Take a lights tour, shop downtown and enjoy holiday cheer at Wilmington’s Holly Jolly Holiday Stroll

Downtown Wilmington's 30-foot Christmas tree. Photo courtesy City of Wilmington.

WILMINGTON — Enjoy shopping, lights and the holiday cheer in downtown Wilmington this weekend during the Historic Wilmington Holly Jolly Holiday Stroll. The event will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, according to the event website. The Holly […]


Leland native tapped as the voice of Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer

Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2Go PIO Tyler Wittkofsky

LELAND — Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO has appointed Leland resident Tyler Wittkofsky to be its new public information officer.  Wittkofsky graduated from South Brunswick High School in 2012. He completed his associates degree Summa Cum Laude  at Brunswick Community College, after which he transferred to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. He […]


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 […]


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6 places around Wilmington to get unique and local gifts this Christmas

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WILMINGTON — The window for thoughtful gift shopping is rapidly closing. At large shopping malls – a traditional destination of last-minute shoppers – it can be difficult to avoid generic gifts, not to mention congestion. Port City Daily visited six local places where you can find unique gifts, from eclectic antiques to bonsai. 1. Zartiques […]


Family-run barbecue restaurant puts healthy twist on a classic dish

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CASTLE HAYNE — In a small strip mall on a quiet stretch of North College Road, Charlie’s Turkey Q is serving a healthy variation on Eastern North Carolina-style pulled pork. The restaurant, which opened quietly in November, is not the latest attempt by a corporate chain to cash in on an increasingly health-conscious public; Charlie […]


Downtown Wilmington businesses compete for best decorations

Christmas trees at Chandlers Wharf.

WILMINGTON — A walk through Historic Downtown Wilmington will be a little merrier this month thanks to a holiday decorating contest organized by the Downtown Business Alliance (DBA). Fifty-eight businesses are taking part in this year’s contest, which is defined as a “good-natured competition” in a press release from the association. “The purpose of the […]


Lyft joins Uber in Wilmington, offering transportation and employment

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WILMINGTON — Lyft, the main competitor of rival ride-share company Uber, has begun offering service in the extended Wilmington area (from Holden Beach in the south to Topsail Beach in the North, and Sandy Creek to the West). Lyft, which calls itself “your friend with a car,” contrasts itself to the more professional style of […]


Talking tech and Wilmington’s employment ‘gap’

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  WILMINGTON — The tech business continues to grow in Wilmington, filling a conspicuous gap in the area’s employment opportunities. The industry burst onto the scene two years ago, when CastleBranch opened TekMountain, its innovative office space for technology start-ups. Still, many in Wilmington are uncertain of what tech companies actually do, or what role […]


Wilmington man has North Carolina’s largest bonsai collection

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WILMINGTON — The fence bordering the lot on Market and 23rd streets conceals North Carolina’s largest collection of bonsai trees – and it’s eccentric but dedicated owner. Ronald (“Ronnie”) Sellers, owner and bon-sai master at Painted Lady Bonsai, says he got into the practice many years ago (he did not say, specifically, how many). “I […]


Business is good at Carolina Beach’s newest oceanfront hotel; check out the inside (video)

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CAROLINA BEACH — Hampton Inn & Suites Carolina Beach Oceanfront, the town’s second major hotel, is gaining traction in just its first few months of opening. The new hotel, located at 1 Harper Ave. in Carolina Beach, has not only employed three dozen people from the surrounding community, but has become another choice of stay […]


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