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Fort Fisher celebrating lesser-known WWII history at 80th anniversary ceremony

Fort Fisher is celebrating the 80th anniversary of WWII training exercises that took place at the historic site beginning in 1941. 

With no tourist handouts, hungry Bali monkeys raid homes

Deprived of their preferred food source — the bananas, peanuts and other goodies brought in by tourists now kept away by the coronavirus — hungry monkeys on the resort island of Bali have taken to raiding villagers’ homes in their search for something tasty.

Three men guided millions through horror of Sept. 11, 2001

“Turn on your television.” Those words were repeated in millions of homes on Sept. 11, 2001. Friends and relatives took to the telephone: Something awful was happening. You have to see.

Award-winning Wilmington costumer Peggy Farrell, dies at 89

For about two decades, Peggy Farrell designed costumes for film, television and local theater productions in the Wilmington area. 

Lawyer: Britney Spears ‘will not be extorted’ by father

Britney Spears and her new attorney say her father is trying to get about $2 million in payments before stepping down from the conservatorship that controls her life and money, a move they liken to extortion in a court filing Tuesday.

Counting Crows Butter Miracle Tour lands in Wilmington September 29

Counting Crows front man Adam Duritz says he is "excited to bring his new music suite to the new Live Oak Bank Pavilion" this month. The seminal rock band is roaring back from the pandemic with the Butter Miracle Tour.

20th Anniversary 9/11 Charity Challenge offers virtual gallery of amazing art

Children of Fallen Heroes is holding the 9/11 20th Anniversary Charity Challenge and Art for Heroes fundraising event to raise money for a variety of programs.

OnlyFans reverses explicit content ban after outcry

OnlyFans had said last Thursday that it would ban explicit content starting Oct. 1, blaming policies of banks and payment processors for the policy change.

2021 Cape Fear Festival of Trees looking for sponsors and volunteers

Lower Cape Fear LifeCare is in the planning stages of this year’s Cape Fear Festival of Trees and is looking for sponsors and volunteers.

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UNCW holds parking lot pep rally for NHRMC healthcare workers

The Novant parking lot filled with bubbles, pom poms, and support as UNCW nursing and health staff members surprised NHRMC medical staff with a pep rally.

Organizations to host Wilmington municipal candidate forum

The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear, New Hanover County NAACP, and Cape Fear Housing Coalition are hosting a City of Wilmington Mayoral & Municipal Candidate Forum on Tuesday, September 28 at 6 p.m. via zoom. 

Pfizer booster shots available in New Hanover, Brunswick counties for eligible patients

Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shots are now available in New Hanover and Brunswick counties, days after receiving FDA approval.

Video game design studio opens up shop in downtown Wilmington

A game design company which develops software, game content, and gaming systems for lotteries and charitable gaming opened a new studio in Wilmington on Monday.