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Li’l Friday Roundup: 12 events taking place in the Port City this weekend

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SOUTHEASTERN NC — It’s the official kickoff of Riverfront Park’s first national touring act coming through downtown this weekend with Widespread Panic playing Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. Aside from the obvious music opportunities that likely will have people crowding downtown’s Riverwalk, it also means afterparties are taking off across town. We have listed quite a […]
Flooding in Odgen during Hurricane Dorian was not quite as bad as Florence, but still raising questions for residents (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

Pender County nonprofit offers resources at disaster-related expo

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PENDER COUNTY — As storms, such Tropical Storm Elsa earlier in the week, possibly skirt our coast this hurricane season, being prepared to brace for natural disasters is top-of-mind for many. The Pender Long Term Recovery Group (PLTRG) is planning a 2021 Disaster Preparedness Expo on July 17, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., at the […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 10 events taking place in the Cape Fear

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Sure, we may be experiencing some windy, rainy weather as Tropical Storm Elsa passes through, but she’ll be gone by this afternoon — just in time to kick off Li’l Friday with some baseball! The Sharks take on the RedWolves tonight at Buck Hardee Field at 7:05 p.m., then the weekend fun continues with […]
Eric Miller and the L Shape Lot closed out the relief concert at Greenfield Park Amphitheater Saturday night. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)

Li’l Friday Roundup: 14 events taking place in the Port City

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Independence Day weekend is upon this Li’l Friday edition, which means the City of Wilmington is preparing to debut downtown’s newest addition: Riverfront Park. A July 4th opening is slated for locals to check out the venue ahead of its first major touring act, Widespread Panic, coming through for a three-night residency, […]
Samantha Morris and Will Darrough, both Wilmington residents, watch the Thursday night fireworks show from the patio of the Olde Salty, 9:07 p.m. (Port City Daily photo | Mark Darrough)

Independence Day 2021: Where to check out fireworks this week

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — After most municipalities and cities canceled their fireworks last year because of Covid-19, Independence Day 2021 is returning with a bang. Numerous displays are scheduled to take place this week in honor of July 4th celebrations along the southeast coast, and we have the rundown below. But before we get to that, let’s […]

Li’l Friday: 14 events taking place in the Port City this weekend

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SOUTHEASTERN NC — Summer has officially arrived and it’s a full-moon Li’l Friday. What could possibly go wrong? Maybe just err on the side of extra caution as you embark on a li’l fun this evening, which can start with a sunset cruise aboard the Henrietta — music and dancing included. Friday is providing all the Frank […]

$500,000 donation and over $3m in grants help expand Wilson Center, CFCC outreach

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WILMINGTON — In the last week, Cape Fear Community College and the Wilson Center cumulatively received more than $3.5 million in grants and donations that will expand and strengthen arts, education and community outreach in the Cape Fear region.  Henry and Roya Weyerhaeuser donated a half-million dollars Tuesday to spearhead the groundbreaking of a special events […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 10 events taking place in the Port City this weekend

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SOUTHEASTERN NC — It’s Li’l Friday, which means it’s time to start hashing out plans on where to go and what to do. Plus, it’s a holiday weekend: Juneteenth is here on Saturday and has quite a few offerings around the Port City. Father’s Day on Sunday comes with its own brunch downtown at the Harrelson […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 9 events taking place in the Cape Fear this weekend

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SOUTHEASTERN NC — One quick probe of #LittleFriday on Google, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, or other search engines and social sites will pull up multiple selfies, videos, food pics, business profiles, and animal photos boasting the kickoff to the weekend — or midweek, depending on where you are in the world. After all, Li’l Friday isn’t only […]

Local nonprofit hopes to build resiliency through youth pen-pal program

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WILMINGTON — Though social media may make the art of pen-palling seem like a thing of the past, local nonprofit The Harrelson Center, in partnership with the New Hanover Resiliency Task Force, is hoping to connect youth with diverse new friendships through old-fashioned correspondence. The two organizations launched the Orange Mailbox Project last week, which encourages […]