Thalian Hall announces slate of holiday-themed productions

The Jive Aces and The Satin Dollz bring their jump and jivin' holiday show to Thalian Hall on Dec. 1. Courtesy photos.

Thalian Hall is ringing in the holidays on the main stage. The downtown theater house, 310 Chestnut St., is offering up seven festive productions and events, kicking off on Tuesday, Dec. 1 with “Swing’n The Holidays,” featuring The Jive Aces and The Satin Dollz. The United Kingdom’s top jive and swing band bring a high-energy […]

The Scene: A look at some post-Thanksgiving kid-friendly activities

A miniature Christmas village is among the displays at the Cape Fear Model Railroad Society's annual Holiday Train Expo, which kicks off Friday. Courtesy photos.

Thanksgiving is upon us, and friends and family have gathered together for a grand meal. But after you’ve eaten your fill of turkey and stuffing today, your thoughts may turn to what to do to with the kids over the long holiday weekend. Never fear–we’ve got some suggestions for a few family-friendly after-Thanksgiving activities sure […]

New Hanover County DSS employee faces multiple embezzlement charges

Angelina M. Bernard

A New Hanover County Department of Social Services employee has been arrested and charged with embezzlement. Angelina Bernard, 51, was arrested Tuesday by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and charged with 11 counts of embezzlement, according to New Hanover County Spokeswoman Ruth Smith. Bernard is suspected of embezzling funds by creating a fictitious company […]

Fire safety tips for cooking during the Thanksgiving holiday

Fire on South Kerr

Fire safety is always important to remember in the kitchen, especially during the Thanksgiving holiday. Members of the Wilmington Fire Department and the National Fire Protection Association want people to remember safety as families, friends and neighbors gather for this fall cooking tradition, which is the peak day for home cooking fires, followed by Christmas […]

Commissioner Woody White: No rematch against Rouzer

Woody White

New Hanover County Commissioner Woody White announced Tuesday that he will not be running for United States Congress in next year’s election. White, a Tea Party-supported Republican who was elected to the county board in 2012, decided not to challenge current Rep. David Rouzer, a fellow Republican who represents North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District. He […]

Vintage flea market returns to Brooklyn Arts Center

The Vintage Idiot is one of dozens of area vendors who will be selling their retro wares during the annual Holiday Flea.

The hunt is back on. The Brooklyn Arts Center’s Holiday Flea at BAC returns Dec. 4, giving antique seekers and collectors of the kitsch a one-stop shop for finding their thrill. Dubbed the “ultimate vintage flea,” this annual extravaganza features vendors from around the region selling their retro, rare and repurposed wares. More than 1,500 […]

Troopers target I-40 during statewide holiday safety campaign

Troopers and wildlife officers will be on the look-out for impaired drivers on the roadways and waterways. Courtesy photo.

Troopers with the N.C. State Highway Patrol and local authorities are participating in a statewide safety campaign on heavily traveled interstates during the Thanksgiving holiday. Among those targeted in the Cape Fear region include Interstate 40. Highway patrol and the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program will be joined by law enforcement agencies across the state […]

Government offices closed for Thanksgiving holiday


Many area government offices and facilities will be closed over the Thanksgiving holiday. The following is a rundown of all the offices closed, including a schedule of government services. Wilmington City of Wilmington government offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27. City offices will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30. Trash services […]

Crime notebook: Deputies search for suspect in gas station robbery

Deputies are searching for the man in this photograph who is a suspect in a gas station robbery. Photo courtesy of the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office.

Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are investigating the robbery of a gas station off Carolina Beach Road. The incident was reported at the Kangaroo gas station at 6759 Carolina Beach Road just after 3 a.m. Tuesday, according to sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer. A man entered the gas station convenience store, […]

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