Public hearing Tuesday on boardwalk work in Carolina Beach

People gather outside the boardwalk's anchor shop, Britt's Donut Shop. Port City Daily file photo.

A public hearing has been scheduled in Carolina Beach regarding planned rehabilitation work in the town’s boardwalk area. The hearing will take place at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1 at Shelby Jean’s Restaurant at the Boardwalk. According to a news release from Gilbert DuBois, the town’s director of operations, the purpose of the meeting is to inform business […]


National Weather Service predicts the rainiest winter in decades

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Due to this year’s strong El Niño season, representatives from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Wilmington believe this winter could see the highest precipitation totals in decades, rivaling some of the strongest events in recent history and creating a high potential for river flooding. According to Tim Armstrong, senior meteorologist and climate program leader […]


Handicapped-accessible mini-park to be discussed at Carolina Beach council workshop

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Five years after they purchased oceanfront land, the Carolina Beach Town Council at their upcoming workshop will be discussing getting grant money to turn the empty property into a handicapped-accessible mini-park. According to Carolina Beach Planning Director Ed Parvin, the town purchased an oceanfront lot in March 2010 for $200,000. The intention, according to the […]


‘Silliest event’ – 4th annual Whomporama – hits Carolina Beach Saturday

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The 4th annual Intergalactic Body Surfing Championship, more commonly known as Whomporama, will be returning to Carolina Beach on Saturday. The event, put together by a local company called Surf Wise Web Design & Social Marketing in close partnership with the Cape Fear Surfrider Foundation, costs $25 to enter and is open to all ages. […]


Carolina Beach Bike Rodeo draws 500

Hundreds of people came out Saturday to learn about bike safety at an event that returned to Carolina Beach after a six-year hiatus. Bike Rodeo drew about 500 participants, according to the Carolina Beach Police Department, which organized the event. Turnout was lighter than in the past, when attendance grew so large during an initial eight-year run […]


Candidate drops out of Carolina Beach Town Council race

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The large candidate pool for the Carolina Beach Town Council has narrowed by one. Steve Wright, a local businessman who also currently serves on the town’s Marketing Advisory Committee and the Arts and Activities Committee, has dropped out of the race, citing family reasons. “I ceased my campaign for Carolina Beach Town Council,” Wright wrote in […]


For the love of music: The Penguin celebrates 12 years on the air with concerts

98.3 FM The Penguin  hosts Kim Czornij and Beau Gunn celebrate the music they love at a recent live concert. The station is celebrating 12 years on the air, a feat Gunn contributes to a shared love of music among listeners, deejays and performers alike. Courtesy photos.

With the blaring of horns over the airwaves on midnight over a decade ago, a local musical revolution was born. Those horns, and that song–Rufus Thomas’ “Do The Funky Penguin”–signaled the birth of WUIN–98.3 FM The Penguin. The Wilmington radio station, which is owned by Port City Daily’s parent company Hometown Wilmington Media, turns 12 […]


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