Underneath the urban legends that are attached to this unique two-acre park lies the brilliant and larger-than-life artwork of Vollis Simpson. His renowned whirligis are now revitalizing Wilson’s historic downtown.
Editor’s note: No need for a plane ticket. Put that passport away. This story is part of a series that features regional attractions outside of the Wilmington area that can be driven to with less than one tank of gas. Buckle up and hit the road. The urban legends and monikers that surround Whirligig Park […]
WILMINGTON – The popular travelling music festival Vans Warped Tour will make a stop in the Port City this summer. Tickets for the July 4 date at Legion Stadium are now on sale, ahead of the tour’s announcement of this year’s lineup. 2017 @VansWarpedTour presented by @Journeys :: catch us on the road all summer […]
From the untouched terrain at Hammocks Beach to paddling the Dan River at Hanging Rock State Park, there is no reason not to visit any of these beautiful venues in the coming months.
As North Carolina celebrated the 100th anniversary of its state parks last year, the N.C. Division of Parks and Recreation said it saw a record number of visitors. Despite the wildfires that closed state parks on the western side of the state for long stretches last fall, and the damage left from Hurricane Matthew on […]
WILMINGTON – The motivation one may use to fuel themselves in an athletic competition varies from person to person. For Wilmington resident Erin Hogston, a letter penned by her late father while he was stationed overseas – found just days before this weekend’s race – helped provide reassurance that dad was watching. Racing conditions were about […]
WILMINGTON – With less than 50 days to go before the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship comes to Wilmington, tournament officials this week announced locations for parking, shuttle services and will-call sites for when the event arrives in early May at Eagle Point Golf Club in Porters Neck. The tournament is May 1-7. Designated shuttle service to […]
WILMINGTON – Local resident Roy Turner will be one of two inductees as part to the 23rd class into the North Carolina Athletic Directors Association (NCADA) Hall of Fame when administrators from across the state meet and the NCADA state conference on April 4 at Hilton Riverside Hotel in downtown Wilmington. Turner joins Rick Strunk […]
WILMINGTON – The eighth running of the Quintiles Wrightsville Beach Marathon is set for Saturday. Upwards of 4,000 participants are expected to compete in one of the most popular distance-running events in the region. Organizer Tom Clifford and his team have been hard at work since last year’s race setting the foundation for what they […]
Topsail Beach and Nags Head were featured in this recent list with input from both locals and vacationers on where they like to take their pets for some fun in the sun.
If you’re planning out that spring break beach trip and you’re not sure what to do with your furry companion, Wilmington dog owners can rest assured. Topsail and Nags Head beaches in North Carolina were recently featured as two of the 10 Best Pet Friendly Beaches in the United States. The list was generated based […]
Travel and destination photographer T.J. Drechsel, a Wilmington resident, just visited five national parks in Utah, where he encountered the surreal tableau of arches, alcoves, hoodoos, and epic canyons.
UTAH — The Mighty Five, as it is referred to by adventure seekers from around the globe, is fast becoming one of the most popular travel destinations in America. Five of the country’s most beautiful national parks are all located in a small geographical area within the state of Utah, yet each one is so […]
They have helped ships navigate the treacherous waters off the North Carolina coast for centuries and even though GPS and other modern navigational aids now play a more crucial role in marine life, these famous lighthouses still serve as iconic symbols of America’s past.
Editor’s note: No need for a plane ticket. Put that passport away. This story is part of a series that features regional attractions outside of the Wilmington area that can be driven to with less than one tank of gas. Buckle up and hit the road. Oak Island Lighthouse From Wilmington: Click here for driving […]