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Sep 17, 2021

Free Trolley Refreshes Downtown Route

By Laura Moore, posted 15 hours ago

For visitors and locals alike, the free downtown trolley in Wilmington recently refreshed its route, offering access to more desired destinations.   As a result, the Port City Trolley is providing riders with the ability to access major destination points along Nutt Street in downtown Wilmington.   “It is only a two-block deviation from the original rou ...

Sep 17, 2021

Local Museum Participates In Smithsonian Event On Sunday

By Laura Moore, posted 15 hours ago

Cape Fear Museum of History and Science announced recently that it will open its doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, Sept. 18, as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 17th annual Museum Day, a national celebration in which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based muse ...

Aug 20, 2021

Event Buoys City's Convention District

By Laura Moore, posted Aug 20, 2021

For three days in July, the Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC) visited Wilmington for its annual meeting, aptly themed “Reunite,” and gave the area a chance to re-establish itself as a destination for conferences, vacations and day trips.   John Sneed, vice president of sales and services for the Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitor ...

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Aug 6, 2021

Crowd Pleaser

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 6, 2021

Locally owned boutique hotel The Hive had just one suite left as of late July in advance of Miranda Lambert’s performance in Wilmington on Aug. 7.   And during the sold-out Widespread Panic show last month for the debut of the city’s new Riverfront Park and amphitheater, The Hive not only hosted the band, but several other visitors who came to downtown W ...

Aug 4, 2021

Brooklyn Arts Center To Add Rental Property To Its Campus

By Christina Haley O'Neal, posted Aug 4, 2021

The Brooklyn Arts Center will soon add a stay-in option to the business, an early 1930s home next to the venue’s campus. Construction, including major renovations and updates, are ongoing at Ms. Cat’s Cottage, a two-bedroom, one-bathroom home located behind The Annex building at the Brooklyn Arts Center, 516 N. Fourth St., in downtown Wilmington. The addi ...

Jul 16, 2021

The Muni: 'A Peach Of A Course'

By Laura Moore, posted Jul 16, 2021

For golfers who want the Pinehurst experience with the proximity to the beach and without the private course price tag, they need to look no further than the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course.   Golf Magazine recently named the “muni” the best public course in North Carolina and No. 21 of the top 30 municipal courses in the nation.   Renowned golf ...

Jul 14, 2021

The amphitheater at Riverfront Park will include Wilmington-headquartered fintech firm Live Oak Bank in its name. Live entertainment company Live Nation announced Wednesday that the Live Oak Bank Pavilion at Riverfront Park will open Friday as it welcomes a sold-out crowd for rock band Widespread Panic. The sponsorship goes along with Live Oak Bank's mission to s ...

Jul 2, 2021

The city of Willmington’s $35 million Riverfront Park and Amphitheater officially opens this weekend with a Fourth of July grand opening celebration starting at 1 p.m. Sunday. The amphitheater, a Live Nation venue managed by Venue Nation, can hold 7,200 people – 2,400 seated and 4,800 on the lawn. Within minutes of opening ticket sales, the amphitheater&rsqu ...

Jul 2, 2021

Luxury Travel Options Widen

By Neil Cotiaux, posted Jul 2, 2021

On July 2, Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas was scheduled to leave Miami, one of the first departures from an American port since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s pandemic-related No-Sail Order was imposed on the cruise industry 16 months ago.   Freedom of the Seas’ cruise to the Bahamas marks the return of commercial vacation ...

Jun 23, 2021

Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center will undergo an expansion with a new addition accessible from its lower lobby, according to an announcement.   The expansion project will be initiated thanks to a $500,000 donation from lead donors Henry and Roya Weyerhaeuser. The preliminary design of the project involves expansion into the existing lower lobby s ...

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