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VOL12ISS1 2016

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26 THe oRIGINAl ReloCATIoN GuIDe — CoAsTAl NC | Volume 12—Issue 1 WilMington New to Wilmington and need a product or service? www.wilmingtonchamber.org Find what you need in the Wilmington Chamber's online business directory... everything from banks to hair salons. Download the Wilmington Chamber mobile app from the App Store or visit our website. for Performing Arts among its roundup of "14 Great Old Theatres." The new Cape Fear Community College's Performing Arts Center opened in October 2015 as Southeast North Carolina's largest performance venue. The city known as Hollywood East welcomes two new TV series flming in Wilmington: TNT's "Good Behavior" and History Channel's "SIX." Watch for Wilmington locations in these 2016 flms: Nicholas Sparks' The Choice (premiered in February) and Mattel Entertainment's Max Steel (August). To learn more about the impact of flm in the east, movie fans can go to see new exhibit, "Starring Cape Fear!" at Cape Fear Museum of History & Science. The exhibit interprets the region's 30-plus year flmmaking history through Feb. 26, 2017. The art of flm is highlighted each year at the Cucalorus Film Festival. MovieMaker magazine included the event among its "25 Coolest Film Festivals in the World (2013 and 2014). It's a given that outdoor lovers, nature enthusiasts and ftness buffs are drawn to the coastal city. For a walk in the woods locals gravitate to a 174-acre nature preserve, Ev-Henwood (pronounced heaven wood) where trails, felds, woods, ponds and blackwater creeks are ripe for exploration. The little known jewel is maintained by UNC-Wilmington. On the school's campus the Bluethenthal Wildfower Preserve is the perfect place to relax, refect and disconnect. Triathlete magazine (Jan. 2016) ranks Wilmington as number 11 in its list of "Best Places to Live for a Triathlete," citing mild winters, beaches, the Riverwalk, a cross- city trail and the Beach2Battleship triathlon. The city's temperate climate allows athletes of all skill levels to stay active—city-style or coastal-style—year round. Dozens of competitions are held throughout the year, including 5k/10k races, marathons and triathlons, fshing and golf

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