Archive for the ‘News’ Category

  • Supporting a Healthy Cause

    May 29, 12 • 840 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWSNo Comments

    The next Discovery Fitness event: Yoga Saturday, June 2nd • 4 p.m. Chldren’s Museum of Wilmington 116 Orange Street www.playwilmington.org Good news for children (and parents) planning to visit the Children’s Museum of Wilmington this summer. On May...

  • Life on Two Wheels

    May 21, 12 • 925 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWSNo Comments

    May Bicycle Month 5/30: Bike to Work Day www.wilmingtongreenway.com www.nhcgov.com As a UNCW student who bikes to and from campus daily, I know the infinite dangers of using a bicycle as the foremost mode of transportation. I’ve been hit by fellow bikers,...

  • What’s Normal

    Apr 17, 12 • 789 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWSNo Comments

    I ran into Chiaki Ito before a city Stage production of “Next to Normal” a couple weeks ago—nothing abnormal about that. Chiaki is the music director for City Stage—but an artist, musician and attorney carrying a tote bag with “26.2” proudly...

  • Fake It ‘Til You Make It

    Apr 17, 12 • 1199 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWSNo Comments

    Oceana NC presents mock oil spill and wind farm Fri., 4/20 • Riverfront Park • 11 a.m. Rally against seismic testing Thurs., 4/26 • Hilton Riverside • 6 p.m. www.oceana.org It’s hard to believe it’s been two years since images from the Deepwater...

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    The Air We Breathe

    Mar 20, 12 • 1091 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWSNo Comments

    Whether working on a tan or walking down the strand, encore readers know that Wrightsville Beach is the place to have a little fun in the sun. For some, the sandy shores are also the perfect place to smoke, but locals felt that too many cigarette butts were...

  • One Step Closer

    Mar 13, 12 • 1288 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWS1 Comment

    The news came like a punch in the stomach to those who have been fighting against the proposed Titan Cement plant in Castle Hayne for the last three years: The North Carolina Division of Air Quality issued a permit to the company. As of February 29th, Titan...

  • Detectful Aim:

    Mar 6, 12 • 1673 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWS1 Comment

    A victim lies motionless on the streets of Wilmington, bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to the chest. A matter of seconds can mean life or death in this situation, and police and first-responders rapidly race to his aid in record time. All of this is...

  • BASEBALL BY THE RIVER: Robert and Mary McLaughlin protest the stadium’s possible construction along the waterfront of downtown Wilmington. Photo by Brooke Kavit

    For and Against

    Feb 28, 12 • 1323 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWSNo Comments

    For the dozens of concerned citizens gathered on the convention center lawn, the prospect of a new baseball stadium in downtown Wilmington wasn’t exactly knocking them out of the ballpark. The group gathered to protest on Saturday the 18th to voice their...

  • PHOTOG FOR A CAUSE: Vote Against Project founder Curtis Brown was at UNCW last week spreading the message. Courtesy of Vote Against.

    Vote No!

    Feb 21, 12 • 1169 Views • News, NEWS & VIEWSNo Comments

    The music is pumping, the models are changing backstage and the photographer is prepping his camera—no this isn’t the latest “Vogue” cover shoot—it is happening right here in Wilmington. The Vote Against Project is capturing smiles on the faces of...