Former lawyer, judge, corporate executive and non-fiction writer James J. Kaufman has become a successful writer of fiction. His first novel, The Collectibles, won several awards and prompted him to write two more books to create a trilogy. Book 2 is out now, called The Concealers. Jim has a knack for compassionately portraying characters undergoing life-changing challenges. He will be at Barnes and Noble at Mayfaire on Saturday from 3 to 6 pm to sign copies. For more information, visit his website Jamesjkaufman.com
A film incentive grant program is included in the current budget compromise. But an amendment proposed by Republican Representative Ted Davis from New Hanover County would maintain the existing structure of the film tax rebate for one year. The proposal passed the House during Thursday's session by a wide margin.
Ted Davis’ amendment to Senate Bill 763 would extend the current tax rebates for one year, which would allow time for an independent study to be completed.
Listen to Jemila interview the new Assistant Director of the Wilmington Children's Museum about upcoming events for kids, including Mud Days, which will take place Friday and Saturday, August 8 - 9. For more details about this and other fun upcoming events at the Wilmington Children's Museum visit PlayWilmington.org or call 910.254.3534.
A Wilmington program is helping low-income families find affordable, safe housing while also boosting the local economy by supporting small business.
The Wilmington Housing Authority is accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list for the first time in three years. Under the program, the housing authority pays a subsidy to the landlord while the renter pays the difference. When a voucher becomes available, the housing authority gives it to those on the waiting list.
Opera House Theatre Company presents the Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate! starring Nygel Robinson and Kendra Goehring-Garrett. The play features a sparring ex-husband and wife who are attempting to stage a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, in which they will play Petrucchio and Kate. WHQR goddess Jemila Ericson speaks with director/choreographer Ray Kennedy and actor/singer/dancer Nygel Robinson.
Developers inadvertently destroy archaeological sites on private land every year. Public Archaeology Corps’ mission is to reverse this trend, and they’re starting in Wilmington.
A motley crew of volunteers is unearthing a historic cistern in downtown Wilmington. A wife, grandfather, daughter, brother-in-law, and friends sift through dirt and identify found artifacts. Jonathan Schleier, archaeologist and founder of Public Archaeology Corps, says the new nonprofit aims to engage both trained archaeologists and interested civilians in discovering and preserving history:
Join Ben Steelman of Star News and local author Debbie Moose to talk about her upcoming holiday cookbook, as well as the many food blogs and columns she maintains.
“Smart, informative and funny...Full of old favorites as well as new and unusual choices, this little volume will be of much use to home cooks even as it documents our regional culture.” - Bill Smith, cookbook author and James Beard Award-winning chef at Crook's Corner, Chapel Hill, N.C on Buttermilk by Debbie Moose.