Pleasure Island’s Chowder Cook-Off has served its final sample


CAROLINA BEACH — One of Pleasure Island’s premier food events is coming to an end. The annual Chowder Cook-Off will no longer be held. But there will still be a spring culinary event. “It is with a sense of pride, remembrance and sorrow that, after 20 great years, the Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off has officially […]

Fourth annual YCC Beach Dash to be held in Kure Beach


WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Family YMCA has announced the 4th annual YCC Beach Dash. This event will be on Saturday, March 25, at 11 a.m. at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area in Kure Beach, N.C. They invite individuals, families, and teams of all ages to participate in this family-friendly obstacle course. The YCC Beach Dash has […]

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Give blood in March in celebration of ‘Red Cross Month’

WILMINGTON — March is Red Cross month, and you can join in on the American Red Cross life-saving mission by giving blood. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and who bring hope to people facing emergencies, according to a press release from […]

Want to enjoy a night out for Valentine’s Day? Drop the kids off at the ‘Hugs and Fishes Lock-In’

The Hugs and Fishes Valentine's Lock-In gives parents a chance to enjoy an entire evening alone together. Photo courtesy- NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

FORT FISHER – Are you looking for a sitter in order to plan a special night out with your Valentine this year? Have children ages 5-12? The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher has your solution. With Valentine’s Day falling in the middle of the week, many couples may be planning to use the weekend […]

Mermaids set to take over the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Photo from the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher Facebook page.

KURE BEACH — Ever dreamed of meeting a mermaid? You’ll get your chance in March when mermaids will be taking over the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Guests young and old are invited to be enchanted by the Weeki Wachee Mermaids for two weekends — March 3-5 and again March 10-12 — at the […]

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