Health: The sound of progress

By Bill Kirby Jr. You could see and hear the construction workers above as they awaited the final steel beam about to be hoisted in the June 17 “Topping Off” […]

At Cape Fear Valley, they have a good night’s sleep down to a science

Amita Shetty, M.D., and Sam Fleishman, M.D., will go the extra mile for their patients. Literally. By Kim Hasty Photography by Cindy Burnham As a primary care physician in Lumberton, […]

Health: Compassionate care and a boost of self confidence

By Kim Hasty Photography by Tony Wooten When Erin Champion contemplated having the fine lines on her forehead injected in a large room filled with interested onlookers recently, she didn’t […]

Be Stronger Than Your Excuses

BY: KIM HASTY PHOTOGRAPHY BY: CINDY BURNHAM From the start, the energy, the enthusiasm and the encouragement inside the gym were strikingly contagious. “You’re looking good, girl,” was the mantra […]

Hemp-based CBD products gaining popularity 

By Earl Vaughan Jr.  With America in the grip of an addiction to opioid-related pain medications, the medical community has been trying to limit access to the painkillers in an attempt to […]

A Great Feeling

By: Catherine Pritchard  Donna Carter was scared.  She was 46, weighed over 310 pounds and had several serious health problems, including diabetes and hypertension. She also had severe asthma and the three medications […]

Holistic Wellness: Power of essential oils

Relaxing with a whiff of lavender before bed is one popular way to use essential oils. But, you don’t have to stop there. These powerful elixirs have other therapeutic benefits, […]

In-Dependent: A Wellness Community for Military Spouses

By Erin Pesut While stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany, Leslie Brians, Michele Bradfield and Meg Gotheridge talked endlessly about fitness, food, yoga, and health and wellness trends. The three women, all […]

Floating Shanti – A Rising Tide

By James Johnson It is said that while one is experiencing flotation therapy, the mind is set free to wander without the distractions of daily life, and at times inspiration […]

Hemp-based CBD products gaining popularity

By Earl Vaughan Jr. With America in the grip of an addiction to opioid-related pain medications, the medical community has been trying to limit access to the painkillers in an […]