A show for fans of British humor makes its stage debut in Wilmington

Fans of Monty Python will enjoy a show that makes its Wilmington debut on stage this week.

Family Dollar now reopened after hurricane, looting

Yard sales April 20

Egg hunts and Easter events across the Cape Fear region

Southport Spring Festival begins its 25th year

  Rabbits don’t make the best Easter gift

  Plan to geek out this weekend at the Wilmington Geek Expo

Continued Coverage

  Introducing Donation Stations: A new way for the community to support local farmers and food security

  April is Autism Awareness Month

  NC woman who started college at 12, earned Ph.D. by 23, reflects on life in the working world

  Girl finds megalodon tooth during spring break trip to NC beach

  CFCC holds Earth Fest Event to protect environment

  Woman shares her stories of near-fatal crashes for distracted driving awareness month

  Carolina Beach updates Emergency Operation Plan

The town of Carolina beach has updating their Emergency Operation Plan ahead of the 2019 hurricane season. The previous plan was written in 2016, and it was time for that update.

  Event for adults with special needs marks 10 years of music, dancing, and joy

A DJ and a mom have spent the last 10 years bringing joy to hundreds of adults with special needs across Southeastern North Carolina. .

  Easter egg hunt for adults only

Don’t let the little ones have all the fun.

  Community Classroom: Sensory garden to benefit students with sensory processing needs

Ms. Emily at Island Montessori Charter School is hoping to build a sensory garden to help students with sensory processing needs.

Pine Valley library to hold grand opening May 6

  Enjoy a day of golf fore our furry friends

  7th Annual Light the Lake Walk brings awareness to child abuse and neglect

  Kure Beach town leaders listen to residents’ concerns on storm water drainage

  CFCC will celebrate Earth Day with Earth Fest

UNCW drone research group collaborates with local NC community

  Wilmington counselor running Boston marathon with pacemaker

Peyton Chitty, Ashely High School counselor and track coach running Boston Marathon with pacemaker

UNCW hosts event to ‘showcase cultures’

UNCW students and faculty held an event Sunday to showcase the connections the community has with Africa.

  Groups partner to raise money for Special Olympics

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office along with the restaurant Trolly Stop partnered to raise money for the Special Olympics of North Carolina Sunday.

Food Lion to offer pickup service at some stores in Brunswick and New Hanover Counties

The new service allows customers to have a choice when it comes to grocery shopping.

Yard sales April 13

Yard sales for April 13, 2019

  Walk to Defeat ALS: Local woman shares story of losing her brother

The Walk to Defeat ALS takes place April 13, 2019. Jessica Williams talks about losing her brother to the disease.

Help save a life by donating blood today

The American Red Cross and NHRMC are hosting two public blood drives in April.

Unique art show held this weekend at UNCW

UNCW’s art department has found a creative way of making large scale pieces of art and giving back to the community.

  North Carolina Music Hall of Fame honors musicians from across the state

The hall of fame inductees are from all regions throughout the state, and the museum is broken down into the many different genres of music that have come out of North Carolina.

Cape Fear Museum calls for FrogWatch volunteers

If you like being outside and enjoy the soothing ambiance of frog calls echoing into the night, the museum has a gig for you!

  New Hanover County’s Coastal Fitness Challenge canceled due to weather

NHC's Parks and Gardens Department is hosting the second annual event at Ogden Park on Saturday, April 13.

Traffic Alert: Portion of River Road in Wilmington closing Sunday for race

River Road in Wilmington will close from 7 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 14, for the Time Trial @ RiverLights.

  First Act: Play written by NC siblings David and Amy Sedaris on stage in Wilmington

David and Amy Sedaris, siblings from North Carolina, penned a play called "The Book of Liz." It hits the stage at TheatreNOW. (Source: TheatreNOW)

  New ADHD treatment center works to help those suffering and to create awareness about the disorder

Coastal Ridge Health Services works to get children and adults the help they need to reach their full potential despite their ADHD.

  Empie Park holds ribbon cutting to show off new tennis courts

Area tennis players have options to play after dark at Empie Park, and there are more places for players to park as well.

CFCC holds annual career fair

Around 55 employers set up tables at the fair, recruiting applicants for full-time, part-time, and internship opportunities.

  Star Party will take you to the moon and beyond

Gaze at the sky for a fun-filled evening of astronomy-themed activities.

  Wilmington church replaces steeple damaged in Hurricane Florence

During Hurricane Florence, a big gust of wind knocked over the steeple at Covenant Church and sent it flying yards away.

  Free self defense classes to bring life-long skills to the community

The classes teach skills to use to keep you safe in a variety of self-defense situations.

  Topsail Turtle Project gearing up for nesting season

Volunteers have signed up to start walking the beaches in search of loggerhead turtle nests. Each morning from May 1-Aug. 31, these volunteers will walk 26 miles of coastline.

  Community Classroom: Teacher needs help buying breakout boxes for her students

A Roland-Grise Middle School teacher wants to mix problem-solving and fun with breakout boxes.

  Wilmington dentist uses laser technology instead of drills

Dr. Sarah Pless of Renaissance Dental Studio is using the first dental laser in southeastern North Carolina to drill for cavities.

  Dosher Memorial Hospital partners with local restaurants to teach healthy cooking and eating habits

Dosher plans to hold at least 7 free cooking classes this year to help teach portion control and the importance of good heart health.

Highway 6 poll: We have a winner!

Highway 6 poll voters selected a 1956 Chevrolet truck as the favorite for WECT to take on the road for its Highway 6 on-location series

  Rabbi Emily Losben-Ostrov to become first female Rabbi installed in the Temple of Israel’s 147 year history

She has presided over the Temple congregation since July but her installation was delayed due to damage to the Temple from Hurricane Florence. The hurricane caused about $100,000 in damage to the Temple.

