Events

  Dosher Hospital sees high traffic, record haul of medication at drop-off event

  Touch-A-Truck event returns in a drive thru format

  Summer on ice: Opportunities for children to try ice hockey during camps, free events

  Promenade performances replace Historic Wilmington Foundation’s Azalea Festival Home Tour

  The Art League of Leland to host annual art exhibition and sale

  Non-profit expands reptile rescue and education programs with new mobile unit

Continued Coverage

  Cape Fear Strong Blood Drive honoring first responders and victims of the recent tornado reaches full capacity

  POWER OF THE PURSE: Fundraiser goes virtual to benefit Wilmington Health Access for Teens of Coastal Horizons

  Live stage performances return with Thalian Youth Theatre’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’

  One year later, the Steve Haydu St Patrick’s LoTide Run can welcome runners

  Blue Ribbon Run back on track, set for end of March

  North Carolina Azalea Festival announces 2021 Queen

Honoring women veterans and service members during Southeast North Carolina Veterans Day Parade

Women Veterans and service members to be grand marshals at the Southeast North Carolina Veterans Day Parade.

  North Carolina Black Film Festival goes online

The North Carolina Black Film Festival goes online this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Leland fast food restaurant hosts fundraiser for tornado victims

A fundraiser is being held Wednesday, February 24, by the Chick-fil-A franchise at Leland Town Center to support the tornado recovery process.

  Historian to lead discussion on Wilmington’s ‘Green Book’ locations

Historian Lettie Shumate will highlight her research into Wilmington locations included in the 'The Green Book', a guidebook for African American travelers, published annually by Victor H. Green from 1936 to 1966. More than 50 Wilmington locations were included in the publication.

  Art for All returns to give artists a boost

  NHC Democratic Party hosts food drive in honor of MLK Day

  Art and The Bloom event will add color to your world

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

  Nest Realty hosts FREE Christmas Shop at Mayfaire

Wilmington man runs ultra-marathon backwards to support local youth

  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.

  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.

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.

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.

‘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

  ‘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.

  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.

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

  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

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.

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

Willie Stargell Celebrity Invitational goes virtual

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

  Run for the Ta Tas takes a virtual turn this weekend

Run for the Ta Tas takes a virtual turn this weekend

  A safer approach to Halloween is recommended this year

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) published guidelines Friday to help people celebrate Halloween safely.

  UNCW hosts 2nd Annual Cybersecurity Awareness Conference

The conference is free and virtual for the entire community.

Drive-through hiring event taking place in Wilmington Monday

On Target Staffing is holding the drive-through event on Sept. 21. It’s from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the parking lot of Old Time Pottery in Wilmington.

  Back the Blue event gives free meals to officers to show support, appreciation

A Wilmington restaurant serves lunch to first responders Tuesday.

  Riverfest 2020 canceled

Riverfest 2020, scheduled for October 2-4 in downtown Wilmington, has been canceled.

Wrightsville Beach Brewery hosts 12th Annual Spearfishing Tournament

The Wrightsville Beach Spearfishing Tournament is being held Friday, July 24 – Sunday July 26, 2020 at Sea Path Marina for anyone in the community to enjoy.

  Juneteenth celebrations encourage voter registration

Wednesday kicked off Juneteenth celebrations in Navassa.

  Five people arrested after protesters take to the streets downtown

Shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday, protesters took to the streets in downtown Wilmington and tensions rose when they sat in the middle of North 3rd Street

  Carolina Beach cancels Fourth of July fireworks, hopes to have them Labor Day weekend

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce announces cancellation of Fourth of July fireworks

  Large crowds gather as curfew approaches

Throughout the evening, there were alternating moments of silence, chanting and reading of names of those who had died at the hands of law enforcement.

Wilmington restaurant provides free meals to Community Boys and Girls Club

Wilmington restaurant provides free meals to Community Boys and Girls Club

  Young thespians to star in classic movie turned stage musical, Xanadu Junior

The show is inspired by the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical and the Universal Pictures cult classic movie that starred Olivia Newton-John and Gene Kelly

Cameron Art Museum postpones United States Colored Troops Sculpture event

Cameron Art Museum postpones United States Colored Troops Sculpture event

UPDATE: Pineapple-Shaped Lamps updated its ‘Puffs’ performance times due to coronavirus concerns

The Pineapple-Shaped Lamps show opened March 12 but will only run one weekend due to coronavirus concerns

NHRMC’s Pink Ribbon luncheon cancelled

The annual Pink Ribbon luncheon scheduled for Thursday, March 12 at the Wilmington Convention Center has been cancelled.

