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Monday, February 24, 2020   /   by Jen Reed

Around the Azalea Coast | Events & Community News for March 2020

What's Up | fun and festivities
March 1, 2 - 4 p.m. Exploring Women’s History | Cape Fear Museum, Wilmington | Recording artist Women's History Month kicks off at the Cape Fear Museum when Dr. Jan Davidson presents a program (2:30pm) that explores some of the many stories of women's experiences in New Hanover County. She'll talk about a diverse group of women, including World War I army nurse Rachel Loman; Augusta Mosely Cooper, the first black woman to run for city council; entrepreneur and milliner Lelia Corbin; and tennis star Althea Gibson. Curator Heather Yenco will also have a special sampling of artifacts from the collection related to these women.
March 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art Exhibit Rivers and Waterways | Burgwin-Wright Home, Wilmington | The The Art Exhibit at Burgwin-Wright House in downtown Wilmington features Connections: Rivers and Waterways, paintings by Marion Clark Weathers.
March 7, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Marchtoberfest | Convention Cent ...

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Wednesday, January 29, 2020   /   by Jen Reed

Taking the Guesswork Out of the Homebuying Experience for Veterans

Veterans sacrifice a lot for this country. To help honor these sacrifices, special programs were put in place to aid vets in getting and keeping a home. Unfortunately, not all veterans know that these programs exist. Even for those who do, they may not realize exactly what options are available for them and may apply for a program that doesn’t really match their situation ideally. Based on the programs, veterans can qualify for loans under 3 percent, so there are certainly some advantages to checking it out.


To help sort out some of the confusion, here are a few of the most common home programs that vets might be interested in. As requirements and availability can change over time, be sure to find out more before attempting to apply for any specific program.


VA Home Loans


One of the most commonly used home programs for vets are VA home loans. These loans are subsidized by the Veterans Administration itself, similar to HUD home loans or rural loans subsidized by the ...

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Monday, January 27, 2020   /   by Jen Reed

Around the Azalea Coast | Events & Community News for February 2020

What's Up | fun and festivities
February 1, 7:30 p.m. We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Wilson Center, Wilmington | Recording artist Damien Sneed presents We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  at the Wilson Center in downtown Wilmington, NC. The event marks the 35th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, which was signed into law and made a federal holiday in 1983.
February 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wilmington Coffee Fest | Community Arts Center, Wilmington | The Wilmington Coffee Fest at the Community Arts Center features demonstrations and seminars, more than 70 vendors, an art competition, a chance to vote for your favorite local coffee shop, live music, ice cream and bakery foods, and beer and wine. Please note: The festival's second location is Waterline Brewing (721 Surry Street) from noon to 5pm.
February 1, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Chef’s Showcase | Hotel Ballast, Wilmington | The North Car ...

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Thursday, January 23, 2020   /   by Jen Reed

KBT REALTY GROUP TO DONATE NEW BICYCLES TO LOCAL CHILDREN IN NEED

The practice of a real estate agent providing a client with a housewarming gift is not uncommon. But KBT Realty Group of Wilmington is shifting gears in 2020. For every closing that occurs during the calendar year, the organization will donate a brand-new bicycle to be given to a child in need in the greater Cape Fear area.

The program, which was launched on January 1, 2020 will enable KBT Realty Group to expand its charitable activity, which has included work with the American Heart Association, the Miracle League, Toys For Tots, and Habitat for Humanity through KW Cares and the Keller Williams Wilmington team. KBT Realty Group is celebrating its fifth anniversary this year and according to Kirkland Pugh, president, that milestone represented the perfect opportunity to give back to the community.


“KBT Realty Group has been so fortunate to have made dreams happen for so many families in this area, we wanted to be able to extend our reach,” said Pugh. “Through ...

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Thursday, January 9, 2020   /   by Jen Reed

KBT Realty Group Celebrates Five Years in Business with Anniversary Celebration

A milestone is quickly approaching for KBT Realty Group as it celebrates its Fifth anniversary this month.


A celebration is planned for Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 5 to 7 PM at KBT Realty Group, 1724 Gardner Drive, Suite 120, Wilmington, NC 28405. Members of the Cape Fear area are invited to join us in raising a glass and celebrating this important achievement. 


“As we celebrate our first five years, it is truly gratifying to be surrounded by so many of those who have played such a significant role in the company’s success,” said Kirk Pugh, president and co-founder of KBT Realty Group. “We are honored to have such outstanding clients who have entrusted us with their home buying and selling needs. We couldn’t have reached this point without that support or the talented team that has served the company throughout our history, and great business partners, who work every day to serve our cli ...

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