This weekend: 155th Commemoration of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher

This weekend, Fort Fisher will mark the 155th Commemoration of the Second Battle of Fort Fisher. The event will feature a tactical demonstration.

Heading to Wilmington’s MLK Parade? Here’s some helpful information

Wilmington to host MLK Fun Day

‘Turtleman’ spotted at busy intersection in Wilmington

Food Network host Tyler Florence to challenge local food trucks at GLOW event

UNCW women’s basketball team to host Pink Day for Kay Yow Cancer Fund

  Davis Community seeks rezoning, special use permit to expand campus

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Floating barge proposed for Carolina Beach fails to get enough votes

  Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores 1898 Massacre in ‘Wilmington’s Lie’

‘Essence’ Editor-in-Chief Emerita to speak at UNCW’s Martin Luther King Jr. celebration

Rally planned for Ebonee Spears on anniversary of disappearance

  A must-see show: Put on ‘A Little More Mascara’ and go see ‘La Cage aux Folles’

Crews to repave portion of Castle St. this week

Basketball courts at Portia Mills Hines Park get facelift

Crews with the City of Wilmington recently repaved and repainted the basketball courts at Portia Mills Hines Park.

  Historian to speak at first Potluck for Peace of 2020

The YWCA Lower Cape Fear’s first Potluck for Peace event of the year is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 16, at the MLK Center in Wilmington.

  New Hanover Co. K-9 Unit holds fundraiser for Nationals

Hours spent training with our four-legged friends will be put to the test in September during the U.S. Police Canine Association National Field Trials.

Yard sales January 11

Yard sales and an estate sale in New Hanover and Brunswick counties

  Mom asks for birthday cards, Wilmington community delivers

SQUAT CHALLENGE: News anchor, personal trainer pair up to take on YMCA

  Red Cross offers chance to win Super Bowl tickets in exchange for blood

  Port City Rip the Runway to raise money for scholarship that honors the life of a longtime educator

  N.C. Zoo welcomes baby southern white rhino

Wilmington firefighters to train at The Glen complex today

COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Food Bank of CENC in Wilmington

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina in Wilmington helps feeds 65,000 individuals in New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick and Columbus counties

  Luxury in Leland: Town getting new, upscale apartment complex

New luxury apartments, called Waterleaf at Leland, are coming to the booming Brunswick County town.

  YWCA expands three programs into Pender County

The organization will bring What’s Wrong with Different?, Reach Girls Empowerment Program and the Grandparent Support Network to the county.

  Monitor your energy use and save money with new Duke Energy smart meters

Duke Energy has begun installing smart meters in homes and businesses in the Cape Fear.

Amanda Knox, acquitted in roommate’s murder in Italy, coming to Wilmington

Amanda Knox, who served four years for the murder of her roommate Meredith Kercher will be the keynote speaker at the LINC’s 2020 Milestones Dinner at Hotel Ballast Feb. 3.

  Breweries booming in Brunswick County

Makai Brewing Company has added three new fermenters, to keep up with the growing demand for craft beer in Brunswick county.

  Floating Lantern Ceremony provides community with opportunity to remember and reflect

The Floating Lantern Ceremony is in its fifth year at Cameron Art Museum

  County, city leaders to work together to 'reboot’ public transportation

Leaders with the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County announced Tuesday a collaboration to improve public transportation in the area.

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants memoirs by noted author for students

Ashley Keegan is asking for copies of Gary Paulsen’s Woodsong memoirs on the Donors Choose site, an online charity that helps teachers get funding for school projects.

Shallotte police warn of possible ‘scam’

The Shallotte Police Department is asking for the public’s help as it investigates what it says may be a scam.

  Let your creative side flourish at Art & The Bloom

Art & The Bloom is an exhibition of floral designers who create beautiful arrangements to interpret a piece of art

Transportation center/transfer station dedication set for Jan. 17

A dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting will be held for the Wilmington Multimodal Transportation Center/Downtown Transfer Station on Friday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m.

