Temporary changes made to Southport – Fort Fisher ferry schedule

The Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry will start its summer schedule a few days early on Saturday, March 30. Photo courtesy NCDOT.

The Southport – Fort Fisher ferry is on a temporary revised schedule until further notice. Due to mechanical issues, there is only one boat currently working that route while the other one has been taken out of service for repairs. Visitors and residents should be advised of the modified timetable and plan accordingly ahead of […]


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 […]


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 […]


Cape Fear Museum to open community park

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After years of planning and months of construction, the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is set to open new a community park on Friday, September 25. The latest addition to the museum will welcome visitors with engaging hands-on exhibits, gardens featuring native and adaptive plants, and educational programs. According to a news release […]


El Galeon is here: Tall ship sails into Wilmington

El Galeon arrives in Wilmington Friday night. Photo by Hannah Leyva, Port City Daily

The long-awaited Spanish replica galleon that will grace Wilmington’s waterfront for the next two weeks arrived Friday night, met by crowds at the Riverwalk near the Port City Marina and against the backdrop of a beautiful sunset. Port City Daily wants to share your photos of El Galeon; email them to pcd@portcitydaily.com and we’ll create […]


NOAA updates hurricane season predictions

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In a press conference on Thursday morning, forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) updated the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season outlook—calling for a 90 percent chance of a below-normal season. NOAA’s initial prediction in May was a 70 percent chance of a below-normal season. According to NOAA, the 90 percent probability of a below-normal […]


The Scene: Shake off those Sunday blues

Chicken and waffles, anyone? Taste the Olive serves them up--and then some--at its weekly Sunday jazz brunch. Photo courtesy Taste the Olive.

Sunday morning got you down? Rather than lament the impending return to work, get out and enjoy the last day of your weekend with a variety of local outings and events. A good place to start is, of course, with Sunday brunch. But you’ll find much more than just your typical bacon-and-eggs routine at some […]


Work continues to remove coal ash from Southport-area school field

A softball field at South Brunswick Middle School remains closed after coal ash was found beneath the surface more than a year ago. But Brunswick County school district officials hope to have the field cleared and ready for student-athletes by early spring 2016. After additional analysis of the site, the district is now awaiting approval […]


‘Always in Season': Cucalorus artist in residence documents history of lynching

Jackie Olive thought she had finished her documentary, years in the making, about the impact of lynching in America. Then, she heard about Lennon Lacy. The Bladenboro teen was found hanging from two belts in a predominantly white trailer park in the rural town Bladen County town late last year. Law enforcement ruled the death a […]


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