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Wilmington woman pleads guilty to felony after fleeing trial

Wilmington woman pleads guilty to felony after fleeing trial

A Wilmington woman was sentenced to prison on a felony charge after being tried in absentia for fleeing during her trial. Gwendolyn Brewington Jeness, 54, pleaded guilty to…

Leland man arrested on assault, child sex offense charges

Leland man arrested on assault, child sex offense charges

A Leland man was arrested Tuesday on charges of sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl. Alejo Ruiz Mendoza, 30, of Mt. Misery Road, was charged with first-degree sex offense…

Commissioners deny permit for 150-foot cell tower in Murrayville

Commissioners deny permit for 150-foot cell tower in Murrayville

New Hanover County commissioners on Monday denied a special use permit for a 150-foot communications tower on Murrayville Road in a largely residential area in the county’s rural…

‘Orange is the New Black’ writer to speak at UNCW tonight

‘Orange is the New Black’ writer to speak at UNCW tonight

In the first episode of “Orange is the New Black,” a hippie and meditative inmate known as Yoga Jones tells newbie Piper Chapman to approach her time in…

Murder suspect, girlfriend make first court appearances

Murder suspect, girlfriend make first court appearances

A Wilmington man charged with first-degree murder and his girlfriend, charged with accessory after the fact to murder, made their first appearances in New Hanover County District Court…

Sports

Spring sports preview: Local high school baseball teams filled with talent, experience

Spring sports preview: Local high school baseball teams filled with talent, experience

With the spring sports season scheduled to get underway this week, high school baseball teams…

Hoggard advances in playoffs with double-overtime win

Hoggard advances in playoffs with double-overtime win

No. 6 Hoggard 92      No. 11 Cary 83     2OT Trae Bryant put in one last…

Monday’s prep scoreboard: Johnson hits game winner for West Brunswick

Monday’s prep scoreboard: Johnson hits game winner for West Brunswick

Boys basketball No. 3 West Brunswick 50      No. 19 Southern Lee 47 Senior Saadiq Johnson…

Hoggard girls advance in playoffs with late-game surge

Hoggard girls advance in playoffs with late-game surge

No. 5 Hoggard 53    No. 12 Southeast Guilford 44 Trailing by one midway through the…

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Local News

Fire crews respond to ‘flash fire’ off Carolina Beach Road

New Hanover County Fire-Rescue crews responded to an accidental fire at a home just off Carolina Beach Road on Monday. Fire crews responded to 477 Golden Road at…

Local business owner pleads guilty to secret peeping

Local business owner pleads guilty to secret peeping

A Wilmington business owner has pleaded guilty to secret peeping. Timothy Freeman, 39, of Wilmington, pleaded guilty to two counts of felony secret peeping in New Hanover County…

Coast Guard cutter Diligence returns to port

Coast Guard cutter Diligence returns to port

The crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is slated to return to its dock on the Cape Fear River at Water Street on Monday afternoon following…

Leland man indicted on second-degree murder, DWI charges in 2014 wreck

Leland man indicted on second-degree murder, DWI charges in 2014 wreck

A Brunswick County grand jury has indicted a Leland man on second-degree murder charges in connection with a wreck that killed two people in December 2014. Eric Lavon…

Obituaries

Denaze Dickinson Needham, 77, ‘general tough cookie’ who sometimes answered to ‘Weezie’

Denaze Dickinson Needham, 77, ‘general tough cookie’ who sometimes answered to ‘Weezie’

Denaze Dickinson Needham, of Wilmington, died Feb. 27, 2015, at the age of 77. Denaze was born in Newport News, Virginia…

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Business

Ironclad Brewery opens in downtown Wilmington

Wilmington’s burgeoning craft beer scene will soon “provide a major new reason for visitors to flock to the best riverfront city in America.” That’s according to a news…

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Free Zantac at CVS, Rite Aid and Walgreens

If you suffer from heartburn and have been wanting to try Zantac, this is a super week to pick a box up from the drug store! It…

Crime

Pender County man convicted of assault with a machete

A Pender County man was recently convicted of an assault with a machete after a three-day trial in Pender County Superior Court. Terry Beckett, 49, of Maple…

Hometown

Junior League, Nourish NC partner to deliver spring break meals to students

The Junior League of Wilmington and Nourish NC announced that they are partnering to fight hunger in the area by delivering boxes of food for students when…

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