Kure Beach Community Center offering fall yoga classes

The Kure Beach Community Center will be hosting weekly fall yoga classes starting Thursday, Sept. 3. The all-levels yoga classes will be taught by Carla Ann Drummond and will begin at 8:30 a.m. every Thursday at the community center. Each class costs $8 and no pre-registration is required. Non-residents are also welcome, and there is […]

Dosher Memorial Hospital hosting semi-annual pill drop-off event

It’s time to gather up those outdated or unwanted prescription medications for safe disposal. Dosher Memorial Hospital is hosting its semi-annual Operation Medicine Cabinet on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., according to James M. Goss, the hospital’s director of marketing and community relations. Area residents can safely dispose out-of-date or other […]

Brigade Club sets new record in backpack campaign

A Brigade member shows off her new backpack for the upcoming school year. Photo courtesy of the Brigade Boys & Girls Club.

The Brigade Boys & Girls Club has set a new record in the number of backpacks distributed to its club members. New backpacks filled with school supplies were distributed to 342 children during the club’s annual “Stuff the Backpack” campaign on Aug. 14, according to club spokeswoman Cindy Anzalotti. The number of backpacks donated at […]

City of Wilmington awards six local organizations $167,000

While Front Street marks the heart of downtown Wilmington, the new WDI-WRAR partnership will eye properties all the way to 16th Street. File photo by Ben Brown.

Six local organizations will receive funding from the City of Wilmington to continue to promote economic development and cultural arts within the city. Council members approved $167,000 to help fund the Arts Council of Wilmington, the Jewish Film Festival, Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Cucalorus, Wilmington Downtown Inc. (WDI), and the UNCW Center for Innovation and […]

Former Congressman, U.N. Ambassador to speak in Wilmington

A prominent African-American politician and diplomat will be speaking at the Wilmington Convention Center on August 29. Andrew Young became the first black representative to the United States Congress from Georgia since Reconstruction when he was elected to the House of Representatives in 1972. He was appointed Ambassador to the United Nations in 1977 during […]

Step Up for Soldiers sends off packages

Step Up for Soldiers truck summer drive 2015

The “Packages from Home” summer drive set up by local non-profit Step Up for Soldiers ended this week with a packing party at the National Guard Armory on Carolina Beach Road. Nine volunteers gathered Wednesday to stuff care packages for about 350 North Carolina National Guard soldiers in Afghanistan. They packed items such as socks, snacks, baby wipes […]

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