C-SPAN reveals Wilmington history, literary authors during weeklong visit

Photo courtesy Bellamy Mansion Museum

WILMINGTON – As a way to showcase the area’s rich history and talented literary authors, C-SPAN has landed in southeastern North Carolina to tell Wilmington’s story. In conjunction with its Charter Communications cable partners, C-SPAN producers arrived Tuesday at historic Bellamy Mansion on Market Street to unveil plans for the weeklong shoot as part of the cable […]

Playoff scoreboard: Local basketball teams advance through opening round

Josh Aldrich. Photo courtesy- John Crouch

Boys basketball 4A playoffs  No. 6 New Hanover 66      No. 24 Middle Creek 55  Three players finished in double figures for New Hanover on Tuesday night as the Wildcats rolled 66-55 past Middle Creek. Ramello Williams and Hayden Edgar each recorded a double-double in the win.  Williams had 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting […]

Who’s got the best brew? Wrestling style championship rings in Cape Fear Craft Beer Week

“We’re using the word championship very loosely. I mean someone is making a beer made with seaweed and chocolate.” --- Jeremy Tomlinson, organizer of Cape Fear Craft Beer Week

The first ever Ultimate Brewing Championship will kick off Cape Fear Craft Beer Week.

WILMINGTON – What better way to kick off the spring Cape Fear Craft Beer Week than to have a no-holds barred, head-to-head royal rumble featuring the area’s brew masters? Hosted by The Fieldhouse at TOPS Athletics, the official start to beer week begins Friday, March 24, when fermentation comes together with a WWE style event […]

Local basketball teams learn postseason fate, playoffs tip-off this week

Hoggard made it three tournament titles in a row. Photo courtesy- Will Hutchinson.

CHAPEL HILL – A computer malfunction at the home offices of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association postponed the bracket release for the upcoming high school basketball playoffs. On Sunday, local teams learned their fate as they prepare to move into opening round action on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Second round play tips-off on Thursday, […]

Longtime Supper Optimist Coach readies for another season in local senior softball

Bill Manley has been playing high arc softball for over 40 years. Photo courtesy- Wilmington Senior Softball Association.

WILMINGTON – Seventy-two-year-old Wilmington resident Bill Manley feels like a kid in a candy store each time he’s able to get back on the field as an accomplished senior softball player. The retired, part-time life insurance agent was honored in 2016 by the Wilmington Senior Softball Association (WSSA) and enshrined as a member of the league’s […]

Seahawks maintain CAA lead with key win at Hofstra

Chris Flemmings had a game-high 26 points. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports.

HEMPSTEAD, New York – Senior guard Chris Flemmings poured in a game-high 26 points and sophomore guard C.J. Bryce came up clutch down the stretch to propel UNCW past host Hofstra, 83-76, in the club’s Colonial Athletic Association road finale on Saturday at the Mack Sports Complex on Long Island. With the season sweep of Hoftra, […]

Topsail’s Mason Berne homers in UNC-Wilmington baseball season opener

Mason Berne launched his first home run of the season in his UNCW debut. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports

WILMINGTON – Behind an 18-hit attack and back-to-back home runs from Mason Berne and Casey Golden, nationally-ranked UNCW opened the 2017 season with a 12-8 win over George Mason on Friday at Brooks Field. Golden, Brian Mims and Nick Feight each had three hits on the game as UNCW jumped to a 9-4 lead it would not relinquish. Six Seahawks […]

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