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July 4th in Southport

The heat could not hinder the fun of The Fourth of July in Southport!! This was my first parade since The Azalea Festival, and it was full of waving, smiles, pictures, and fried Oreos. It began by meeting up with the wonderful Mrs. Jean Lawler for our lineup in the parade, and she drove me…
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And the 82nd Miss North Carolina is……

And the 82nd Miss North Carolina is……Miss Jacksonville Alexandra Badgett!!!  On June 22nd I attended the final night of the 82nd annual Miss North Carolina pageant, and got to witness Laura Matrazzo pass the crown onto the stunning Alexandra Badgett. The stage was set up so beautifully, and one of my favorite parts was watching…
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The Journey Begins: A look into Festival Week with Claire-Emma Britt

On April 3rd, 2019 My journey began as the doors opened into Festival week!! I cannot help but smile as I reminisce on The 2019 Azalea Festival. I am so grateful for every conversation, handshake, and new person I met during those incredibly busy, but special 4 days. Here is a look into what it…
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Athlete to Princess, Welcome Miss Claire-Emma Britt!

Wow, what an experience this has been so far leading up to the moment of being crowned the 71st NC Azalea Festival Princess. March 2nd, 2019 is one night I will never forget. Last year, I attended the 2018 princess pageant to support one of my amazing friends and teammates, Julie Wilkerson and I was…
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Wonderful Weekend in Wilmington

I had a wonderful weekend in Wilmington during the Martin Luther King Holiday. On Saturday,  I attended the 2019 Azalea Festival Chef’s Showcase. It was a wonderful Saturday afternoon and a very successful event; thank you to all who came! I enjoyed tasting all of the delicious food that the talented chefs prepared. It was…
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Trip to Renaissance Dental Studio

Most people dread their mandatory trips to the dentist, but at Renaissance Dental Studio going to the dentist is so much fun. After experiencing the magic of dental service that goes on at Renaissance, I could not imagine going anywhere else for my dental hygiene. When I met Dr. Sarah Pless and her staff I…
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Watermelon, Sunshine and Small- town Charm

The 2018 North Carolina Watermelon Festival in Fair Bluff, N.C. was filled with watermelon, sunshine, and small-town charm. It was an honor to take part in a wonderful celebration of hometown pride with a community that has overcome so much hardship in the last few years. The day started off at the Fair Bluff Depot…
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Red, White and Blue

My day in the beautiful city of Southport, N.C. at the July the 4th Festival was filled with patriotism and celebration of our nation’s birthday. The parade was so much fun. I got to see and catch up with Miss Wilmington, Carli Batson, and Miss Wilmington’s Outstanding Teen, Andie Creech, as well as Miss North Carolina’s…
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Grace, Kindness and Poise

On June 23rd, 2018 I attended the final night of the Miss North Carolina Pageant and it was a night filled with entertainment and inspiration. The hard work of countless volunteers, judges, families, and contestants made the final night of the 2018 Miss North Carolina Pageant a night to remember for all. I was honored…
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The Journey Begins: A look into Festival Week with Grace Tippett

Everyone always says time flies when your having fun, and the week of the 2018 Azalea Festival was a perfect representation of that. My favorite time of the year in Wilmington was over in the blink of an eye, but it was a whirlwind I will cherish forever! The week started off Tuesday afternoon with…
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