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Trailer for R-rated 'Sausage Party' shown before 'Finding Dory' in theater

CONCORD, Calif. — An audience in a California movie theater saw more than expected when watching trailers ahead of "Finding Dory" earlier this month. → Read More

Heritage tour explores Wilmington's rich African American history

Under the construction and gentrification of Wilmington's historic district rests the city's rich heritage of African-American history."We are the heartbeat of this city," said Islah Speller, founder of the Burnett-Eaton Museum Foundation. "But it's like we need to be resuscitated."Earlier this month, community members and students gathered in front of a parking lot at 415 N. Seventh Street as… → Read More

This weekend in Wilmington

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North Carolina teen reels in giant catfish

LITTLETON, N.C -- A North Carolina 15-year-old holds the new state record for blue catfish after reeling in a monster on Lake Gaston. → Read More

Support the Port, OOPS foundations to host 'Fresh Chance Friday' career fair

WILMINGTON -- Local nonprofit organizations are teaming up to host “Fresh Chance Friday,” a career fair for community members with criminal backgrounds.Hosted by Support the Port, OOPS, LITE and New Hanover County NAACP, the event seeks to educate, encourage and promote positive steps.Confirmed participants include Youngblood Staffing, Billy Ray's Family Restaurant, LINC, Home Depot and Phoenix… → Read More

Live from the NC Blueberry Festival

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Annual Juneteenth Festival is more than a celebration

WILMINGTON -- Today it is hard to imagine receiving news a day late, but in 1865, a 2 1/2 year delay left more than 200,000 African-Americans enslaved.The Emancipation Proclamation was put into effect Jan. 1, 1863 — which ended slavery on paper — but it wasn’t until June 19, 1865, that plantations in Texas were informed. Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger arrived to the Lone Star State and announced in… → Read More

Third Eye Blind bandmates rescue kids off Carolina Beach

Third Eye Blind frontman Stephan Jenkins and drummer Brad Hargreaves saved 4 kids off the Carolina coast. → Read More

DOT replaces Brunswick misspelled sign with correct spelling

LELAND -- A misspelled sign on U.S. 17-74-76 caused a ruckus on social media two weeks ago. → Read More

Makyn'ze Nelson is Wilmington's kindergarten triple threat

She may only be in kindergarten but Makyn'ze Nelson is already a superstar.Exuding confidence and pizzazz, Makyn'ze has danced her way into the hearts of the Wilmington community since she could stand; winning multiple talent shows, dance competitions and pageants across the state. She has become a social media sensation. → Read More

The scoop: 5 things to know

1. Standout items up for sale in county surplus auction → Read More

The scoop: 5 things to know

1. Motorcyclist killed in morning wreck identified → Read More

YWCA starts conversation of racism with 'Stand Against Racism' event

When it comes to issues of race, Wilmington has a dark past. Smoke from the racial riots of 1898 have cleared but to some, the damage still lingers over the community like a haze."People don't talk about Wilmington's reality," said Evelyn Bryant. "It looks one way but it's totally different."Several organizations have recently hosted events bringing people together to promote peace in the… → Read More

Stand Against Racism event set for Friday

WILMINGTON -- The YWCA of Lower Cape Fear invites the community to join it for a stand against racism.YWCA is a worldwide organization whose mission is to eliminate racism and empower women. The local chapter will host a Stand Against Racism event at 11 a.m. Friday at 2815 S. College Road.About noon, attendees will stand along South College Road in protest of racism. Those in attendance are… → Read More

Black community turns out to Stop the Violence

Portia Hines Park on 10th Street filled with hundreds of people Saturday as members of the community came together in support of change.The event titled 'Stop the Violence, Start the Peace' was organized by the Support the Port foundation, whose mission is to cultivate and enhance community in Wilmington, and it did just that. Together children, teens and families enjoyed live music, face… → Read More

Wake N Bake: Blunt-shaped doughnut in honor of Snoop Dogg

Wake N Bake Dounts in Carolina Beach has rolled up the perfect accessory for Snoop Dogg's visit to Wilmington. → Read More

Quiz: Test your Azalea Festival knowledge, win tickets

Whether you're a Wilmington local or an Azalea Festival devotee, let's see how well you know the festival's past and present. → Read More

Area writers expand on meaning of pieces in female-centric 'She Tells a Story'

"She Tells a Story," a new exhibit at the Cameron Art Museum, brings together the work of more than 130 women. → Read More

The scoop: 5 things to know

Hampstead residents again have hope that a proposed bypass to carry U.S. 17 around their increasingly gridlocked homes and businesses could become a reality. A Wilmington Uber driver captured on dash cam a fatal wreck on Market Street early Sunday that shows the at-fault driver speeding in the wrong lane. Seven people were arrested and 65 charges were given out as a result of a multi-agency DWI… → Read More

The scoop: 5 things to know

1. University of North Carolina Wilmington upset bid comes up short → Read More