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Si Cantwell


Wilmington, NC, United States

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Past articles by Si:

Changing lives for the better: Domestic Violence Shelter and Services has new director, new shelter

Changing lives for the better: Domestic Violence Shelter and Services has new director, new shelter → Read More

Protecting our children: Amy Feath brings changes to The Carousel Center

Amy Feath, with the Wilmington-based Carousel Center works to protect children. → Read More

Wilmington students get ‘books to take home’

New Hanover County’s Team First Book opens new worlds to underprivileged children → Read More

Cape Fear Raptor Center offers rehabilitation and care for injured birds

The Raptor Center opened in 2012 and sees about 400 birds a year. → Read More

SPARK Academy designed to help children cope after disasters

Around 3:30 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon in February, nearly 30 middle-schoolers filed into a room at Burgaw Middle School as part of a program run by → Read More

Wilmington nonprofit aims to provide arts programming to children

DREAMS of Wilmington was founded in 1996 in Wilmington’s Northside community. → Read More

Find art and friendship at the Cameron Art Museum school

The Cameron Art Museum is located at 3201 S. 17th St. To learn more, visit and click on Museum School, or call 910-395-5999. → Read More

Tails brings Roaring Twenties to musical life [sponsored content]

From Stay-at-home-Mom to General Manager of Tails Piano Bar, Robin Brownlow creates a 1920's inspired atmosphere for people of all ages and interests to enjoy. → Read More

Surgeon aims to prevent hip replacements [sponsored content]

Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Chad Fortun of Carolina Sports Medicine treats a range of clients in niche arthroscopy practice. → Read More

Holden Beach man recalls battle of Pork Chop Hill in Korea

“You say that nothing's got a value except the value that men put upon it, and I don't know how men can put a higher value on something than dying for it.”-- Quote from the 1959 movie “Pork Chop Hill”HOLDEN BEACH -- Almost as soon as Herman Faircloth arrived in Korea, he was thrust into one of the fiercest battles of that war, the battle for Pork Chop Hill.It was a bloody battle of attrition. It… → Read More

Wilmington man to be buried at Arlington

Ronald C. Baldwin, who grew up in Wilmington and graduated from New Hanover High School in 1954, will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors on July 1, said his sister, Gail Baldwin Newton.He died Feb. 15 in Lexington, Va., at age 79.Baldwin attended N.C. State University for a year and then graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. After receiving… → Read More

On this day in history

Editor's Note: This story ran in the StarNews on June 3, 2006. Time references and the newspaper's former style rules, such as the use of courtesy titles, have been left. → Read More

Myrtle Grove 8th-graders hit the stage at Disney

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Myrtle Grove Middle School students from Wilmington entertained thousands of Walt Disney World Resort guests with their performance at Disney Springs on April 22. This was the school's first visit to the Walt Disney World Resort with Disney Performing Arts.The Myrtle Grove Middle School "Eighth Grade Pops Ensemble" stepped into the spotlight on Waterside Stage at Disney… → Read More

Leon Wright fought from Normandy into Germany

By the time Leon Wright landed on the beach at Normandy, it was littered with the bodies of those who had gone in with the first wave on D-Day. → Read More

Brunswick Nuclear Plant announces damage to electrical panel

SOUTHPORT -- Officials at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant announced Sunday evening that they declared an Alert at 1:26 p.m. Sunday because of damage in an electrical panel. The Alert was downgraded to "Unusual Event" classification at 5:30 p.m. as plant operators realigned plant equipment. → Read More

It's going to be wet and windy all day

It appears it's not going to be a white Super Bowl Sunday, but it will be windy and wet. → Read More

Wilmington man now working for MSNBC

As the "Morning Joe" started on Jan. 18, the hosts were covering the release of five prisoners, or hostages, who had been held in Iran.About 10 minutes into the MSNBC news show, the hosts -- Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski and Willie Geist -- interviewed Washington Post Executive Editor Marty Baron and Douglas Jehl, the newspaper's foreign editor. The two were in Germany to meet Jason Rezaian,… → Read More

Aquarium at Fort Fisher offers Super Bowl special

KURE BEACH -- The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is creating a special home team advantage for Super Bowl 50, despite its California location.Visitors sporting their Carolina Panthers pride in the form of hats, jerseys, and game-day gear score $1 off general aquarium admission on Sunday, Feb. 7. The aquarium is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with free daily activities including dive programs at 10:30 a.m.… → Read More

Conscience Fair is Saturday, rain or shine

It may be rainy but it shouldn't be a blizzard, so the Conscience Fair is on! → Read More

Find out where you can volunteer at Conscience Fair

WILMINGTON | Come out to the ninth annual Conscience Fair to learn about volunteer opportunities.The 2016 StarNews Media Conscience Fair is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 23., in Cape Fear Community College's Schwartz Center, 601 N. Front St. There's free parking beside the building. Learn from representatives of more than 70 nonprofit organizations how you can become involved and give back to… → Read More