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Summer of Movies  

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July 6, 2014

This July we take a look at some of the movie-watching events unique to the Wilmington area. Rifftrax Live! does Sharknado On July 10th the Rifftrax team returns to the stage make fun of the hilariously bad movie Sharknado.This is a movie where the title gives you all of the relevant information you need to figure out the basic premise, and how much effort was put into the production. The Mystery Science Theater 3000 alumni will be performing live at The State Theatre in Minneapolis, MN. The show will be broadcast in theaters nationwide, including the Regal Cinema in Mayfaire. Get your...


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The Wilmington Skeeball Scene  

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June 3, 2014

Article photography by KineticPose.com and AroundWilmington.com On the Road to Austin Memorial Day weekend, 2014, Wilmington’s Brewskee-Ball all-star team headed to Austin for the Brewskee-Ball National Championship. The event, nicknamed "the BEEB," is held yearly in one of the four member cities of the league. What is Brewskee-Ball? Brewskee-Ball is an adult competitive skee-ball league with teams in Brooklyn, San Francisco, Austin and here in Wilmington. The league was founded in New York City in 2005 and brought to Wilmington in 2007 by Adrian Varnam. The local league found...


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May 2014 Around Wilmington  

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April 24, 2014

A rainy April is almost behind us, and Wilmington is looking ahead to a slightly less rainy May. Revenge of the Rims on the River Car Show Speaking of rain, if you thought you missed out on the Rims on the River car show, it was postponed to May 16th - 18th. All previous registrations will be honored, and there is still time to submit new registrations. Southern Culture on the Skids will return, as will Skye Paige and The Globe of Death Motorcycle Stunt Show. Sadly Betty White was unavailable to participate in the Globe of Death Stunt Show this go-round. To find out more information...


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The 2014 North Carolina Azalea Festival  

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March 26, 2014

A Brief History of the Festival The North Carolina Azalea Festival is an annual Wilmington celebration of floral gardens and local art. The Azalea Festival was first held in April of 1948 to honor the beauty of local gardens, including Airlie Gardens. In 1953 the first sidewalk show was included to the Azalea festival.   Over time the event, held every April, has grown to a much anticipated five-day event which includes multiple venues, sponsors, and an estimated draw of over 200,000 visitors in recent years.   In addition to being a driver of tourism and economic activity, the Azalea...


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Spring 2014 Around Wilmington  

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February 21, 2014

Hobby Greenhouse Tour   March 1st the Hobby Greenhouse Club welcomes local plant enthusiasts to its annual self-guided tour of local greenhouses.  This free event spans New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties, featuring greenhouses from members and non-members, as well as commercial and institutional greenhouses.   The first stop on the tour is the New Hanover County Arboretum at 6206 Oleander Drive. For tour directions and descriptions visit the Hobby Greenhouse Club website. The tour features a wide range of greenhouses and flora. Some locations will be selling plants,...


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