Wilmington’s ‘My Fantasy Wife’ podcast finds success, hits 100 Episodes

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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 celebrates 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”

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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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Georgia man to serve less than a year in prison after hit-and-run of four people in Porters Neck

“He was under the name 'John Doe' because he was thrown over 50 feet and had no identification on him – it was scattered everywhere.”

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A Georgia man will serve less than one year in prison in connection with an October 2015 hit-and-run involving four pedestrians near the entrance of the Marsh Oaks community in Porters Neck. Aaron Blake Williams, 24, pleaded guilty Tuesday in New Hanover County Superior Court to charges of felony hit and […]


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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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 […]


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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Here’s where to dump household chemicals and old electronics free and close to home in New Hanover County

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY — New Hanover County is giving residents an easy way to dispose of household hazardous waste, and it starts next Monday. The county has created a new, mobile collection unit known as the “Hazwagon.”  Starting Monday, Jan. 16, the Hazwagon will travel to three locations in the county each week to allow […]


3-D mammograms at NHRMC offer better detection, fewer return visits

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WILMINGTON — Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women, with 231,840 news cases diagnosed in 2015 (according to the American Cancer Society). The best defense is detection, and the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) has recently upgraded its mammography equipment to provide better diagnosis for its patients. “It’s a wonderful thing we’re […]


Hazmat, bombs and terrorism training come to CFCC this week

WILMINGTON – Cape Fear Community College’s Public Safety program will partner with Pender County Firefighters Association to host the Pender County Firefighters Association Public Safety College for more than 500 safety personnel across North Carolina. This event will be held at CFCC’s North Campus, 4500 Blue Clay Road, Castle Hayne, Wednesday, Jan. 11 through Sunday, […]


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