Duran Duran, Morris Day and the Time among entertainers announced for North Carolina Azalea Festival

Morris Day and The Time will perform at the 2017 North Carolina Azalea Festival in April.

WILMINGTON – Duran Duran, Cole Swindell, Jason Derulo and Morris Day and the Time will be performing at the Azalea Festival this year. The festival’s musical acts will perform over three nights. Swindell will perform Thursday, April 6 (tickets $38.50, $48.50 day of show). Duran Duran will play Friday, April 7, (tickets $68,50, $78.50 day […]

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

Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site. (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 […]

Wilmington man has North Carolina’s largest bonsai collection


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


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

Enchanted Airlie

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


  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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Southport teen takes top prize in 4-H regional horse competition


The All American Quarter (AQHA) Horse Congress is the largest single breed-horse show in the world. The show attracts more than 650,000 people to the Columbus, Ohio area. In addition, the largest Collegiate and Youth Judging contest is held at the Congress, with more than 60 teams of college students, 4-H, FFA and Quarter Horse […]

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