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"George E. Davis & Family," photograph from History of the American Negro and his Institutions by Arthur Caldwell, published 1917. (Port City Daily photo / Courtesy New York Public Library)

Local Shout: The Other George Davis

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PENDER COUNTY — Many locals know there is a statue of Confederate Attorney General George Davis on Market Street, but few are aware of another man by the same name whose profound impact is still felt in our state.   Dr. George Edward Davis was born in Wilmington in 1862 to Hester and Edward Davis. […]
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Edwin Toone, 81, recently passed away after a battle with an aggressive cancer. He was founding member and constant supporter of the Good Shepherd Center. (Port City Daily photo | Courtesy Good Shepherd Center)

In Memory of a Founder: Ed Toone, Good Shepherd Center founder and member

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A lot of people take credit for Good Shepherd. Rightfully so. It has taken, and continues to take, a community to keep all the pieces moving. But with every great organization, there’s a founder. Someone who had an idea and planted the seed. The rest of us come along to water that seed and watch […]

This Week in History: January 15-19, 1973

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This Week in History: January 15-19, 1973: The No. 1 song is “You’re So Vain” by Carly Simon. The No. 1 movie is “Jeremiah Johnson” starring Robert Redford. SUNNY 103.7 disc jockey Sheila Brothers was born and actor/director Coleman Francis died. Quote: “People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, […]
The Cape Fear Museum will be relocated to Downtown Wilmington as a part of New Hanover County's Project Grace (Port City Daily photo/FILE)

Cape Fear Museum awarded Landfall Foundation grant

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WILMINGTON – Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $4,457 grant from the Landfall Foundation. Funds were used to host the Bright Star Touring Theatre Company’s production of “Let Freedom Ring: Music and Poetry of Black History.” This production takes audience members on a journey through African American history and culture. It follows the journey […]

This Week in History: December 25-29, 1985

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This Week in History: December 25-29, 1985: The No. 1 song is: “Say You, Say Me” by Lionel Richie. The No. 1 movie is: “The Color Purple” Starring Oprah Winfrey. Singer/pianist Alexa Ray Joel (Billy Joel’s daughter) was born and orchestra leader George Rhodes died. Quote: “You’re not gonna believe how out of hand it’s […]

This Week in History: December 4-8, 1987

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This Week in History: December 4-8, 1987: The No. 1 song is “Heaven is a Place on Earth” by Belinda Carlisle. The No. 1 movie is “Three Men and a Baby” starring Tom Selleck and Ted Danson. Singer Aaron Carter was born and Richard Taylor (of The Manhattans) died. Quote: “Nobody puts ‘Baby’ in a corner” said Patrick Swayze […]

Local Governments Proclaim Hospice and Palliative Care Month

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WILMINGTON – Lower Cape Fear Hospice recently requested area governments to officially proclaim November as National Hospice and Palliative Care Month. Throughout the month, the cities of Jacksonville, Whiteville and Wilmington, along with Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties, will be presenting proclamations to the local nonprofit during regular government meetings. “Although November is nationally […]
Proclaim Interactive, an award-winning digital marketing agency, recently earned two international Communicator Awards for website design excellence. Pictured, from left, are Mitch Thompson, creative director; Spence Hackney, president; and Roger Young, web developer and videographer.

Marketing agency Proclaim Interactive wins international honor

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Proclaim Interactive, a digital marketing company, was recently selected out of more than 6,000 entries to earn two Communicator Awards. Proclaim was awarded a Platinum Award of Distinction for designing the website for McIntyre Manufacturing Group (mcintyremfg.com). In addition, the agency also earned a Gold Award of Excellence for its own site at www.proclaiminteractive.com. “One […]
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Cape Fear Museum welcomes new manager of collections and exhibits

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WILMINGTON – Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is pleased to welcome Kate Baillon as its manager of collections and exhibits. Baillon, who relocated to Wilmington from Charlotte, N.C., has more than 15 years of experience in strategic planning, community engagement and creative design. She earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing management and business […]

This Week in History: November 6-10, 1999

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This Week in History: November 6-10, 1999: The No. 1 song is “Smooth” by Santana feat. Rob Thomas The No. 1 movie is “Toy Story 2” starring Tom Hanks and Tim Allen. Actress Karol Sevilla was born. Quote: “I see dead people” said Haley Joel Osment in “The Sixth Sense” ~ Information Compiled by Mike Hack […]