This Week in History: Jan. 23-27, 1962

This Week in History, Jan. 23-27, 1962: The number one movie is “Lover Come Back” starring Rock Hudson. The number one song is “Duke of Earl” by Gene Chandler. Cock Robin singer/keyboardist Anna LaCazio was born and Italian-American mobster Charles “Lucky” Luciano died. Quote: “Bond. James Bond,” said Sean Connery in “Dr. No” -Information compiled […]


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A-list comedians, fantasy sports and everything in-between, Wilmington’s ‘My Fantasy Wife’ podcast finds success

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WILMINGTON — After two years of week-in-week-out toil in a spare-bedroom-turned-production studio, Wilmington-based “My Fantasy Wife” podcast has celebrated its 100th episode, audience growth and more. The sports-meets-comedy-meets-marriage podcast was born by accident. “My original podcast idea was to interview people with ‘normal’ jobs but unusual hobbies,” founder and co-host Blaire Postman explains. “One of my […]


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In a crowded downtown scene, Dram + Morsel embraces an evolving identity

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  WILMINGTON – In the crowded downtown bar and restaurant scene, many businesses struggle to create an identity for themselves. Dram + Morsel is taking a different approach to the problem, letting its identity evolve. “We’ve only been open a few weeks, and we don’t know exactly what this place will be,” Operations Manager Nick […]


New brewery-restaurant to champion all things local, especially oysters

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WILMINGTON – With a dozen craft breweries in the area, and more on the way, it is becoming increasingly important for new businesses to set themselves apart. Wrightsville Beach Brewery’s owner Jud Watkins hopes his new establishment’s dedication to all things local will do just that. “When we started thinking about this, there was one […]


Where We Live: Castle Hayne man’s home doubles as ‘organic artist retreat’

There’s the old saying that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure; that statement couldn’t be more true for Walker.

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Where We Live: A weekly look at the homes in the Cape Fear Region CASTLE HAYNE — Over a set of railroad tracks in northern New Hanover County, down a winding dirt and gravel road, there’s a 10-acre plot of land by the Cape Fear River that Allen Walker calls home. Welcome to “Walker World,” […]


This Week in History: Jan. 16-20, 1955

This week in history, January 16-January 20, 1955: The number one movie is Disney’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” starring Kirk Douglas and James Mason. The number one song is “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” by Bill Hayes. NASA astronaut Jerry M. Linenger was born and Dutch minister Reneke de Marees van Swinderen died at […]


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Out of the darkness, into the light: Fort Apache and the art of second chances (and the final resting place of Herbie the Love Bug)

"It's just unbelievable what people throw away. I'm happy to save it, make something out of it."

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SUPPLY – Fort Apache, like its owner and operator, is all about second chances. On a stretch of Brunswick county back road, a 28-acre compound is mostly hidden behind high wooden walls. In the front yard are an exceptional number of toilets, vintage cars and two buses, covered in anti-drug paraphernalia. Through a chain-link fence, […]


Well-traveled artist Tatyana Kulida still calls Wilmington home

“Wilmington and Florence, they are like different planets. Wilmington is peaceful, a gentle pace of things. In Italy, it was very go-go-go."

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Tatyana Kulida left Crimea when she was just 17, leaving for the United States with little more than a suitcase. “It was 1998, not very long after the collapse of the Soviet Union,” Kulida said. “A lot of students were working hard at English because there were opportunities in the United States. It probably sounds […]


This Week in History: Jan. 9-13, 1971

This Week in History, Jan. 9-13, 1971: The number one movie is “Love Story” starring Ali MacGraw. The number one song is “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison. R&B singer Mary J. Blige was born and baseball player Elmer Flick died. Quote: “Snozzberry? Whoever heard of a snozzberry?” said Julie Dawn Cole in “Willy Wonka […]


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Wilmington artist Tatyana Kulida comes home to lead immersive painting workshop

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WILMINGTON —Former Wilmingtonian, Tatyana Kulida is back to lead an immersive painting workshop at the Cameron Art Museum. “I like to work in Wilmington because it feels like I am coming home – I have my house here, as well as many very dear friends,” Kulida said. “I always have a hard time leaving because […]


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