For your St. Patrick’s Day: Catch the sights and sounds of Wilmington’s parade (Video)

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WILMINGTON — The Friends of Hibernians celebrated its 16th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Wilmington a little early this year. So, whether you missed the festivities last weekend or just need a little Irish cheer on your Friday, here are the sights and sounds of the parade. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade featured […]

Plan ahead: Streets to close in downtown Wilmington for the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade

Today's Martin Luther King Jr. parade will begin at 11 a.m. Monday. Photo contributed.

WILMINGTON — A celebration and remembrance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will commence in downtown Wilmington with the city’s annual parade on Monday. The Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade will begin at 11 a.m. at Cape Fear Community College’s Schwartz Center, according to the City of Wilmington. From there, the parade will travel […]

24th Annual Christmas Festival and Parade (Slideshow)

LELAND — Christmas-themed floats and cars from around Northern Brunswick County paraded through downtown Leland today. The festival, inaugurated in 1992, is sponsored by the non-profit Unity Group of North Brunswick. According to the Unity Group, their “main objective is to provide free entertainment and a parade for all the children and their families of the […]

Azalea Fest is in full bloom

More than 300 arts and crafts vendors and 40 food trucks will line downtown streets this weekend during the 69th annual NC Azalea Festival. Courtesy photos.

Now that this year’s NC Azalea Festival queen has her crown, the annual springtime celebration is in full swing. Festival royalty Anna Kooiman – a Fox News personality and former Wilmington resident – returned to the Port City this week, signaling the official start of the 2016 festival. The local tradition, which started nearly seven […]