Author archives: Emily Wilson

  • 714 Castle Street: David Brinkley of Atlantic Coast Construction purchased the property in May 2013. Though there are no concrete plans for the structure, but he has quite a few dreams he’d like to see a reality—from a high-end steak house to using the ample wall space to project films.

    NO VACANCIES: Historical structures find new life

    Aug 1, 17 • 461 Views • EXTRA! EXTRA!, Feature, FEATURE MAINNo Comments

    Em Wilson, encore’s newest staff member and millennial extraordinaire, headed downtown to scope out the empty buildings peppering our historical city. With some research and facetime with peeps in the know, she uncovered stories from many recognizable...

  • SKELETOR AT THE CARNIVAL: Don’t miss New Hanover High Lyceum Academy’s annual haunted house, “Carnival of Carnage,” with proceeds benefiting the organization. Courtesy photo.

    Creepy Carnival

    Oct 18, 11 • 1234 Views • FEATURE1 Comment

    Lyceum Academy Haunted House Thurs-Sun, through 10/31 Thurs/Sun: 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Fri/Sat: 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. Behind Stein Mart in Hanover Center Admission fee: $10 Kids in high school like having fun, getting crazy and scaring the bejesus out of...

  • hairspray

    Colorful Musical:

    Aug 2, 11 • 1242 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, TheaterNo Comments

    Hairspray Thalian Hall main stage 310 Chestnut Street 8/3-7, 12-14, 18-21, 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m. matinee • $22-$25 www.thalianhall.org. (910) 632-2285 “Hairspray”—also known as: AquaNet, a John Waters’ classic movie from 1988 and a Tony...

  • theater

    The Southern Grail

    Jul 26, 11 • 749 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, TheaterNo Comments

    Moonlight and Magnolias Big Dawg Productions Cape Fear Playhouse • 613 Castle St July 28-31, August 4-7, 11-14 $10-$18 • www.bigdawgproductions.org Growing up in the South, there are several traditions I learned to regard as sacred from an  early age:...

  • Wave Riders

    Jul 12, 11 • 941 Views • FEATURE, NEWS & VIEWSNo Comments

    Reef/Sweetwater Pro-Am Contest: 7/15 – 17 Off Oceanic Street, Wrightsville Beach Art and Music Festival: 7/16 Wrightsville Beach Park • Free It all began seven years ago. Local surfer Tony Butler became inspired by the memory of a pro contest he...

  • Die Laughing

    Jul 5, 11 • 651 Views • ARTSY SMARTSY, Theater1 Comment

    Mulligan’s Wake Thurs. July 7, 14, 21 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Beam Room at Front Street Brewery 9 N. Front St. www.porchtheatre.com • $20-40 There are three things everyone should know about the traditional Irish family in the midst of celebration: they...