Take a lights tour, shop downtown and enjoy holiday cheer at Wilmington’s Holly Jolly Holiday Stroll

Downtown Wilmington's 30-foot Christmas tree. Photo courtesy City of Wilmington.

WILMINGTON — Enjoy shopping, lights and the holiday cheer in downtown Wilmington this weekend during the Historic Wilmington Holly Jolly Holiday Stroll. The event will take place from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, according to the event website. The Holly […]


WDI Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Welcome Farmin’ On Front

Farmin on Front cuts the ribbon of its new Downtown Wilmington location.

WILMINGTON — Farmin’ on Front recently celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, council member Kevin O’Grady and friends and family. The event occurred at the business’s newly-renovated building at 143 N. Front Street and was hosted by Wilmington Downtown Incorporated (WDI). Farmin’ On Front is a unique […]


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Detectives search for missing student last seen at New Hanover High School

Cassie Garrett went missing from New Hanover High School on Monday. (Courtesy photo.)

UPDATED, Dec. 7, 10:46 a.m.: Cassie Marie Garrett has been located and returned to her home. NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Sheriff’s detectives are seeking assistance from the public in locating 16-year-old Cassie Marie Garrett, a missing New Hanover High School Student. Cassie was last seen at the high school, located at 1307 Market St. on […]


6 places around Wilmington to get unique and local gifts this Christmas

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WILMINGTON — The window for thoughtful gift shopping is rapidly closing. At large shopping malls – a traditional destination of last-minute shoppers – it can be difficult to avoid generic gifts, not to mention congestion. Port City Daily visited six local places where you can find unique gifts, from eclectic antiques to bonsai. 1. Zartiques […]


Gang member wanted for sexual assault and kidnapping two college students considered armed and dangerous

Police are searching for 19-year-old Titus Nafis Lee, a wanted gang member charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting two college students at an off-campus apartment. (Courtesy photo.

WILMINGTON — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a Wilmington gang member, wanted in connection with kidnapping, assaulting and robbing two college students at gunpoint. Titus Nafis Lee, 19, of Litchfield Way in Wilmington, is wanted charges of two counts of first-degree kidnapping and two counts […]


Downtown Wilmington businesses compete for best decorations

Christmas trees at Chandlers Wharf.

WILMINGTON — A walk through Historic Downtown Wilmington will be a little merrier this month thanks to a holiday decorating contest organized by the Downtown Business Alliance (DBA). Fifty-eight businesses are taking part in this year’s contest, which is defined as a “good-natured competition” in a press release from the association. “The purpose of the […]


Lyft joins Uber in Wilmington, offering transportation and employment

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WILMINGTON — Lyft, the main competitor of rival ride-share company Uber, has begun offering service in the extended Wilmington area (from Holden Beach in the south to Topsail Beach in the North, and Sandy Creek to the West). Lyft, which calls itself “your friend with a car,” contrasts itself to the more professional style of […]


Learn more about traffic, parking and the route for the annual holiday parade in Wilmington this Sunday

Frosty the Snowman appeared in the Wilmington Holiday Parade. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

WILMINGTON — Get into the holiday spirit. The City of Wilmington’s Annual Holiday Parade is in downtown Wilmington this weekend. The parade will begin at 4:55 p.m. Sunday, according to the city. Due to construction along Wilmington’s Riverfront and the Water Street area, the parade route will run a different route this year. The route […]


UNCW Professsor Mike Adams charges defamation over colleagues’ statement

UNCW Professor Mike Adams

WILMINGTON — Friday, 19 professors in the Department of Sociology and Criminology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington signed a statement denouncing harassment of students. The statement appeared to be obliquely aimed at Professor Mike Adams for his recent online behavior.  Adams called his colleagues’ statement defamation. On Sep. 15, 2016, the Daily […]


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