Exhibit chronicling NASA-Snoopy connection now open at Cape Fear Museum

A traveling exhibit chronicling the interconnected histories of NASA and the Peanuts characters Charlie Brown and Snoopy is now open to the public at the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science.

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Cracking the code on coding

  Nonprofit organized to stop sale or partnership of NHRMC

  St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church hosts its second annual German Christmas Market this weekend

  A congregation returns home

  UNCW professor given North Carolina’s highest honor award

Yard sales November 16

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  Tips to prevent overeating and that sluggish feeling on Thanksgiving

  Musical comedy at Cucalorus looks at online toxicity and superfandom through the eyes of four online gamers

  Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity to start building energy-efficient, affordable housing development

Donate to Holiday Smiles, Weller’s Wheels through Dec. 14

ROCAME to celebrate 40-year anniversary

  Online tool helps make permit process in New Hanover County as easy as possible

  'The MisEducation of Bindu’ marks a return to Cucalorus for Indian character

A character first introduced in a short film at Cucalorus returns to the festival.

Lidl to officially open in Wilmington in early December

It’s been a long time coming, but Lidl will officially open its first store in Wilmington in early December.

  PinkSocks founder spreads message of empathy, connection and kindness during keynote speech at Cucalorus

Cucalorus keynote speaker, Nick Adkins, is the co-founder of Pinksocks Life, a nonprofit organization focused on promoting human connection around the world by socially supporting other public charities.

  Spotlight on Cucalorus: ‘Black Barbie’ looks at introduction of diverse doll

A film that looks at the creation of the first Black Barbie is part of the Cucalorus festival.

Wilmington church offers free Thanksgiving dinner

  Wilmington non-profit to receive Bank of America’s inaugural Neighborhood Champions grant

  Blocks of AIDS Memorial Quilt coming to Wilmington

  Carolina Beach Town Council holds public meeting for proposed Freeman Park restrictions

Here’s how you can send Christmas boxes for N.C. troops overseas

Zoning request denied for housing development near Creekwood North

  Newly revamped Operation School Bell supplies clothes, materials to local students in need

Operation School Bell is the signature project of the Assistance League of Greater Wilmington that services 22 schools in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender Counties.

  Pender Co. mother’s petition for school bus safety reaches nearly 1,000 signatures

A Pender County mother’s petition for safer school bus routes has gathered almost 1,000 signatures in just two days.

  Donation drive will help animals in need after Hurricane Dorian

Help pets in the Bahamas still struggling after the hurricane

  Oak Island bans vaping on town-owned property

Oak Island Town Council passed a motion Tuesday banning vaping on all town-owned property.

  Kick off Cucalorus with the Visual/Sound/Walls Opening Night Party

This week, Cucalorus celebrates 25 years in Wilmington; it kicks off Wednesday with a show that mixes music, live performance, film and dance

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher hopes to help students start a business

Mrs. Edwards calls her classroom at Whiteville High School “home” for many of her students and strives to provide all she can for them. She says the love her students have for one another is so rich.

  Struggling Navy veteran receives free roof

Navy veteran Hank Weaver received a free roof 14 months after Hurricane Florence severely damaged his home.

  Film and dance come together for annual Dance-a-lorus

Dance-a-lorus became so popular in its first year at Cucalorus, it’s hard to imagine the festival without it

  Rise & Shine: The Inspiration Lab’s conference will bring together working women

The Inspiration Lab is a professional women’s organization that gives other women the tools to find balance and grow in both their personal and professional lives

UNCW collaborates with D.C. Virgo for ‘Super Health Fair’

Public health students at UNCW are teaming up with D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy to host a “Super Health Fair” this weekend.

Firefighters hit the ground with boots in hand to raise money for MDA

Firefighters from New Hanover County Fire Rescue will hit the streets next week as part of its annual Fill the Boot fundraising campaign.

  WWII veterans honored with commemorative book

Twenty-nine World War II veterans were honored in a commemorative book this Veterans Day.

  Preserving history: 32 foot replica of Battleship N.C. built in the 1960s recently found and restored

A 32 foot replica of the Battleship N.C. was found and restored for the 2019 Southeast North Carolina Veterans Day Parade.

