Carolina Panthers sponsor new Creekwood Community ‘Born Learning Trail’

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WILMINGTON – The NFL and United Way have joined forces to bring new educational facilities to Creekwood Community. The new “Born Learning Trail” is an outdoor trail featuring educational and interactive activities for children, their parents and caregivers. The trail was sponsored by the Carolina Panthers NFL team and the United Way of the Cape […]

As the holiday season gives way to winter, here’s how to help those in need

Cones surround a downed power line crossing Burnett Boulevard near the Port of Wilmington. Photo by Jonathan Spiers.

WILMINGTON — Despite a few unseasonably balmy days in December, colder days are definitely ahead. For members of Wilmington’s homeless and at-risk community, this can be the hardest time of year. As Rick Stoker, senior pastor at First Fruit Ministries, told Port City last month, “Thanksgiving is good, it brings out a lot of volunteers. […]

GE Wilmington employees raise more than $400,000 for United Way of the Cape Fear Area

WILMINGTON — GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy (GEH) and GE Aviation announced raising nearly $410,000 during the annual fall campaign to support the United Way of the Cape Fear Area. The funds go to charities selected by the United Way of the Cape Fear Area in Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties. “Through giving, volunteering […]

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Seven places looking for volunteers this holiday season


WILMINGTON — There are over three hundred people without permanent housing in the Brunswick, Pender, and New Hanover County areas, according to a 2015 study done by Carolina Demography. The holiday season can be particularly difficult and, though volunteers are needed year-round, Thanksgiving is a crucial time for many area soup kitchens and shelters. Below is […]