Archive for the ‘Do-gooders’ Category

  • Strong Bread, Strong Business:

    Dec 10, 13 • 1590 Views • Do-gooders, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    “Light me on fire! That fruitcake is stout.” Those were the first thoughts that came to mind after tasting Sylvia Crippen’s famed fruitcake. And it was closely followed by: “Maybe I could have just one more little piece.” Each mini loaf weighs...

  • Lending a Helping Hand:

    Nov 26, 13 • 1687 Views • Do-gooders, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    What do you do when you have no one else to turn to? The Good Friends of Wilmington are there to provide a last hope for individuals and families in need by raising funds in the community for locals. The Good Friends of Wilmington will hold their 17th annual...

  • Camp to Shelter

    Nov 19, 13 • 1367 Views • Do-gooders, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Think about a rugged camping trip experience. Maybe it was in the mountains, fending off raccoons from eating the Cheezits while you slept. Or maybe it was the time you camped on a beach and couldn’t keep sand and mosquitoes out of your tent. Once you got...

  • Breakfast at the Beach:

    Nov 12, 13 • 1431 Views • Do-gooders, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Set up in 1994, Kids Making It (KMI) is known nationally as a youth entrepreneurship and vocational program. They provide woodworking and art skills outside of school hours to at-risk youths between the ages of 8 and 18, and focus on strengthening empowerment...

  • Reverse the Curse:

    Nov 5, 13 • 1757 Views • Do-gooders, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    This year marks the 115th anniversary of the riots that rent this city on November 10th, 1898. On that date, a mob of up to 2,000 whites roamed the streets downtown Wilmington armed with rifles and rapid fire machine guns and killed an unknown number of...

  • Books and Bites

    Nov 5, 13 • 1187 Views • Do-gooders, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    What would you do if a deceased loved one showed up at your front door one day? What if departed friends and family members all around the world were returning back from the dead? North Carolina author Jason Mott explores the concept in his New York Times...

  • Standing Up to Legislation

    Oct 29, 13 • 1050 Views • Do-gooders, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Planned Parenthood has been under speculation throughout 2013. NC legislature has introduced a total of 10 bills restricting access to reproductive health care, something Planned Parenthood specializes in, from birth control to general health care, LGBT...

  • Sentimental Centennial

    Oct 22, 13 • 1151 Views • Do-gooders, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Though the white-columned brick church has been on the corner of Wrightsville Avenue and College Road for a little more than 100 years, Winter Park Presbyterian’s congregation is celebrating its centennial this year. The church, a mission of First...

  • Flying High with Hope:

    Oct 15, 13 • 1600 Views • Do-gooders, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    Ten little girls and three boys have been waiting in the wings—quite literally—for the last month to find out if they will be chosen for the 2014 Angels of Hope cover child. Though these sweeties are precious, this is no beauty contest. It’s a...

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    The Sweet Spot

    Sep 24, 13 • 861 Views • Do-gooders, EXTRA! EXTRA!No Comments

    (above) SIGN UP! Port City Swappers will meet up on September 29th, where 20 to 30 people swap and barter food items and other wares. Courtesy photos   Lasically, the main rule at Port City Swappers remains simple: no cash. Literally, money is no good...