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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Virtual eyes and ears on the street: an inside look at Wilmington’s new, high-tech crime solving center

“The primary purpose of the STING center is to increase situational awareness for police officers within the agency.”

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WILMINGTON — Take a walk within the Wilmington Police headquarters, down a small hallway and through a single glass door, and you enter a space dedicated to serving the community in real time. The Wilmington Police Department’s “STING” Center is now in operation and helping solve crimes across the city. The STING (Situational Tactics and […]

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 […]

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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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 […]

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,” […]

Melody Davis, missing Wilmington woman, found dead inside vehicle

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WILMINGTON — Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are investigating a body located inside a vehicle off U.S. 74/76. Wilmington police have confirmed the body is that of 42-year-old Melody Davis, a woman who went missing from the area one week ago Monday. According to Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Troy Pope, a passerby […]

Plan ahead: Streets to close in downtown Wilmington for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

Today's Martin Luther King Jr. parade will begin at 11 a.m. Monday. Photo contributed.

WILMINGTON — A celebration and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will commence in downtown Wilmington with the city’s annual parade on Monday. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Cape Fear Community College’s Schwartz Center, according to the City of Wilmington. From there, the parade will travel […]

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