New Wilmington-based service would support small batches of experimental beers

“Before I brew something or put it in a barrel, I can know – is anyone interested? Does anybody want to drink an oyster stout? If I make something with some exotic, expensive hop, is anyone besides me interested in that?”

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WILMINGTON – Craft breweries establish themselves in many ways, but frequently it’s with bolder or more experimental beers. That’s the joy of craft beer – it’s also the risk. Wilmington’s Wide Open Technologies’ new Brewfully website, which launched this week, has a goal to take some of the risk out of the craft beer game, while at […]

Suspect in broad daylight shooting will face the death penalty

Joseph Corbett was brought into court bandaged and in a wheelchair. Police have not said if he was injured during his arrest.

WILMINGTON — Arriving in a wheelchair, Joseph Corbett, the man wanted for a broad-daylight murder on Tuesday, made his first appearance in court on Thursday morning after being arrested by U.S. Marshals. Corbett appeared before 5th District Judge Richard Russell Davis in a wheelchair, his left hand and thumb visibly bandaged. Corbett appeared anxious and […]

Carolina Beach St. Patrick’s Day tradition has raised $500k for charity


CAROLINA BEACH – In what has become one of the most popular, locally-driven St. Patrick’s Day traditions over the last decade, the 13th Annual Steve Haydu Lo Tide Run is set for Saturday, March 18. All proceeds from registration fees, sponsors and individual donors are distributed to local cancer victims in financial need. From the […]

As largest ships ever approach Wilmington port, optimism about impact on pork and agriculture

"These are the largest ships to visit Wilmington - they're the largest ships providing consistent service to the east coast."

The Yang-Ming Unity called on the Port of Wilmington on Sunday. Photo Courtesy of NC Ports.

WILMINGTON — A new trade route with Asia will bring massive new ships to the area. Port of Wilmington officials hope the new deal will have a positive impact, specifically on North Carolina’s pork industry. Cliff Pyron, a spokesman for the port said, “the ships on this route are the largest ships to visit Wilmington […]

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 […]

Green glow washes away for now, but seasonal allergies on the rise in the Cape Fear

“We had a very mild winter and pollen is very temperature sensitive."

Wilmington saw its first snow fall in the month of March since 1983 on Sunday.

WILMINGTON – Have you noticed the nuclear green glow on your car over the past few weeks? An early bloom, thanks to unseasonably warm temperatures, has led to a high pollen count. This, even with the area’s first March snowfall since 1983. The early spring before the burst of cold air over the weekend had been […]