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BBC visits Wilmington to profile non-profit project competing for $20,000

video A crew from the BBC visited the Port City this weekend to profile a Wilmington-based non-profit trying to solve hunger around the world. The Full Belly Project distributes machinery molds to developing countries. It is up for the top prize in the BBC's World Challenge.

Poplar Grove Plantation hosts 30th anniversary celebration

This weekend Poplar Grove Plantation hosted a 30th anniversary celebration. It was the peanutiest day of the year. It was all about community, arts and, of course, peanuts.

Cape Fear Green Building Alliance hosts Gulf Coast Oil Spill Fundraiser

Saturday the Cape Fear Green Building Alliance put on an oil spill fundraiser. The alliance had a book sale featuring "Carolina Preserves".

Fire departments compete to raise money for MDA

On Saturday the Carolina Beach Fire Department competed in a friendly game of Rescue A Firefighter against the Myrtle Grove Fire Department.

Running of the Brides takes place in downtown Wilmington

Soon to be brides lined up early Saturday morning for the chance to get a designer gown at a discounted price. The event took place at A Boxed Event in downtown Wilmington.

Wilmington’s farmers market wants your vote

Wilmington's very own Riverfront Farmers Market is in the running for the title of best farmer's market in America. American Farmland Trust is sponsoring the America's Favorite Farmers Markets contest.

New Hanover commissioners approve sales tax hike

video More than two months after New Hanover County residents voted yes to a sales tax referendum, County Commissioners met this morning to to make it official. The sales tax will go into effect October 1.
Plus, read the letter Justin LaNasa sent to Jason Thompson demanding commissioners cease and desist...

Lock and dam No. 1 closed for repairs

videoBoaters will still be able to access the lock on a limited basis. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance.

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