Where there is warm weather, an ocean and sand, you’re sure to find Sara Babin rockin’ one of her hand-sewn bikinis while surfing the waves or drawing up a new design for her fairly new swimwear line, Tide Bird.
Where there is warm weather, an ocean and sand, you’re sure to find Sara Babinrockin’ one of her hand-sewn bikinis while surfing the waves or drawing up a new design for her fairly new swimwear line, Tide Bird.
UNCW graduate, and now author and poet, Jason Mott, recently had his first novel "The Returned" bought to be turned into a new TV drama series for ABC. Brad Pitt's Plan B productions will be producing the series, and filming is expected to start mid-March.
Do you work out twice a day? Have you found yourself missing commitments to go to the gym? Do you fit your workout into your day or does your day fit into your workout? If you have asked yourself these questions, you may suffer from exercise addiction.
A UNCW student talks about her experience as a NC Azalea Belle
Now a beloved icon of the famous southeastern Azalea Festival, the Azalea belle tradition is a much-hyped to-do for many local high school girls. The ritual began in 1969 after seven ladies dressed in hoop-skirted antebellum dresses for their Confederate Ball.
Will the New Year’s fashion trends be powerful enough to knock out the trends of 2012? Local boutique employees and UNCW students weigh in on whether think flowing skirts and sunny weather will overpower last year’s “hardcore princess” look. It could prove difficult with everyone from celebrities to college students flaunting and embracing this glittery tough girl look everywhere.
On Nov 18, 2012 Banana Republic and Wilmington’s local Team in Training(TNT) chapter hosted their 8th annual fashion show at the Hilton Garden Inn at Mayfaire. The fall show benefited research for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society(LLS).
Nearly 1 million people attempt suicide in the U.S. each year; 38,000 of which actually do it, according to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) . This means that 105 Americans take their own lives each day. That’s a suicide every 13.7 minutes. Suicide is the third leading cause of death in the 15-24 age group and is the second leading cause of death amongst college students.
Hollywood says Paris is for lovers, but Bollywood capitalized on that title from it's inauguration. Known for fantastical plots that dramatize Hindu love affairs, Bollywood cinema is coming to UNCW for the first time in “Mantra 2012: Bollywood Film Series.”
Forerunner of educational expansion, advocator of federal desegregation and pioneer in the establishment of affordable schooling, William “Bill” Friday, namesake of Friday Hall, is responsible for some of the most important milestones in North Carolina education. His message continues to impact universities, and certainly UNCW, even after his death on Oct. 12.
When the Cleveland County Fair in Shelby, North Carolina ended on October 7th, it left some patrons with more than good spirits and funnel cake. Thirty-eight fairgoers had been infected with a harmful strain of the E. coli bacterium, which has already yielded fatal results for a two-year-old victim.
Last week UNCW’s Communication Studies Society held its sixth annual Rock for the Cure event, a benefit for local breast cancer patients, at the Reel Café. Supporters of the event enjoyed live rock n’ roll music by The Schoolboys, a silent auction and a raffle.
Every year local stores and Halloween-related events amp up their Halloween spirit to provide a spooky spectacular for students and locals alike. However, the question remains- how do these year-round attractions survive the off season? The answer- college theme parties and the artistic population of Wilmington looking for gore and more.
The violent history of the Hotel Chicago provides the perfect theme for this year’s Lyceum Academy of New Hanover High School annual haunted house fundraiser. The Lyceum students drew on Erik Larson’s nonfiction book, “Devil in the White City,” where he describes the true-life horrors of the Hotel Chicago and its mastermind, America’s first serial killer, Dr. H.H. Holmes.
The UNCW Office of Cultural Arts has combined outreach efforts with New Hanover middle schools and the non-profit organization Dreams of Wilmington in hopes of bringing innovative and engaging teaching styles to students.
This year, Riverfest brought something unique to town-- The Paul Bunyan Lumberjack Show. Three guys in flannel gave Wilmington a mighty performance. They preformed some of the wildest events, like log rolling and ax throwing.
A inside look at a day in the life of an Islamic woman
A 14-minute YouTube clip has been blamed for instigating a wave of violence and controversy throughout the Islamic world. The film, “Innocence of Muslims,” has been blamed for the September 11th attack on the American embassy in Libya that claimed the lives of U.S. ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Worldwide, over 51 people have been reported killed, and dozens more injured, as protests turn violent.
This past July, Charlotte’s city council bought Eastland Mall for $13.2 million in order to replace it with a television and movie production studio. Professional actor and UNCW professor, Ed Wagenseller believes a studio in Charlotte will not harm Wilmington’s economy.
For years, "Saturday Night Live" has been one of the hottest shows on television. In Wilmington there is a slight twist on the idea: "Thursday Night Live." The show plays weekly at the Browncoat Pub and Theatre, by the local acting troupe, Pineapple-Shaped Lamps.
Over the decades Wilmington has earned a simple title: Hollywood East. Taking advantage of a growing population of actors, longtime UNCW professor Beth Becka opened Insight School of Acting in November. After almost a full year in business, Becka is transforming her studio, growing her class size and living her dream of teaching performance.
If you like good music and beer, Fairly Fly is the up-and-coming local band to see. Officially, the band formed recently, but individually, the members have been playing the Wilmington music circuit for a few years now and have sporadically been playing together. However, now they’ve joined forces and are ready to take on the local music scene with an awesome energy all their own.
“Iron Man 3,” which will begin filming in Wilmington this summer, held an open casting call for extras Saturday, Apr. 21 at Independence Mall. The casting call was held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and many UNCW students jumped at the chance of being on the big screen or just making some extra money this summer.
“One Tree Hill” has been a driving force in Wilmington’s film industry for the past decade, and the legacy finally came to an end as the series finale aired Wednesday, Apr. 4 with a two-hour event on The CW.
The honor of an entire battalion of Marines is on the line after the world devoured a video of four scout snipers urinating on the corpses of Taliban. But nothing touches the sanity of a Marine like the sand.
Walking down Front Street on the way to see Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band at The Whiskey on Saturday night, excitement filled the air in anticipation of witnessing one of Asheville's most unique musical experiences.
Today, 12 percent of UNCW’s total food cost is dedicated to buying local, an initiative that in the not so distant past was not heavily pursued on UNCW’s campus, but with new grassroots organization Feast DownEast, UNCW Campus Dining, restaurants, groceries and institutions in 11 local counties are going green and buying local at an increasing rate.
Screen Gems Studios has been the home to hundreds of movies, television shows and commercials throughout the years. It is the biggest production company outside of California and has been a part of many notable productions such as "Firestarter," "One Tree Hill," "The Secret Life of Bees" and "Dawson's Creek."
Third Eye Blind played at The Brooklyn Arts Center in Downtown Wilmington on Tuesday, Feb. 7 as a part of the mini tour they are doing in between working on their new album, which will be released this spring. US Royalty opened for them, and both bands put on a great show.
The Brikhouse Band Festival welcomed everyone in Wilmington to come and dance the night away while listening to great music played by local bands. This past Friday, Brikhouse hosted six bands all with different flavors of music ranging from indie rock to experimental.
The time was 7:15 a.m. The fog wouldn't roll over the mountains until later. The downpour the evening before had robbed the air of all its moisture; it was clear, fresh. A horn echoed throughout Discovery Ridge after a countdown from 10.
How much loan debt will you have on graduation day?