Archive for the ‘FEATURE’ Category

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    Silver Celebration

    Oct 1, 13 • 1591 Views • FEATURE, GRUB & GUZZLENo Comments

    (above) ALL IN THE FAMILY: Joseph Hou and his wife celebrate 25 years of serving Wilmington’s culinary community with their family restaurant, Szechuan 132. Photo by Trent Williams   One of the most genuinely kind and honest restaurateurs in town will...

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    Autumn’s Happenings

    Sep 3, 13 • 3771 Views • COVER STORY, EXTRA! EXTRA!, FEATURE, FeatureNo Comments

    Fall is approaching. Don’t fret, just because the temperature is dropping doesn’t mean the events are...

  • Celebrate Culture

    Aug 27, 13 • 1556 Views • Do-gooders, EXTRA! EXTRA!, FEATURENo Comments

    During the last three years, the Interfaith Refugee Ministry (IRM) helped almost 200 refugees resettle in the Port City from Myanmar, Iraq and Colombia. A sub-office of Interfaith Refugee Ministry in New Bern, the nonprofit is an outreach ministry of the...

  • Light Up the Night

    Aug 20, 13 • 2804 Views • EXTRA! EXTRA!, FEATURE, FeatureNo Comments

    “Lumina” comes from the Latin word “lumen,” meaning light. In its early days, Wrightsville Beach’s famed Lumina Pavilion (1905-1973) fashioned over 600 tungsten lights on its exterior, alongside an illuminated sign: “L-U-M-I-N-A.” A central...

  • Charitable Flavor

    Aug 19, 13 • 2087 Views • COVER STORY, Drink Features, FEATURE, GRUB & GUZZLENo Comments

    In one place, for one night, top chefs serve signature dishes and drinks. But only one leaves with the Copper Kettle Award. Wilmington’s Epicurean Evening may only recognize one overall culinary great, but it helps hundreds of youth and family through...

  • Pooch Perfect

    May 14, 13 • 3841 Views • EXTRA! EXTRA!, FEATURENo Comments

    ENCORE PET-COVER CONTEST RUNNERS UP PAN-Z ANUNNAKI BARNEY FYFE ZEUS AND HUSHPUPPY WILL AND HARRY ZIGGY ...

  • The Contract Killer

    May 7, 13 • 1260 Views • FEATURENo Comments

    Jude, do you remember when I pitched you the story idea of Captain Hank? Even if you don’t, I do, my dear editor. “How many charter boat captains are there on the NC coast?” you asked. “You want to profile one? How long have you been at this; is there...

  • 6-Year-Old Leaders

    May 7, 13 • 1537 Views • FEATURENo Comments

    Teacher of the year Jenny Walters inspires leadership principles every day in her kindergarten class at Codington Elementary. Thanks to Walters and her like-minded peers state-wide, poor behavior is down, while good grades and attitudes are up. “In...

  • Geek Out!

    May 7, 13 • 1481 Views • FEATURENo Comments

    Port City Pop Con May 10th-11th Wilmington Convention Center • 515 Nutt St. Passes: $25/day, $50/weekend, $150/VIP Kids 11 & under free w/adult. www.portcitypopcon.whindo.com “It’s about time!” Those were the first words out of my mouth when I...

  • Duking it Out Over Laughs

    Apr 23, 13 • 1490 Views • EXTRA! EXTRA!, FEATURE, FeatureNo Comments

    Port City’s Top Comic 4/27, 9 p.m. doors; 9:30 show Theatre NOW • 19 S. 10th St. Tickets: $10-$12 It all comes down to this, folks: after duking it out in the ring—err, stage—for almost a month now, a total of 30 comedians came to compete. On April...