  Fill up Empty Bowls at annual fundraiser that supports those who struggle with food insecurity

The event marks its 20th year in Wilmington on March 20, 2020. The fundraiser serves up lunch to hundreds of people to raise money for the Good Shepherd Soup Kitchen and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard.

  Just desserts for those with a sweet tooth

The Wilmington Spring Dessert Market is Sunday, March 8 from 12-4 p.m. at Waterline Brewing

  BBQ cook-off to benefit Step Up For Soldiers

Step up for soldiers 9th annual backyard bbq cook-off

Free rabies clinic for New Hanover County residents. Shelter volunteers needed,

The New Hanover County Sheriffs Office Animal Services Unit is hosting a free rabies clinic and looking for volunteers for new program.

  Get ready for a bloody good time with ’Lizzie: The Musical’

Nearly 130 years after an infamous crime, a rock musical retells the story of a grizzly double murder and the woman who became the prime suspect

  Power of the Purse comes in clutch to raise money for Wilmington Health Access for Teens

Power of the Purse raises money for Wilmington Health Access for Teens, a group that makes sure that children, teens and young adults have access to comprehensive primary medical care, mental health and prevention services

  ‘This Country’ TV pilot to begin filming in Wilmington

According to reports, Seann William Scott will star in the new FOX show.

  Works from female filmmakers showcased at upcoming festival

Films from female directors will be screened at a festival that celebrates stories made from a woman’s perspective

  Marchtoberfest to bring a taste of Germany to Wilmington

Marchtoberfest, a German-themed beer festival, will bring hundreds out to enjoy live music, German food, festival games and craft beer

  Get ideas for your garden during greenhouse tours this weekend

The Hobby Greenhouse Club will hold its 30th Anniversary Greenhouse Tour on Sat., Feb. 29

  Woman Crush Wednesday: Wimbledon winner, WWI nurse and other fabulous females celebrated at upcoming event

The Cape Fear Museum will host its Exploring Women’s History event on Sun., March 1 from 2 to 4 p.m.

  Hundreds of volunteers pack 85k meals for children in Haiti

Coastal Christian High School to host meal packing event to send 85k meals to children in Haiti.

  Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics Brunswick County

The Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Middleton Park in Oak Island.

  Come to the Cabaret, a night of Broadway favorites, to benefit Thalian Association Youth Theatre and She ROCKS

An evening that salutes Broadway will benefit Thalian Association Youth Theatre and She ROCKS

  Art is accessible and affordable at Art for All 10

Art for All 10 is Sat., Feb. 22 and Sun., Feb. 23 at Brooklyn Arts Center.

  Event for pet owners coming to Coastline Conference Center

The 13th annual Monty's Home Pet Expo is this Sunday

  Skippy and The Comedy Warriors perform at Thalian Hall Saturday

Veterans turned comedians have a night of cathartic healing planned for the people of Wilmington.

Cooler weather this weekend for 16th Annual Polar Plunge

Hundreds of brave souls will dive into the water this weekend for the 16th Annual Polar Plunge, which benefits the Special Olympics New Hanover County

  Learn about food that fuels your body and the economy at the Local Food Conference

Feast Down East will host its 10th annual Local Food Conference, which brings together community members and farmers, with the focus of supporting the local food system in Southeastern North Carolina

  Irish Music Night to support St. Patrick’s Parade, Cape Fear Literacy Council

Three bands, the Wilmington Police Pipes and Drums and dancers from the Walsh Kelley School of Irish Dance will entertain the crowd at Irish Music Night, Sat., Feb. 15, which supports the Wilmington St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

  Perfect for date night: Fan favorite, ‘Guys & Dolls’, on stage Valentine’s Day weekend at UNCW

It’s considered by some to be the best Broadway musical of all time; Guys and Dolls opens Thurs., Feb. 13 at UNCW’s Kenan Auditorium

  Hundreds take part in Night to Shine Wilmington

Over 1,000 people take part in Night to Shine event in Wilmington.

  New Hanover County School’s Magnet Fair

New Hanover County Schools is hosting a Magnet and Choice Schools Fair.

  Holli Saperstein stars as humorist who found laughter in suburban home life in ‘Erma Bombeck: At Wits End’

Erma Bombeck, an author and top syndicated columnist whose articles appeared in more than 900 newspapers, is known as the original female humorist

An “Event-Full” weekend full of peace, love and music

On this weekend before Valentine’s Day, grab the whole family and check out these events aimed at sharing the love and community support.