Artists wanted for upcoming holiday market

The Leland Cultural Arts Center, which includes an in-house gift shop of handmade items, will open its entire facility to craftsmen during its holiday market next month. Photo by Hilary Snow.

Calling all craftsmen–the Leland Cultural Arts Center is seeking artist submissions for its upcoming holiday market. The center is currently looking for art, fine craft and handmade gifts for its A Very Merry Crafted Market on Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14. The unique market is different in that it doesn’t require artists to […]

The Scene: Get ‘creepy and kooky’ with Addams Family musical

Thalian Association's production of 'The Addams Family Musical' continues this weekend. Photo courtesy Mark Steelman.

  The “altogether ooky” patriarch and his eerie brood have returned, this time to the local stage. In a first for Wilmington, “The Addams Family Musical” continues this weekend at Thalian Hall, 310 Chestnut St. Based on the iconic television characters created by Charles Addams, the play brings a brand-new story line to the beloved […]

UPDATE: Silent Witness Exhibit moved to Historic Courthouse

The stories of women whose lives were lost to domestic violence will be shared in downtown Wilmington on Thursday. Photo courtesy of Domestic Violence Shelter and Services, Inc.

UPDATE: 5:45 p.m. Wednesday Due to the rainy weather forecast Thursday, the Silent Witness Exhibit has been moved from its original location at Innis Park on North Third Street, to the Commissioners Assembly room in the New Hanover County Historic Court House at the corner of Third and Princess streets. The exhibit will begin at […]

NHRMC hosting Pink Ribbon events to help area women fighting breast cancer

New Hanover Regional Medical Center is hosting a Pink Ribbon event to raise funds to help breast cancer patients in the Cape Fear region. The 18th Annual Pink Ribbon Project luncheon is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Wilmington Convention Center, 515 Nutt St., according to New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) Spokeswoman […]

Wilmington Family YMCA wins grant for diabetes prevention

The Wilmington Family YMCA has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Cape Fear Memorial Foundation. The money will be used to expand the YMCA’s Disease Prevention Program, which helps increase awareness of type 2 diabetes. The program focuses on adults who have a high risk of getting the disease by working with them to […]

Brunswick County names new director of Health Services

Cris Harreslon

Brunswick County has selected a new director of Health Services. Cris Harrelson was selected to replace Fred Michael, the former deputy director who retired in June after 17 years of service to Brunswick County, according to Brunswick County Spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson. Harrelson will assume health director duties in Brunswick County on Oct. 12. He currently […]

Kure Beach hosting annual Island Day

Island Day 2013 in Kure Beach. Photo courtesy of the Town of Kure Beach.

Pleasure Island is hosting its 6th Annual Island Day this Sunday, Sept. 27 at Ocean Front Park in Kure Beach. The event, which runs from 1 to 5 p.m., is a collaborative effort between the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce and official town departments, local businesses and volunteers from both Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. […]

Aquarium hosting “Reel Fun Fishing Day”

The fish pool outside the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher is hosting “Reel Fun Fishing Day” this Saturday, Sept. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can learn fishing tips and best practices, and younger guests will learn how to tie nautical knots and make crafts to take home. There will also be more hands-on outdoor adventures […]

The Scene: European water circus returns to Wilmington

Cirque Italia brings Old World charm and dazzling entertainment, including a water stage, to Wilmington International Airport this weekend. Photo courtesy Cirque Italia.

An Old World tradition returns to the Port City this weekend. The European Cirque Italia, which made its debut here last year, will once again raise its blue and white circus tent on the grounds of the Wilmington International Airport beginning Friday. This animal-free production will feature performers from around the world and a unique […]

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