A tale of two states: NC musicians flock to SC for gigs while NC bars, restaurants continue to struggle

A southeastern NC band turns to South Carolina to book gigs while their usual spots in Ocean Isle Beach and Carolina Beach struggle under the Governor's orders.

  MLK Jr. quotes hang on banners around downtown Wilmington in lieu of annual parade

  Comedian Cliff Cash is more than ‘Half Way There’

  Young actress from Southeastern North Carolina stars in new Disney Channel series

Family of woman who died from COVID-19 shares heartbreaking seven-day journey

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher seeks crayons and colored pencils with ‘Color Me Happy’ project

  Putting passion to paper: Columbus County 7th graders write, publish a novel

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  Health clinic provides services at little to no-cost to post-9/11 veterans and military families

Starz series “Hightown” is looking for extras for season two

  $5,000 reward is being offered to locate missing teen

  Escape to a winter wonderland with ‘Our State’

  Art and The Bloom event will add color to your world

  Wilmington company offers free courses to help minority-owned small businesses excel

  Elementary teacher needs donations for wiggle wobble chairs

Help Mrs. Lynch give her students 10 Wiggle Wobble Chair Feet sets and two Wiggle Feet!

NHC Sheriff’s Office requests the public’s help to locate missing man

Maurice Kendall Wright was last seen at 1707 Stones Edge Loop in New Hanover County

  Living with Water: New project to address flooding issues at the Battleship North Carolina

The Battleship experiences alarmingly common sunny day flooding which impacts access to the ship.

Cape Fear REALTORS® exceeds fund raising goal for Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

Cape Fear REALTORS® not only met its fund raising goal, but doubled it

  Wilmington 10 member to be laid to rest Saturday

Get your creative juices flowing with new classes at the Cameron Art Museum

Christmas at the Boys and Girls Home of NC during a pandemic

Bitty & Beau’s announces 5th franchise at another North Carolina location

Commissioners vote to reinstate inmate roadside cleanup program

  Nest Realty hosts FREE Christmas Shop at Mayfaire

  Woman faces eviction despite qualifying for statewide program to help pay rent

Courtney McCormick worked as a professional server for 17 years but the pandemic hit the restaurant industry hard and she lost her job.

Wilmington man runs ultra-marathon backwards to support local youth

McCullen wanted to do something that would inspire innovation and success through an active and healthy lifestyle

  Thalian Association Community Theatre receives unclaimed property check from NC Treasurer Folwell

The Thalian Association Community Theatre now has an extra $3,000 to continue its’ programs after North Carolina State Treasurer Dale Folwell presented a check for unclaimed assets to the organization’s Executive Director Susan Habas.

  Garden Club members deliver goodies to healthcare workers

Members of the Loblolly Garden Club delivered food and other goodies to workers at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

  Blood drive to be held in memory of the late Judge Gilbert Burnett, free antibodies tests offered

The American Red Cross is partnering with the Wilmington East Rotary Club to host a special blood drive in honor of the late Judge Gilbert Burnett.

  Parkway of Wilmington awards new car to first responder, hometown hero

Parkway of Wilmington celebrates hometown heroes

  Parents of young woman murdered Halloween night asks community to light a candle in her memory

The parents of Carly Rae Baron who was murdered at a Halloween party are asking the community to light a candle Sunday, Dec. 13.

  Otters settle in swimmingly inside new habitat at North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher

A new family of otters settled in at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher

  DA Ben David tests positive for COVID-19 following meeting with Charlotte group

District Attorney Ben David has tested positive for COVID-19 following a meeting last week with a group from Charlotte here on a "site visit."

  HAPPENING TODAY: Special blood drive for young Wilmington girl with rare cancer

A Wilmington family hopes to raise awareness and blood donations with a special blood drive.

  Owner of Paul’s Place Famous Hot Dogs dies

Owner of Paul’s Place Famous Hot Dogs dies

  Community Classroom: Teacher needs storage cabinets for classroom

Music teacher at C.F. Pope Elementary School needs storage cabinets for classroom

  Hope for the holidays: Christmas shops in the Cape Fear plan for a boost in sales

For most Christmas-themed stores, this is their busiest time of the year, but many hope it can make up for all that was lost in the spring.

  Carolina Beach hosts a variety of COVID safe holiday programs and events

COVID-19 has canceled the town's annual holiday traditions, but they got creative to offer new, safe events to get residents in the Christmas spirit.

  Holiday Flea at BAC is back

The Holiday Flea at BAC kicked off Dec. 4 and runs through Sun., Dec. 6

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher needs change for vending machine

Allison Gale, a teacher at Leland Middle School, is asking for donations through Donors Choose to purchase a vending machine for books

Support local artisans and shop small at holiday markets

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic having doomed many events in 2020, the spirit of the holidays is still alive and flourishing in the form of local holiday markets.

Regional task force continues work on justice initiatives

At its fourth meeting, the task force, that formed in the summer to address racial and social injustice in the Pender region, met to develop a mission statement

Young boy receives help from his hometown heroes

The Wallace P.D. and Wallace F.D. came together to raise money for a young boy recently diagnosed with epilepsy.

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher needs new chairs for reading space

Teacher needs new chairs for reading space

  Fill up ‘Big-Hearted Bins’ for seniors, shelter pets this holiday season

Pick up a few items the next time you shop to help the elderly in our community

  Brunswick County small business owners giveaway 500 Thanksgiving dinners during their own time of need

Chris and Amanda Dabideen, the owners of The Kitchen Man in Winnabow, used their own money to buy 500 Thanksgiving meals for those in need.

