Tag: Wilmington NC

North Carolina Coastal Federation Report: A Sustainable Economic Development Vision for New Hanover

North Carolina Coastal Federation Report: A Sustainable Economic Development Vision for New Hanover

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC August 17, 2014 – The N.C. Coastal Federation, in partnership with Cape Fear River Watch and local business leaders, has scheduled a media event at the Wilmington Riverfront Park at the corner of Market and Water Streets on Thursday August 21 from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. This news conference is to unveil a collaborative effort to work with diverse groups and industries to kick-start the economic vision described in the report, “Pathways to Prosperity,” which was commissioned by New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington in August of 2013. Garner Economics of Atlanta prepared the report. “We have completed an exhaustive review of the Garner report and recommendations” says Mike Giles, a coastal advocate with the federation.  […]

Airlie Gardens Officially “Opens” Restored Historic Gate

Airlie Gardens Officially “Opens” Restored Historic Gate

WILMINGTON, NC – After months of painstaking restoration, the historic Airlie Gardens Gate officially “opens” Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The gate, which dates back to the 1700s, was removed in October of 2013 in order to undergo restoration. The Airlie Gardens Foundation contracted with Intracoastal Iron blacksmith and artisan, Ben Kastner, to bring the gate back to its former glory and ensure that it will stand for another 300 years. Once down, Ben was able to fully assess the gate and found that many more pieces than originally thought were damaged and/or missing. Ben hand-crafted more than 300 pieces from salvaged wrought iron- the use of wrought iron was important for two […]

Stand At Attention Event to Benefit Active Heroes

Stand At Attention Event to Benefit Active Heroes

The 4th Annual Stand At Attention The Most Unique Military Event Across America Each Branch of the military will compete to raise the most money to help military families! Sponsored by: Julia’s Florist WILMINGTON, NC August 5, 2014 – Get ready for this unique event called The Stand At Attention Competition on September 6th, 2014!  The event will take place at Independence Mall Center Court on Oleander Drive in Wilmington. We will have a member from the Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard and Marines competing to see who can stand at attention the longest! Participants will start at 10:00 am and go until the last one is standing or 8:00 pm, whichever comes first. If more than one member […]

“Pirates, Redcoats, Ghosts and More” by John Hirchak

“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 fantastical lore, including passionately fought duels, explosive train wrecks, Revolutionary and Civil War heroes and some legends that are said to take the form of apparitions. At the local Cape Fear Wine & Beer pub, the ghost of a fallen redcoat can’t seem to get enough of a frothy porter brewed from yeast salvaged from an early nineteenth-century shipwreck. Wonder at these and other fascinating and strange tales as local […]

Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at the CC of Landfall in Wilmington, NC

Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at the CC of Landfall in Wilmington, NC

WEST END, NC July 25, 2014 – Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Senior Four-Ball Tournament at the CC of Landfall in Wilmington, NC  on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. Gross scores are listed. Tournament format is 18 holes of four-ball stroke play, both gross and net.  90 percent of a player’s course handicap is used to determine net scores. Entry is open to any male amateur golfer who has reached his 55th birthday by the tournament date, is a member of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association, and has a current USGA Handicap Index® at a CGA member club. The field is divided into divisions based on age and total team course handicap: Tournament […]

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Brooklyn Arts Center announces the 4<sup>th</sup> Port City Ping Pong Throwdown

Brooklyn Arts Center announces the 4th Port City Ping Pong Throwdown

Event to feature two competitor groups, cash prizes, raffle, local food vendor, and cash bar Wilmington, NC, July 20 2014 – The Brooklyn Arts Center is excited to announce “The 4th Port City Ping Pong Throwdown” at the Brooklyn Arts Center (516 North 4th Street—the corner of Campbell and North 4th streets) on Friday, September 5, registration from 4:30-6:30 p.m. with open tables, Throwdown at 6:15 p.m. The Wilmington Table Tennis Club presents the biggest and coolest Ping Pong event since the super successful 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Port City Ping Pong Throwdowns. All players are welcome: playing for fun, playing for keeps. There will be two competition categories — an A-group for anybody who wants to play with the […]

Cape Fear Museum “Connects” Visitors with Communication Exhibit

Cape Fear Museum “Connects” Visitors with Communication Exhibit

WILMINGTON, NC July 16, 2014 – How have people communicated over distances over time? Cape Fear Museum’s collection includes thousands of artifacts related to both manual and digital methods of communication. View 32 objects that represent the changes in how in southeastern North Carolina have kept in touch. View a selection of these artifacts ranging from pens, typewriters and letters to telephones, radios and computers. See how communication technology has evolved over the last two centuries. Among the communication artifacts on display are: A manual typewriter used in the Wilmington district office of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, about 1885 A telegram to Leopold Bluethenthal about his son’s status as missing in action, 1918 A PC convertible IBM laptop […]

Cape Fear Museum Associates Unveils New Website

Cape Fear Museum Associates Unveils New Website

WILMINGTON, NC July 14, 2014 –  Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the unveiling of their new website, www.cfmassociates.org. Take a glance at our Associates members and donors. Learn how the Associates support Cape Fear Museum. Explore the many ways to get involved with the Museum from volunteering and attending special events to giving and sponsorship opportunities. Now, you can renew or become a member online! Challenge your friends to join you. Shop online for Simmons Sea-Skiff boat plans. Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. (CFMA, Inc.) is chartered as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and exists to ensure the success of Cape Fear Museum through fundraising, programs, membership, and community awareness. The CFMA, Inc. Board of Directors has […]

Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival July 25-27

Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival July 25-27

Blues Harmonica Master Lee Oskar Headlines at Cape Fear Blues Festival   Wilmington, NC July 9, 2014 – On July 25-27, blues fans are in for a special treat when the Cape Fear Blues Society welcomes blues harmonica master and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee Lee Oskar to Wilmington during the 19th Annual Cape Fear Blues Festival. There’s no one in the music world quite like Lee Oskar. He is a founding member and former lead harmonica player for the 1970s funk/jazz band, WAR. His signature harp solos helped define the WAR sound (think “Cisco Kid” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends”). In 1976 he earned Billboard’s title of #1 Instrumental Artist of the Year. In 1983 he […]

Stormfest Coming to Cape Fear Museum

Stormfest Coming to Cape Fear Museum

WILMINGTON, NC June 9, 2014 – On Saturday, June 21, the fifth annual Stormfest will blow into Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. This community service event, sponsored by Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds and Duke Energy, is designed to heighten awareness, increase preparedness and encourage families to explore the science of weather.  It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Engage in fun, hands-on weather experiments with Cape Fear Museum educators throughout the Museum. Talk to meteorologists from Time Warner Cable News, WECT and WWAY—and deliver your own forecast in front of the green screen! National Weather Service will show off its five-foot-tall cyclone simulator. Get your weather radio […]