Battleship unveils restored officer’s dining area

August 1941 Junior Officers Lounge

Wilmington’s floating World War II museum has a new attraction that both accurately portrays the past and comes complete with state-of-the-art technology. The U.S.S. Battleship recently unveiled its newly renovated Officers Wardroom, a 2,400-square-foot space once reserved as a dining and gathering spot for high-ranking servicemen. The room was restored by 10 North Carolina contractors, […]


Free legal aid clinic offered this week on divorce

Legal Aid of North Carolina is hosting a free, self-help legal clinic on simple divorce for the Wilmington community this week. According to Hannah Lebowitz, spokewoman for Legal Aid of North Carolina, a session on simple divorce will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. the New Hanover County’s Main and Law Library at 201 Chestnut […]


National Skee-Ball league brings annual tournament to Battleship

This isn't your children's arcade experience. Brewskee-Ball brings beer and Skee-Ball together during the national championship this weekend at Battleship Park. Courtesy photos.

A World War II maritime vessel is the last place you’d expect to find a beloved childhood arcade game. Then again, until about a decade ago, your favorite local watering hole wasn’t a likely locale, either. The era of adult Skee-Ball – now a popular pastime across the country – was ushered in thanks, in […]


CAM to host first-ever midtown arts 5K and fun run

Mel Chin's sculpture, 'The Structure of Things Given and Held,' will serve as the finish line for CAM's first annual Art Moves race this Saturday. Courtesy photo.

Arts and athletics collide next weekend with a first-ever midtown Wilmington race. The 5K and fun run, hosted by Cameron Art Museum (CAM) and presented by Live Oak Bank and other sponsors, is set for 7:30 a.m. this Saturday at the museum on the corner of 17th Street and Independence Boulevard. CAM has partnered with […]


Alliance Credit Union awards scholarships to two local students

Niquitta Corbett, with her family beside her, receives a $2,000 scholarship from Alliance Credit Union's vice president of sales, Rick DeCrescente and Kandra Romeo, business relationship manager, during a banquet earlier this week.

In the spirit of its former leader, Alliance Credit Union is helping two local students further their education. Alliance recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to Isaac Bear Early College High School senior Aaron Johnson and Niquitta Corbett, who currently attends Cape Fear Community College. Since 1997, Alliance has honored the memory of Rose M. Ratka, the […]


Beach music fest returns to Pleasure Island Saturday

Jim Quick and Coastline headline this year's Carolina Beach Music Festival. Photo courtesy Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce.

Time to toss off your dancing shoes and eight-step it in the sand. Shaggers will once again converge on the shoreline Saturday for the 31st annual Carolina Beach Music Festival, one of the country’s longest running festivals of its kind, at the town’s historic boardwalk. It’s a fitting locale, since Pleasure Island is considered the […]


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