New brewery-restaurant to champion all things local, especially oysters

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WILMINGTON – With a dozen craft breweries in the area, and more on the way, it is becoming increasingly important for new businesses to set themselves apart. Wrightsville Beach Brewery’s owner Jud Watkins hopes his new establishment’s dedication to all things local will do just that. “When we started thinking about this, there was one […]


Here’s where to dump household chemicals and old electronics free and close to home in New Hanover County

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY — New Hanover County is giving residents an easy way to dispose of household hazardous waste, and it starts next Monday. The county has created a new, mobile collection unit known as the “Hazwagon.”  Starting Monday, Jan. 16, the Hazwagon will travel to three locations in the county each week to allow […]


After a ‘WIIN’ for area beaches, Congressman Rouzer sets sights on ‘Obamacare’

Congressman David Rouzer, Republican of Johnston County.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — After helping to author a bi-partisan bill that will help maintain area beaches, Congressman David Rouzer is setting his sights on something that will receive much less bi-partisan support – repealing the Affordable Care Act, or as Rouzer calls it, “Obamacare.” As 2016 drew to a close, area beaches were fast […]


Wilmington artist Tatyana Kulida comes home to lead immersive painting workshop

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WILMINGTON —Former Wilmingtonian, Tatyana Kulida is back to lead an immersive painting workshop at the Cameron Art Museum. “I like to work in Wilmington because it feels like I am coming home – I have my house here, as well as many very dear friends,” Kulida said. “I always have a hard time leaving because […]


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Red Cross schedules multiple blood drives in the face of blood, platelet shortages

Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs blood, according to the American Red Cross.

Nearly 300 donors answered the call Thursday when SAAC partnered with the American Red Cross to hold the CAA Blood Challenge.

WILMINGTON — The American Red Cross has made an emergency plea for blood and platelets after a scarcity of donations in November and December. Overall, the Red Cross received about 37,000 fewer donations during those months than anticipated. Hectic holiday schedules and severe weather that forced about 90 blood drives to cancel were among the […]


Where We Live: Low-maintenance beach property over looks yacht club in Wrightsville Beach

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Where We Live: A weekly look at the homes in the Cape Fear Region WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Whether you’re looking for quiet low-maintenance beach living or an investment property in one of the area’s most popular beach settings, the latest feature of Where We Live could have both potentials. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom beach condo is located […]


Holiday festivities culminate this weekend with the North Carolina Holiday Flotilla at Wrightsville Beach

Boats are decorated and judged during the parade. Photo courtesy of NC Holiday Flotilla.

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — Celebrate the holidays, coastal style. The 33rd Annual North Carolina Holiday Flotilla and Festival in Wrightsville Beach is happening after Thanksgiving this weekend. The festival and flotilla will take place Friday, Nov. 25, and Saturday, Nov. 26, and includes a tree lighting ceremony and a family festival. The event was named this […]


Santa’s coming! Find out where with this interactive map

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Santa Claus is scheduled to visit the Cape Fear area several times before Christmas night, including local tree lighting events. Find out where you can meet St. Nicholas, and get your photo taken with him, on our map below. Do you expect to have Santa Claus making an appearance at your establishment or event? We’ll update […]


Get to know the Cape Fear Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider Foundation was founded in 1984 by a group of surfers who were concerned with health risks associated with the coastal development of one of their favorite surf breaks in Malibu, CA. Their passion for the coastal environment led them to take action, and thus Surfrider was born.     Today, Surfrider has grown into […]


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Chefs from Ceviche’s will represent Wilmington in the Got To Be NC championships this Saturday

Chef Edson Juarez (right) and Executive Chef Sam Cahoon back in the kitchen of Ceviche's. They're traveling to Raleigh this weekend to battle it out in the Got To Be NC Competition Dining Battle of the Champions.

WILMINGTON — The “Got To Be NC Competition Dining Series Battle of The Champions” begins in Raleigh tonight, and three chefs from Wrightsville Beach restaurant Ceviche’s are vying for the chance to be named state champions, pitted against other teams from across North Carolina. Ceviche’s Executive Chef Sam Cahoon and his sous chefs, Edson Juarez and […]


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