SAFETY AND SKILLS: Women’s class teaches about firearms and gun safety

“Buying a gun is like buying underwear: You’re not sending anyone else out to do it, so why are you going to take some guy down the street’s word on which gun to buy for yourself?” Mary Anne Peters rhetorically asks over the phone last week. Peters has taught conceal-carry courses since 2013 and was an instructor at BullZeye Shooting Sports before cofounding Pro Gun, … Continue reading SAFETY AND SKILLS: Women’s class teaches about firearms and gun safety

A CELEBRATION OF ALL-THINGS LOCAL: encore’s Best Of 2019 turns into all-day Bestival, featuring beer, art, music, comedy, food and awards

Shea Carver breaks down more history of Best Of and dishes the deets on the inaugural Bestival, set to take place Saturday, May 11, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Continue reading A CELEBRATION OF ALL-THINGS LOCAL: encore’s Best Of 2019 turns into all-day Bestival, featuring beer, art, music, comedy, food and awards

VIBRANCY, LIFE, ART: Walk through secret gardens and artful landscapes at 2019’s Azalea Garden Tour, April 5-7

There’s more to come for the McCabe’s mini nature and art walk this weekend. Find them and other stops on the CFGC Azalea Garden Tour at capefeargardenclub.org. Continue reading VIBRANCY, LIFE, ART: Walk through secret gardens and artful landscapes at 2019’s Azalea Garden Tour, April 5-7

A FESTIVAL SONG: Azalea concerts feature Tyler Farr, Hank Williams Jr. and Ice Cube

The Azalea Festival committee seems to make a genuine effort to bring a relatively diverse lineup to the main stage each year. Much of the time it’s been to the benefit of Wilmingtonians, who have been graced with sounds of Americana (The Avett Brothers) and jam-rock (Widespread Panic), to R&B, soul and funk (Rev. Al Green, The Temptations), to ‘80s pop rock (Duran Duran), and … Continue reading A FESTIVAL SONG: Azalea concerts feature Tyler Farr, Hank Williams Jr. and Ice Cube

INVESTING IN A HEALTHY GENERATION: Sunday’s Broccoli Bash for NourishNC benefits Food Farmacy and other programs

Organized by local artist and musician Mark “Mr. Mark” Herbert, the family-friendly shindig includes crafts for kids, games, raffles and performances by Broccoli Brothers Circus with Mr. Mark and other surprise guests. Continue reading INVESTING IN A HEALTHY GENERATION: Sunday’s Broccoli Bash for NourishNC benefits Food Farmacy and other programs

INSPIRING THE FUTURE: Donald Antrim talks latest works during upcoming visit to UNCW and Bourgie Nights

Once an associate professor in writing at Columbia University, he’ll return to the college campus on Wednesday, Feb. 6, to speak to UNCW’s Department of Creative Writing, as well as Writers night on February 7. Continue reading INSPIRING THE FUTURE: Donald Antrim talks latest works during upcoming visit to UNCW and Bourgie Nights