This Week in History: Nov. 14-18, 1990

This week in history, November 14-November 18, 1990: The number one movie is “Home Alone” The number one song is “Love Takes Time” by Mariah Carey. Pop singer Jordyn Taylor was born and entertainer Robert Marino died at 21. Music producers confirm that Milli Vanilli didn’t sing on the album “Girl You Know It’s True.” […]

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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 […]

2017 Azalea Festival Children’s Art Contest is open to submissions from all over


WILMINGTON — The North Carolina Azalea Festival organizers are offering young students a chance to be part of a 70-year tradition and hope they’ll be part of the next 70 years. The Children’s Art Contest, founded in 2010, asks students to provide an artistic answer to the question: “what does the Azalea Festival mean to […]

Tanya Tucker coming to Wilmington’s Wilson Center in September

ickets go on sale July 27 for country music legend Tanya Tucker's performance at The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College.

WILMINGTON – Tickets for country music superstar Tanya Tucker’s performance in Wilmington go on sale online and in person this Wednesday at Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center. Tucker will appear at the Wilson Center on Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available online beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 27 at Tickets may also […]

Songwriter Robert Earl Keen’s out-of-step path leads to BAC

Iconic singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen plays Brooklyn Arts Center this Sunday. Photo by  Darren Carroll.

Robert Earl Keen doesn’t want to take up too much of your time chewing the fat. That’s not to say fans would mind a little longwinded-ness, delivered in a charming Texas twang, from the clever and hilariously ornery singer-songwriter with a hefty appetite for tongue-in-cheek lyrical storytelling. But Keen, who plays Wilmington’s Brooklyn Arts Center […]