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Unusual setup at The Pointe caught your eye? It’s a film set for Netflix

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WILMINGTON –– Cargo containers, colorful buildings and wooden structures have been popping up at The Pointe at Barclay in recent weeks, grabbing the attention of drivers along Independence Boulevard and shoppers within the commercial complex. The eye-catching build is a set for the Netflix show “Florida Man,” which is filming in the Wilmington area. Cameron […]

Wilmington native Venus flytrap showcased in ILM airport through new art installation

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WILMINGTON –– Members of the New Hanover County Airport Authority slid back a tan tarp Friday in the lobby of Wilmington International Airport (ILM) to reveal the first of three art installations arriving at the facility in the coming years. A crowd applauded as the terrazzo floor underneath was unveiled: Four oversized Venus flytraps –– popping […]

Thalian Association returns with a classic: ‘Driving Miss Daisy’ highlights division of racism, unity in friendship

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WILMINGTON — Heralded on Broadway (three Outer Critics Circle, one Obie award) as well as in Hollywood (four Oscars, three Golden Globes), “Driving Miss Daisy” launched in 1987 and won the Pulitzer Prize in dramatic writing for its portrayal of an unlikely friendship that challenged the racial divide at a heated time in the American […]

Saving the pieces: Legacy serves as last-ditch historic preservation option, gives historic finds new life

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WILMINGTON –– When all other preservation options have been exhausted, Legacy Architectural Salvage helps facilitate the rehoming of historic materials so their legend can live on.  Tucked behind the Ace Hardware on Dawson Street, Legacy’s warehouse is full of recovered pre-1960s wood, windows, and other trinkets and household items either donated or pried by hand by […]

Movies and music return to Town of Leland’s fall entertainment lineup

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LELAND — Free entertainment is coming to Leland this fall, as the town brings back its series of concerts and movies starting Thursday, Sept. 30. After going on hiatus in 2020 because of the pandemic, as state protocols limited gatherings, Live at the Park will welcome three bands outdoors in Founders Park (113 Town Hall Dr.) […]
A crew member applies the iconic "Halloween" mask to the actor playing serial murderer Michael Myers. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)

Wilmington film crews have a decision to make Friday. It could halt productions nationwide

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WILMINGTON — In protest of grueling hours, low pay and insufficient breaks, film crews are close to walking off sets, ceasing productions nationwide and possibly turning Wilmington’s EUE/Screen Gems Studios back into a desert. Members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) are voting Friday on a strike authorization. The entertainment labor union […]

In Photos: Band of Horses at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

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WILMINGTON — Band of Horses made their debut in Wilmington last Wednesday night — seemingly even surprising the band. “Why did we wait so long to come here?” frontman Ben Bridwell asked as Band of Horses (BOH) roared through a set of 15 or more songs. It’s been 12 years since BOH has played close to […]

In Photos: Santana at Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park

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WILMINGTON — The crowd came out in full force to support the iconic guitar-shredding Carlos Santana and his band on Wednesday, Sept. 15, at Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park. Barely a grassy knoll was left on the lawn, nor a seat in the front section of the pavilion, as folks danced, swayed, sang […]

Like mother, like daughter: A fraught relationship reveals desire to be loved in UNCW’s first theater show of the season

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WILMINGTON — UNCW’s theater department opened its first student production of the season Thursday evening. Featuring a cast of five, “A Taste of Honey” players turned around the show in only 28 days of rehearsals, according to its director, Ed Wagenseller. A local actor who has worked in the department since 2000, Wagenseller said launching a […]

5 Wilmington locations highlighted in Fox premiere of ‘Our Kind of People’

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WILMINGTON — Tuesday night, the Fox series “Our Kind of People” made its debut and put the spotlight on quite a few recognizable places across the Port City. The show is co-produced by Lee Daniels (“Monster’s Ball,” “Precious”) and written by Karin Gist (“Mixed-ish,” “Gray’s Anatomy”). It is not Gist’s first go in Wilmington; she also […]