Annual classic car show returns to downtown Wilmington Friday

One of NC spirits company Call Family Distillerys classic runner vehicles, like this 1939 hot rod, will be on display during the 2016 Rims On The River. Courtesy photo.

Classic car enthusiasts from across the region will be rolling into downtown Wilmington next weekend. The annual Rims On The River returns May 20-22 with live entertainment and, of course, a showcase of shiny restored vehicles of the vintage and antique variety. Downtown venues will host pre-event parties Friday night to help kick the show […]


Downtown Sundown concert lineup, non-profit beneficiaries announced

Charlotte-based Coldplay tribute band, 42, will kick off this year's Downtown Sundown Concert Series. WDI has once again partnered with area non-profits to split some proceeds from the weekly event.

The votes are in on which local organizations will get backing from this year’s season of live shows along the riverfront. After seeking input from area residents, Wilmington Downtown Inc. (WDI) has announced its 2016 charity partners for the upcoming Downtown Sundown Concert Series. It’s a partnership WDI established in 2011, when the economic development […]


Carolina Beach Boardwalk nominated to best in country list

The Carolina Beach Boardwalk looking south from the Harper Avenue access. File photo by Hannah Leyva.

Another local attraction is in the running to be one of the best in the nation in its category. The new Carolina Beach Boardwalk, which opened a new wooden oceanfront portion last spring and will be building a northern extension in the fall, has been nominated for best boardwalk in the country in USA Today’s 2016 […]


Third annual Jewish Film Fest tackles honor and education alongside entertainment

The third annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival features the largest selection of movies thus far, some tied into three solemn and celebratory international observances. Courtesy image.

It’s fitting that this year’s Wilmington Jewish Film Festival falls right during three major observances. For one, the budding annual series of screenings is itself turning three. And two of those observances – Holocaust Remembrance Day and Israeli Independence Day – tie directly into the festival’s goal to provide tribute and teaching alongside theatrical releases. […]


Street festival returns to Kure Beach

Kure Beach Ocean Front Park and Pavilion. File photo by Hannah Leyva.

The yearly Kure Beach Street Festival returns to the southern part of Pleasure Island this Saturday, April 30. The free, family-friendly festivities run from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the town’s Ocean Front Park and include live music and children’s entertainment. Food, drinks and locally handmade goods will be available for purchase. Wilmington company […]


YWCA Lower Cape Fear to once again ‘Stand Against Racism’

YWCA Lower Cape Fear's Stand Against Racism. Courtesy photo.

New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington have officially proclaimed Thursday, April 28 to Sunday, May 1 as “Stand Against Racism” days in conjunction with the YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s annual events to encourage people to fight for racial equality in the local community. “‘Stand Against Racism’ is the signature campaign of the YWCA […]


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