designer, marketing professional and master gardener. Originally from Los Angeles, Calif., she now resides in Southport.
Local beekeepers are part of an international effort to save the bees. PHOTOGRAPHY BY Barbara Sammons All the fresh honey in the markets this summer recently got me wondering. Where is this local honey coming from? And what does it take...
“Would you like to hear about my exploding closet?” Kris Ann Crane’s question is intriguing, so I say yes, and we all have good laugh as she tells us about her yarn-filled closet and how the skeins came tumbling down...
The dictionary defines a mother as a “female parent”. What the dictionary left out were words like courageous, strong, compassionate, wise, and loving.  The Brunswick County women in this story graciously shared their memories on how their lives were...
“Changing the world, one child and one community at a time,” the Kiwanis motto, is a tall order for any organization. PHOTOGRAPHY BY Barbara Sammons With a dedicated board of directors and over 85 members, the Southport-Oak Island Kiwanis Club embraces...
Little Free Libraries are popping up all over the country, including South Brunswick County. “What is your career goal?” my high school guidance counselor asked me. “To be a librarian and be surrounded by the written word, to hold books...
What makes you smile? A funny joke, an old-time movie, a good story with a happy ending? I never know what I will find to make me smile, but one thing that once brought a smile to my face...
“Hey, Sister,” I said. “I found where we need to live.” “Where?” she asked “Southport.” Do you ever get that feeling in the pit of your stomach that says you are making the right choice? That is how I felt when I...