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‘Shop small’ this Saturday

‘Shop small’ this Saturday

In the hustle and bustle of after-Thanksgiving shopping, don’t forget to pay a visit to some local proprietors this weekend. Across the country, independent stores and restaurants are…

City greets season with tree lighting, caroling, Santa tonight

City greets season with tree lighting, caroling, Santa tonight

The City of Wilmington will ring in the holiday season today with several events at the downtown riverfront. The city’s annual tree lighting ceremony will take place at…

‘Enchanted Airlie’ starts tonight, celebrates 10th year

‘Enchanted Airlie’ starts tonight, celebrates 10th year

If it’s Christmastime in Wilmington, it’s time for Enchanted Airlie at Airlie Gardens. The annual festival of lights is celebrating its 10th year at Airlie, which is decorated…

Flotilla, fireworks to light up Banks Channel

Flotilla, fireworks to light up Banks Channel

A parade of brightly lit boats is just over the horizon at Wrightsville Beach’s holiday flotilla this weekend. Going strong for over three decades, this local tradition–scheduled for…

Rarities and re-releases on shelves for Black Friday Record Store Day

Rarities and re-releases on shelves for Black Friday Record Store Day

Music lovers take note–the busiest shopping day of the year is also one of the best opportunities to score some rare and remastered tunes. Across the nation–and right…

Sports

Pender High School retires volleyball jersey of Division I commit Brianna Pittman

Pender High School retires volleyball jersey of Division I commit Brianna Pittman

Pender High School volleyball star Brianna Pittman recently had her jersey retired at a special…

Hammerheads welcome back two area natives

Hammerheads welcome back two area natives

Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced Wednesday that Wilmington natives and former New Hanover High School standouts,…

Former Ashley soccer player earns all-conference honors at Appalachian State

Former Ashley soccer player earns all-conference honors at Appalachian State

The Appalachian State University men’s soccer team had six student-athletes named to Sun Belt All-Conference…

Tuesday’s high school basketball scoreboard

Boys basketball New Hanover 78   Pender 63 Jacksonville 73   Hoggard 66 Three players…

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Local News

Dickens festival spawns revue in Southport this year

Dickens festival spawns revue in Southport this year

What started as a festival of all things Charles Dickens is taking a different approach this year in the seaside city of Southport. The Brunswick Arts Council and…

Thanksgiving, Black Friday closings

The following government offices and area attractions are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday: City of Wilmington  City of Wilmington offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov.…

City, county to consider proposals for consolidating fire departments

City, county to consider proposals for consolidating fire departments

The City of Wilmington and New Hanover County governments are agreeing to give a good look at proposals to consolidate their respective fire departments, as a recently commissioned…

Police, SBI investigate ‘shake-and-bake’ meth lab on Graham Street

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department and agents with the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are investigating a methamphetamine lab reportedly discovered on Graham Street. Officers responded…

Obituaries

Charles Avery Little, 85, ‘prankster’ who enjoyed bringing a smile to others’ faces

Charles Avery Little, 85, ‘prankster’ who enjoyed bringing a smile to others’ faces

Charles Avery Little, of Sunset Beach, died Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, at his residence. He was 85. Charlie was born on…

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Business

New York Magazine names Wilmington a top weekend getaway destination

The Bellamy Mansion, charming bed and breakfasts and the Buffalo pig ears of Rx Restaurant and Bar have gotten the attention of the Big Apple. The Port…

Delly's Deals

Free Rite Aid money with clothing gift card purchases

If you are looking to do a little clothes shopping over the holidays, you should consider a quick stop by Rite Aid this week first! Through November…

Crime

Police: Cash, iPhone stolen in armed robbery at Orange Street home

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating an armed robbery reported at an Orange Street home. Officers responded to a report in the 1600 block of…

Hometown

McIntyre’s deputy chief of staff honored with Patrick Henry Award

Blair Milligan, U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre’s deputy chief of staff, has received the National Guard Association’s Patrick Henry Award for her tireless work on behalf of the…

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