The once grand Carolina Beach Hotel (part II)

The Carolina Beach Hotel

CAROLINA BEACH— On May 26, 1927, just before opening for the summer season, the Carolina Beach Hotel, with all its furnishings and 755 lots, were sold to John R. Baker of Winston Salem, North Carolina. The sale represented most of the holdings of the Carolina Beach Corporation, which had built the hotel and owned the […]

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This Week in History: March 6-10, 1982

This Week in History is compiled each week for Local Shout by Wilmington resident Mike Hack. This Week in History: March 6-10, 1982 The number one movie is “Victor/Victoria” starring Julie Andrews. The number one song is “Centerfold” by The J. Geils Band. R&B singer Keke Wyatt was born and announcer Rex Marshall died. Quote: […]

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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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Brunswick County’s annual ‘Little Princess Ball’ provides special afternoon for local girls


SOUTHPORT — It was another memorable event for the annual Little Princess Ball sponsored by Communities In Schools (CIS) and Brunswick County Parks and Recreation in February. The Little Princess Ball is for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade accompanied by an adult male role model. Little princesses came dressed in their prettiest dresses, ball […]

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North Carolina Association of Festivals and Events names Olivia Dawson to Board of Directors

BURGAW — The North Carolina Blueberry Festival Association announced festival coordinator Olivia Dawson was named to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association of Festivals and Events (NCAFE). Dawson, who has been the N.C. Blueberry Festival coordinator for the last five years, said NCAFE exists to facilitate information sharing, training, networking, and identifying […]

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Heart of Carolina opens in downtown’s Cotton Exchange

WILMINGTON — Heart of Carolina recently celebrated a grand opening that included a ribbon cutting with Mayor Bill Saffo, City Council member Kevin O’Grady along with friends and family. Situated on the ground floor of the iconic Cotton Exchange, the ceremony was officiated by Wilmington Downtown Incorporated. Heart of Carolina carries an eclectic array of […]

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Meet Smart Start of New Hanover County, preparing our children for success in schools

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WILMINGTON — There are only about 2,000 days between the time a baby is born and when that child begins kindergarten, and experiences during that time have a lasting impact on later learning, health, and success. Smart Start of New Hanover County’s mission is to ensure every child has all they need for healthy growth […]

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The Free Movement Project presents Carpetbag Theatre Company’s ‘Speed Killed My Cousin’

A story of redemption and recovery, told through the lenses of race, class, and gender

WILMINGTON — The Free Movement Project presents Carpetbag Theatre Company’s “Speed Killed My Cousin,” a tale of a soldier’s return home from war and her battles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The play explores the mental toll members of the military pay from tandem perspectives: The perspective of the soldier and of her father, […]

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