Inside the Outer Banks:

Uncovering the rest of the story of North Carolina’s renowned coast.             As soon as I walked into the library, voices called my name. My fifth-grade self would make a bee-line to the back wall where rows and rows of multi-colored, textured hard-back books lived. I would pluck the one that peaked my interest, flip…

Counting Countries:

Meet Charles and Alla Campbell, a local couple on a mission to visit every country in the world. Only three more to go.             Of the thousands of photos living in self-crafted photography books on shelves, the multi-colored glass sculptures resting on wooden coffee tables, tapestries of kaleidoscopic colors softening the hard wood floors, what…

High Flyers:

Lake Country Flying Club members share their love of the skies with students and the community through the Greene County Regional Airport. All work and no play can make for a very dull pilot. After the arduous hours of training and required testing for flight certification, new pilots are often ready to take to the…

Connecting the Dots:

From London to Boston to Eatonton, the Garrett family connects guests at the Dot 2 Dot Inn to their new community. Karen Henry-Garrett and her husband, Richard, welcome guests to the Dot 2 Dot Inn with an air of Southern hospitality that makes you think they have lived in Georgia their whole life. Not many…

Dominica: Off the Grid

– Natural jewel of the Caribbean encourages Eco-Tourism on its way to becoming the first climate-resilient nation. My summer on Dominica was where I learned to feel safe away from home. I had traveled before, but mostly in Europe and was accustomed to busy metropolitan areas. In Dominica, my daughter and I lived in one…

In Play: Kenya Beat This?

– Local columnist survives Africa and the Middle East with a newfound appreciation for adventure. Until recently, I was well on the way to achieving my life-long ambition of never visiting places where the people want to kill me or the animals want to eat me. But now, who knows? You see, I am married…

Up to Par: Worshiping at the ‘Cathedral of Golf’

– A true believer hits the links at St. Andrews in Scotland. Vacations are a funny thing. After months of diligent planning, an off-handed detour can become the Holy Grail of the entire trip. Such was the case during our 25th anniversary trip to Scotland, Ireland, and England. My wife, Wendy, loves European history and…

Behind the Brush: Portraits of Patriotism

– After traveling the world in service to our country, local veterans find solace in art therapy. In spite of the morning heat, Stan Strickland was up early with his painting tools ready. Strickland, Strickland, an 81-year-old artist and former Air Force air traffic controller, was overseeing a portraiture workshop for veterans with disabilities at…

In the Garden: Peace prevails in the Briar Patch

Global Peace Pole Project is represented in Eatonton’s Butterflies & Blooms habitat. What do Eatonton, the Great Pyramid of Giza, and the Magnetic North Pole all have in common? They all proudly claim a Peace Pole, a four-, six-, or eight-sided monument bearing the words “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in a different language on…