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Artisano Pizza and Gelato

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Meet Nigel and David of Artisano Pizza and Gelato. Do you have a nickname? Nigel: No nickname David: No nickname Is there a food you will not eat? Nigel: I will try anything David: Mayonnaise What is your favorite movie? Nigel: Schindler’s List David: Under The Tuscan Sun What is the one quality you admire […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: More than 20 events to get you in the holiday spirit this weekend

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Thursday, Dec. 2 Jazz at CAM with Benny HillCameron Art Museum, 3201 S. 17th St. Ext. • Tickets: $15-$25 As part of the Cape Fear Jazz Society’s series at Cameron Art Museum, saxophonist Benny Hill will perform unplugged from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. For 20 years, Hill has performed jazz in solo gigs, with […]

Coastal BUDS among 30-plus nonprofit partners to celebrate Giving Tuesday at The Harrelson Center

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WILMINGTON — When the pandemic hit, Coastal Bringing Up Down Syndrome (BUDS) of Southeastern N.C. was one of many nonprofits forced to scale back operations while finding alternative ways to serve its 40 families. The organization’s biggest awareness event of the year, World Down Syndrome Day held each March, became a drive-thru operation, and its […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 20 events to enjoy this holiday weekend

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Thursday, Nov. 25 Friendsgiving PotluckThe Last Resort, 600 N Lake Park Blvd. • Free At Carolina Beach’s The Last Resort, an annual Friendsgiving potluck is hosted for the community. The restaurant will have Boston butts and turkeys cooking, and everyone else is encouraged to bring side dishes or desserts to share. The festivities kick off […]

Local business purchases and delivers almost 1,000 meals to families in need this Thanksgiving

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WINNABOW — “I was at Lowe’s food at 6:30 a.m. picking up about 300 turkeys,” Chris Dabideen said days before Thanksgiving. “And either tonight or tomorrow morning, I’m gonna go get the rest.” “The rest” is 600 frozen turkeys to complete his annual Turkey Drop. It all started two years ago as an idea to help […]

AIDS Memorial Quilt to go on display at Wilmington venues

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WILMINGTON — A group of community partners are working in unison to bring multiple panels of the AIDS Memorial Quilt to local venues in Wilmington for a month-long commemoration ahead of World AIDS Day, Dec. 1. A slate of events is also planned in its honor. “World AIDS Day brings together survivors, families, artists, religious organizations, […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: Over 20 events to enjoy in the Port City this weekend

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Thursday, Nov. 18 N.C. Symphony featuring conductor Carlos Miguel PrietoWilson Center, 703 N. 3rd St. • Tickets start at $20 Conducted by Carlos Miguel Prieto, the North Carolina Symphony will perform at the Wilson Center, 7:30 p.m. The symphony will perform Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 4 as well as Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 25 events taking place in the Port City this weekend

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THURSDAY, NOV. 11 Charly LowryHi-Wire Brewing, 1020 Princess St. • Free A Lumbee/Tuscarora musician, Charly Lowry will perform a free show at Hi-Wire Brewing as part of the 27th annual Cucalorus Film Festival. A semi-finalist on “American Idol,” Lowry plays acoustic and electric guitar, as well as Native American hand drums, and is inspired by […]

Covid-centric films at Cucalorus reflect on early days of isolation, and togetherness

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WILMINGTON — It was a year and eight months ago when the world seemingly shut down. The spread of Covid-19 was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020. Internationally, people were secluded inside their homes, shuttered from work or seeing loved ones, with little to do but wonder what was […]

‘American Idol’ winner pairs up with Grammy rocker at Wilson Center this winter

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WILMINGTON — Downtown’s Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College has announced another show headed to its stage come winter 2022. “American Idol” season 11 winner Phillip Phillips will perform with Switchfoot co-founder Jon Foreman on Jan. 17, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.  Phillips released a five-times-platinum single “Home” in spring 2012, and since has released two chart-topping albums, including […]