Fort Fisher Aquarium wants to help ‘Pokemon Go’ trainers ‘catch ’em all’

The fish pool outside the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

KURE BEACH – Have you or anyone you know caught “Pokemon Go” fever? Are you still looking for that elusive Pikachu? Or maybe just trying to build up your Pokedex? The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher wants to help trainers in their attempt to “catch ’em all.” On Wednesday, Aug. 10, the aquarium will be […]

Artisan couple opens downtown Wilmington’s ‘By The Boardwalk’ to house creations (Photos)

In love with travel and the art it inspires, Rebecca Chipman opened the eclectic By The Boardwalk to showcase her creations. Photos by Hilary Snow.

WILMINGTON – After years of travel and exploration–and a relocation or two– Rebecca Chipman’s passion has a permanent home. Cozy and eclectic, Chipman’s downtown decor shop, By The Boardwalk, contains a treasure trove of her paintings and photos–created and captured as close as the North Carolina coast and as far away as France. It’s a […]

9 places in New Hanover County where you can recycle old batteries

Battery recycling bin at UNCW's Fisher University Union. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Some examples of items made from recycled material are well-known: paper products, plastic containers, wooden furniture. According to New Hanover County’s Environmental Management Director Joe Suleyman, a less known fact is that the materials in batteries can be recycled to make, among other things, golf clubs. That means dead batteries collected as part of the county’s award-winning battery […]

The sweet smell of success: Candle-maker turns hobby into thriving Wilmington business

In just a year, Sharon Reynolds went from novice candle-maker to new business owner. She and husband Wayne opened White Lake Wicks in the Cotton Exchange in March. Photos by Hilary Snow.

WILMINGTON — Sharon Reynolds’ immersion in the pleasantly perfumed world of candle-making started out innocently enough. Turning to the hobby last year as a way to relieve stress, she quickly became addicted to the craft. And, it turned, out she wasn’t the only one. Bombarded by requests from friends–and friends of friends–for one of her […]

Family-inspired food: Fanny Slater to hold signing Saturday for newly released cookbook

Fanny Slater's personal connection to food helped her win Rachael Ray's Great American Cookbook Competition in 2014. Courtesy photos.

The recipe Fanny Slater used to enter the Great American Cookbook Competition is the same one that helped her win—a simple breakfast sandwich her dad used to make, jazzed up with a little orange, lavender and fig jam. It’s no surprise, then, that the winning combination would become the title of her grand prize—a cookbook […]

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