Meet Stephanie Galanis-Capotosto, Wilmington Trump Supporter

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WILMINGTON — Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump visited Wilmington on Saturday, Nov. 5. Port City Daily spoke to a number of participants at the rally, including Stephanie Galanis-Capotosto. In a follow-up interview, Galanis-Capotosto spoke about what brought her to the rally and what she hopes Trump will do if elected president. While in Wilmington, Donald […]


Moscow Ballet will perform its “Great Russian Nutcracker” at UNCW’s Kenan Hall

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WILMINGTON — The Moscow Ballet will visit the Port City to perform its unique version of Tchaikovsky’s “Nutcracker Suite.” The Russian ballet company and their take on the Nutcracker developed out of the “Glasnost Tours.” During these 1988-1992 performances, the then-Soviet company took a cue from Mikhail Gorbachev’s glasnost and the thawing in U.S.-Soviet relations. In that spirit, the […]


‘TP10/Amberjack’ deal to help reconnect Wilmington’s port to the world

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WILMINGTON – Global changes continue to shape Wilmington and its economy. Governor Pat McCrory announced on Monday the new partnership of the North Carolina State Ports Authority (NCSPA) with Maersk Line and the Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the first and second largest shipping container companies worldwide. The partnership will place the Port of Wilmington on […]


FDA investigating Hepatitis A cases related to frozen strawberries

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The FDA announced this week that it is continuing to investigate a Hepatitis A outbreak in Virginia and surrounding states, including North Carolina. The investigation began in early August when the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) investigated a cluster of Hepatitis A cases in Virginia. The outbreak was linked to the International Company for Agricultural […]


Blue Ribbon Commission celebrates its successes with Wilmington’s youth and makes plans for the coming year

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WILMINGTON — After successfully guiding thirty Wilmington youth into the job market, the organization dedicated to preventing youth violence in the city is looking forward to another successful year. The Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence (BRC) held an open house Wednesday, sharing its programs with the public and outlining its plans for […]


Wilmington choir taking its Christmas concert on the road to New York City’s Lincoln Center

WILMINGTON — A Port City tradition is getting the chance to shine at Lincoln Center in New York City. The First Baptist Church Chancel Choir has performed an annual Christmas concert for 22 years. This year, they are taking it on the road. The choir will perform as part of Lincoln Center’s Distinguished Concerts International […]


Meet the students from E.A. Laney’s Students Against Violence Everywhere chapter, Allstate Foundation grant recipients

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WILMINGTON — The E.A. Laney High School chapter of Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) won an Allstate Foundation grant last week and met on Monday, Oct. 31, to celebrate and plan for the coming year. The biweekly meeting allowed students to review their recent volunteer efforts in the community. Several members had attended the  YMCA’s […]


Brunswick County residents now eligible for FEMA aid

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Residents in hurricane-ravaged Brunswick County will now be getting some help from FEMA. Brunswick County, which saw catastrophic flooding in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, started receiving assistance from the federal agency on Oct. 10. However, that funding was limited to support for county and local government agencies. The new FEMA announcement […]


2017 Azalea Festival Children’s Art Contest is open to submissions from all over

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WILMINGTON — The North Carolina Azalea Festival organizers are offering young students a chance to be part of a 70-year tradition and hope they’ll be part of the next 70 years. The Children’s Art Contest, founded in 2010, asks students to provide an artistic answer to the question: “what does the Azalea Festival mean to […]