Mermaids set to take over the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Photo from the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher Facebook page.

KURE BEACH — Ever dreamed of meeting a mermaid? You’ll get your chance in March when mermaids will be taking over the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Guests young and old are invited to be enchanted by the Weeki Wachee Mermaids for two weekends — March 3-5 and again March 10-12 — at the […]

Duran Duran, Morris Day and the Time among entertainers announced for North Carolina Azalea Festival

Morris Day and The Time will perform at the 2017 North Carolina Azalea Festival in April.

WILMINGTON – Duran Duran, Cole Swindell, Jason Derulo and Morris Day and the Time will be performing at the Azalea Festival this year. The festival’s musical acts will perform over three nights. Swindell will perform Thursday, April 6 (tickets $38.50, $48.50 day of show). Duran Duran will play Friday, April 7, (tickets $68,50, $78.50 day […]

2017 Orange Street ArtsFest puts out the call for artists

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WILMINGTON – The call is on for artists for the 22nd Orange Street ArtsFest, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. The event is the largest spring arts festival in downtown Wilmington, according to a press release from the Thalian Association Community Theatre. The theater launched the ArtsFest in 1995 to promote the arts in Wilmington and the […]

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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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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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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