Yard sales January 4

Yard sales January 4, 2020 in Pender and Brunswick counties.

  Big Buddy program looks for help to keep the program running

The Cape Fear Volunteer Center is looking for options to continue running a program that's helped thousands of children over the last 70 years.

  Hundreds pay respects to Judge Ola Lewis

Judge Ola Lewis lay in repose in the rotunda of the Brunswick County Courthouse on Friday.

Maj. Gen. Joseph McNeil Commemorative Way signs now up on 3rd St.

Maj. Gen. Joseph McNeil Commemorative Way is dedicated from Market St. to Davis St. on 3rd St.

  Wrightsville Plunge tops fundraising goal at 5th annual event

Hundreds took a quick dip in the Atlantic on New Year's Day 2020.

  100 years after Prohibition, alcohol’s economic impact continues to grow

A hundred years after America’s Prohibition era began, Wilmington’s alcohol sales and cultural impact is paving the way for an optimistic future of economic growth.

Ring in 2020 blueberry style

Get ready for the return of the Blueberry Drop in historic downtown Burgaw, after hundreds of people turned out for the inaugural event at the end of 2018.

Four area communities receive grants to improve public waterfront access

Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Oak Island and Varnamtown were among the eight communities awarded a total of $1 million in grants.

  Neighbors ask questions about proposed apartment complex on Market St.

Plans for the project call for four buildings with each consisting of 24 apartment units.

Nir Family YMCA celebrates one-year anniversary with open house

The Nir Family YMCA held an open house, welcoming both members and non-members alike to mark the one year anniversary since the facility opened it’s doors.

YWCA Lower Cape Fear expands programs into Pender County

The YWCA Lower Cape Fear is teaming up with Trailblazers to expand three programs into Pender County.

Are you my owner? N.C. Cafe hopes to find owner of lost puppy cuddle

The Tama Cafe in Wilmington is hoping to find the owner of a lost puppy that was left behind at the cafe.

  Community Spotlight: Highlighting area non-profits

Each month, we will feature a local non-profit organization that doesn’t always get much of the spotlight and tell you how they are making a difference in our community.

Avoid extra fees with these trash and recycling tips

'Tis the season for extra trash — here are some tips to avoid paying excess trash fees.

Wilmington FD celebrates Christmas together

While most Americans spent Christmas off the clock, first responders across the country worked as though it was any other Wednesday. But for the Wilmington Fire Department, Christmas was anything but.

  Cape Fear Volunteer Center delivers 1,200 meals to low-income residents

Over 200 volunteers joined with the Cape Fear Volunteer Center to help deliver 1,200 meals to low income families and the elderly from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

  Wilmington church invites families to take photos under fake snow

The Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church welcomed families to take photos on a display in the church’s pumpkin patch while a snow machine created a winter wonderland overhead.

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher still needs $11,000 to take students to arts festival in Scotland

Julia Heckathorn, the theatre and dance teacher at Whiteville High School wants to take her students to Scotland. They’ve been selected to perform at the world’s largest arts festival in Edinburgh.

New Hanover Co. Sheriff’s Office, Leland Fire/Rescue respond to Christmas video challenge

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and Leland Fire/Rescue recently responded to a Christmas video challenge from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office.

  More than 300 blankets given out thanks to 6-year-old’s efforts

According to a post on the Grandma’s Lap Facebook page, the community donated 336 blankets.

  Developer of controversial Porters Neck project submits plans with reduced number of units

Logan Developers, Inc. has submitted a request to rezone approximately 52 acres of land from R-15 and R-20 Residential Districts to a Conditional Residential Multi-Family Low Density District so it can build The Oaks at Murray Farm.

  Saint Nicholas Christmas Foundation gives over 230 presents to seniors

Seniors at Cedar Cove Assisted Living were treated to a special Christmas experience after the Saint Nicholas Christmas Foundation handed out over 230 presents to residents.

  Welcome Home Angel remodels home for teen born on Christmas Eve

“Just knowing that this really, really makes a difference in somebody’s life, makes all the difference in the world in how excited I was to do this project,” said Anchored Home interior designer Palma Minnich.

