Lakers victory makes Devontae Cacok first Seahawk to win NBA championship ring

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WILMINGTON—When Lebron James and the Los Angeles Lakers took down the Miami Heat to win the franchise’s 17th championship, a UNCW alum became the first former Seahawk to earn an NBA championship ring.  Devontae Cacok was on the UNCW roster for the Seahawks from 2015 until 2019. During Cacok’s sophomore year, his 80% field-goal percentage […]

Decades-long Azalea Belles tradition stopped as petition emerges, community reflects

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WILMINGTON — As Kay Godwin walked through her dressmaking workshop next to her home, her eyes lit up while describing where she found all the fabrics to create 150 antebellum gowns over the last 29 years.  Until recently, Godwin sewed garments for the Cape Fear Garden Club’s Azalea Belle program—a 50-year tradition wherein 11th and […]