Prayer service to honor all victims of gun violence

St. Stephen AME will observe the one-year anniversary of a shooting at another historic AME church, Mother Emanuel, during a community service this Sunday. Courtesy photo.

A brutal shooting at a Charleston, South Carolina church last June made headlines across the country and spurred conversations about race. It also made a lasting impact on a local congregation. One year after the attack on members on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, Wilmington’s St. Stephen AME will hold an observance aimed at […]


‘Wilmington on Fire’ screening to benefit local students

The upcoming screening of Wilmington on Fire, about the 1898 attack on the local black community, will benefit Williston students and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. Courtesy image.

Filmmaker Christopher Everett is returning to Wilmington this month, this time to give back to the community that spurred and supported his documentary. Coming off of a state and national screening tour, Everett and Speller Street Films will show “Wilmington on Fire” at 1 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 in the auditorium of […]


New Hanover County Schools names teacher, principal of the year

Hoggard's Dr. Steven Sullivan, left, was named Principal of the Year at a banquet earlier this week. Parsley educator Christopher Walters (third from left) is the 2016-17 Teacher of the Year after being selected from among fellow finalists Sandra Cecelski and Jeremy Buie. Courtesy photo.

Local school district leaders recently honored the area’s top teachers, handing one standout the keys to a new a car. During the annual Educator of the Year banquet at Ashley High earlier this week, Christopher Walters of Parsley Elementary was named the 2015-16 Teacher of the Year by the New Hanover County Board of Education […]


UNCW names permanent leader for business startups hub

Diane Durance. Courtesy photo.

UNC-Wilmington now has a permanent leader for its cutting-edge hub of business startups. The university recently announced Diane Durance has been named director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). She begins work in her new position on June 20. Durance, current president of Michigan non-profit MiQuest, brings with her a decade of experience leading, coaching and […]


Alliance Credit Union awards scholarships to two local students

Niquitta Corbett, with her family beside her, receives a $2,000 scholarship from Alliance Credit Union's vice president of sales, Rick DeCrescente and Kandra Romeo, business relationship manager, during a banquet earlier this week.

In the spirit of its former leader, Alliance Credit Union is helping two local students further their education. Alliance recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to Isaac Bear Early College High School senior Aaron Johnson and Niquitta Corbett, who currently attends Cape Fear Community College. Since 1997, Alliance has honored the memory of Rose M. Ratka, the […]


Ashley senior earns presidential volunteer service award

Madison Bosner. Courtesy photo.

A local student’s commitment to giving back to her community has gotten some national attention. Ashley High School’s Madison Bosner was recently awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her work the The Commons at Brightmore, an assisted living facility in Wilmington. The award recognizes American citizens of all ages who have given significant time for the […]


Firefighters’ fitness challenge to benefit young survivor of violent attack

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A group of local first responders is calling all area athletes to help become heroes for a little boy left motherless last year after a senseless act of violence. The Wilmington Professional Firefighters Association will host a fitness challenge this Saturday to ensure three-year-old Dea’yion Lamont Doe Taylor’s future is bright despite its dark beginnings. […]


School libraries to open for summer reading program

Winter Park Elementary is one of 11 New Hanover County schools that will open library doors to students this summer. Courtesy photo.

While for most students summer signals a much-anticipated vacation from school, New Hanover County education leaders hope it won’t mean a break from books. Once again, the local school district will open some on-campus libraries between June 27 and August 4 as part of its summer reading program, aimed at increasing students’ access to books and […]


‘Near normal’ Atlantic hurricane season predicted

Pop's Homemade Ice Cream at 1114 S. Lake Park Boulevard closed the first weekend in October 2015 thanks to Hurricane Joaquin. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center has forecast a “near normal” 2016 Atlantic hurricane season. According to NOAA, that means a 70 percent likelihood of 10 to 16 named storms, or storms that have sustained winds of 39 miles per hour or higher. Four to eight of those could become hurricanes (winds […]


Memorial Day closings in the Cape Fear region; open area attractions

The USS Battleship North Carolina hosts an annual Memorial Day observance. Photo courtesy of the Battleship.

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, several area government offices will be closed and some services will be adjusted. City of Wilmington City of Wilmington offices will be closed on Monday, May 30. Trash service will run on a regular schedule. City trash customers who normally have their trash and yard waste picked up on […]


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