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‘PPD Heroes’ tell the stories that inspire Beach2Battleship

‘PPD Heroes’ tell the stories that inspire Beach2Battleship

When Chris Samia was a student at UNCW, the psoriasis he’d suffered since he was diagnosed in middle school had progressed to a point of being completely unbearable.…

PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon: Traffic hot spots to avoid

PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon: Traffic hot spots to avoid

More than 5,000 athletes will take to the streets Saturday during the seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon, and race organizers are alerting drivers of areas to avoid as…

Election 2014: Sheriff, former deputy face off in New Hanover County sheriff’s race

Election 2014: Sheriff, former deputy face off in New Hanover County sheriff’s race

New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon will face Republican challenger Jason Vaughn in the race for sheriff on Nov. 4. McMahon, a Democrat, was elected to his first…

Bald Head Island gets OK for once-banned seawall to prevent erosion

Bald Head Island gets OK for once-banned seawall to prevent erosion

Bald Head Island has received state approval to build the first terminal groin–a long, low-lying seawall that juts into the ocean to prevent erosion–allowed on the North Carolina…

Annual Food Day celebrates healthy, sustainable eats

Annual Food Day celebrates healthy, sustainable eats

Healthy, affordable and sustainable eats are on the menu during Food Day Wilmington. Sponsored by Feast Down East and community partners, this year’s free event gets underway today…

Sports

Hoggard volleyball earns playoff win; New Hanover soccer clinches conference

Hoggard volleyball earns playoff win; New Hanover soccer clinches conference

Volleyball Hoggard 3   Apex 2 (25-21, 18-25, 26-24, 20-25, 15-13) No. 4 Hoggard used…

More than 2,000 athletes to participate in seventh annual Beach2Battleship Triathlon

More than 2,000 athletes to participate in seventh annual Beach2Battleship Triathlon

The seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon to benefit the Wilmington Family YMCA is set for…

Week 10 high school football preview

Week 10 high school football preview

All games in the area kick off at 7:30 p.m. Laney (3-1, 4-4) at Hoggard…

13th annual Landfall Tradition event tees off Friday

13th annual Landfall Tradition event tees off Friday

The Landfall Tradition tees off Friday and many of the nation’s top women’s collegiate teams are ready…

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Local News

Castle Street district hosts fall fest Saturday

Castle Street district hosts fall fest Saturday

Celebrate the arrival of autumn this weekend along historic Castle Street in downtown Wilmington. The Castle Street Merchants Association holds its Fall Festival from noon to 7 p.m.…

New Hanover launches infectious disease website

New Hanover launches infectious disease website

New Hanover County has launched a new website intended to serve as a portal of information and resources regarding infectious diseases. WellnessNHC.com will serve as “a clearinghouse of…

UNCW releases employee named in report on UNC academic scandal

UNCW releases employee named in report on UNC academic scandal

A UNC-Wilmington employee named in an investigative report on the academic scandal at the University of North Carolina is no longer employed with the local university. According to…

UPDATED: Man charged with first-degree murder in fatal shooting at Houston Moore

UPDATED: Man charged with first-degree murder in fatal shooting at Houston Moore

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with Sunday’s fatal shooting at the Houston Moore public housing complex. Marokus Ballard, of Wilmington,…

Obituaries

Alice O’Hara Purcell, 93, remembered for feistiness, Irish wit and grit

Alice O’Hara Purcell, 93, remembered for feistiness, Irish wit and grit

Alice O’Hara Purcell, a bright light of Lake Renaissance, Wilmington, died Oct. 23, 2014, at the age of 93. Alice was…

The Scene



Business

City’s latest brewery raises awareness, funds for Venus flytraps

The latest addition to Wilmington’s burgeoning beer scene has a name, and purpose, distinct to this area—a tribute to perhaps its most world-famous resident. Flytrap Brewing, which…

Delly's Deals

Free Krispy Kreme doughnut on Halloween

Ready for a spooky treat? Wear a Halloween costume into your local Krispy Kreme restaurant (including the location in Wilmington) for a free doughnut on Halloween Day!…

Crime

UPDATED: Man charged with first-degree murder in fatal shooting at Houston Moore

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with Sunday’s fatal shooting at the Houston Moore public housing complex. Marokus Ballard, of…

Hometown

The Scene: Celebrate the arts this week in Carolina Beach

It’s all about the arts this weekend down in Carolina Beach. Island Local Arts & Entertainment Week (Oct. 19-25) continues with a variety of themed events for…

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