Party like it’s 1777: how to ring in the New Year like a founding father

Benjamin Franklin gathered more than 200 synonyms for inebriated, including “addled,” “cracked” and “halfway to Concord.”

George Washington accepting command of the Continental Army, lithograph by Currier & Ives

Editor’s note: The following New Year’s feature is being shared with Port City Daily’s readers by our sister publication, WY Daily. It was written by WY Daily reporter Joan Quigley. It’s almost New Year’s Eve and in Virginia’s Historic Triangle of Jamestown, Colonial Williamsburg and Yorktown that means it’s time to party like a Colonial American. […]

New Year’s Cocktails: Manna mixologist shares his recipe for the “Aperol Spritz”

Manna Mixologist Ian Murray chose the "Aperol Spritz" has his pick for a New Year's cocktail. (Photos by Christina Haley.)

WILMINGTON — There’s just days left before the turn of the New Year. Have you made your plans? Whether your headed out for a night on the town or staying at home to celebrate 2017, Port City Daily has you covered with our series of celebratory cocktails. Our reporters have stopped by businesses in downtown […]

New Year’s Cocktails: Platypus and Gnome mixologist shares two celebratory drinks you can try at home

Jake Sullivan of Platypus and Gnome made his Millennial Fizz cocktail to share for the New Years celebration. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

WILMINGTON — Ready to ring in 2017? With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, Port City Daily reporters have asked mixologists in downtown Wilmington what type of cocktail would they make to celebrate 2017. They’ve come up with some unique drinks and have shared their recipes for us to pass on to our readers. […]

New Year’s Cocktails: The District’s mixologist shares the recipe for his “Carolina 75”

The "Carolina 75" is a light cocktail you can make for New Year's or visit James O'Donnell at The District Kitchen & Cocktails. Photo by Christina Haley.

WILMINGTON — It’s almost time for a toast to 2017! New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and Port City Daily reporters have asked a few local mixologists in downtown Wilmington what type of cocktail would they make to ring in the New Year. They’ve come up with some unique drinks and have shared their […]

Willing to travel for food and drink: Breweries in Wilmington and beyond

Wilmington and the surrounding areas have an emerging craft brew scene and everyone likes to drink locally, so let break down three of the best and then see how they compare globally. Cheers.


1 Flytrap Brewing | Directions Why you should visit: Named after the Venus flytrap whose native habitat is within a 60-mile radius of Wilmington. Flytrap Brewing, located in the Brooklyn Arts District of Historic Downtown Wilmington, is a neighborhood brewery that offers a large selection of beer to choose from, serving signature brews as well […]

Gunshot victim dies shortly after surgery Monday night

Port City Daily file photo.

WILMINGTON — Police are investigating a shooting on Metting Road that killed 37-year-old Eric Huff last night. A second male victim arrived at the hospital shortly after the shooting, but police are still investigating to see if the two shooting victims are related to the same case. Wilmington police responded to a ShotSpotter activation in the […]

Six more places in Wilmington to shop local this Christmas


WILMINGTON — With Christmas two weeks away, Port City Daily published a list of six local places to get unique gifts last week. This week, in response to requests from readers, Port City Daily visited six more local places offering eccentric, interesting and one-of-a-kind last-minute gifts. (Photos by Benjamin Schachtman with permission of the respective establishments.) Coastal […]