Four-legged friends trained in Wilmington to make lives better for people in need

The paws4people foundation visited Bitty & Beau's Coffee on Wednesday to raise awareness about their work. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

  WILMINGTON — On Wednesday afternoon, several furry friends stopped by Bitty and Beau’s Coffee on New Centre Drive in Wilmington. Forest, Walker, Jeter, Belchik and their fellow trainees were at the coffee shop serving as ambassadors for “paws4people,” a Wilmington-based non-profit that trains service assistance dogs. After about two years of training, the dogs […]

‘Beast Behavior’ training and apparel growing thanks to driven Laney alum, former Wake Forest standout


WILMINGTON — It’s been a while since sports fans in the Wilmington area may have heard the name of former Laney High School standout and Wake Forest Demon Deacon running back Tarence Williams. One thing’s for sure, the passion for the game of football and the intense training that goes along with it is something […]

Wilmington’s only rock climbing gym now open in Porters Neck

Wilmington Rock Gym. (Photo by Hannah Leyva.)

  Housed in a warehouse in an unassuming area behind the ABC store and PT’s Grille in Porters Neck is Wilmington’s newest indoor recreation destination: the Wilmington Rock Gym. Currently, it is the only public indoor rock climbing gym not just in Wilmington, but in the tri-county area, according to Hayley Swinson, the gym’s assistant manager. […]

The world’s eyes will be on the ‘Greater Wilmington Area’ in 2017, what can be done to highlight what it offers?

Eagle Point Golf Club will host the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship. Photo by Joe Catenacci.

A regional economic cooperative group has been formed to help market and promote the greater Wilmington area ahead of and during the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament that is scheduled for May at Eagle Pointe Golf Club in Porters Neck. “This is a great chance for Wilmington to show off and let investors know […]

McDonald’s, Wilmington Police Department partner for ‘Coffee with a Cop’ this Saturday

Join Wilmington police at McDonald's  for a free cup of coffee this Saturday. (Photo courtesy of WPD.)

WILMINGTON – The Wilmington Police Department is partnering with McDonald’s this Saturday for “Coffee with a Cop.” The public is invited to the McDonald’s at 2543 Carolina Beach Road from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday to enjoy a free cup of coffee with a cop. The event brings police and citizens together to discuss issues and […]

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