Jazz up your weekend with a music festival at UNCW

Jazz lovers can see a Grammy award winning artist during a music festival this weekend.

  First Act: ‘The Revolutionists’ follows the stories of four women during the French Revolution

  Cheers! It’s Cape Fear Craft Beer Week

  FREE SMOKE ALARMS: WECT to host Fire Safety Day with the American Red Cross

  Food drive perfect way to remember Alex Newsome

  People with disabilities looking to Carolina Beach for vacation options

  Group hits the beach to keep trash out of our ocean

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Celebrating downtown Wilmington’s growth and transformation six months after Hurricane Florence

Yard sales March 23

Volunteers work to restore Airlie Gardens’ ‘Mystery Grave’

  Webb Simpson: Pro golfer talks faith, family and love for the coast (“1on1 with Jon Evans” podcast)

Wilmington woman gets citation for her 13-year-old fence

  Turning commitment into action: 15th annual National Missing Persons Conference

  Pizza Putt event benefits Children’s Museum of Wilmington

A fundraiser benefiting the Children’s Museum of Wilmington allows adults to have some fun for a good cause.

  Wilmington firefighters recognized for heroic effort during Hurricane Florence

The Sons of the American Revolution recognized Wilmington firefighters at Station 2 Thursday for their “heroic efforts to rescue a family of three when they were crushed by a tree that had fallen through their residence during Hurricane Florence.”

  Brunswick County Schools helps girls prepare for their big night with the annual Prom Closet

South Brunswick High School hosts its annual Prom Closet Thursday to help ease the burden of a hefty price tag for students.

  Wilmington bulldog named Cadbury’s newest bunny

Wilmington’s own Henri the English bulldog has been named the new Cadbury bunny.

  NC House approves bill to adopt the North Carolina Azalea Festival the state’s official azalea festival

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Old Dock teacher needs charging station for Chromebooks

  Wilmington native named 2019 Azalea Festival Queen

  Celebrate the art of dance at upcoming festival

  Surf City pier repairs set to be done by end of the month

  Explore, experience, and innovate STEM in ILM

  Local artists featured at the Aquarium at Fort Fisher

Three local artists are being featured at the Aquarium at Fort Fisher’s Spadefish Gallery. All three put their spin on showcasing their views on aquatic life and our coastline.

  Get ideas for your home and garden at the Coastal Living Show

The Wilmington Woman’s Club is sponsoring the 40th annual Coastal Living Show on Saturday, March 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Wilmington Convention Center.

  River Road culvert replacement among Hurricane Florence recovery projects

The Wilmington City Council received an update on multiple Hurricane Florence recovery projects, including on that will lead to a long closure of a section of River Road.

  City to look at alternates on North Waterfront Park project

City staff is awaiting permits so it can put Wilmington’s North Waterfront Park project out for bid.

Wilmington looks to add to its historic brick supply

With the number of bricks historic to Wilmington quickly dwindling, the city’s staff is looking to bulk up its brick supply.

  Operation Medicine Drop: Properly disposing your medicine and keeping your kids safe

An event called Operation Medicine Drop gives the community an opportunity to get rid of expired and unused medicines to keep children safe and help the opioid crisis.

Yard sales March 16

Yard sales for March 16, 2019

  Scouts show off skills at weekend event

Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Venture Scouts will show off some of what they’ve learned at an event this weekend.

  Whiteville museum offers hands-on, interactive learning experiences to get students out of classroom

A few years ago, a museum in downtown Whiteville was facing the possibility of being closed but it survived the legislative chopping block after its mission was changed.

  Jail overcrowding has plagued Pender County for years. A land transfer could be part of a solution.

Pender County leaders on Monday are expected to consider taking the first step towards solving a persistent problem in the county jail: overcrowding.

  Bald Head Woods Reserve partially reopens after Florence

Bald Head Woods Reserve, located on Bald Head Island, is now partially open to visitors six months after Hurricane Florence swept through the region.

  What you need to know about this weekend’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Irish eyes will smile on Saturday as the 20th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade winds down the streets of Wilmington.

