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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.
These locally owned, Brunswick County businesses have the perfect gifts for anyone on your list. This season, consider shopping to support your community as well as impress! With a crisp, just-cut forest fragrance that evokes seasonal celebrations, Christmas holidays and...
When Fire Chief Tal Grissett was thinking of ways his fire department could raise funds to support their firehouse, he never dreamed he would end up overseeing one of the biggest and most successful haunted trails in the region....
Tucked away in Calabash, just before the South Carolina state line, is parkland style Meadowlands Golf Club, a 2017 finalist for Course of the Year by the Myrtle Beach Area Golf Course Owners Association. On the fairway of the...
Old Baldy. Even as it ages, it becomes more majestic. It has defined not just an island but a lifestyle. Today the lighthouse on Bald Head Island beckons travelers, and as they arrive by ferry into the harbor, it...
It is hard to know where life’s road will lead. It is harder to know if you have the courage to follow it. Take Oak Island resident Ilene Evans. She never thought the road was leading her to be...
Larry Wall starts to tear up. "I am so sorry, I am going to get emotional," he apologizes. "But what we are doing here is preserving a legacy. A lot of these people, they're gone. But we have the duty...
Thanks to Claude and Melissa Pope, Bald Head Island residents welcome each full moon with a fabulous beach party for everyone. PHOTOGRAPHY BY Mark Steelman The sun sank in the west moments ago, but the crowd on the beach peers to...
As the new Chairman of the Brunswick County Board of Education, Ed Lemon’s goal is to get all kids prepared for future success. PHOTOGRAPHY BY Mark Steelman Ed Lemon is the son of a coal miner from West Virginia. He was...
According to Tamela Jones at the Brunswick County Department of Social Services ("DSS"), at any given time, there are over 130 children in foster care in Brunswick County. These children end up in the system because their own families...
While the world bemoans the death of the local bookstore thanks to large conglomerates like Amazon and Barnes & Noble, one little shop tucked away in Sunset Beach quietly chugs along, moving a slew of books through it doors. At...