Battleship latest Wilmington landmark to earn national acclaim

As of Monday afternoon, Battleship North Carolina held the fourth spot on USA Today's list of top 20 museum ships in the country. File photo.

Wilmington is in the running for yet another national superlative, this time around for the historic landmark that lines the Cape Fear River. The city that boasts the nation’s best riverfront and al fresco dining – and owns bragging rights for being a draw for beer drinkers and small businesses alike, among other accolades – is […]


Historic Wilmington Foundation’s salvage shop to be featured in HGTV show

A couple searching for the perfect historic home will make a trip to HWF's salvage shop during an upcoming episode of HGTV's 'Hunting Vintage.' Courtesy photos.

A small but dedicated local preservation group will soon be under a national spotlight. Historic Wilmington Foundation’s (HWF’s) Legacy Architectural Salvage shop will be featured in an upcoming episode of HGTV’s “Hunting Vintage,” foundation executive director George Edwards said. Crews with “Hunting Vintage” traveled to Wilmington in early February to film at a local home […]


Second annual sobriety concert to offer free admission, festival feel

Nyla Cione addresses the audience at last year's Recovery Rock Fest. This time around, the musician and promoter  is planning  the celebration of clean living as a free event at an outdoor venue. Courtesy photo.

A concert celebrating sobriety is making its return to Wilmington and this time around, its goal is to wipe out ticket costs altogether. Recovery Rock Fest, the brainchild of local musician and promoter Nyla Cione, made its debut in August 2015 at UNC-Wilmington’s Kenan Auditorium. While a successful first attempt – more than 200 turned […]


H&M to bring affordable fashion to Mayfaire

Construction is underway on an expansion at Mayfaire that will house H&M, as well as South Carolina apparel and gift shop, Palmetto Moon. Photo by Hilary Snow.

A popular fashion-forward, affordable clothing chain is setting up shop in Wilmington. International retailer H&M will open in Mayfaire next year, Paige Somervell, the shopping center’s marketing director, confirmed Monday. “The rumors are true,” Somervell said, referencing the buzz that began late last year about the store’s possible arrival. The Swedish multinational company, which sells […]


Battleship unveils restored officer’s dining area

August 1941 Junior Officers Lounge

Wilmington’s floating World War II museum has a new attraction that both accurately portrays the past and comes complete with state-of-the-art technology. The U.S.S. Battleship recently unveiled its newly renovated Officers Wardroom, a 2,400-square-foot space once reserved as a dining and gathering spot for high-ranking servicemen. The room was restored by 10 North Carolina contractors, […]


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