Local preservation group to release annual list of ‘threatened places’

The county-owned Tide Water building on Chestnut Street is one of many sites Historic Wilmington Foundation has helped save through its annual list of threatened places. The 2016 list will be announced Tuesday. Courtesy photos.

The Tide Water building on Chestnut Street that reopened earlier this year as a modern office complex stands today as a testament to the power of preservation. It was a building once thought better off razed than rehabilitated, until a little attention from the Historic Wilmington Foundation (HWF) got the notice of New Hanover County […]

BBQ joint, downtown nightclub and historic church among locations for two TV shows

The History channel drama, 'Six,' will film a funeral scene at Westminster Presbyterian this month. Courtesy photo.

A historic church and a hopping downtown nightclub are among the upcoming locations for two locally filmed television series. Production on the first season of TNT’s “Good Behavior” and the History channel drama “Six” continues this week and next, with shoots scheduled at Westminster Presbyterian and in City Limits Saloon, among other spots around town. […]

Search continues for swimmer missing off Carolina Beach

A Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue ATV in front of Lifeguard Stand 19 by the Boardwalk, one of the busiest access points in Carolina Beach. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

A swimmer is missing off the coast of Carolina Beach, according to the Carolina Beach Police Department. A police spokesman said the CBPD and Carolina Beach Fire Department received a call after 7 p.m. Saturday of a swimmer in distress near the Harper Avenue access. The swimmer, identified by police as a 21-year-old James Cameron […]

Memorial Day closings in the Cape Fear region; open area attractions

The USS Battleship North Carolina hosts an annual Memorial Day observance. Photo courtesy of the Battleship.

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, several area government offices will be closed and some services will be adjusted. City of Wilmington City of Wilmington offices will be closed on Monday, May 30. Trash service will run on a regular schedule. City trash customers who normally have their trash and yard waste picked up on […]

Weekly detour: Construction, closures ahead

Here’s a list of road construction work May 30 – June 5, per the City of Wilmington and North Carolina Department of Transportation. City of Wilmington 41st Street – nighttime lane closures between Shipyard Boulevard and Oleander Drive until June 3 for repaving and repairs. Two-way traffic and access to all businesses, schools and residences in […]

Acclaimed pianist – and local arts patron – to lead free workshop at CFCC

Roya Weyerhaeuser. Photo courtesy Mark Steelman/CFCC.

A locally based pianist with international acclaim will share her skills on the ivories with fellow musicians and those interested in learning to play. In an intimate and free session, Roya Weyerhaeser will talk one-on-one with Cape Fear Community College students and the community at large, answering questions, sharing stories, knowledge and a few musical […]

County buildings win preservation, new development awards

320 Chestnut St. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Two buildings funded by county taxpayers were honored at the 2016 Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Preservation Awards ceremony, which was held on May 19. The building at 320 Chestnut St., which is home to several county government offices, was recognized as an example of a successful rehabilitation and preservation of an old building from the 1950s. […]

Kids to enjoy fruits – and veggies – of their labors with Tower Garden

Youth from the Community Boys and Girls Club place seeds in aeroponic pods for the Tower Garden. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Thanks to a donation from nutrition company Juice Plus+, the Community Boys and Girls Club now has a Tower Garden where they can grow their own fruits and vegetables. The Tennessee-based company makes the vertical gardens, in which plants are grown aeroponically using water and nutrients and no dirt. According to company representative Brian Koeth, […]

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