Sheriff’s office substation coming to Atkinson

Atkinson Mayor Ken Smith made the announcement in a Facebook post Monday.

  Women in New Hanover County making an impact by giving thousands of dollars to local non-profits

The New Hanover County philanthropy organization plans to make five grants totaling over $50,000. The first step of the grant application process is due Friday, March 15.

  Carolina Beach opens new 1.2-mile section of Island Greenway

Pedestrians and bicyclists have a new path to explore in Carolina Beach.

  Familiar face to Tar Heels fans will show off his skills when Harlem Globetrotters visit Wilmington

Orlando “El Gato” Melendez appeared in Final Fours in 1998 and 2000 with UNC Chapel Hill.

  Bon Appetit to close after two decades in Wilmington

A popular Port City breakfast and lunch staple will close its doors Friday after 22 years in business.

  More opportunities for seniors to socialize and exercise at new resource center in Castle Hayne

New Hanover County now offers a satellite senior resource site for residents in the northern part of the county.

  Community Classroom: Teacher wants refrigerator for students to learn from Food Friday

Regina Roberson, an exceptional children’s teacher at Rose Hill-Magnolia Elementary School, said she believes if her students can follow a recipe, it will train them to become independent adults.

  Wilmington brewery event supporting MS Society

For every pint sold, $1 will be donated to the MS Society, specifically the Shupe Troop for Walk MS.

  Police and firefighters face off on the ice for annual fundraiser

The annual Guns and Hoses Charity Ice Hockey Game is scheduled for March 31 at the Wilmington Ice House.

  Put on your favorite pink outfit for the Pink Ribbon Project Luncheon

The event supports NHRMC Foundation’s efforts to provide free mammograms and diagnostic services to underserved women

Port City dog among semifinalists to be next Cadbury ‘Bunny’

Henri the English Bulldog, from Wilmington, is a semi-finalist in the running to become the next Cadbury “Bunny."

  How to stay one step ahead spring allergy season

The months of February and March is not only the time when tree pollination is in full swing, but allergy season as well.

  Win a luxury handbag or get a great deal on a designer purse at Power of the Purse event

Win a luxury handbag or score a great deal on a designer purse at an event that helps make sure teenagers have access to the healthcare they need.

Yard sales for March 9

Yard sales March 9, 2019

  Pender Co. gives away tree seedlings to help rebuild vegetation after Florence

Hurricane Florence took out a lot of trees in southeastern North Carolina, and Pender County offered residents a chance to restore them Friday.

  The tale of becoming a real-life mermaid

The world-famous Weeki Wachee mermaids have returned to the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher for one final weekend.

  From bar town to family friendly: Carolina Beach rebranding underway

Carolina Beach is known for being a bar town and they are working to get away from that brand to now be known as a family friendly community.

  Help children in our community by volunteering with Guardian ad Litem

Guardian ad Litem (GAL) hopes to recruit volunteers at an upcoming open house.

Know where the traffic hot spots will be for the Wrightsville Beach Marathon

Pack your patience if you’re trying to get around Wilmington this weekend. Drivers can expect delays as runners fill the streets for the annual New Hanover Regional Medical Center- Wrightsville Beach Half & Full Marathon.

‘At first I thought I only won $100’: Wilmington woman lands $100K lottery prize

A Wilmington woman won a $100,000 lottery prize after buying a Big Money Playbook on Tuesday.

  Eat cake for breakfast event to raise awareness of MSA

Eat cake for breakfast fundraising event to raise awareness of multiple system atrophy

  Riverfront Farmers Market moving to Dock Street; March 23 is opening day

Coast Guard work on the Riverfront Park bulkhead required the market to move Dock Street on the block between Front and Second streets.

  Sample beer and wine at weekend festival

Wind down from the work week with an afternoon of craft beer and wine this weekend.

  Woman gets new HVAC unit while battling cancer

A single mother helps her parents with their home renovations while she battles breast cancer so ARS/Recuse Rooter is donating an HVAC unit to help with the financial burden.

