Tag: Wilmington NC

Airlie Gardens Welcomes Spring with Concert Series Line-up Announcement

Airlie Gardens Welcomes Spring with Concert Series Line-up Announcement

WILMINGTON, NC April 16, 2014 – Airlie Gardens has unveiled its slate of musical performers for the 2014 Summer Concert Series. True to tradition, a concert will take place every first and third Friday of the month from May until September. Along with returning favorites, though, this year’s program will offer several new local acts, including the series’ first ever country and first ever reggae bands. “Every year around this time, the entire Airlie staff starts getting so excited for the coming months – the warm months – particularly for these great concerts to take place,” Airlie Gardens’ Development Manager Janine Powell said. “We are even more excited this year because we know the new offerings will not only draw […]

Bikers for Bruce Hemmingway Fundraising Festival

Bikers for Bruce Hemmingway Fundraising Festival

WILMINGTON, NC April 15th, 2014 – Bruce Hemmingway was riding home on his motorcycle on April 12, 2013.  The driver of a van was Texting while driving and did not yield the right of way.  Despite the fact that Bruce was wearing his helmet, he suffered spinal cord injuries and is currently a quadriplegic with his life forever changed. Bikers for Bruce, A Fundraising Festival will be held on Sunday, June 22, 2014.  100% of the proceeds will go to Bruce and Vicki Hemmingway to help with physical therapy and rehabilitation so that Bruce may walk again. The day will begin with registration at Logan’s Roadhouse located in Jacksonville, NC from 11-12 and at Fat Tony’s Pub in Wilmington, NC […]

67th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival – Wilmington, NC

67th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival – Wilmington, NC

The North Carolina Azalea Festival is Wilmington’s annual community celebration and the largest festival of its kind in the state. Founded in 1948, the Azalea Festival has emerged as Wilmington’s premier event. Each April, a full week of natural beauty, big-name entertainment, festive galas, fun family events and Southern hospitality come together to showcase the charms of the Wilmington area. For community pride and springtime pageantry, the North Carolina Azalea Festival has no equal! The Festival’s concerts, fairs and special events are viewed by more than one million people each year, in person and through media coverage. More than 200,000 are estimated to attend the annual two-day street fair, while more than 100,000 gather to watch the Festival parade. Each […]

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Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association MAX! Award Winners Announced

Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association MAX! Award Winners Announced

WILMINGTON, NC March 21, 2014 – The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) announced the results of the Marketing Achievement Excellence (MAX!) awards last night. The event recognizes the best in media, marketing, and advertising tools of WCFHBA members and industry professionals. Winners were selected by a panel of professionals who specialize in disciplines that are related to new home construction and sales industries. To ensure an objective review of all entries, judges from North Carolina were located outside of the judging region. The awards banquet was held at Balcony on Dock in downtown Wilmington on Thursday, March 20. Rhonda Bellamy of the Wilmington Arts Council was the mistress of ceremonies announcing each winner and presenting the awards. The event […]

Guinness St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade in Wilmington

Guinness St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC Mar. 4, 2014 – Commemorating the life of the great apostle of Ireland, St. Patrick’s Day has become one of the most popular cultural events in the United States. Join us for the Annual Guinness St. Patrick’s Day Festival & Parade, on Saturday March 15th, 2014 in Downtown Wilmington. Festivities start at 11:00am with the 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, hosted by the Friends of Hibernian’s. The parade begins at N. Front St. traveling south to Dock St., then circling back north on Water St. Spectators can view the parade all along the streets that the parade will be marching through. The announcements will be presented from the Festival area Main Stage on Princess & N. Water St, next […]

TreeFest 2014 Offers Tree Seedlings and Native Grasses

TreeFest 2014 Offers Tree Seedlings and Native Grasses

WILMINGTON, NC January 7, 2013 – TreeFest, an annual distribution of tree seedlings, will be held Friday, Jan. 24 and Saturday, Jan. 25  from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., or until trees run out, in the JC Penney end court inside Independence Mall. Increase tree canopy and biodiversity in your yard by visiting TreeFest.  Choose any combination of trees or grasses from our extensive list, many of which are native to our area. Limit of 5 trees and/or grasses per household. Tree species include Atlantic white cedar, bald cypress, black gum, black walnut, buttonbush, catalpa, cherrybark oak, crabapple, crape myrtle, eastern red cedar, elderberry, flowering dogwood, green ash, longleaf pine, mockernut hickory, overcup oak, paw paw, persimmon, river birch, silky […]

New Hanover County to host next Community Conversation on Gang Violence

New Hanover County to host next Community Conversation on Gang Violence

WILMINGTON, NC December 20, 2013 – Community conversations on gang violence in Wilmington continue on January 13 with New Hanover County hosting Part 4: A Behavioral Health Focus on School-Aged Youth. The meeting will be held 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at the New Hanover County Main Library, 201 Chestnut Street in downtown Wilmington. The focus of this discussion will be mental health and behavioral issues of school-aged children that can lead to, or prevent, gang/gun violence, as well as the resources needed to help at-risk children. The meeting will include a panel discussion with New Hanover County School’s Lead Social Worker and Counselor, Lisa Burriss, NHC School Resource Officer Commander and Juvenile Crime Prevention Chair, Lt. Novella Frieslander, NHC Community […]

Last weekend to experience Enchanted Airlie

Last weekend to experience Enchanted Airlie

Wilmington, NC December 18, 2013 – With limited time and space available, don’t miss out on Enchanted Airlie, a Wilmington tradition since 2005. Enchanted Airlie will run through Sunday, Dec. 22 at 9 p.m.  There are two run times per evening, 5 to 7 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and some times are sold out so don’t delay. Guests will experience a .5-mile stroll through the gardens, on a self-guided tour while feasting their eyes on a spectacular array of lights and holiday displays. Also in attendance, Santa Claus himself, along with a few local food and beverage vendors with coffee, hot chocolate, popcorn, cookies, and more! Enchanted Airlie is also pleased to have North Carolina LEGO User’s Group’s (NCLUG) spectacular LEGO […]

Leading experts to present Civil War History Weekend in January

Leading experts to present Civil War History Weekend in January

Wilmington, NC December 12, 2013 – “The importance of closing Wilmington and cutting off Rebel communication is paramount to all other questions,” said Gideon Welles, United States Secretary of the Navy, September 15, 1864. President Abraham Lincoln agreed, as Wilmington was the last supply line open to Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Four months later, in January 1865, 60 Union blockade ships and over 9,000 Union troops, including the 27th U.S. Colored Troops from Ohio, launched an amphibious assault on Fort Fisher to battle for the last open Atlantic port known as “the lifeline of the Confederacy.” January 17-19, 2014, the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History presents a weekend of hands-on activities dedicated to the 149th anniversary of […]

Cape Fear Museum Volunteers Honored

Cape Fear Museum Volunteers Honored

WILMINGTON, NC December 11, 2013 – From prepping and teaching to organizing and researching, Cape Fear Museum’s 80 volunteers help staff do their work better. The Museum honored them at an annual luncheon and awards ceremony on December 9. In 2013, Museum volunteers gave 5,155 hours of their time at a value of $105,677. Bill Culpepper received the Golden Microscope Award. A retired microbiologist, Culpepper has been volunteering in the Museum’s education department for two years. His passion is to get children interested in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields and to, “Excite as many people about science as possible.” Culpepper has assisted with science experiments at the Museum’s family science programs and led students in exploring subjects such […]