The long run: Planning the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon not a sprint, but a distance race

Runners coming over the Heide Trask drawbridge from Wrightsville Beach over to Wilmington. Photo courtesy- Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon.

WILMINGTON — Similar to how runners are training for the upcoming Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon, the logistics behind setting up an event of this size is not a sprint, it’s a marathon. This spring, upwards of 4,000 participants will take to the streets across the Wilmington area for the eighth edition of what has become […]


Southeastern North Carolina Fishing Report for February 2017 with Captain Jot Owens

A nice Cape Fear River Striped Bass. (Courtesy: Capt. Jot Owens)

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — February in Southeast N.C. is one of the tougher months to get out and fish, the weather windows are much smaller and the temp can be downright cold some days. But it’s not all doom and gloom, fishing can be great during February, especially when we have mild runs of weather. So […]


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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

Seapath Tower, 322 Causeway Drive, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

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 […]


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