Farm-to-fork gala Raise the Barn to raise funds for Feast Down East

Feast Down East's annual gala to support local farmers is set for Saturday at the Arboretum. Courtesy image.

Get ready to dig your fork into some farm-fresh eats. Feast Down East’s Raise the Barn benefit dinner returns Saturday, bringing a tapas-style selection from a host of renowned local chefs. This year, the third annual event will be held outside on the picturesque grounds of the New Hanover County Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive. Diners […]


Local ‘Dancing with the Stars’ competition to benefit downtown school

Local celebrities will show off their moves at the May 14 event, but people can vote now, for a donation, for their favorites. Courtesy image.

Some area personalities will be two-stepping, twirling and tapping – a la a popular competition TV show – to raise money for a historic downtown school. Eight couples and one trio will stomp it out under the spotlight at Upper Room 1871, 412 Ann St., for Dancing with the Wilmington Stars, set for 7 p.m. […]


Wilmington in the running for Outside Magazine’s ‘Best Town’ title

Wilmington's Cross-City Trail is a plus for Outdoor Magazine editors, who named the city among its nominees for Best Towns of 2016, a list that aims to find the top place for active lifestyles. File photo

Update: Wilmington is no longer in the running for the online poll, having lost in the first round to Ketchikan, Alaska. Tack another accolade onto the Port City. Wilmington was recently selected as a finalist for Outside Magazine’s Best Towns of 2016, a contest launched in partnership with apparel brand Toad&Co. The city is one […]


Coldwell Banker names local branch as best in state, top in nation

Between Sea Coast's 11 offices and 18 locations with which it has ownership interests, the local Coldwell Baker company saw more than $2 billion in sales last year. Courtesy photo.

A Wilmington-based realty firm is among the best in the business across the state and nationwide. Real estate franchise Coldwell Banker recently named local company Sea Coast Advantage as its top NC agency for 2015 based on sales, according to a release. Sea Coast also came in at number four in the country among more […]


U.S. Cellular supports local Boys and Girls Club with donation, hands-on help

Luis Vargas, sales manager for U.S. Cellular in Wilmington, works with Brigade Boys and Girls Club member Hannah White to plant flowers and shrubs outside the Vance Street club as part of the company's second-annual 'Month of Giving' program. Courtesy photo.

U.S. Cellular employees and members of the Brigade Boys and Girls Club picked up some shovels and rakes this week to get an early start on Earth Day. In honor of the annual observance, held each year on April 22, U.S. Cellular staff teamed up with kids and club leaders Tuesday on a campus beautification […]


Fundraising underway for local teen robotics team headed to global championship

The 29 high school students that make up local robotics team Wired Wizards are hoping to collect enough funds to take on their peers across the globe at an international competition next week. Courtesy photos.

A local group of tech-savvy teens is hoping to put its robots in the ring against opponents from around the globe. Wilmington robotics team Wired Wizards, is in the last days of a quickly organized online fundraising drive for an upcoming trip to the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition or Science and Technology) World Robotics Competition […]


Brunswick County teacher suspended after Virginia arrest for misconduct with a minor

Kathleen Capitano

A Brunswick County educator has been suspended after charges of sexual misconduct with a minor were filed in another state. Kathleen Capitano, 24, will remain on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation in Fairfax County, Virginia involving a child, Brunswick County school district spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said Monday. Capitano has been a […]


Wilmington police: Houston Moore shooting death was self-defense

No charges will be filed in the shooting death of a 26-year-old man earlier this month in the Houston Moore public housing complex. Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay said Monday that Travis Coneil Dixon, 24, of Wilmington was acting in self defense when he shot Andraes De’Quan Bryant in the Greenfield Street neighborhood in […]


Freeze, fire warnings in effect for Saturday

Unusually cold temperatures this weekend have prompted meteorologists to issue a freeze warning for Saturday. This weekend's conditions are also expected to elevate the threat of fires. Image courtesy NOAA.

As the Azalea Festival continues its annual celebration of spring, meteorologists are focusing winter-like conditions for the weekend. Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued a freeze warning across the tri-county for Saturday night, when the chilly air rolls in. NOAA predicts temperatures will drop to below 32 degrees along the coast, […]


Azalea Fest: Road closures, where to park

Bring on the pageantry--the 69th annual NC Azalea Festival Parade will take over downtown roadways Saturday. Courtesy photo.

Azalea Festival weekend brings colorful parade floats, pageant queens, live music, local talent, arts and crafts and all-you-can-eat fair food to Wilmington’s riverfront. It also brings throngs of tourists and local residents and, with them comes traffic. When crowds converge on the riverfront for the 69th annual N.C. Azalea Festival, getting in and around downtown […]


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