Planned vocational high school gets state backing

CFCC's north campus is a potential site for a CTE high school, which just received state funds to assist with planning and designing the campus. Courtesy image.

A vocational high school in the works for New Hanover County has gotten some major backing from state lawmakers. The local district announced last week the N.C. House of Representatives included a $1 million grant for the career-technical education (CTE) campus, which could begin welcoming students as early as August 2017. The money has been […]


ILM planning on more visitors for 2017 Wells Fargo Championship

Wilmington International Airport (ILM). Photo by Hannah Leyva.

As the Wilmington area prepares to host the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship, which is part of the PGA Tour, next May, officials at Wilmington International Airport are working to make sure their facility is ready to handle the extra influx of visitors. The airport currently handles 750,000 to 800,000 commercial passengers a year. The major […]


Wine & Design hosts five-day grand reopening celebration

The newly renovated Wine & Design studio includes TV monitors for painters to better observe artist instruction. Courtesy photos.

Get ready to pick up a paintbrush and raise a glass—Wine & Design is celebrating a newly redesigned and upgraded shop. Tom and Kathleen Barber, new owners of the local paint-and-sip studio at 1319 Military Cutoff Road Suite JJ, will kick off five days of special events and promotions with an appropriately themed renovation party […]


UNCW student researchers lead statewide beach access survey

UNCW researchers are conducting a survey of visitors to the state's regional public beach accesses, like this one in Wrightsville Beach. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

This summer, if you’re approached by someone in a matching shirt and hat while lounging at a North Carolina beach, don’t worry. They’re not trying to sell you something. Instead, they are student researchers from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington, collecting answers for a survey to assess a state-run beach access program. According […]


Creatures of the wild come to Halyburton for park’s nature series

The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher will bring one of its "living dinosaurs" to Halyburton Park for a program on alligators. The park will offer several nature sessions this month. Courtesy photo.

Wildlife enthusiasts of all ages can catch a close-up glimpse of some local critters during Halyburton Park’s summer nature series. The series, now underway, offers participants a chance to engage with area experts and interact—at a short distance—with fierce and beautiful animals native to the Cape Fear region. The program kicked off in late June […]


Weekly detour: this week’s construction, closures

Construction on Randall Parkway. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Here’s a list of road construction work for July 3 – 9, per the City of Wilmington and North Carolina Department of Transportation. City of Wilmington Randall Parkway – intermittent eastbound right lane closures between Marlboro Street and Kerr Avenue for road widening and construction of the Cross-City Trail New Hanover County SR 1175 (Emerson […]


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 […]


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