This Week in History: Dec. 18-22, 1993

This Week in History, December 18-22, 1993: The number one movie is “In the Name of the Father” with Daniel Day-Lewis. The number one song is “Hero” by Mariah Carey. Pop singer Meghan Trainor was born and The Byrds’ drummer Michael Clarke died. Quote: “The truth is out there.” (from TV’s “The X-Files”) -Information compiled […]

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The Harrelson Center announces new Executive Director, Meade Horton Van Pelt

WILMINGTON – The Harrelson Center is proud to announce the appointment of Meade Horton Van Pelt as new Executive Director. Meade succeeds Vicki Dull, Executive Director since 2010, who announced her retirement in November. Meade began at The Harrelson Center on Dec. 1, 2016. Meade comes to us after 21 years at Pitney Bowes, Inc. […]

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GE Wilmington employees raise more than $400,000 for United Way of the Cape Fear Area

WILMINGTON — GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and GE Aviation announced raising nearly $410,000 during the annual fall campaign to support the United Way of the Cape Fear Area. The funds go to charities selected by the United Way of the Cape Fear Area in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties. “Through giving, volunteering […]

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Wilmington woman awarded 2017 Women in the Trades Spring Scholarship in Texas

Women in the Trades program continues to advance education and career opportunities for women in the service trades across the country WACO, TEXAS – The Dwyer Group, Inc., one of the world’s largest parent companies of trade service brands, has awarded three women the 2017 Women in the Trades Scholarship for the upcoming spring semester. […]

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Another successful hearing and vision screening for the Wilmington Lions Club

WILMINGTON — Very carefully, Bryan Hoover, parked the 60-foot long truck and trailer that makes up the North Carolina Lions Mobile Screening Unit in Front of the MedNorth Clinic on North Fourth Street.  Bryan is the State Coordinator for the NC Lions Mobile Screening Unit, or MSU. Members of the Wilmington Lions and community volunteers […]

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Let Cape Fear Audubon Society help you make your yard bird friendly

WILMINGTON — Do you care about the welfare of our backyard birds? They are declining in population on average of 1 percent per year due to habitat loss. Look at it another way: if the trend continues, when today’s children are grown up in 2067, they will have about 50 percent less birds around. Butterflies […]

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This Week in History: Dec. 11-15, 1976

This Week in History, December 11-December 15, 1976: The number one movie is “A Star is Born” with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson. The number one song is “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” by Rod Stewart. The Darkness’ guitarist Dan Hawkins was born and actor Jack Cassidy died. Quote: “Adrian!” (Sylvester Stallone in “Rocky”) […]

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The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History kicks off the holiday season Saturday with fun for all ages

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — The Wrightsville Beach Museum is holding its 8th annual Jingle Bell 5K Walk and Run on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 9 a.m. The race begins and ends at the museum, using The Loop as the main part of the race course. This race started in 2009 with 200 runners. All registrations went through […]

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AT&T contribution will support Wilmington Police Recreation Association’s relationship-building between cops and kids

Police Athletic Leagues' Jahiem Marshall, left, officer Brandon Reece
center, and Sammie Sangsawangwantana. Photo by Christina Haley.

WILMINGTON – Local police officers will be making an even greater positive impact on the lives of area children in coming months, thanks in part to a contribution from AT&T to the Wilmington Police Recreation Association (WPRA). John Lyon, AT&T Regional Director for External Affairs, was joined by Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo in presenting the […]

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