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Take a look at some of Pat Fontana’s published words:



Riding the Rails to Raleigh Once Again



Astronomy Education



Simple, Heartfelt Acts with Big Impacts



A Family’s Paradise

Bland family history


Stronger Together



Making the Grade

Making the Grade


Uncovering Local History



Rooted in Community

Teresa Batts


The Road to Self Confidence

Peggy Ross


Mover & Shaker

Joann McDermon


Weddings on the Water


Hunger Heroes


My Brother’s Keeper — Changing the Narrative


Next Stop – Oak Island


A Place in History


Unsung Heroes


Leave No Trace



A Humble and Simple Life


Mentoring and Networks – Sustaining the Profession and the Professional



Community, Not Competition

sneads ferry


The Lasting Legacy of Ocean City Beach

Lasting Legacy of Ocean City Beach


Welcome Back


Reflecting, Reconnecting and Moving Forward

Vanguard - spring 2021

Rural Health Pioneers

Hybrid Learning: Timely and Timeless

An Anniversary Waiting for a Celebration

The Mystery of the Beach Blacktop

The Commercial Situation

Finding Renewed Purpose Through Engagement

Smokin’ in Holly Ridge

The Ultimate Challenge

Topsail Magazine – Spring Issue
Investing in Education
The Show Goes On
Business Profile: Coastal Fitness Center
Business Profile: Treasure Realty


School Leadership: Past, Present, and Future

What’s Next? Life After High School for Our
Special Education Population

Fitness the Right Way

ESTEAM: Empathy and Innovation Working Hand in Hand

P-Tech: A Pathway to Student Success

The Equity Challenge

Please and Thank You Go a Long Way

Today’s Students: Bullying and Social Anxiety with a Virtual Twist

Bullying moves from the schoolyard to the internet

Yet another insult to teachers? Having to buy ink for printer, too

Building Relationships: The Ithaca Story with Luvelle Brown

Real engagement is the secret for schools of excellence

Get Back to Basics–and Bricks