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School district official: Classes continue as usual after bomb threats at South Brunswick High School

It’s “business as usual” at South Brunswick High School after two bomb threats were received at the Boiling Spring Lakes School on Thursday, a school district spokeswoman said.…

Leads cast for locally filmed Sparks movie ‘The Choice’

Leads cast for locally filmed Sparks movie ‘The Choice’

The two romantic leads have been cast for the next Nicholas Sparks film project, “The Choice,” which is set to start shooting in Wilmington this month. Benjamin Walker…

The Scene: Get in the Halloween spirit with horror-themed events

The Scene: Get in the Halloween spirit with horror-themed events

Halloween is right around the corner, and there are a couple of ghoulish good times this weekend to help get you in the spirit. Local troupe Big Dawg…

Slave-turned-senator Abraham Galloway to be honored with historical marker

Slave-turned-senator Abraham Galloway to be honored with historical marker

Abraham Galloway, a former slave who became one of North Carolina’s first black senators, is being honored with a highway historical marker in Wilmington. The marker will be…

Two gas leaks contained after multiple homes, businesses evacuated

5:20 p.m. update: Evacuees have been allowed to return to homes and businesses and roads have been reopened except for one eastbound lane on Oleander Drive. Traffic is…

Sports

College spotlight: Local student-athletes making strides in fall sports

College spotlight: Local student-athletes making strides in fall sports

Football Wolfpack punter Will Baumann (Hoggard) continues to show off his ability for N.C. State.…

New Hanover girls tennis clinches conference title; Laney, Hoggard battle for second

New Hanover girls tennis clinches conference title; Laney, Hoggard battle for second

The New Hanover girls tennis team clinched the Mideastern Conference title on Wednesday with a…

U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament features $25,000 prize purse

U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament features $25,000 prize purse

The 36th Annual U.S. Open King Mackerel Tournament will be held Oct. 3-4 at the Southport Marina.…

Two Hammerheads train with Major League Soccer club

Two Hammerheads train with Major League Soccer club

Strong end-of-the-year performances have paid off for a pair of Wilmington Hammerheads FC players. Drew…

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Local News

Manhole repair closes lane at Third and Castle

Manhole repair closes lane at Third and Castle

Repairs to a manhole at Third and Castle streets in Wilmington will affect traffic at the intersection through this afternoon. The outside, southbound lane of Third was closed…

Area unemployment sees slight increase in August

Area unemployment sees slight increase in August

Area unemployment held the line from July to August, with Wilmington metro counties showing increases of 1 percent or less. Wilmington’s tri-county area saw unemployment remain at 6.8…

WPD: Bullets strike house, fence in Tuesday night shooting on Nun Street

No one was injured in a shooting reported Tuesday night on Nun Street about three hours after a 26-year-old man was fatally shot a few blocks away at…

Fall garden party to kick off Riverfest

Fall garden party to kick off Riverfest

An afternoon of outdoor fun will once again kick off Riverfest weekend. The second annual Garden Party at Greenfield Lake gets underway at 11 a.m. Friday at the…

Obituaries

June Barrett Mittman, 90, remembered for her wonderful played-by-ear piano music

June Barrett Mittman, of Wilmington, died Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was 90. June…

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Business

Wilmington Dermatology Center adds new physicians assistant

Wilmington Dermatology Center, the office of Dr. Rosalyn George, recently added an experienced physicians assistant, Savana Lamar, PA-C to the medical staff. Lamar is a North Carolina…

Delly's Deals

Bacon and eggs breakfast less than $2 at Walgreens

This week you can score a high-protein, healthy breakfast from Walgreens for a fantastic price! Butterball Turkey Bacon, 6 oz., and Nice! Brand Eggs, One Dozen, are…

Crime

Navassa man arrested on indecent exposure charges

Police arrested a Navassa man Sunday on charges of indecent liberties with children and indecent exposure. Hernan Flores-Crontreras, 55, of Shasta Lane in Navassa, has been charged…

Hometown

Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry switches to winter schedule

The Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry has switched to its winter run schedule, with four fewer runs offered each day than in the warmer months. Departures from Southport are…

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