‘Urban Oasis Community Garden’ planned for Maides Community Park

Maides Park

WILMINGTON — Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity in partnership and City of Wilmington have announced a groundbreaking ceremony and Family Fun Event for the “Urban Oasis Community Garden at Maides Park.” The community garden, sponsored by Bank of America, is part of Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization strategy for Maides Park and marks the beginning of an overall Community Greening […]

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Who are Azalea Festival 2017’s special guests? Here’s the lineup

Kira Kazantsev

WILMINGTON — While pre-festival activity has swirled for months, the 70th North Carolina Azalea Festival officially kicked off Thursday with Governor Roy Cooper’s proclamation and the naming of Kira Kazantsev as Queen Azalea. (Watch the Festival’s video introduction) Kazantsev is Miss America 2015, a writer, keynote speaker, host and podcaster. She studied political science, global […]

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Historian, author, and CEO of The National Civil War Museum to speak at Brunswick Civil War Round Table

Historian Wayne Motts

CASWELL BEACH — Wayne E. Motts is the chief executive officer of The National Civil War Museum located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It is one of the largest museums in the country dedicated to telling the complete story of the war from the viewpoint of both sides. North Carolina played a major role in the war, […]

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Dosher Wound Care Center earns national ‘Center for Excellence’ award

SOUTHPORT — After achieving an impressive 95 percent “heal rate” during its first year in operation, the wound care team at Dosher Memorial Hospital improved performance to a 97 percent heal rate in year two. For this accomplishment, U.S. wound care authority Healogics has named Dosher as a Robert A. Warriner III, MD, “Center of Excellence” […]

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Azalea Princess and Court head to Raleigh to open 2017 Azalea Festival with Governor, Queens Court Announced

This years Azalea queen, Fox News personality Anna Kooiman, will make appearances throughout the days-long celebration.

WILMINGTON — Spring has sprung and the North Carolina Azalea Festival is just around the corner. To kick things off, festival board of directors, belles and other guests are traveling to Raleigh to meet the governor. Once there, Governor Roy Cooper is expected to sign the proclamation officially opening the North Carolina Azalea Festival. The Queen’s Court […]

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Wilmington based GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy and Bechtel form decommissioning alliance

WILMINGTON — GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and Bechtel Wednesday announced the formation of an alliance to offer decommissioning and dismantlement services for nuclear power plants in Germany and Sweden. The two companies have more than 100 years of combined nuclear industry experience and through the alliance will provide a full range of decommissioning services including […]

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Wrightsville’s standup paddleboarding event goes international

Carolina cup

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — West Marine Carolina Cup, the world’s largest gathering of professional and amateur standup paddleboard athletes, has added the World Paddle Association’s World SUP Tour in 2017. The West Marine Carolina Cup was created by the Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club in 2011 as a week-long event “where people who paddle from all over the […]

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Seasoned realtor Charlrean ‘Chuck’ Mapson joins Just for Buyers Realty

Charlrean Mapson

WILMINGTON- Charlrean “Chuck” Mapson has joined Just For Buyers Realty as the exclusive buyer agency’s newest broker. “We are very happy to have Chuck join us,” Just For Buyers Realty Broker-In-Charge Kathleen Baylies said. “She is a seasoned real estate professional who brings years of experience to the company. Our clients will greatly benefit from […]

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This Week in History: March 20-24, 1985

This Week in History is compiled each week for Local Shout by Wilmington resident Mike Hack. This Week in History: March 20-24, 1985 The number one movie is “The Breakfast Club.” The number one song is “We Are The World,” by USA for Africa. Hockey player Ryan Callahan was born and composer Salvador Ley died. Quote: […]

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Wilmington Municipal Services District designated as AT&T ‘Fiber Ready’

First in the Country, Designation Reflects Presence of Fiber-Based, High-Speed Internet

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington area’s growing technology reputation has scored another “first” as representatives of AT&T, the City of Wilmington and Wilmington Downtown Inc. announced that the Wilmington Municipal Services District has been designated AT&T Fiber Ready. Wilmington is the first municipal services district in the country to receive the designation. Last year, the ILM […]

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