"Five Things you Need to Know Today" is a Patch column that provides readers with essential, daily information at a glance.
1. Like sunshine? Then you'll love the weather on Thursday. According to Weather.com, temperatures will hit 86° in Wilmington as the weekend approaches. Conditions will be pristine throughout the day with a zero percent chance of precipitation and mostly sunny skies.
2. Fall sports season is upon us. Somewhat. The JV girls volleyball team becomes the first Wilmington team to play a game this year, traveling to Peabody High School for a 3:30 p.m. contest.
3. Did you miss any of Patch's coverage on Wednesday? Be sure to catch up on the along with a s among our other midweek stories.
4. Make sure you're prepared for the school year that is now upon us. Check out the Wilmington Patch back to school guide for everything that will get your ready for school, which began on Tuesday. In addition, you'll also want to read how you can and also .
5. We need your help bringing our Facebook total to 1,600 and beyond. We now have an impressive 1,566 Facebook fans. All you have to do to join our fan base is log on to the Wilmington Patch Facebook page and click "Like." It's an easy and fun way to keep up on everything local. Already a fan? Help spread the word as we continue on our way to 2,000 and beyond. We're also up to 959 Twitter followers, so join us and help push Patch past 1,000. Thanks for your support, Wilmington!