Midtown YMCA grand opening is Saturday

The Midtown Y at the Temple Baptist Activity Center. (Courtesy of Carole Wirszylac)

WILMINGTON — Wilmington is about to get healthier in spirit, mind and body.  The Midtown Y at Temple Baptist Activity Center (709 George Anderson Drive) is preparing to officially open its doors to the Wilmington community as a new branch of the YMCA of Southeastern N.C. The community at large is invited to the Midtown Y’s Grand […]

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Exploring the latest addition to the Wilmington Family YMCA, the Temple Baptist Activity Center

YMCA gym equipment

WILMINGTON — Apart from the “Pop, pop, pop” sounds of balls and occasional cheers coming from the gym where Pickleball is being played, the first thing you’ll noticed about the new YMCA location at Temple Baptist Activity Center is how peaceful it is. But, not for much longer; in the coming weeks the activity center […]

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Ashley senior earns presidential volunteer service award

Madison Bosner. Courtesy photo.

A local student’s commitment to giving back to her community has gotten some national attention. Ashley High School’s Madison Bosner was recently awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her work the The Commons at Brightmore, an assisted living facility in Wilmington. The award recognizes American citizens of all ages who have given significant time for the […]

One year after fire, YMCA set to rebuild Market Street location

YMCA members work out at a temporary 'express' location. A year after a fire nearly destroyed the Y's home on Market Street, officials say they are now focusing on rebuilding. File photo.

One year ago today, an accidental fire nearly destroyed the longstanding Wilmington Family YMCA building on Market Street. Looking back, 2015 was a year of challenges, as the non-profit organization hustled to stay open by accommodating members at satellite locations. But as they get set to embark on the rebuilding effort, Y officials say it […]