Yard sales December 21

Yard sales in New Hanover County and tips for planning a yard sale

  A look inside the collection as Cape Fear Museum celebrates sweater weather

A look at the unique sweaters in the collection of the Cape Fear Museum in New Hanover County

  Wilmington Police Department hosts 29th annual ‘Santa Cop’ event

Christmas came a little early for 67 students at Wilmington’s 29th annual ‘Santa Cop’ Event.

Santa to make splash at Fort Fisher aquarium

St. Nick will be swimming with the aquarium’s sharks, rays and other aquatic life twice a day Dec. 21-24.

  DRONE VIDEO: Workers replace decking on the Kure Beach Pier

The video shows workers replacing the decking on the Kure Beach Pier.

  Famous Wilmington dog raises money to help other animals

Reuben the Bulldog is selling calendars to help animals at the Humane Society

  Police act on hateful letter sent to church to ensure community safety

St. Andrew's AME Zion Church received a three-page letter Sunday full of hateful language directed at the African American community, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

  Wilmington woman wins car in WRAAP fundraising raffle

Sandra Lewis claimed her new 2019 Mitsubishi Mirage at D&E Mitsubishi in Wilmington.

  Over 900 bikes donated for Weller’s Wheels

Hundreds of children will wake Christmas morning to brand new bikes, thanks to generous donations to WECT’s Weller’s Wheels drive.As of Monday evening, over 900 bikes had been counted and there are still some that need to be picked up at drop off locations.

  Organization reaches out to families in FEMA trailers this holiday

Hurricane Florence hit the coast of North Carolina hard in 2018, destroying homes and displacing families. Now, more than a year later, there are still about 400 familieas across the state who are still living in FEMA trailers.

Operation Warmth: Firefighters provide warmth for children with coat donations

Firefighters protect us from the heat of fires, but they are also working to help keep children warm this winter. The New Hanover County Professional Firefighter's Association donated 120 new coats to Anderson Elementary Tuesday.

  Saint Nicholas Christmas Foundation born from founder’s birth date

The Saint Nicholas Christmas Foundation provides Christmas gifts to seniors and children during the Christmas season.

  Ainsley’s Angels holds final 2019 run in Wilmington

Ainsley’s Angels works to give athletes with disabilities experiences that are outside their regular routine of checkups and appointments.

  1,500 trees planted at county landfill

For every 25 pounds of trash picked up by the Plastic Ocean Project, a tree was planted at the New Hanover County landfill.

Yard sales December 14

Yard sales for December 14, 2019

  “Little Love Box” shares letters of hope

The Little Love Box is the latest effort to spread cheer and positive energy throughout Wilmington.

  Hospital employees load up ambulances with toys

Not only do employees at New Hanover Regional Medical Center take care of families when they aren't feeling well, they are also taking care of those who are struggling during the holiday season.

Calling all polar plungers: 2020 Wrightsville Plunge registration open now

The 5th annual Wrightsville Plunge, hosted by Communities in Schools, is set for January 1, New Year’s Day. The festivities for the “Plungin’ for a Purpose” begin at 11 a.m. with the plunge taking place at noon.

  The Salvation Army now accepting donations through Apple Pay, Google Pay

The new initiative makes donating to The Salvation Army easy.

  New training center for Wilmington police and fire aims to train for the future

The Wilmington Police Department gave the public a special look at its new training center Thursday.

  One Love Tennis luncheon raises thousands for training and education

The annual One Love Tennis luncheon was held Thursday at the Holiday Inn Sunpsree at Wrightsville Beach. The event raises money to fund training and educational programs for children interested in learning how to play tennis.

  Free trees: homeowners can pick up trees to replace ones lost to Hurricane Florence

Hundreds of trees will be given to homeowners on Sat., Dec. 14

What is that walnut sized mass on my Christmas tree?

Officials in Erie County, Ohio are turning to social media to inform people about a potential egg mass on Christmas trees.