Yard sales November 9

Yard sales in New Hanover and Brunswick county for November 9

  Cucalorus celebrates its 25th year in Wilmington

This year, Cucalorus celebrates 25 years of bringing filmmakers together in Wilmington for a festival that includes movies, stage performances and thought-provoking discussions

Honoring Veterans: Southeast North Carolina Veterans Day Parade

The Southeast North Carolina Veterans Day Parade takes place Saturday, at 11 a.m. Nov. 9 in downtown Wilmington.

  Veterans lend a hand to former service member still displaced from Hurricane Florence

After Hurricane Florence hit, triple-amputee veteran Tom McCrae went above and beyond to help other veterans.

  Neon bikes to light up the night in Carolina Beach for a good cause

The Carolina Beach Bar Club organized the Neon Bike Brigade Fundraiser, which is on Nov. 9 at Carolina Beach Lake Park

WPD K-9 recuperating after emergency surgery

According to WPD officials, Maxx had a mass on his intestines removed.

  Event lets you feel fabulous and thrifty at the same time

New items donated by Protocol, Fisherman's Wife and Bevello are for sale, as well as gently used clothing, children's items, household goods, furniture, home decor and other items donated by JLW members and sustainers

  Hundreds compete in Special Olympics Fall Games

More than 400 competitors participated in the New Hanover Special Olympics Fall Games on Wednesday at Legion Stadium.

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants bouncy bands for busybodies

Shiyana Houser, a teacher at Wrightsboro Elementary, wants bouncy bands for her students

  NCDOT tests equipment, prepares for the winter ahead

NCDOT held Winter Weather Prep Day Tuesday in New Hanover County to prepare for the colder months ahead.

  Be a child’s angel this Christmas through the Salvation Army

The Salvation Army plans to help over 2,000 children across the region in the annual Angel Tree program.

  Soundside Park playground opens Monday

A grand opening Monday, Nov. 4, for the playground will take place at 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 4.

  First Act: 'The Exonerated’ tells the stories of wrongly convicted death-row prisoners

The play follows each individual’s story from arrest through release, including life after death row.

  UNCW celebrates cultures from every continent at annual iFest

UNCW’s annual Intercultural Festival is a celebration of world cultures featuring music and dance, food and informational booths representing more than 25 countries

  Coats for the Coatless: Keeping those in need warm

Bring a jacket or coat you don't need to participating Williams Hangers Cleaners in the Wilmington area thru Nov. 9 for the annual Coats for the Coatless drive.

  Record numbers for local dentists Halloween candy buyback program

Bozart Family Dentistry will buy your Halloween candy from you in hopes to prevent cavities or other dental issues caused by sweets.

Yard Sales November 2

Yard sales in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties for November 2, 2019.

  Polka! The Polish Festival returns this year after Florence forced organizers to cancel last year

From pierogi to polka, all things Polish will be celebrated Saturday at the St. Stanislaus Church Polish Festival in Castle Hayne.

  Travel back in time at the NC Fossil Fair at the Cape Fear Museum this weekend

The Fossil Fair is a one-day event happening on Saturday to give the community a chance to learn more about paleontology.

  Tips for a fun and safe Halloween

The Wilmington Fire Department shares some ways to enjoy a Halloween evening, all while keeping safety at the top of mind.

  Communities In Schools of Cape Fear to hold Blue & White Bash to raise money for its mission

Volunteers from Communities In Schools of Cape Fear work to surround students with a community of support

  Healthy Places initiative helps rural communities live healthier lifestyles

Healthy Places NC, an initiative of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Grant, announced Wednesday that they will be working with Robeson, Columbus and Bladen Counties to reach their unique health goals.

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants to take students to Historic Jamestowne, Colonial Williamsburg

Jennifer LaFleur, a fifth-grade teacher at Cape Fear Center for Inquiry wants to take her students to historic Jamestown and Colonial Williamsburg, wants to take her students on a chartered bus and is asking for donations through the Donors Choose website

  Largest coastal outdoor art show in North Carolina returns to Wilmington

New Hanover County Arboretum and the Wilmington Art Association present Art in the Arboretum

  Central College Road Multi-use Trial officially opens

A ribbon cutting for the new 1.3 mile multi-use trail along South College Road was held Tuesday.

