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Wilbur Jones keeps the city’s WWII history alive

Dec 7, 2023 • 5 min. read

Historian Wilbur Jones is helping Wilmington capitalize on its status as a World War II Heritage City, and he plans to pursue this and other endeavors to commemorate the area’s military history. ...

Lifestyles + Connections | Community Involvement

Helping hands: Smooth sailing

Oct 25, 2023 • 4 min. read

Helping Hands is a recurring feature that spotlights volunteer opportunities for older adults across the Wilmington area. Volunteers at the N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport help the organization run a tight ship for visitors....

Lifestyles + Connections | Community Involvement

Helping hands: For the birds

Aug 9, 2023 • 4 min. read

Helping Hands is a recurring feature that spotlights volunteer opportunities for older adults across the Wilmington area. Each spring and summer, dozens of Wrightsville Beach Bird Stewards advocate for the birds hatching and nurturing their young on the beach's south end....

Lifestyles + Connections | Community Involvement

Helping hands: Uniting for Ukraine

Jun 8, 2023 • 5 min. read

Helping Hands is a recurring feature that spotlights volunteer opportunities for older adults across the Wilmington area. Volunteers with the Church World Service (CWS) in Wilmington help the recent wave of Ukrainian refugees adapt to life in a new country....

Lifestyles + Connections | Community Involvement

Helping hands: Sowing the seeds for success at Airlie Gardens

May 17, 2023 • 3 min. read

Helping Hands is a recurring feature that spotlights volunteer opportunities for older adults across the Wilmington area. One walk through Airlie Gardens’ 67 acres of formal gardens is all it takes to hook many of the volunteers who help keep the site operational....

Lifestyles + Connections | Community Involvement

Painter of plaques, preserver of history

Apr 12, 2023 • 3 min. read

Anyone who has walked around downtown Wilmington has likely seen the work of Ruth Arnold, although they may not recognize it....

Lifestyles + Connections | Community Involvement

Helping hands: Curtain call

Apr 6, 2023 • 4 min. read

Helping Hands is a recurring feature that spotlights volunteer opportunities for older adults across the Wilmington area. A vital part of making sure the curtain rises for every performance at Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts is a crew of 120 active volunteers....

Lifestyles + Connections | Community Involvement

Helping hands: Saving the sea turtles

Mar 15, 2023 • 5 min. read

Helping Hands is a recurring feature that spotlights volunteer opportunities for older adults across the Wilmington area. At the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center, volunteers nurse sick sea turtles back to health, protect nests on the beach and educate beachgoers about this ancient animal....

Lifestyles + Connections | Community Involvement

Helping hands: Transforming lives through literacy

Feb 13, 2023 • 5 min. read

Helping Hands is a recurring feature that spotlights volunteer opportunities for older adults across the Wilmington area. At Cape Fear Literacy Council, volunteer tutors provide life-changing literacy instruction to adult learners....


Lifestyles + Connections | Community Involvement

Wilbur Jones keeps the city’s WWII history alive

Dec 7, 2023 • 5 min. read

Historian Wilbur Jones is helping Wilmington capitalize on its status as a World War II Heritage City, and he plans to pursue this and other endeavors to commemorate the area’s military history. 

Lifestyles + Connections | Community Involvement

Helping hands: Smooth sailing

Oct 25, 2023 • 4 min. read

Helping Hands is a recurring feature that spotlights volunteer opportunities for older adults across the Wilmington area. Volunteers at the N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport help the organization run a tight ship for visitors.

Lifestyles + Connections | Community Involvement

Helping hands: For the birds

Aug 9, 2023 • 4 min. read

Helping Hands is a recurring feature that spotlights volunteer opportunities for older adults across the Wilmington area. Each spring and summer, dozens of Wrightsville Beach Bird Stewards advocate for the birds hatching and nurturing their young on the beach's south end.

Lifestyles + Connections | Community Involvement

Helping hands: Caring for furry friends

Jul 5, 2023 • 4 min. read

Helping Hands is a recurring feature that spotlights volunteer opportunities for older adults across the Wilmington area. In addition to caring for animals, volunteers with the Pender County Humane Society clean and maintain the facilities, enact public education campaigns and work at For Our Furry Friends Thrift Store.


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