  Groups hope to convert old railroad downtown into walking, biking trail

It’s a “unique project with transformative potential.” That’s what a group made up of community members is calling its vision to convert the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad in downtown Wilmington into a pedestrian and bike trail.

  Get inspiration to live a healthier life

The Healthy Living Festival will offer free inspiration to help families live healthier lifestyles.

  Bitty & Beau’s to open shop in Annapolis

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee is heading north.

  Don’t count out the women when it comes to boxing

In a male dominated sport, one woman stepped into the ring, and showcased her skills at the Azalea Festival’s boxing tournament.

Thousands line the streets for Azalea Festival parade

Thousands of people filled the streets of downtown Wilmington Saturday morning for the Azalea Festival parade.

Azalea Festival holds annual home tours

Adding to the Azalea festivities Saturday, the Historic Wilmington Foundation started its annual home tour.

Yard sales April 6

Yard sales for April 6, 2019

  Parking and street closures for the Azalea Festival

What you need to know for this week's events in Wilmington.

  Get a REAL ID while enjoying the Azalea Festival Street Fair

Those who go to the North Carolina Azalea Festival Saturday will be able to receive express driver license services from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles.

North Carolina aquariums in running for national award

North Carolina aquariums are going head to head with big names like the Georgia Aquarium, the Florida Aquarium and Monterrey Bay Aquarium to win this year’s USA TODAY Readers Choice Award.

  Keeping the Azalea Festival diverse and inclusive

The Azalea Festival works to keep the tradition of the past 72-years while staying open-minded to new ideas and trends.

  NJ-based manufacturing company to bring over 200 jobs to Brunswick County

Governor Roy Cooper is expected to visit Navassa on Friday to announce that a New Jersey-based manufacturing company will relocate to the area, a move that would create over 200 jobs.

  Cape Fear Comeback: Harbor Way Gardens makes debut on Azalea Garden Tour despite Hurricane Florence damage

The Harbor Island Garden Club, along with the help of the Town of Wrightsville Beach, spent countless hours cleaning up the park just in time for the Azalea Garden Tour.

  Azalea Festival queen visits children at NHRMC’s women’s and children’s hospital

Some special patients were treated like royalty Thursday when Azalea Festival Queen Briana Venskus and her court stopped by the Betty H. Cameron Women and Children’s Hospital for a visit.

New food donation initiative kicks off at Wilmington area farmers markets

The New Hanover County Cooperative Extension is making it easier than ever to support farmers and feed your neighbors.

  Belles, bucks, and everything in between: A look at smaller Azalea Festival traditions

The Coin Show and the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles are just a few key pieces of the festival that bring the whole event together.

  Get rid of your old electronics in a safe way

Verizon's Recycling Rally helps residents get rid of their unwanted electronics and other household items in an environmentally friendly manner.

  The North Carolina Azalea Festival includes something for art lovers

More than 100 artists will participate in a juried art show during the North Carolina Azalea Festival.

Brunswick County free dental day coming in May

Free dental care will be made available to Brunswick County residents during Coastal Cosmetic Family Dentistry’s eight annual Dentistry from the Heart event in May.

  NC Azalea Festival kicks off with queen’s coronation

Every Azalea queen has worn the same crown since the inaugural event in 1948.

  Wilmington City Council proclaims April 1-7 Navy Week

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo proclaimed April 1-7 Navy Week

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants ribbon wands, cones, and targets for gym class

Megan Hayes,a P.E. teacher at Cape Fear Center for Inquiry would like cones, targets, and organizational equipment for her classroom. She's asking for donations through the Donors Choose Website.

Health Expo and Science Fair teaches healthy lifestyle choices

New Hanover Medical Center presented a Health Expo and Science Fair for the students of Snipes Learning Academy. The expo centered on teaching students positive fitness skills and the importance of healthy lifestyle choices on their overall well-being.

  Charter school amends ‘unconstitutional’ dress code

Charter Day School has amended its uniform policy that required female students to wear skirts to school and prohibited them from wearing pants or shorts.

HIGHWAY 6: WECT takes newscasts on the road again

The WECT anchor team hits the road again for its summer series of Highway 6. The first stop will be at the White Lake Water Festival in May.

Bitty & Beau’s manager to appear on Wheel of Fortune tonight!

The manager of the beloved Bitty and Beau’s Coffee in Wilmington will be appearing on a beloved game show.

  Azalea Fest: What it takes to plan and prepare the largest festival in the state

It's a full time job and community effort to plan the five-day event.

  First Act: ‘The Last Five Years’ follows a couple falling in and out of love

A show follows a couple’s five-year relationship, as they fall in and out of love.

  Hundreds attend annual NC tourism conference

Over 500 professionals in the tourism industry from across North Carolina are welcomed at the 2019 Visit North Carolina 365 Conference. The event is taking place at the Wilmington Convention Center form March 31-April 2.

  Briana Venskus: Ready to put a new face on the 2019 Azalea Festival (”1on1 with Jon Evans” podcast)

Wilmington-born actress Briana Venskus has landed roles on shows including 'The Walking Dead', 'Grace and Frankie' and 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D'. In her next role as 2019 NC Azalea Festival Queen, Briana wants to honor the tradition of the event, while breaking new ground for the LGBT community.

Yard sales for March 30

Yard sales for March 30, 2019

Wilmington fish markets finally back on track for summer

Wilmington fish markets are finally experiencing business as usual.

  Service dog by Azalea Belle’s side marks a festival first

Nearly 140 young women serve as ambassadors during the Azalea Garden Tour. This is the first class to have a Belle with a service dog.