‘Suicide Bridge’ survivor says simply asking someone if they’re okay could save a life

‘Suicide Bridge’ survivor says simply asking someone if they’re okay could save a life

  Hand sanitizing stations placed throughout downtown Wilmington

There will be 50 found in front of businesses throughout the downtown area.

  ‘It was instant regret’: Golden Gate Bridge suicide survivor to share story in virtual event in Wilmington

Kevin Hines, Golden Gate Bridge suicide survivor to share story in virtual event in Wilmington

Volunteers needed to make turkeys for Thanksgiving

The Cape Fear Volunteer Center is asking for 20 people to make 20 turkeys to be distributed on Thanksgiving.

COVID-19 forced cancelation of annual Polish Festival but pierogis and more will be sold during drive thru event

While the polka music was silenced this year, fans of Polish food can still get a taste of some of their favorite dishes

  Honor Flight is back in the area to thank veterans in a special way

The inaugural flight will include 75 veterans, 75 guardians, a medical team and volunteer staff and is scheduled for April 24, 2021.

  Wave Transit announces new executive director

The Cape Fear Public Transportation Board of Directors selected Marie Parker as Wave Transit’s next executive director;

  The City of Wilmington files appeal over short-term rental ordinance

The City of Wilmington filed notice of appeal with the North Carolina Court of Appeals in the lawsuit that challenged the short-term lodging ordinance.

  Veterans Day events still on the books in the face of the pandemic

Though the parade was cancelled, there are several low-key and virtual events going on to honor Veterans.

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants art supplies for “extra special artists”

Jennifer Love Gironda wants art supplies for her students she calls “extra special artists”

  Hundreds of cards pour in for local Veterans

Hundreds of children and members of the community pitch in to write letters to Veterans in lieu of the annual Veterans Day Parade.

15th Annual Run for the Warriors 5k and half-marathon go virtual this year

The race is usually held in Jacksonville, but since it's virtual, anyone from anywhere can participate and support post-9/11 vets.

  The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is everywhere this year

Instead of one big event, the Walk to End Alzheimer’s is everywhere this year

  COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT: Brandon’s Battle, a non-profit group that helps families of children with cancer

Brandon’s Battle is a non-profit group that helps families of children with cancer

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher seeks subscription to national book club for students

Teacher seeks subscription to national book club for students

Tree planting event works to replace trees lost in storms, add to Wilmington’s Tree Initiative

The Alliance for Cape Free Trees planted more than 60 trees in downtown Wilmington's southside area Saturday.

  Wilmington’s annual Greek Festival is a drive-thru event this year

There is a new twist on an annual Wilmington tradition that begins Friday.

  Work continues during pandemic to advocate for neglected and abused children

Guardian ad Litem would like to recruit more volunteers to help children in our community as they navigate the court system due to abuse or neglect.

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Climb-N-Crawl Caterpillar wanted for K-2 students

Martha Cotton, a K-2 teacher at Williams Township in Whiteville, is asking for a Climb-N-Crawl Caterpillar through the Donors Choose website, an online charity that helps teachers get funding for school projects.

UNCW to test warning siren system

The UNCW Alert system will be tested Wednesday, October 21 at noon as part of a routine maintenance schedule determined by the campus environmental health and safety policy.

  Cape Fear Heart Walk goes virtual this weekend

Cape Fear Heart Walk goes virtual this weekend

  Cameron Art Museum celebrates 19th Amendment with community art project

The museum marked the Women’s Suffrage Centennial with a banner created with the help of more than 140 artists, quilters, textile artists, students and community members

  Senior input needed to plan a healthier future for NHC

The five-year Master Aging Plan (MAP) is being developed by the Senior Resource Center to help identify resources and determine services needed for older adults now and in the future.

  Art-oberfest returns to support artists hard hit by pandemic

The event is an art walk through the Carolina Place/Ardmore Historic Street Car District neighborhoods

  Volunteers needed: Red Cross demonstrates how easy and safe it is to be a donation center volunteer

The pandemic has caused a need for blood donations and blood donation center volunteers.

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants charging cart for students’ Chromebooks

Kathy Butler, a K-2 teacher at Williams Township in Whiteville, is hoping to purchase a charging cart for her students' Chromebooks.

Charter captain saves sea turtle from certain death, caught in a gill net

On a sunset cruise last week Charter Captain Jeff Williamson found a sea turtle tapped in a section of gill net that had been cut off and left in the water.

Films announced for 2020 Cucalorus Film Festival

Over 90 films are lined-up for the online and drive-in film festival.

Duke Energy hosts virtual career panel for students during Nuclear Science Week

The celebrate Nuclear Science Week from Oct. 19 through Oct. 23, Duke Energy nuclear employees will host virtual career panels for high school students that focus on different nuclear power career.

Pender County food pantries in need of donations

Local businesses partnered to collect donations for food pantries in Burgaw and Hampstead.

YWCA Lower Cape Fear Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day Monday

YWCA Lower Cape Fear wrote and submitted proclamations to the City of Wilmington and New Hanover County to declare Oct. 12 Indigenous Peoples Day.

WPD to host “Drive-Thru Demo Day”

The Wilmington Police Department is hosting a drive-thru demo day.The event will be held Saturday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Port City Community Church at 250 Division Dr.

  2020 Flotilla will happen after all but with significant changes

Wrightsville Beach releases plans for this year's Flotilla with COVID-19 restrictions

  NHCS publishes new bus routes, rules as kids prepare to return to class

NHCS has implemented changes and new requirements for bus transportation. Students will need to wear masks, have temperature checks at home, and sit one per seat on the bus to and from school.

  End of an era: Azalea Belles no longer a part of the Azalea Festival

Azalea Belles no longer a part of the Azalea Festival

Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational goes virtual

The 18th annual Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational will go virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic