A career writer with 21 years of newspaper experience — 19 at daily papers — Tony made the move to the WECT digital team in February 2017 and in addition to producing daily news stories and helping manage the home and mobile web pages, he also interviews stand-up comedians for stories and videos on WECT.com.
Prior to joining WECT, Tony covered the East Carolina men’s basketball beat and other ECU sports during his 13 years at the Daily Reflector in Greenville, N.C. Before that, he was the Montana State men’s basketball beat writer for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle in Bozeman, Mont. He has won numerous North Carolina Press Association awards, two Montana Press Association awards and two Virginia Press Association awards.
Working at WECT has allowed Tony to continue pursuing opportunities related to his lifelong love of stand-up comedy. He even started doing stand-up in Wilmington, but still focuses mostly on interviewing comedians who headline Dead Crow Comedy Room.
When he isn’t telling jokes, interviewing comedians or watching stand-up shows, Tony enjoys playing and watching basketball, reading and fishing.
To contact Tony, email email@example.com and follow him @tonycastleberry on Twitter and Instagram.
Record rainfall and two hurricanes last year did their best to delay construction of the new Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington but despite being up against some heavy weather-related odds, GLOW is a go.
David Wayne Gore walked out of the Bladen County Courthouse a mostly free man Friday, and not long after descending the front steps of the courthouse, he was also forgiven by a woman still grieving the loss of the man Gore killed.
In Burgaw, storm damage forced a vital Pender County health care facility to close for eight days, and even after Black River Family Practice reopened, it took a while before it was able to be 100 percent operational.
Seeing alligators isn’t that uncommon for people living in southeastern North Carolina. Finding one underneath someone's front porch is rare, and no doubt shocking, but that's what happened at a residence on Sam Potts Highway in Bolton on Wednesday.
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While they're a long way from being street legal or super fast, the cars — built by the students pretty much from scratch — all function on power gathered from sunlight through solar panels attached to their futuristic looking frames.
The parking lot at Buddy’s Crab House and Oyster Bar was full Tuesday, and even though a couple of workers were putting the finishing touches on the restaurant’s facade, owner Matt Wiles said the kitchen and bar are up and running, evidenced by a busy reopening day.
North Brunswick High School’s gymnasium was nearly filled with Brunswick County residents, North Carolina Department of Transportation employees and local law enforcement for the second of two open house/public hearing meetings about a proposed NCDOT project.
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