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    Anyone from the area? My in-laws are there now closing on their house. My mother-in-law has MS and wants to be in a warmer climate. My father-in-law still works 4 days a week and will commute to NC in the winter. Hopefully we can spend time golfing and fishing. Anyone from the area? Any suggestions for local watering holes or places to fish or hang out?
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    Hey Alex! I was born and raised right outside of Jacksonville,NC which is 40 minutes from Wilmington. The wife graduated from UNCW and her people stay at Topsail Island. When we fish we either go out 8-10 miles off shore out of Masonboro inlet. If you are looking to not go off shore you can try Virgina Creek. We have always had good luck in there.

    If you are looking for a cool place to go that had good micro beer and really good food check out Front street brewery. My favorite place to eat/drink!

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    Well I live about 2 and a half hours from there, but never lived closer. As for fishing I have always just gone to the beach or piers when I am down around there. Also you while be about an hour away from Myrtle Beach and that has good golf courses to play at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajarman View Post
    Hey Alex! I was born and raised right outside of Jacksonville,NC which is 40 minutes from Wilmington. The wife graduated from UNCW and her people stay at Topsail Island. When we fish we either go out 8-10 miles off shore out of Masonboro inlet. If you are looking to not go off shore you can try Virgina Creek. We have always had good luck in there.

    If you are looking for a cool place to go that had good micro beer and really good food check out Front street brewery. My favorite place to eat/drink!
    Offshore sounds good Alston. Any suggestions for charter boats? He said that Southport (I think) is about 20 mins away. I'll definitely check out the brewery. That's perfect. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChromeSilver02 View Post
    Well I live about 2 and a half hours from there, but never lived closer. As for fishing I have always just gone to the beach or piers when I am down around there. Also you while be about an hour away from Myrtle Beach and that has good golf courses to play at.
    Thanks Chrome. I've been to Myrtle Beach, and love the golf there. My father-in-law isn't a big golfer, yet. We'll see if he takes it up. If not, we'll be fishing. Or, he may get involved in the local car club.
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    Going to be in Wilmington at the end of October. May do some fishing, but driving down with Bill (father-in-law) and helping them get settled. Looking forward to the road trip and spending some time there. If anyone is local, let me know and we'll try to meet up.
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    Wilmington is beautiful. It is a long way from my area. I you have not seen the WWII era Battleship with 16" guns, the USS North Carolina is berthed at Wilmington. I have a buddy with a condo for sale in the Wilmington area if you are interested. He needs to get rid of it and a lake house in SC so he can be rid of his ex-wife. LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caddiac View Post
    Wilmington is beautiful. It is a long way from my area. I you have not seen the WWII era Battleship with 16" guns, the USS North Carolina is berthed at Wilmington. I have a buddy with a condo for sale in the Wilmington area if you are interested. He needs to get rid of it and a lake house in SC so he can be rid of his ex-wife. LOL
    Thanks for the offer, but I already have one wife. Oh, you meant the condo. My in-laws just bought a house there and are getting it setup. My mother-in-law has MS and doesn't do well in the winters here so she's moving in, kind of a NC version of the blue birds. I'm driving down with my father-in-law (Bill) to take her car and the dogs down there.

    Bill is a big history buff, so I'm sure we'll be checking out the battleship. He also wants to do a fishing trip out of Southport. I heard that there's a brewery down there worth checking out too. Can't wait.
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    Blacked-out tail and third brake light

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    Heading down to Wilmington tomorrow. Leaving at 430am and hope to get there by 4pm. We hear there's a J&R shop off 95 so we may have to stop for some cigars. If you see a red Lexus SUV with NY plates and a Jets license plate cover, honk your horn. We'll have two dogs with us so wish us luck.
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    Black and chrome
    Volant CAI
    Borla dual exhaust
    Chrome Billet grill
    Tonneau cover
    4300k High/Low Beam HIDs
    Westin Ultimate Bull Bar with PIAA 540s
    Blacked-out tail and third brake light

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