There’s still time to get tickets for the 23rd Annual Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival

Festival organizers announced earlier this week that bluesman Jonny Lang and rising star Samantha Fish will be the major performers for the annual fall event. Courtesy image.

Just one week remains until the soulful sounds of Blues and Jazz come together on Pleasure Island for the 23rd Annual Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival next weekend. The festival is set for Saturday, Oct. 8, and Sunday, Oct. 9, at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area. Tickets for the festival are on sale […]


Take a tour and celebrate marine science at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s CREST campus

Locally grown lines of N.C. oysters, like the six-month-old versions seen here, are among the economically viable research underway now at UNCW's CREST facility. Photos by Hilary Snow.Locally grown lines of N.C. oysters, like the six-month-old versions seen here, are among the economically viable research underway now at UNCW's CREST facility. Photos by Hilary Snow.

WILMINGTON — This Saturday will be your chance to celebrate marine science and take a tour of Wilmington’s marine research facility. The University of North Carolina – Wilmington is hosting an open house and “Outdoor Science Carnival” from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at university’s CREST Research Park,  5600 Marvin K. Moss Lane, […]


Children-friendly farmers’ market will provide food and fun for families on Sunday

A bounty of fresh--and flashy--produce is among the offerings at the seasonal downtown farmers' market, which picks back up this Saturday. Courtesy photos.

WILMINGTON — Food supplier Farmin’ Brands and the non-profit agency NourishNC are teaming up Sunday to provide fun, education and fresh produce to the area’s children. The first-ever “Farmers MarKID!” is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 2, at Portia Hines Park, from 1 to 3 p.m. “Farmers MarKID” will let children shop in a farmers’ market-type […]


State jobs and contract fair set for Friday at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

UNCW's Warwick Center will host a state jobs and contractor's fair on Friday. (Photo -uncw.edu)

WILMINGTON — Ever wanted to work for the state of North Carolina or see your business receive a state contract? Friday morning has your opportunity to learn more at a state-sponsored jobs fair. The University of North Carolina-Wilmington is hosting  “The Opportunity NC Jobs and Contractor Forum,” a state-organized event meant to let students and the […]


A flash flood watch is in effect for Pender, Brunswick and New Hanover counties

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Heavy rains expected throughout Thursday could cause flash floods, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. The watch includes Pender, New Hanover, Brunswick, Coloumbus, Bladen and Robeson counties. Cities within that area include: Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Leland, Shalotte, Boiling Spring Lakes, Ogden, Burgaw, Lumberton, Elizabethtown, Bladenboro, Whitevilee, Tabor City, Chadbourn, Lake Waccamaw, Seagate, Sunset […]


Wrightsville Beach Elementary named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School

Wrightsville Beach Elementary School. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

  WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Wrightsville Beach Elementary School has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School by the United States Department of Education, marking it as one of the best schools in the country. The school was officially notified today at 1 p.m., according to principal Jackson Norvell. “It’s great to have that sort […]


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