Sep 22, 2021

Oysters in October, a Halloween-themed oyster roast hosted by Wilmington West Rotary Club, will take place 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29 in the gardens at the Burgwin-Wright House, according to a recent announcement. Tickets are $75 each, and include steamed oysters and shrimp and two drink tickets, with proceeds benefitting local nonprofits. A cash bar will be available.   ...

Sep 22, 2021

New Restaurant Opening Saturday In Ogden

By Justin Pope Williams, posted Sep 22, 2021

This weekend when Point Break restaurant opens in Ogden, there will be a sense of long-awaited excitement for owners Jason “Foz” Fosdick and Ryan Trotter. The duo is opening the restaurant Saturday at 7134 Market St., in the former location of Stella’s Pizza & Grille. “We started this right at the beginning of the pandemic and knew we coul ...

Sep 22, 2021

Clean Eatz, a national restaurant and meal plan franchise based in Wilmington, is holding its annual convention Thursday through Saturday in Wrightsville Beach. “This is a chance for us to reconnect one-on-one with everyone who’s made this brand a family,” said Evonne Varady, Clean Eatz co-founder, in a news release. “Over those few days, we&rsqu ...

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JC Lyle
Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry

Did We Waste This Disaster?

Posted Sep 16, 2021
On September 14, 2018, Hurricane Florence made landfall in the Cape Fear Region, bringing 15-30” of rain, 11 tornadoes, and 90 mph sustained winds and causing over $16 billion in damage in North Carolina. Immediately after the storm, leaders of businesses, nonprofits, churches, and government came together to develop response and recovery plans.

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Sep 15, 2021

Wilmington Restaurant Gets Eggs-actly What It Needs

By Jenny Callison, posted Sep 15, 2021

Despite pandemic-related stresses, the mood at Eternal Sunshine Cafe is sunny-side-up these days. Not only does owner Michael Pellegrino encourage and model a positive attitude for his staff, but that cheery outlook has just been rewarded. The Wilmington breakfast and lunch restaurant is the winner of a $1,000 award from the N.C. Egg Association, the result of an eig ...

Sep 15, 2021

Whether it was the chocolate, the seafood bisque or the pepper roast beef wrap, the food lured diners to Temptations Gourmet Cafe in Hanover Center for decades. But the cafe at 3501 Oleander Drive in Wilmington is closed, becoming one of the latest local restaurant casualties of COVID-19. “We just couldn’t do it anymore,” said longtime chef Virginia ...

Sep 15, 2021

Blue Shark Vodka Takes Top Prize At Spirits Festival

By Staff Reports, posted Sep 15, 2021

Blue Shark Vodka was ranked among the top vodkas in the world recently with a major win at the San Diego Spirits Festival, according to a news release. Judges awarded the vodka from Wrightsville Beach a platinum award for consistency, presentation and taste. "This designation is for the finest products produced in the world and the highest award honor at th ...

Sep 8, 2021

Wendy's House Welcomes Guests For Wine, More

By Jessica Maurer, posted Sep 8, 2021

Sisters Wendy Worden and Julie Curry are partners in a new food and wine experience by the name of Wendy’s House, 126 Sebrell Ave. in Wilmington. Wendy’s House is a quaint pink cottage off Oleander Drive, impeccably decorated with sophistication and whimsy in mind. There are multiple rooms to enjoy a curated selection of wine, cheese, fine chocolates and oth ...

Sep 8, 2021

Local Brewers Receive Accolades In NC Brewers Competition

By Jessica Maurer, posted Sep 8, 2021

August marked the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild’s 10th annual NC Brewers Cup competition, which consisted of 803 entries submitted by 110 independent North Carolina craft breweries. This year’s event was the guild’s largest to date, as well as the largest single state commercial competition in the Southeast. By comparison, the first NC Brewers Cup ...

Sep 8, 2021

Tickets On Sale For Taste Of Wrightsville Beach

By Jessica Maurer, posted Sep 8, 2021

The Eighth Annual Taste of Wrightsville Beach is scheduled to be held Saturday, Nov. 6, in the parking lot of Bluewater Grill on Marina Street in Wrightsville Beach.   This year’s festival, sponsored by Coastal Kia, is expected to include 35 booths featuring local beer, wine and food. Judges will rate the dishes for Best in Show, Best Savory and ...

Sep 3, 2021

Downtown Grocery Market Better Basket Announces Opening Date

By Jessica Maurer, posted Sep 3, 2021

Better Basket, a local market that aims to connect farmers and merchants of the Carolinas with the Wilmington community, opened Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 143 N. Front St. Owners Joseph Allen and Frank Christopher Meares held a soft opening over Azalea Festival weekend in August, where guests sampled products and were asked for feedback. The market was then closed to the p ...

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Natalie English - Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

Can You Do Well By Doing Good?

Dane Scalise - GriffinEstep Benefit Group
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Building And Celebrating An Inclusive Entrepreneurial Culture

Heather McWhorter - UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

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