This Week in History: Dec. 11-15, 1976

This Week in History, December 11-December 15, 1976: The number one movie is “A Star is Born” with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. The number one song is “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” by Rod Stewart. The Darkness’ guitarist Dan Hawkins was born and actor Jack Cassidy died. Quote: “Adrian!” (Sylvester Stallone in “Rocky”) […]

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The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History kicks off the holiday season Saturday with fun for all ages

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — The Wrightsville Beach Museum is holding its 8th annual Jingle Bell 5K Walk and Run on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. The race begins and ends at the museum, using The Loop as the main part of the race course. This race started in 2009 with 200 runners. All registrations went through […]

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AT&T contribution will support Wilmington Police Recreation Association’s relationship-building between cops and kids

Police Athletic Leagues' Jahiem Marshall, left, officer Brandon Reece
center, and Sammie Sangsawangwantana. Photo by Christina Haley.

WILMINGTON – Local police officers will be making an even greater positive impact on the lives of area children in coming months, thanks in part to a contribution from AT&T to the Wilmington Police Recreation Association (WPRA). John Lyon, AT&T Regional Director for External Affairs, was joined by Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo in presenting the […]

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WDI Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Welcome Farmin’ On Front

Farmin on Front cuts the ribbon of its new Downtown Wilmington location.

WILMINGTON — Farmin’ on Front recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, council member Kevin O’Grady and friends and family. The event occurred at the business’s newly-renovated building at 143 N. Front Street and was hosted by Wilmington Downtown Incorporated (WDI). Farmin’ On Front is a unique […]

This Week in History: Dec. 5-9, 1980

This week in history, Dec 5 – 9, 1980: The number one movie is “Stir Crazy” with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. The number one song is “Lady” by Kenny Rogers. Baseball player Ehren Wasserman was born and The Beatles’ guitarist/singer/songwriter John Lennon died. Quote: “Heeeeeeere’s Johnny!” (Jack Nicholson in “The Shining”) -Information compiled by […]

Ecological Marine Adventures offering year round marine science classes in Surf City

SURF CITY — The Town of Surf City has joined forces with Ecological Marine Adventures (EMA) to provide our area with a year round marine science education program. Learning is very hands-on and student driven. EMA invites you to explore Topsail’s beaches and marshes from a unique perspective. EMA is currently gearing up for Spring […]

The Blue Ribbon Commission offers a ‘meaningful’ way for you to give back this holiday season

Job Shadowing at NHRMC. (Courtesy: Blue Ribbon Commission)

WILMINGTON —  The Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC), a youth violence prevention program, is offering a meaningful and personal way to help struggling families during this holiday season. Anyone interested in helping to brighten a holiday can visit and sign up to receive a family’s wish list of toys, clothes, necessities and things to read. […]

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Brunswick Community College Women’s Basketball receives donation from BF Pickleball Paddles

BOLVIA — On Nov. 11, the inaugural Dolphin Pickleball Tournament kicked off at the Brunswick Community College (BCC) Dinah E. Gore Fitness and Aquatics Center. The tournament, which was a three-day event, hosted several pickleball players from various Brunswick County Communities. The most important part of the tournament was that they were raising money for […]

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