Museums

Cameron Art Museum to require visitors prove vaccination or negative Covid test

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WILMINGTON  — A local museum is one of the first in the county to require visitors prove they’re vaccinated or show a clean bill of health against the Covid-19 virus in order to enter. Effective Sept. 7, Cameron Art Museum will mandate its visitors, 12 years and older, to provide either a vaccination card that […]

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 […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 13 events in the Cape Fear this weekend

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Holla for the weekend — and a long one at that! It’s time once again to raise your glasses, bottles and cans to Li’l Friday. Li’l Friday isn’t for the fun police or naysayers — this little roundup is for folks to leave behind the negativity, let loose, have a little fun, and enjoy […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 11 events happening in the Cape Fear this weekend

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Pop open your calendar and prepare to run down a weekend of fun. It’s Li’l Friday (local speak for Thursday)! A lot is taking place to keep you happily occupied over the next four days. Thursday will kick off with a learning opportunity about the Waccamaw Siouan’s Healing Garden. Live music from Stray […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 14 events taking place in the Cape Fear this weekend

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Blue skies, sunshine, 80 degrees. We’re in the throes of springtime bliss in coastal North Carolina. Add to it Gov. Cooper’s latest executive order, dropping outdoor mask mandates for vaccinated people, and getting out and about to enjoy all the season offers seems more welcoming than ever. It’s Li’l Friday, and you know […]

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

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WILMINGTON — What’s the song? “Everybody’s working for the weekend”?  Truer words have never been sung.  RELATED: Brewer’s choice: 7 easy-drinking ‘spring sippers’ in Wilmington Around these parts, Li’l Friday (local speak for Thursday) is when we take a look at the upcoming Thursday-through-Sunday calendar to fit in extra doses of fun as the weekend descends […]

Li’l Friday Roundup: 7 weekend events in the Cape Fear region

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — And we’re approaching the end of another week — one that is bringing full-on springtime vibes, with warm temps and sunny skies. If you’re looking to do more than head to the beach and catch the rays, you’ve landed in the right place. The 74th annual Azalea Festival has returned in some form this […]

SBA offers $16.25b in Shuttered Venues Operator Grants, set to open in April

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With $16.25 billion on the line to help concert and theater venues, movie theaters and nonprofit museums get out of the Covid-19 hole, the U.S. Small Business Administration has officially announced its online portal will open April 8 to accept applications for its Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG). RELATED: SBA to open Shuttered Venues Operators […]

Bellamy Mansion receives grant to help prepare against future disasters

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WILMINGTON — It’s been a hard-hitting two years in Wilmington for local tourist attractions and museums, such as the Bellamy Mansion. Before the pandemic shuttered most spaces in 2020, Hurricane Florence hit in 2018. For Bellamy, it equated vast damage and loss in revenue from closing for one week. With the help of the Emergency Supplemental […]

SBA to open Shuttered Venues Operators grant any day, funnels $15 billion into arts sector [Free]

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SOUTHEASTERN NC — Back in December, Congress passed the second largest federal package (right behind spring’s CARES Act) in its Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021. Of the $2.3 trillion, $15 billion will go to the Save Our Stages Act — now referred to as the “Shuttered Venues Operators” (SVO) grant program — to help arts organizations and businesses […]