Michael Franti to bring yoga back to Battleship

Yogini Seane Corn and musician and avid yogi Michael Franti will lead a retreat at Battleship Park next month, ahead of Franti and Spearhead's show at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Courtesy photo.

Music and mindfulness will meet this month when musician Michael Franti brings yoga back to the Battleship. 98.3 The Penguin and HUKA Entertainment have just announced Franti will once again team up with yogini Seane Corn for a retreat from 1 to 2 p.m. on Monday, July 18, on the ship ahead of his concert […]

Second annual sobriety concert to offer free admission, festival feel

Nyla Cione addresses the audience at last year's Recovery Rock Fest. This time around, the musician and promoter  is planning  the celebration of clean living as a free event at an outdoor venue. Courtesy photo.

A concert celebrating sobriety is making its return to Wilmington and this time around, its goal is to wipe out ticket costs altogether. Recovery Rock Fest, the brainchild of local musician and promoter Nyla Cione, made its debut in August 2015 at UNC-Wilmington’s Kenan Auditorium. While a successful first attempt – more than 200 turned […]

CIS of Brunswick County’s fourth thrift store to open in Leland

Racks are being filled and shelves stacked in advance of CIS' newest thrift shop, set to open in Leland on July 6. Courtesy photo.

Savvy shoppers take note: A new secondhand store is opening up shop just over the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Communities In Schools (CIS) of Brunswick County announced this week it will open its fourth thrift shop in Leland early next month. For more than two decades, CIS has worked with the school district and other […]

Battleship unveils restored officer’s dining area

August 1941 Junior Officers Lounge

Wilmington’s floating World War II museum has a new attraction that both accurately portrays the past and comes complete with state-of-the-art technology. The U.S.S. Battleship recently unveiled its newly renovated Officers Wardroom, a 2,400-square-foot space once reserved as a dining and gathering spot for high-ranking servicemen. The room was restored by 10 North Carolina contractors, […]

Free legal aid clinic offered this week on divorce

Legal Aid of North Carolina is hosting a free, self-help legal clinic on simple divorce for the Wilmington community this week. According to Hannah Lebowitz, spokewoman for Legal Aid of North Carolina, a session on simple divorce will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. the New Hanover County’s Main and Law Library at 201 Chestnut […]

National Skee-Ball league brings annual tournament to Battleship

This isn't your children's arcade experience. Brewskee-Ball brings beer and Skee-Ball together during the national championship this weekend at Battleship Park. Courtesy photos.

A World War II maritime vessel is the last place you’d expect to find a beloved childhood arcade game. Then again, until about a decade ago, your favorite local watering hole wasn’t a likely locale, either. The era of adult Skee-Ball – now a popular pastime across the country – was ushered in thanks, in […]

CAM to host first-ever midtown arts 5K and fun run

Mel Chin's sculpture, 'The Structure of Things Given and Held,' will serve as the finish line for CAM's first annual Art Moves race this Saturday. Courtesy photo.

Arts and athletics collide next weekend with a first-ever midtown Wilmington race. The 5K and fun run, hosted by Cameron Art Museum (CAM) and presented by Live Oak Bank and other sponsors, is set for 7:30 a.m. this Saturday at the museum on the corner of 17th Street and Independence Boulevard. CAM has partnered with […]