Cape Fear River


"Pirates, Redcoats, Ghosts and More" by John Hirchak

CHARLESTON, SC July 29, 2014 – Situated on the banks of the Cape Fear River, Wilmington is awash in unusual tales and legends. A prevalent pirate hideaway, the area harbored the infamous Blackbeard and the cunning Calico Jack Rackham. Since its initial settlement, the region has witnessed an abundance of […]


February Programming Aboard the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA

WILMINGTON, NC January 27, 2014 – The Battleship NORTH CAROLINA announces the programming schedule for February, 2014. Firepower! February 15, 2014 Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm $95 per person.  $85 for Friends members or active military. Learn about and explore the Battleship’s 16-inch and 5-inch guns from the gun […]


“Much Tide Has Passed” N.C. Maritime History Council Conference November 7-9

SOUTHPORT, NC October 15, 2013 — A picturesque Southern town nestled among live oaks at the mouth of the Cape Fear River, Southport is overflowing with remarkable stories of colonization, pirates, Civil War, the fishing industry and much more. The N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport will host the N.C. Maritime […]


Last Chance for White Pants Gala benefits hospice

Mo’ Sol band to headline event Wilmington, NC August 9, 2013 – Don’t miss the party of the summer while supporting a local nonprofit that has served the region for more than 30 years. Lower Cape Fear Hospice Foundation will host its Last Chance for White Pants Gala from 7 […]


Fishing Pier Constructed on Cape Fear River at Lock & Dam No. 1

RIEGELWOOD, NC June 21, 2013 — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently completed construction of a universally accessible fishing pier that runs along the Cape Fear River at Lock and Dam No. 1 in Bladen County. The wooden pier extends 30 feet out and is 90 feet wide across the […]