Get into the Christmas spirit on Buckhorn Court in Wilmington (photos and video)

Visit Buckhorn Court in the Ogden area of Wilmington to catch the neighborhood Christmas display. Photo by Christina Haley.

WILMINGTON — If you’re out driving around to look at the seasonal lights this weekend, don’t be afraid to holler “Merry Christmas” on Buckhorn Court. The holiday is a weeks-long event for the families living in the Courtney Pines neighborhood cul-de-sac located in the Ogden area of Wilmington. Each year, they come together to light-up their […]


Visit Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson this Sunday for an 18th Century Christmas celebration

Guests are invited to Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site for an 18th Century Christmas celebration. (Photo from Facebook.)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Take yourself back to Christmas in the 18th Century. The Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site is hosting its annual Christmas celebration from 1 to 5:30 p.m. this Sunday. The historic site invites the public to explore how the colonists celebrated Christmas in 18th-Century America. Costumed interpreters will be on hand for guided […]


Youth Spotlight: Connor Shaw, 9, Murrayville Elementary School

Connor Shaw flashes his hard ware after bringing home the championship.

Port City Daily’s newest weekly feature showcases the up-and-coming talent in youth sports across the Wilmington area. If you’d like to nominate your child, friend or family member for our Youth Spotlight segment, email Joe Cats at joe@localvoicemedia.com Leading things off is nine-year old Connor Shaw. The Murrayville Elementary School student caught Cats’ attention thanks […]


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 […]


Cameron Art Center welcomes TedX speaker Catherine Cross Tsintzos

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WILMINGTON — Catherine Cross Tsintzos creates work that views the New South – and other agricultural communities – through the lens of artistic practice. Later this week, she will bring that work to Wilmington’s Cameron Art Museum. Tsintzos, who spent five years as a community organizer for a family farm in North Carolina, seeks out […]


More than 1 million Christmas lights guide the way through Airlie Gardens this December

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WILMINGTON — Wilmington’s public, coastal garden has become a North Carolina winter wonderland. “Enchanted Airlie” has returned to Airlie Gardens. Each year since 2005, 35 of Airlie’s 67 acres become home to 1 million Christmas lights, in addition to festive holiday plants, seasonal music and, new in 2016, “singing trees,” which are theatrically-decorated with lights […]


Cape Fear Academy packs 50,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now as part of anniversary celebration

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  Wilmington, NC — On Tuesday, November 15, the Cape Fear Academy community participated in a school-wide community service project to fight world hunger. Everyone had a role to play from our Little Explorers to our Seniors! Through a partnership with Stop Hunger Now, our students packed 50,000 meals in honor of our 50th anniversary. Stop […]


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