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Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Wilmington, North Carolina including the UNC Wilmington Seahawks, the Azalea Festival and other events along the Cape Fear River.

UNCW Seahawks Stymie ECU Pirates With Defense, 66-54

UNCW Seahawks Stymie ECU Pirates With Defense, 66-54

WILMINGTON, NC Dec. 20, 2014 – UNCW handcuffed rival East Carolina on 28.1 percent shooting and set a season high with 11 blocks to shackle the Pirates, 66-54, in a holiday men’s basketball clash Saturday night at Trask Coliseum. Photo Gallery The Seahawks won their second straight game to improve to 5-3 on the season and won for the 12th time in the last 13 meetings against their rivals at Trask Coliseum. The Pirates dipped under .500 with the loss and stand 5-6 on the campaign. “I thought we did a lot of the little things tonight,” said first-year UNCW Head Coach Kevin Keatts. “The one thing that we wanted to do was to play with intensity all the time. […]

UNCW Seahawks, ECU Pirates Tangle In Saturday Matchup

UNCW Seahawks, ECU Pirates Tangle In Saturday Matchup

WILMINGTON, NC Dec. 19, 2014 – New UNCW men’s basketball coach Kevin Keatts has heard all the stories about the heated regional rivalry between the Seahawks and their purple-crazed neighbor to the north, East Carolina. Now he gets to experience it first-hand. Keatts and the 4-3 Seahawks entertain the Pirates on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the finale of a rare tripleheader at Trask Coliseum.  East Tennessee State takes on Jacksonville State and UNCW entertains Charleston Southern on the final day of the Seahawks Hampton Inn Women’s Basketball Christmas Invitational earlier in the afternoon. Keatts and the Seahawks are coming off a 73-70 overtime thriller over stubborn Liberty on Wednesday in a tightly-contested game that featured 52 fouls and 67 […]

Kevin Keatts Carries UNCW Seahawks To Face No. 4 Louisville

Kevin Keatts Carries UNCW Seahawks To Face No. 4 Louisville

WILMINGTON, NC Dec. 13, 2014  – The sparkling red, black and white decor of the palatial KFC Yum! Center will be very familiar to Kevin Keatts, but UNCW’s new men’s basketball skipper will be watching and coaching Sunday’s game from not-so-accustomed vantage point as he carries his Seahawks to the Bluegrass State to face No. 4 Louisville. The Seahawks, 3-2, just concluded first semester exams and haven’t played since walloping St. Andrews, 105-47, in a record-setting performance 11 days ago at Trask Coliseum. Louisville, meanwhile, hiked its record to a perfect 8-0 with a convincing 94-74 handling of Indiana in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. “It’s been different this week, but we’ve able to accomplish a lot […]

Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings Seeking New Members

Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings Seeking New Members

WILMINGTON, NC Dec. 12, 2014 – The Wilmington Symphony Youth Orchestra and Junior Strings will hold auditions for new members on Thursday evening, January 15 at the UNCW Cultural Arts Building.  Appointment times are by appointment and assigned upon application.  Applications and required music are available at www.wilmingtonsymphony.org, or by calling the symphony office at 910-791-9262. Dee Perry’s daughter, Blythe plays violin in the Junior Strings program. Perry says of her daughter’s experience in the program, “Not only have her violin skills increased, but also her confidence and comfort level playing in front of a large audience. She now plays a wide variety of music and enjoys playing everything from fiddle tunes to classical. Blythe looks forward to her practices and […]

2014 Holiday Season Events at Mayfaire in Wilmington, NC

2014 Holiday Season Events at Mayfaire in Wilmington, NC

WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 24, 2014 – Mayfaire is where all your holiday dreams come true! We have everything you need to make your holidays bright and to ring in the New Year right! The 7th Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Mayfaire’s tree lighting ceremony will be held Friday, November 28th at 6:30pm in front of Mayfaire 16 Cinemas. Thalian Association will perform a scene from the beloved classics, “A Christmas Carol” and “Yes Virginia”. The Wilmington School of Ballet will present the magical story of the Nutcracker, and Elsa from Frozen will sing, “Let it Go”. Then watch as children’s eyes sparkle when Santa magically arrives and we count down the lighting of Mayfaire’s 18-ft Christmas tree. Mayfaire’s Santa Village Celebrate […]