ARE YOU READY? Tips for a fun and safe Halloween

By now, you are probably ready to roll for Halloween. Here are some tips to make it a fun and safe night.

  Kiwanis Club hosting 49th annual Pancake Day

The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington will hold its largest fundraiser of the year Saturday, Nov. 2, with its 49th Annual Kiwanis Pancake Day.

Carolina Beach restaurant plans celebration of former employee’s life

Stoked, a restaurant located on Carolina Beach, is planning an event to celebrate the life of former employee, Allie Stinson after she was killed when a car hit her on Middle Sound Loop Road Friday night.

  Nonprofit group, Be The Adult, teaches calm and effective parenting skills

Be The Adult is a nonprofit organization that mentors parents, with the hope that children will grow into their best selves. The group has a fundraiser this weekend.

  UNCW graduate wins Nike shoe design contest

A UNC Wilmington studio art graduate won a contest with Nike, and the shoe she helped create goes on sale later this week.

  Walk to End Alzheimer’s raises awareness, funds for research

Hundreds of participants are expected to take part in the Wilmington Walk to End Alzheimer’s on Nov. 2, in Wrightsville Beach.

  Local NHRMC first responders host Stuff a Truck event in Leland

Local New Hanover Regional Medical Center first responders hosted a “Stuff a Truck” event from noon to 4PM at the Villages Town Center in Leland.

  NAACP hosts Souls to the Polls for early voting on Sunday

The New Hanover County NAACP hosted Souls to the Poles on Sunday to allow voters a chance to cast their ballot for the municipal election season during the weekend.

  UNCW hosts 2019 Cape Fear Heart Walk

About 2,500 people in the Cape Fear Region participated in the 2019 American Heart Association Cape Fear Heart Walk Saturday morning on the UNCW campus.

Yard sales October 26

Yard sales in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties October 26, 2019

  HAPPENING TODAY: Medication take back event features 19 locations in 6 counties

It’s time to clean out your medicine cabinet. New Hanover Regional Medical Center is partnering with regional healthcare, law enforcement and other organizations to host a medication disposal event in six counties.

  Art walk planned for historic Carolina Place/Ardmore neighborhood

The Historic Streetcar District of downtown Wilmington will host the community’s first art walk this weekend

Pender Co. Animal Shelter waiving fees for cat adoptions

The Pender County Animal Shelter is waiving its adoption fees for cats through Sunday, Oct. 27.

  Brunswick Community College works to launch small businesses with incubator

Brunswick Community College's Business and Industry Incubator is designed to help local entrepreneurs jump-start their businesses.

  NC Attorney General, WECT host opioid town hall meeting

North Carolina's attorney general is partnering with WECT to host a town hall meeting on the opioid crisis. The open discussion will take place on Thursday, October 24 in the Wilmington City Council chambers from noon to 1 p.m.

  Community rallies to Take Back the Night and raise awareness to domestic violence

The 30th annual Domestic Violence Shelter march and rally takes place Thursday night in Wilmington.

Sunset Beach officer helps ‘slithery’ friend escape

A resident called police to alert them to a snake in distress at the town’s park.

  HAPPENING TODAY: Drop off your unused medications ahead of Drug Take Back Day

NHRMC is hosting a medication disposal event on Thursday, Oct. 24.

  Wilmington dedicates bridge to memory of basketball legend Meadowlark Lemon

A dedication ceremony to rename to the 3rd Street Bridge after basketball great, Meadowlark Lemon will be held Wednesday, October 23. The naming ceremony, hosted by the City of Wilmington’s Commission on African-American History, will take place at the corner of 3rd and Walnut Streets.

  Globetrotters deliver anti-bullying message at the Community Boys and Girls Club

Harlem Globetrotters Flip White and Hi-Lite Bruton talked with children at the Community Boys and Girls Club about anti-bullying