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 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


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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Seven places looking for volunteers this holiday season


WILMINGTON — There are over three hundred people without permanent housing in the Brunswick, Pender, and New Hanover County areas, according to a 2015 study done by Carolina Demography. The holiday season can be particularly difficult and, though volunteers are needed year-round, Thanksgiving is a crucial time for many area soup kitchens and shelters. Below is […]

Wilmington author Nan Graham to judge 2017 Azalea Festival writing contest

WILMINGTON — Azalea Festival organizers are adding a writing contest to this year’s activities, selecting local writer and radio commentator Nah Graham as a judge. The contest is open to high school students in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties. Students have 400 words – in essay or poetry – to address the prompt: “how […]

Blue Ribbon Commission celebrates its successes with Wilmington’s youth and makes plans for the coming year


WILMINGTON — After successfully guiding thirty Wilmington youth into the job market, the organization dedicated to preventing youth violence in the city is looking forward to another successful year. The Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence (BRC) held an open house Wednesday, sharing its programs with the public and outlining its plans for […]

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