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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Young artist finds inspiration in nature

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video For some people, it takes them years to find their true passion life. That's not the case for Britt Harrison. The 24-year-old finds her joy in painting unique works of art. Among the nature in the backyard of the beach home where Harrison lives, one will find brush strokes and a young woman full of artistic expression. Full story...
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Theater community takes center stage at awards ceremony

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video The theater community took center stage Wednesday night for the StarNews Wilmington Theater Awards. Folks even got to walk the red carpet before heading to the main theater at Thalian Hall. Full story...
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Donn Ansell honored for support of arts in Wilmington

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video Wilmington's arts community honored late media personality and arts patron Donn Ansell this morning. The Community Arts Center named its Lower Atrium Studio after Ansell for his contributions in saving the Cultural Resource Center, as well as his contributions to the artistic community in Wilmington. Full story...
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Theater community takes center stage at Wilmington Theater Awards

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videoThe Port City's theater scene takes center stage at Thalian Hall tonight at the second annual StarNews Media Wilmington Theater Awards. Full story...
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CFCC moves forward on Fine Arts Center

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video Cape Fear Community College is one step closer to building its Humanities and Fine Arts Center downtown. The school's board of trustees approved a plan to build the nearly 160,000 square foot facility across the street from CFCC's parking deck on North 3rd Street. Full story...
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Artist Ivey Hayes dead at 64

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Local artist Ivey Hayes has died. He was 64. Hayes's brother Phillips says the man known for his paintings of vibrant colors and southern life died this morning at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Yarn bombers hit downtown Wilmington

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video You may notice colorful swatches of yarn popping up in random places. These pops of art are taking over the world from London to Amsterdam to right here in the Port City. A group of local artists is trying to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary by yarn bombing things like light poles and parking meters. Full story...
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CFCC Campus Development plan moves forward

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video You can hear the crews at work in Downtown Wilmington. All this construction part of CFCC's Campus Development plan, a project paid for by bond money voters approved in 2008. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. Commissioners vote NO on funding Arts Council

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After about an hour-long presentation on the benefits of funding a local arts council, New Hanover County Commissioners voted unanimously to not approve giving the group $50,000 in seed money. Full story...
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DREAMS raises money at Thalian Hall for new facility

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Community residents are joining together to help make dreams come true. Full story...
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