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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.

Multi-CMA Nominated Duo to Make “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour Stop at Ziggy’s By The Sea

Multi-CMA Nominated Duo to Make “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour Stop at Ziggy’s By The Sea

Multi-CMA Nominated Duo to Make “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour Stop at Ziggy’s By The Sea in Wilmington, N.C. on November 20 NASHVILLE, TN Oct. 21, 2014 – Certain to be a night that you’ll never forget, the ACM, CMA, CMT-nominated duo Love and Theft are bringing their action-packed performance to Ziggy’s By The Sea in Wilmington, N.C. on November 20, 2014 as part of their headlining “Night That You’ll Never Forget” Tour. Supporting acts also taking the stage that night are Joel Crouse with DJ DU. Best known for their #1 platinum hit “Angel Eyes,” which garnered over seven million views on YouTube/Vevo to date, the duo takes to the road this fall on their very first headlining “Night That You’ll […]

PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon & NHRMC 5K Brings More Than 2,000 Athletes

PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon & NHRMC 5K Brings More Than 2,000 Athletes

WILMINGTON, NC Oct. 20, 2014 – On Saturday, Oct. 25, the seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Iron Distance Triathlon will bring nearly 2,300 athletes, along with their friends, family and trainers to Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. An additional 300 runners are expected to participate in the inaugural New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s 5K, held in conjunction with the triathlon. An estimated 8,000 spectators will cheer the athletes. The USAT-sanctioned PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon includes a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run, and offers a half iron distance triathlon. The full triathlon will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the half distance begins at 8:30 a.m. with a swim in the channel at the southern tip of Wrightsville […]

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina?

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina?

Culture Around Every Corner: October 8-11 RALEIGH, NC Oct. 7, 2014 – A celebration of Revolutionary War music and dance in Halfiax, behind-the-scenes Battleship tours in Wilmington and a mountain militia muster in Weaverville are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The fun and learning start Thursday when the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort hosts an informal lunchtime chat about a French merchant ship’s role in the American Revolution. Later that day, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at its 1888 steam-powered fire engine and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem will host a special screening of a series of films by […]

Trusted Choice® Independent Agents of North Carolina Align with Make-A-Wish® to sponsor Walk for Wishes across the state

Trusted Choice® Independent Agents of North Carolina Align with Make-A-Wish® to sponsor Walk for Wishes across the state

MORRISVILLE, NC Sept. 24, 2014—The Trusted Choice independent insurance agents of North Carolina are teaming up with both Make-A-Wish chapters in the state to help grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Through a state-wide sponsorship, Trusted Choice and the Independent Insurance Agents of North Carolina (IIANC) will be a key supporter of Walk for Wishes at four community events during October and November. This $15,000 contribution is part of Trusted Choice’s 2014 national commitment of more than $530,000 that helps local chapters throughout the country grant more wishes.   Walk for Wishes is a signature Make-A-Wish program, bringing grassroots fund-raising support to local communities.  The fall schedule in North Carolina kicks off in Wilmington on Sunday, October 12th, […]

UNCW Seahawks At Home Often For 2014-15 Women’s Slate

UNCW Seahawks At Home Often For 2014-15 Women’s Slate

WILMINGTON, NC Sept. 9, 2014 – Head Coach Adell Harris and the UNCW women’s basketball team will be playing at Trask Coliseum early and often during the upcoming 2014-15 season, including serving as hosts for a pair of holiday tournaments in late November and December. The Seahawks have a 29-game slate overall and the ledger features 17 home dates and 12 road contests in Harris’ third season with the club. The favorable home ledger doesn’t bother Harris one bit. “We’re really excited about our schedule,” said Harris. “We have nine tests at home to get ready for the conference schedule. We really wanted to place an emphasis on playing on our home court and having some pride here at Trask […]

2014 USL PRO Soccer Playoffs Field Set

2014 USL PRO Soccer Playoffs Field Set

Four quarterfinals kick off postseason on Saturday night   TAMPA, FL Sept. 7, 2014 – The field for the 2014 USL PRO Playoffs was set on Sunday evening, with the top eight teams in the league standings set to face off for the league championship during the next three weeks. The playoffs kick off on Saturday, September 13 with all four quarterfinals as top-seeded Orlando City SC begins its quest for a third championship before joining Major League Soccer. No. 1 Orlando City SC vs. No. 8 Harrisburg City Islanders ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET The Lions went undefeated at home to claim their third regular season title, but will host a Harrisburg side that […]

Wilmington Concert Association to Host Acclaimed Classical Trio STRATA at Thalian Hall

Wilmington Concert Association to Host Acclaimed Classical Trio STRATA at Thalian Hall

WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – Acclaimed classical trio STRATA will perform in the Wilmington Concert Association’s first of three benefit concerts, on Sunday, November 2nd at 3:00 p.m. on the Thalian Hall Main Stage to raise funds for the organization to continue its 85 year tradition of bringing international music and dance to the Port City.  Tickets are available by calling 910-632-2285 or online at www.thalianhall.org. STRATA is a coming together of three extraordinary musical talents: Audrey Andrist, piano; Nathan Williams, clarinet; and James Stern, violin and viola. All holders of the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Juilliard School, they have appeared as a featured ensemble at the annual conventions of the Music Teachers’ Association of California […]

Wilmington Hammerheads Welcome Republic FC on Saturday

Wilmington Hammerheads Welcome Republic FC on Saturday

Playoffs in sight, Wilmington edges up in rankings WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC is scheduled to host Sacramento Republic FC on Saturday, August 30 at 7:30 p.m. ET at Legion Stadium. Looking to clinch one of the final four playoff positions, the Hammerheads recently moved into seventh place after claiming a 3-1 victory over league-leader Orlando City Soccer Club on Thursday night. TICKETS: Wilmington Hammerheads FC (USL PRO) This will be the second time Wilmington and Sacramento meet on the pitch in just over a week after Republic FC hosted the Hammerheads and took a 2-0 victory on the West Coast in front of sold-out crowd at Bonney Field. Thomas Stewart opened the scoring in the […]

Wilmington Hammerheads FC Claims Victory Over Orlando City

Wilmington Hammerheads FC Claims Victory Over Orlando City

WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – Wilmington Hammerheads FC clinched a 3-1 victory over league-leader Orlando City Soccer Club on Thursday night at Legion Stadium. The recent victory pushes Wilmington into seventh place in the league rankings as they continue to compete for one of the remaining playoff positions. The Hammerheads entered Thursday’s contest following a string of matches on the West Coast that brought home their first victory since mid-July. Wilmington put the pressure on Orlando within minutes after Philadelphia Union loanee Corben Bone put the ball in the net past goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo in the 3rd minute. Orlando responded with several opportunities as they tried to balance the attempts taken on goal by Wilmington, but none found the […]

UNCW Seahawks Announce 2014-15 Men’s Hoops Slate

UNCW Seahawks Announce 2014-15 Men’s Hoops Slate

2014-15 UNCW Seahawks Men’s Basketball Schedule (PDF) WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – UNCW men’s basketball skipper Kevin Keatts will carry his revamped team to challenging venues at Louisville and Minnesota early in 2014-15 to prepare for an 18-game Colonial Athletic Association schedule that features several of the league’s heavyweights in the first month of the new year. The energetic Keatts took over the helm of the program last April and has hit the ground running, restocking the roster, conducting summer and preseason workouts, and assembling a competitive non-conference schedule to go along with the grueling CAA slate. “We were looking for a good way to challenge the guys before the conference schedule and we’ve accomplished that,” said Keatts, who […]

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