All in the name of sugar: Long-term goals turn into reality for Coastal Cupcakes owner

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WILMINGTON – While a decade-long bubble surrounding the rise of cupcakes as the premiere sweet treat may have burst, Wilmington resident Kristen Beckmeyer Spetrino has not only turned her specialty shop into a well-known local business, but into three different ventures — all in the name of sugar. The trend for bakeries that specialize in […]


New shipping route will connect Wilmington to Europe’s largest ports

"To have the top two container carriers in the world come together and provide service options for us on the transatlantic and transpacific side is pretty special.”

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WILMINGTON – The region’s commercial ties to northern Europe will be strengthened with the addition of the Port of Wilmington to a major transatlantic route. Starting April 1, the new route will bring a weekly container vessel to Wilmington on its way from northern Europe to New York. The route is operated by the 2M network, a […]


Wilmington 20-year-old sentenced to life for killing U.S. Marine during drug deal

WILMINGTON — A Wilmington man will serve a life time in prison for a shooting in February 2015 that killed 34-year-old Robert Scott, a former Marine.  A New Hanover County jury found Tyler Greenfield, 20, guilty Thursday on charges of first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill – inflicting serious […]


Bitty & Beau’s announces expansion location will be chosen by fans

"We love the idea of going global – someday. But for now we’re talking about the United States."

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WILMINGTON – Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is planning a major expansion, where its new location will be, however, requires a little help from friends. The coffee shop posted an announcement on its Facebook page asking fans nationwide to weigh in on where the next Bitty & Beau’s location should be. Amy Wright told Port City Daily […]


History’s ‘Six’ picked up for second season, location uncertain

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WILMINGTON — The History Channel/A&E series “Six” has been renewed for a second 10-episode season, according to the History Channel’s Facebook page. The show’s first season was filmed in and around Wilmington last year; there has been no official word on locations for the upcoming season, according to Johnny Griffin, director of the Wilmington Regional […]


Watch the first Instagram film released by filmmaking group Dogma Cape Fear

Cape Fear Dogma's first film stars Christy Grantham, who appeared in "Revolution," "Under the Dome" and "Sleepy Hollow" on NBC, CBS and FOX. (Photo courtesy Cape Fear Dogma)

WILMINGTON — A new group of filmmakers dedicated to keeping Hollywood East alive has released its first Instagram film, with more on the way. Port City Daily met with Dogma Cape Fear last week on the set on its debut film “Oh, You Shouldn’t Have.” The film stars Christy Grantham, a veteran of Wilmington’s television […]


Tractor trailer overturns on ramp near Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

A tractor trailer overturned on an on ramp to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Photo by Christina Haley.

WILMINGTON — Traffic heading onto the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge off South Front Street in Wilmington was still being blocked early Wednesday afternoon, several hours after a tractor trailer overturned on the on-ramp. According to Wilmington Fire Department Battalion Chief David Hines, the trailer was loaded with dry bulk cement and some product spilled out, but […]


University of North Carolina at Wilmington graduate arrested for terror threat against non-Muslims

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CARY, NC – A former Cape Fear Community College and University of North Carolina at Wilmington student was arrested in Cary on Sunday for threatening violence against the town. Executive Director of University Relations Janine Iamunno confirmed Garrett Grimsley was a transfer student from Cape Fear Community College who earned his bachelor’s in Computer Science. Grimsley […]


Take a glimpse into Wilmington’s rationed restaurant scene, circa World War II

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WILMINGTON – A slice of Port City’s World War II-era culinary life was among donations to the Cape Fear Museum approved by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners earlier this week. Like the other 14 donations, the menu for The Friendly Cafeteria and Restaurant is a time-capsule, capturing part of the region’s 300-year history, […]


Wilmington Lions Club shows continued support for Boys and Girls Club of NC

WILMINGTON — Since 1954, Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina (Boys Home, formerly) has been a sanctuary for hurting children – a safe place for young people who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. The Wilmington Lions Club, founded in 1922, has been a supporter of […]


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