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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Wilmington Chamber of Commerce appoints a new leader

Natalie English has joined the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce as its new president and CEO.

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Natalie English as its next president and CEO. The announcement was made by Chamber of Commerce Chairman Charlie Mattox on Monday. English will replace interim President Dick Blouse. She is expected to assume her new position March 6, according to a press release […]


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UNCW announces Robert Smith as first recipient of the Wendy and Dell Murphy Distinguished Professorship in Education

WILMINGTON — Watson College of Education (WCE) professor Robert Smith is the recipient of the first Wendy and Dell Murphy Distinguished Professorship in Education at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the university has announced. The Murphy family established the distinguished professorship to support teaching, scholarship and engagement in WCE. “Along with the ideas and […]


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Todd Taconis of Town and Country Real Estate awarded WDI Top Producer of the Year Award

Ed Wolverton (L), Todd Taconis (C), and Cathy Luna (R). (Courtesy of WDI)Ed Wolverton (L), Todd Taconis (C), and Cathy Luna (R). (Courtesy of WDI)Ed Wolverton (L), Todd Taconis (C), and Cathy Luna (R). (Courtesy of WDI)

WILMINGTON – WDI recognized real estate broker Todd Toconis of Town and Country Real Estate as the Wilmington Downtown Top Producer of 2016. The award was announced at a recent Holiday Meeting and Awards Luncheon of the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® (now known as Cape Fear REALTORS). The Wilmington Downtown Top Producer of the […]


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

mfw blaire and gary on couch

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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Southeastern North Carolina women team up to “Support the Girls”

Donations to Support the Girls.

Local Chapter Collects and Distributes Bras and Feminine Hygiene Products to Homeless and Financially Challenged Girls and Women Support the Girls (STG) is an international organization, which accidentally began in one woman’s basement as a passion project to donate critical items to women in need. In order to make a local impact as a part […]


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RE/MAX honors local real estate agent with Hall of Fame award

WILMINGTON — Laura Betz, with RE/MAX Essential, has received the RE/MAX Hall of Fame Award, which honors successful agents who have earned more than $1 million in commissions during their careers with the company. Less than 23 percent of all active RE/MAX agents have earned this prestigious award since its inception. “Laura’s tireless dedication to […]


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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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The Nature Conservancy plans controlled burns in Brunswick, Pender Counties

A controlled burn by the Nature Conservancy in North Carolina (Photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy in North Carolina Facebook page)

The Nature Conservancy is launching its 2017 controlled burn season in Southeastern North Carolina. Between January and August, the Conservancy hopes to burn several thousand acres on its preserves in Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Columbus, and Onslow counties. Controlled burning is good for nature and people. Longleaf pine forests are fire dependent. Without burning, they will […]


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Explore that ‘other war’ with the Cape Fear Revolutionary War Round Table

SOUTHPORT — There is no shortage of clubs and tours for the War Between the States, but what about that “other war,” The American Revolutionary War. Three colonial houses are preserved in Wilmington and the first Revolutionary War engagement in the area was fought at nearby Moores Creek National Battlefield, just 20 miles away from […]


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