Stories tagged: "Wilmington"

Yum! The Venus fly trap, a native of Wilmington, does its thing with a common house fly. (Shutterstock)
Ghosts, Gnomes, and Carnivorous Plants: 8 Spots To Get Weird in Wilmington

North Carolina's eccentric port city is a destination, and not just because lots of TV shows were filmed there.

A sign-carrying anti-gay protester is surrounded by a sea of Pride umbrellas during the Pride parade in Winston-Salem, N.C., on Saturday, June 18, 2022. Protesters across the country targeted LGBTQ Pride-themed storytimes on Saturday, including one in Wilmington, (AP Photo/Skip Foreman)
The Proud Boys Disrupted a Wilmington LGBTQ Event. Here’s What Happened

With anti-LGBTQ activists on the move in the U.S., a Wilmington local talks about her frightening experience with members of the hate group. 

Legalized medical marijuana in North Carolina has long seemed a distant possibility. That possibility appears to be getting closer at the NC state legislature. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
Medical Marijuana, Medicaid, and Poisoned Water: Three Proposed North Carolina Laws to Watch

On Monday, the state Senate passed a bill that will legalize cannabis for medical purposes. We have the roundup of this and other key NC bills.

North Carolina-born actress, dancer, and singer Ariana DeBose arrives at the Oscars Sunday. She shattered boundaries with her Academy Award win for "Best Supporting Actress." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Beyond ‘The Slap’: NC’s Ariana DeBose Is the Real Story of This Year’s Oscars

The Wilmington-born actress, singer, and dancer became the first openly queer, Afro-Latino actress to win an Oscar.

Contrary to popular belief, there are plenty of opportunities to ice skate below the Mason-Dixon Line. North Carolina has facilities across the state for beginner to expert skaters, as well as opportunities for hockey, figure skating, curling and more. (Photo by Evelyn Hockstein/ The Washington Post via Getty Images)
Ice Skating in the South? Slide Into the Holidays at One of These 11 NC Rinks.

Ice skating isn't just up North! Here are some of the best indoor and outdoor ice rinks around North Carolina.

A mob of white supremacists murdered dozens of Black locals and ran Black leaders out of town in 1898 during the Wilmington Massacre. Here the mob stands outside the ruins of Wilmington's Daily Record, the only Black-owned paper in the state. (Public Domain Image)
North Carolina’s Wilmington Massacre and Trump’s Insurrection Really Aren’t So Different

Madmen, mobsters, and racists took NC to a dark place 123 years ago. I fear Trump-backed insurrectionists would lead us to a similar hell.

“Our Kind of People” promises intrigue, drama, and a delicious frisson between the classes. The title refers to the book “Our Kind of People: Inside America's Black Upper Class,” by Lawrence Otis Graham. When it debuted in 1999, the book pulled the curtain back on the insular society of old, African-American, monied families and their privileges – as numerous as their rules about who could belong and who couldn’t. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for FOX)
Wilmington is the Backdrop for the Black Elite on Fox Drama ‘Our Kind of People’

Iconic landmarks help Wilmington, North Carolina stand in for Martha’s Vineyard in Fox's new soapy, sexy drama.