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Recent articles by Matt:

10-year challenge: What has changed in Wilmington since 2012

How has Wilmington changed over the past 10 years? We took the social media trend and applied it to Wilmington. → Read More

Flounders, flotillas and Redix: How Wilmington has celebrated Christmas

From flounders to flotillas, the Port City area has its own unique ways to enjoy the Christmas season. → Read More

11 places to see Christmas lights around Wilmington in 2021

We've found some of the many Wilmington-area homes with their own impressive light shows in time for the holiday season. → Read More

After 91 years, this Wilmington bridge over Smith Creek will soon be demolished

A container truck hit the previous steel truss bridge during an accident on May 21 and a new bridge will be constructed after the old one is demolished → Read More

Heart of the Town: Sea turtles thrive at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue in Surf City

The center has rescued and released hundreds of rehabilitated sea turtles over the years → Read More

Heart of the Town: People leave more than letters at Sunset Beach's Kindred Spirit Mailbox

The mailbox hidden in the sand dunes has been a destination for both locals and tourists in Sunset Beach for over 40 years. → Read More

Heart of the Town: The undeveloped north end of Wrightsville Beach has changed little over the years

The north end is a popular place for walkers, birders, surfers and families looking to get away from the crowds → Read More

5 ways to cool off around Wilmington other than the beach

Looking to cool off in the summer and not deal with the hassle of the beach. Check out these five options. → Read More

Heart of the Town: The good times keep rolling at the Topsail Beach Skating Rink

Doris Jenkins and her husband Sonny Jenkins built the building and opened the rink in Topsail Beach in 1964. → Read More

Heart of the Town: Beloved Calabash store changes with the times, but not too much

The 35,000 square foot gift shop has been added on several times over its forty-three year history and features a huge variety of gifts. → Read More

Heart of the Town: 'Razor Ray' still going strong after 55 years at his Burgaw barber shop

Ray Rivenbark is a fixture in downtown Burgaw and has cut as many as six generations of hair for some families in the area → Read More

Heart of the Town: Oak Island Pier is a special place for locals and tourists

The pier sustained major damage from Hurricane Matthew in 2016 but is now as popular as ever → Read More

Heart of the Town: Farmers Market at Poplar Grove Plantation is a place for gathering, history

As the weekly farmers market has grown, the grounds have become a gathering place for the community. → Read More

Heart of the Town: After 82 years, Britt’s Donut Shop popular as ever

The iconic shop has been a part of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk since 1939. → Read More

Waterfront condos rise up next to the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge

Four high-end condos are being built along the Intracoastal Waterway in Wrightsville Beach. The listing price for each is around $1.8 million. → Read More

Upscale sports bar with Cajun twist coming to Wilmington's Independence Mall

Wilmington bar with Drew Brees connection set to open. The franchise was founded in 2003 in Baton Rouge and recently celebrated its 50th location → Read More

New Wilmington apartments built to benefit veterans

A third apartment building for veterans rises along S. 17th St. in Wilmington → Read More

Porters Neck construction projects grow with hotel, wine store

A new hotel and some new businesses will soon open behind Porters Neck Center → Read More

History preserved: How Wilmington's oldest buildings are being honored

Taking a look at the oldest buildings in Wilmington through photos → Read More

What’s missing in Wilmington? Your 22 places

The Port City area has many options for shopping and dining but there are still a few locals hope to see here soon. → Read More