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Recent articles by Allison:

Ready to feel the buzz? 4 ways to enjoy the upcoming Wilmington Coffee Fest

Looking for a good cup of joe? The next Wilmington event devoted to all things coffee comes to you this weekend. → Read More

Pizza place to move into former Wilmington burger restaurant

After being put on the market in 2020, a new restaurant is taking over this space on Carolina Beach Road. → Read More

Omicron and Wilmington restaurants: What to know about the latest COVID spike when dining out

Local public health experts discuss what you need to know about dining out as a spike in COVID-19 cases affects the Wilmington area. → Read More

Thanks for the eats: 11 Wilmington-area restaurants that closed in 2021

Dozens of restaurants have closed in the Wilmington area since the pandemic began. Here are some of those that closed in 2021 that we already miss. → Read More

In honor of National Bloody Mary Day, here are 9 cool ones to try in the Wilmington area

Topped with pickles, shrimp and bacon, here are some Bloody Mary cocktails to check out in Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover counties. → Read More

Owners of popular Wilmington lunch spot announce closing

Yvonne Inman has co-owned The Lunchbox deli in Wilmington for seven years. → Read More

Wilmington-focused health market now open in Ogden, just in time for the holidays

This new Ogden store on Market St. sells a wide variety of products that were made in the Wilmington area. → Read More

Irish restaurant has new owners, and a new name, in Wilmington’s Monkey Junction

New owners have rebranded this well-known Monkey Junction restaurant and are bringing experience from a Irish Pub in New York City. → Read More

Wilmington Riverlights space to get new restaurant-and-event concept

Magnolia Social Cafe, which closed in October, will become a new food-and-event space in Wilmington. → Read More

Wilmington police: Two found dead from gunshot wounds

Wilmington police responded to a welfare call to 4100 block of Hearthside Drive on Tuesday morning at 7:58 a.m. → Read More

Owners of a popular Thai restaurant open sister restaurant in Porters Neck

After establishing a popular Thai restaurant in Wilmington, the owners have opened a sister business serving pho and other Asian dishes. → Read More

Wilmington police: DNA evidence leads to arrest in 1996 rape case

Wilmington police arrested a man on charges related to a 1996 rape case. According to a news release from the Wilmington Police Department, investigators used DNA evidence to connect Timothy Iannone, 60, to the crime. He has been charged with first degree rape and is being held on a $1.5 million secured bond. More details were not made available as of Tuesday afternoon. → Read More

New owners take over classic Wilmington pizza restaurant, promise more on the way

The last remaining restaurant in a classic local chain now has new owners → Read More

Wilmington Riverlights restaurant set to close

One Wilmington restaurateur opened one restaurant and closed another in the same month. → Read More

New owner to take over restaurant in Wilmington’s Brooklyn Arts District

A new owner is bringing a fresh pizza concept, and vegan food truck, to this Wilmington neighborhood. → Read More

Wilmington chef working on a new vegan non-profit restaurant concept

The former Eatery 17 location in Wilmington to house a new restaurant concept, which will be run by Chef Nikki Spears. → Read More

Two Wilmington childcare workers enter plea related to incident where children were hit with belts

The owner and employee of a childcare center in Wilmington entered a plea following charges of assault involving a belt. → Read More

Another Wilmington restaurant, an Asian buffet, announces closing

This Asian favorite adds to growing list of restaurants that are closing. → Read More

New concept coming to riverfront restaurant space in downtown Wilmington

The former home to Le Catalan on the Riverwalk in downtown Wilmington is getting updates with new cocktail concept. → Read More

Longtime Carolina Beach restaurant to close as owner retires

This restaurant has been a part of the beach community for more than three decades → Read More