Title Time! Volleyball Set for CAA Championship Final Versus Hofstra

Title Time! Volleyball Set for CAA Championship Final Versus Hofstra

2014 Postseason Guide   College of Charleston (23-9, 14-2 Colonial) vs. UNCW (27-5, 13-3 Colonial) Game #33 Date: Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 Start Time: 3:00 pm City:  Charleston, S.C. Arena: F. Mitchell Johnson Center (750) Series History: CofC leads series, 4-1 Last Matchup: CofC def. Hofstra 3-2 on 11/14/14   THE COACHES College of Charleston: Jason Kepner Eighth Year at CofC: 200-67 (.748) All-Time Record: 200-67 (.748)   Hofstra: Emily Mansur Second Season at Hofstra: 42-20 (.677) All-Time Record: 42-20 (.677)                 FOLLOW LIVE Television: MyTV Charleston Live Stream Provider: CAA.TV (Stretch Internet) Live Stream Link: http://bit.ly/1toWWZz Live Stats: CofCStats.com Twitter: @CofCVolleyball                 GAME PREVIEW The time is now for College of Charleston volleyball, as they gear up to take on the Hofstra Pride in the title […]

Nicholson, Jane Return to Wilmington Hammerheads

Nicholson, Jane Return to Wilmington Hammerheads

WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 21, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today the return of midfielder Paul Nicholson and forward Sunny Jane for the 2015 USL PRO regular season. Both return to the Hammerheads to fulfill their second year of their two-year contracts. “My time in Wilmington has been nothing short of fantastic,” said Paul Nicholson. “We finished last season on a very positive note and with plans to bring back a great core group of players, I am really looking forward to see how we can keep progressing next year. It is a privilege to be coming back and playing again in front of our amazing fans. I cannot wait for next season to roll around.”   The upcoming season will be […]

North Carolina’s ‘Enchanted Airlie’ Grows International

North Carolina’s ‘Enchanted Airlie’ Grows International

WILMINGTON, NC Nov. 20, 2014 – When night falls over 67-acre Airlie Gardens in December, the forest comes alive as “Enchanted Airlie,” an estimated 750,000 twinkling lights illuminating the half-mile, self-guided, walking trail of holiday displays. Seasonal sounds fill the air and warm holiday refreshments add the perfect touch for a winter stroll. Created by the Airlie Gardens Foundation ten years ago, Enchanted Airlie has rapidly gained national and international prominence as a must-see attraction for the holidays. “We have visitors from all 50 states and 47 different countries,” said Janine Powell, Airlie Gardens’ Development Director. “During Enchanted Airlie we’ll see around 30,000 people.” The Southeast Tourism Society voted Enchanted Airlie a Top 20 Event in 2012. In November, Out […]

NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014
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NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014

Marine debris is a problem that continues to grow.  Our waterways and oceans are constantly polluted with a wide variety of marine debris ranging from polystyrene trays and plastic bags to derelict fishing equipment and abandoned boats. Marine life, such as several Fish species, Whales, Sharks, Sea Turtles, and Birds have been known to ingest marine debris or become entangled in marine debris, which may lead to injury, intestinal blockage, and death.  Marine debris is an Eastern North Carolina concern not only because of the threats to our native wildlife, our ecosystem and our own health, but it also washes up on beaches and shorelines degrading the environment, and effecting our local economy and tourism. Local cooperation and regional partnership is needed to create public awareness while developing ways to […]

Enchanted Airlie celebrates 10th Anniversary

Enchanted Airlie celebrates 10th Anniversary

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC Nov. 14, 2014 – Enchanted Airlie, Airlie’s holiday light show, is a Wilmington family tradition. Since first illuminating in 2005, Enchanted Airlie remains a wonderful opportunity to bring the whole family together to share in the joy of the season with holiday flowers, festive lights, spectacular displays, music of the season, and more! New this year, Winter Princesses Elsa and Anna will greet guests and be available for photos- you may even hear a song or two! Then stroll through sparkling light displays at your own pace. Enchanted Airlie starts Friday, Nov. 28, and runs specific nights until Dec. 22. There are two display times per evening, 5-7 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Also new this year, select Sundays have been […]

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