BBQ joint, downtown nightclub and historic church among locations for two TV shows

The History channel drama, 'Six,' will film a funeral scene at Westminster Presbyterian this month. Courtesy photo.

A historic church and a hopping downtown nightclub are among the upcoming locations for two locally filmed television series. Production on the first season of TNT’s “Good Behavior” and the History channel drama “Six” continues this week and next, with shoots scheduled at Westminster Presbyterian and in City Limits Saloon, among other spots around town. […]


Acclaimed pianist – and local arts patron – to lead free workshop at CFCC

Roya Weyerhaeuser. Photo courtesy Mark Steelman/CFCC.

A locally based pianist with international acclaim will share her skills on the ivories with fellow musicians and those interested in learning to play. In an intimate and free session, Roya Weyerhaeser will talk one-on-one with Cape Fear Community College students and the community at large, answering questions, sharing stories, knowledge and a few musical […]


Rubber ducks to race the waters for second annual fundraiser

Thousands of iconic bathtub toys will fill Jungle Rapids' Lazy River Friday for the second annual Coastal Duck Derby. Courtesy photo.

When a sea of rubber ducks came splashing down into Jungle Rapids’ Lazy River last year, the sound was, in a word, thunderous. “We all looked up at the sky, and it was a perfectly nice night,” said Jamie Thompson, development director for Coastal Horizons. “We finally realized it was the ducks.” The roar of […]


Annual classic car show returns to downtown Wilmington Friday

One of NC spirits company Call Family Distillerys classic runner vehicles, like this 1939 hot rod, will be on display during the 2016 Rims On The River. Courtesy photo.

Classic car enthusiasts from across the region will be rolling into downtown Wilmington next weekend. The annual Rims On The River returns May 20-22 with live entertainment and, of course, a showcase of shiny restored vehicles of the vintage and antique variety. Downtown venues will host pre-event parties Friday night to help kick the show […]


‘Yes, We’re Open’: Downtown shops say Water Street work a barrier to business

Signs at the corner of Front and Market streets alert downtown visitors of the roadwork along the riverfront. Although signs noting shops are still open have been posted, business owners on Market have seen a slowdown in foot traffic since the work began. Photos by Hilary Snow.

Long-term improvements underway along downtown’s Riverwalk are creating some temporary setbacks for surrounding small business owners. Entrepreneurs along the 100 block of Market Street say the City of Wilmington’s multimillion dollar overhaul of Water Street, which includes infrastructure repairs, Riverfront Park renovations and a re-envisioned streetscape, has proved a bit headache-inducing, and not just from […]


Downtown Sundown concert lineup, non-profit beneficiaries announced

Charlotte-based Coldplay tribute band, 42, will kick off this year's Downtown Sundown Concert Series. WDI has once again partnered with area non-profits to split some proceeds from the weekly event.

The votes are in on which local organizations will get backing from this year’s season of live shows along the riverfront. After seeking input from area residents, Wilmington Downtown Inc. (WDI) has announced its 2016 charity partners for the upcoming Downtown Sundown Concert Series. It’s a partnership WDI established in 2011, when the economic development […]


More than bacon and eggs: Gourmet breakfast house Famous Toastery now open

Famous Toastery has seen a steady flow of customers since opening up earlier this month in the old Havana's Restaurant on Wrightsville Avenue. Photo courtesy Famous Toastery.

A North Carolina-based breakfast franchise is now up and running in the Wrightsville Beach area. Since opening its doors earlier this month at the former Havana’s Restaurant, 6722 Wrightsville Ave., Famous Toastery’s parking lot has remained steadily full as area residents and visitors flock to the local version of the now legendary Charlotte eatery. The […]


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