NC House moving forward on video telecasts of sessions after 115-1 vote

The public would be able to see sessions of North Carolina House of Representatives under a bill filed Wednesday by Rep. Brenden Jones (R-Columbus) and two other legislators.

  Statewide tornado drills focus on keeping children safe

The start of severe weather season is on our doorstep and this week the National Weather Service and the North Carolina Department of Public Safety are teaming up to bring this severe weather safety campaign to all of North Carolina’s residents.

  Tour North Carolina’s oldest standing lighthouse

An island bounces back after Hurricane Florence, invites visitors to take tours

  UNCW students help fellow student who lost everything in a house fire

UNCW student's family home destroyed by fire. UNCW students organizing a fundraiser to help out.

  Support local at Southport-Oak Island Consumer Showcase

The event can help bring more business to the area as the G.V. Barbee is still closed.

  Former council member proposes job training center for old WAVE Transit facility

Former Wilmington City Councilman Ronald Sparks would like to see a job training center go in the old WAVE Transit facility. He's opposed to the current proposal on the table to turn the facility in a brewing company that hires gang members.

  HGTV’s ‘Beachfront Bargain Hunt’ to film in Sunset Beach

HGTV’s series “Beachfront Bargain Hunt” is expected to film in Sunset Beach this weekend, according to Town Administrator Hiram J. Marziano II.

  Community Classroom: Teacher wants students to have their own copies of books like ‘Alice in Wonderland’

A teacher at Wilmington Prep Academy would like each of her students to have a copy of the classic books like "Alice in Wonderland."

  Celebrate Fat Tuesday in the Cape Fear with traditional Mardi Gras foods

Bourbon Street in downtown Wilmington shows WECT how to make King Cake and beignets for your Fat Tuesday celebrations.

  Support artists in our state at the Made in NC craft fair

Head to the Brooklyn Arts Center for an event that shows off crafts made in North Carolina.

  Fractured fairy tale ‘Into the Woods’ on stage in Wilmington

The show, performed March 1-10 at the 2nd Street Stage at the Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center, features some of the most beloved fairy tale characters.

Woman reported missing found safe Monday

A 75-year-old woman reported missing Monday has been located and is safe, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

Report: Carolina Beach among most affordable beaches, Wrightsville Beach among most expensive

Carolina Beach was ranked as one of the most affordable beaches in the country while Wrightsville Beach was listed as one of the most expensive in HomeToGo’s annual Beach Price Index.

  Living with Coyotes: minimizing the risk of encountering coyotes during mating season

Kure Beach leaders are hosting an educational session about coyotes and how to live with them on Monday, March 4 at 6 p.m.

Yard sales March 2

Yard sales for March 2, 2019

  Mermaids swim their way to Fort Fisher aquarium

Since 1947, the Weeki Wachee mermaid show has drawn in guests from all around the world. Nowadays, the traveling mermaid show stops by aquariums all across the country entertaining and educating all that come to seem them perform.

  ‘Always...Patsy Cline’ tells the story of the singer’s unexpected friendship with a fan

The show is on stage at Thalian Hall through March 10, starring Annie Tracy

Cast your vote for WDI charity partners in Downtown Concert Series

When music fans attend performances during the Downtown Concert Series this year, they will not only get to enjoy the shows but also help support local charities.

Cape Fear Group Homes and Vocational Services holding art auction

Cape Fear Group Homes & Vocational Services is hosting a silent and live art auction Saturday, March 2, at Dram & Morsel.

  Locals cook up their best barbeque to benefit Step Up For Soldiers

Step Up For Soldiers Backyard BBQ cook off at the Lake at Carolina Beach

  Wrightsville Beach paid parking begins March 1

Paid parking is in effect March 1-Oct. 31 except where otherwise posted, and rates are $3 per hour or $17 per day.

Nick Cannon bringing America’s Teen Mogul competition to Wilmington

Entertainer Nick Cannon and the Nick Cannon Foundation have partnered with Wilmington Brigade Boys and Girls Club to launch a competition aimed at helping area youth explore career opportunities.