Elaine Keiser, 62, supported her students and touched many lives

Elaine Keiser

WILMINGTON – Elaine Keiser, 62, of Wilmington, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Mrs. Keiser was born April 14, 1954, in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Blaine Gjurich and Elizabeth Georgi Gjurich. She earned her degree in education from the University of Pittsburgh in 1976 and began her career in […]

Wilmington vocalist Rebekah Todd talks FloydFest competition win, upcoming album

Rebekah Todd and The Odyssey pose on stage in front of the crowd during their last performance at FloydFest 16. Contributed photo.

Wilmington-based band Rebekah Todd and The Odyssey were set to play on a tent-covered stage during their second and last performance of the “Dreamweavin’ On-the-Rise” competition at FloydFest 16 in Virginia.  At first, Todd was worried: The covered stage wasn’t drawing a crowd like other stages were during the late-July outdoor festival – but a […]

Wilmington artist Sarah Sheffield’s work featured on Diet Pepsi cans

Wilmington artist Sarah Sheffield will have her post design featured on two million cans of Pepsi to promote the 40th anniversary of the Lazy Daze Arts and Crafts Festival.

CARY – A Wilmington artist is currently seeing her work displayed in an unusual format – on aluminum Diet Pepsi cans. Painter Sarah Sheffield, who opened a gallery this year in downtown Wilmington’s Brooklyn Arts District, said she was ecstatic to see her work on the silver cans. “I was very excited when I learned […]

‘Highly anticipated’ Publix grocery store now open in Wilmington

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  WILMINGTON — The first Publix grocery store in Wilmington is now open. Shoppers can grab freshly made subs or sushi, sample weekly recipes, get a ready-to-cook meal – even sip on a sample of wine – at the new Publix located at 716 Bragg Drive in the Pine Valley area. The 45,600-square-foot grocery store officially opened its doors […]

Cleotha Bunn Gay, 97, active volunteer in Wilmington community

Cleotha Bunn Gay

WILMINGTON – Cleotha Bunn Gay, 97, of Wilmington, N.C., passed away on Aug. 7, 2016. Her heavenly days will continue in God’s presence. Mrs. Gay was born Oct. 2, 1918, in Wilson County, N.C., to parents Lennie and Minnie Creech Bunn. Raised on a farm, she understood the generosity of life, including the love of family […]

Donald Trump supporters react to rally in Wilmington

Donald Trump supporters cheer and hold signs at a rally at UNCW's Trask Coliseum on August 9, 2016. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

WILMINGTON – More than 5,000 people turned out to hear Republican Presidential Nominee Donald Trump speak at a rally on UNC-Wilmington’s campus. That turnout was evident as the lines snaked around the buildings and parking lot area of Trask Coliseum on Tuesday morning in the hours before Trump took the stage. Many supporters carried Trump […]

Protesters chant, speak outside of Donald Trump rally at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington


WILMINGTON – Protesters and supporters of Donald Trump gathered behind metal barricades in a relatively civil protest outside the Republican presidential nominee’s rally at UNC-Wilmington’s Trask Coliseum Tuesday. As Trump was giving his speech to supporters inside Trask, the road just outside the building was a divided front,  as people from both sides chanted, exchanged banter and […]

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