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Police arrest suspect in CVS armed robbery

Police arrest suspect in CVS armed robbery

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department have arrested a suspect in connection with an armed robbery reported at a CVS Pharmacy last week. Eric Daniel Truscott, 27, of…

Brunswick County to close adult health clinic

Brunswick County health services staff are working to help current patients transition to new healthcare providers as they prepare to close the county’s adult health clinic. The Brunswick…

Brunswick resident renews challenge against Alexie book

Brunswick resident renews challenge against Alexie book

A Brunswick County woman who led the push to ban a controversial book from a public middle school last year has renewed her challenge–now at one of the…

CFCC leaders begin search for new president

CFCC leaders begin search for new president

Cape Fear Community College officials have begun the process of finding a new campus leader. During a meeting Thursday, the college’s board of trustees agreed to begin the…

Wilmington man pleads guilty to trafficking heroin, shooting in May 2014

Wilmington man pleads guilty to trafficking heroin, shooting in May 2014

A Wilmington man was sentenced to more than seven years in prison after he pleaded guilty to trafficking heroin and shooting a man in May 2014. Carl Antonio…

Sports

Elon takes series opener from UNCW baseball

Elon takes series opener from  UNCW baseball

Elon scored in each of the first five innings to back strong pitching from Nick…

Hammerheads to host Charleston Battery on Sunday

Hammerheads to host Charleston Battery on Sunday

Wilmington Hammerheads FC is set to host the Charleston Battery at 3 p.m. Sunday, April…

Ashley baseball edges Laney, Topsail secures conference; Friday’s high school recap

Ashley baseball edges Laney, Topsail secures conference; Friday’s high school recap

Christian Tafoya tossed a complete game with just 73 pitches, allowing one run on three…

Flora becomes fifth senior ballplayer to sign intent at Topsail

Flora becomes fifth senior ballplayer to sign intent at Topsail

Trader Flora knew he had some work to do when, as a sophomore, he took…

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Local News

‘Better than Skype': Navy commander stages surprise homecoming

‘Better than Skype': Navy commander stages surprise homecoming

Over the past eight months, U.S. Navy Commander Andreas Heppner has missed out on a lot–Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s Eve, his youngest daughter’s birthday. So, he certainly wasn’t…

Islands Fresh Mex to open third location in downtown Wilmington

Islands Fresh Mex to open third location in downtown Wilmington

A local eatery is opening up another shop in downtown Wilmington. Islands Fresh Mex Grill, which currently has two locations–260 Racine Drive and 7032 Market St.–is expanding with…

Parade of homes to unfold this weekend, next around the Port City

Parade of homes to unfold this weekend, next around the Port City

The Wilmington-Cape Fear Home Builders Association (WCFHBA) will host the 29th Annual Parade of Homes this weekend and next. The parade will run April 25-26 and May 2-3. The self-guided…

Flower launch celebrates child advocacy, protection

Flower launch celebrates child advocacy, protection

Wanda Marino with the New Hanover County Department of Social Services knows the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” rings true. But through her work…

Obituaries

Stella Lee ‘Patty’ Spencer Jones, 81, retired Brunswick Co. Library Book Mobile driver

Stella Lee ‘Patty’ Spencer Jones, 81, retired Brunswick Co. Library Book Mobile driver

Stella Lee “Patty” Spencer Jones, of Shallotte, died April 21, 2015, at the age of 81. She was born on Aug. 5,…

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Business

Local McDonald’s employee one of 22 top ‘crew persons’ in U.S.

Wilmington is home to one of 22 “Crew Persons of the Year” within the McDonald’s corporation. Jeff Thomas, who works at the Landfall McDonald’s, 1415 Commonwealth Ave.,…

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Save on Xbox gift cards at Rite Aid

If you have an Xbox games fan in your home, you may want to consider stopping in at Rite Aid next week to save on an Xbox gift card!…

Crime

Sheriff: Heroin, cocaine seized in multi-agency investigation

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office seized heroin and cocaine this week after a multi-agency investigation in Wilmington. Daquah Lamar Drakeford, 25, of Dock Street in Wilmington,…

Hometown

Wilmington Tree Commission to hold Arbor Day celebration at Bradley Creek Elementary

The Wilmington Tree Commission (WTC) will hold an Arbor Day celebration at 10 a.m. Friday at Bradley Creek Elementary School, 6211 Greenville Loop Road. WTC members will…

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