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 […]

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 […]

Vote now to help Hugh MacRae Park become a ‘Great Space’

"Letting people know what they have, right here in their community, would be the real benefit."

The new inclusive playground at Hugh MacRae Park, which was funded by a Trillium grant. (Photo by Hannah Leyva)

WILMINGTON – Voting is underway now for the sixth annual Great Places in NC Award; Hugh MacRae Park is one of five public spaces statewide nominated in this year’s award. Program Coordinator Jodi Rich, at the New Hanover County Parks and Gardens Executive Development Center, told Port City Daily she was excited when the idea […]

Think North Carolina film is dead? These filmmakers just need 60 seconds of your time

"We’re all hanging on to Wilmington...I’d rather struggle in paradise than thrive in concrete.”

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WILMINGTON – When the North Carolina film tax credit program died at the end of 2014, the film industry left Wilmington, fleeing to chase better deals in Louisiana, Atlanta and elsewhere. At least, that is the popular story. But in some ways, it’s a myth – a myth that only takes a minute to dispel, […]

Tell us what you love best: Valentine’s Day haiku ‘Like” contest now underway on our Facebook page

Get into the spirit of love by heading over to Port City Daily's Facebook page, and read the Top 10 poems in our "Like" contest. The poems are displayed in images like this on, in our photo album.

WILMINGTON — Valentine’s Day is almost here. What better way to get into the spirit of love than reading poetry? The finale of our Valentine’s Day haiku contest is now underway on Facebook with a “Like” contest. Readers submitted nearly 100 haikus that the Local Voice Media staff has narrowed down to a Top 10. Now, it’s your […]

Comedian Paula Poundstone talks politics, self-doubt and Tom Hanks ahead of Wilmington show

So, I used to be a little more sheepish about not wanting to offend. Not that I want to offend. That’s not my goal. But now I kind of feel, ‘you know what, it’s my turn with the microphone.’

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WILMINGTON – Paula Poundstone will return to the Port City this week with a stand-up act dealing with everything from her personal life to the political scene. Poundstone will perform at the Cape Fear Community College Wilson Center on Friday, Feb. 10. The comedian, who’s second book “The Totally Unscientific Study of the Search for […]

This Week in History: Feb. 6-10, 1957

This Week in History is compiled each week for Local Shout by Wilmington resident Mike Hack. This Week in History: Feb. 6-10, 1957 The number one movie is “Funny Face” starring Audrey Hepburn. The number one song is “Butterfly” by Charlie Gracie. The Dream Academy singer/guitarist Nick Laird-Clowes was born and politician Redfield Proctor Jr. […]

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