As pandemic-associated job loss means many are turning to the Salvation Army for the first time in their lives, there is a coin shortage due to the health crisis. That led to concerns about the effectiveness of one of the ways the Salvation Army brings in donations: the red kettle.
At a time when many fundraisers are virtual, Save A Vet Now, which prevents veteran suicides, has a fundraiser underway during the month of September that encourages you to leave your house, go shopping and get some artwork for your home.
Prostate cancer survivor Lyle Leuck organized the event to benefit ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer, a 501 non-profit organization dedicated to prostate cancer education, testing, patient support, research and advocacy.
Health care providers are seeing an increase in overdoses and alcohol abuse as the coronavirus pandemic continues in North Carolina. Last week, state health leaders highlighted a dramatic increase in anxiety and depression, stating that the numbers have tripled.
As we continue to monitor Hurricane Isaias and its possible impacts in Southeastern North Carolina, the American Red Cross of the Cape Fear Area shared important information to help our community prepare.
A documentary about Wilmington’s 1898 massacre, when an armed mob of white supremacists overthrew the government, killed black citizens and burned black-owned businesses, can now be seen on Amazon Prime Video
The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County and ILM collaborated to incorporate art into the airport terminal. They are accepting proposals for three public art commissions as part of ILM’s terminal expansion.
A woman from Wilmington was badly injured when she got caught between police and instigators at what was a peaceful protest in San Diego. Eryn Roberts said despite her injury, she plans to continue to protest.
Because of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, parents and their children may find themselves in a different financial situation than where they were when they filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, Cape Fear Collective and RTI International are on a mission to survey 500 businesses in the Cape Fear to determine the industries that will see the highest growth rates and to find out what skills are needed to help regional employers grow and prosper.
"Where you are at is not where you have to be," he said. "No matter what you’ve seen, no matter what’s going on around you, you can change your life. It’s not going to be easy. It's going to be tough but if you really want it, go get it."
Dr. Lucinda DeMarco, Chief Medical Officer for UnitedHealthcare of North Carolina, said managing stress is especially important for those who have an underlying medical condition that makes them more vulnerable to COVID-19. "Stress will lower your immunity," she explained.
Designer and illustrator, Alex Tsatsos, created a modern-day Rosie the Riveter to honor today's heroes, the healthcare workers. The design will go to support MasksNow.org, a group that tries to reserve medical-grade masks for first responders by producing masks for the public to wear.
“There are a lot of new people in the lines at food pantries and taking away hot meals that have never experienced food insecurity before,” said Beth Gaglione, the branch director of the Food Bank of Central Eastern North Carolina at Wilmington.
Although there are no cases of the coronavirus in Southeastern North Carolina at this time, parents and educators should prepare for the possibility that schools will be canceled once we do see a case, according to an expert in the education field
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