More than a convention: ‘OTH’ producer’s fan ‘experience’ approaches

Chad Michael Murray and Hilarie Burton are among the 12 'One Tree Hill' actors set to appear during Beth Crookham's 'Inside OTH' convention later this month. Courtesy photos.

Beth Crookham is careful to call her upcoming two-day “One Tree Hill” event a fan experience, not a fan convention. It’s a subtle but important difference to the longtime TV producer, who believes her deep ties to the now cult-classic CW teen drama—and to the Wilmington film community—will give devoted viewers a more up-close-and-personal connection […]

Acclaimed pianist – and local arts patron – to lead free workshop at CFCC

Roya Weyerhaeuser. Photo courtesy Mark Steelman/CFCC.

A locally based pianist with international acclaim will share her skills on the ivories with fellow musicians and those interested in learning to play. In an intimate and free session, Roya Weyerhaeser will talk one-on-one with Cape Fear Community College students and the community at large, answering questions, sharing stories, knowledge and a few musical […]

County buildings win preservation, new development awards

320 Chestnut St. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Two buildings funded by county taxpayers were honored at the 2016 Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Preservation Awards ceremony, which was held on May 19. The building at 320 Chestnut St., which is home to several county government offices, was recognized as an example of a successful rehabilitation and preservation of an old building from the 1950s. […]

132 new parking meters coming to northern downtown Wilmington

Parking spaces on N. Third Street just south of Harnett Street are currently marked but not metered. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Over one hundred metered parking spaces will be added to the northern part of downtown Wilmington’s central business district near the Cape Fear Community College campus and PPD building. Last week, Wilmington City Council voted to add 132 on-street parking spots in the area, which will be regulated beginning June 1. As northern downtown, which […]

CFCC receives record $1.5M donation to performing arts center

Tickets go on sale July 27 for country music legend Tanya Tucker's performance at The Wilson Center at
Cape Fear Community College.

Although their names might not ring bells in Hollywood, Allan and Laura Wilson are superstars to students and staff at Cape Fear Community College. The couple—longtime supporters of CFCC—recently gave $1.5 million to the college’s newly opened Humanities and Fine Arts Center. It’s the largest single contribution in the college’s history, according to a CFCC […]

Tickets on sale Friday for ‘Generation Axe’ concert at CFCC

From left, guitar greats Tobin Abasi, Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen and Nuno Bettencourt will share the CFCC performing arts center stage in April as part of the 'Generation Axe' tour. Courtesy image.

A superstar lineup of legendary guitarists is taking the stage at Cape Fear Community College’s Humanities and Fine Arts Center this spring. Tickets go on sale at 2 p.m. Friday for “Generation Axe: A Night of Guitars,” featuring Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi. The center announced the heavy-hitting concert, […]

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