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 […]

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, […]

South Brunswick to honor cheerleader killed in Wednesday crash

Lily Beatini was a cheerleader for South Brunswick High School and was an involved student who was loved by many people, according to a county schools spokeswoman. Photo from Lily's GoFundMe page to help her family offset funeral costs.

The community is invited to honor the life and memory of a South Brunswick cheerleader killed in a crash near the school on Wednesday. A “celebration of life” for 18-year-old Lily Beatini will be held at South Brunswick High School’s gym at 6 p.m. Friday, according to Brunswick County Schools Spokeswoman Jessica Swencki. Beatini, of […]

More drivers expected on roads this weekend due to low holiday gas prices

Memorial Day Weekend gas prices are the lowest they've been in a decade. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

The cheapest Memorial Day Weekend gas prices in 10 years will mean more Carolinians will be on the road this holiday weekend, according to AAA Carolinas. The average price of gas both in Wilmington and across the state of North Carolina this weekend will be $2.21, according to AAA. Last year during the same holiday […]

Impaired drivers, whether on land or sea, targeted over the holiday weekend

A local boater speaking to a law enforcement officer before heading out on the Intracoatal Waterway.

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are banding together once again this Memorial Day weekend for a single purpose: to prevent injuries or death related to impaired driving, whether it be out on land or sea. The N.C. State Highway Patrol and North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission held a press conference Tuesday at the […]

Musical diversity: Promoter announces two new Greenfield Lake shows, one for CFCC

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (Courtesy photo)

Port City music lovers need to pencil in three more shows in the coming months. Huka Entertainment announced Monday the addition of a trio of shows, two of which will be at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Greensky Bluegrass will play the outdoor venue Saturday, July 9. Tickets for that show go on sale at 10 […]

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