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Brunswick County emergency responders participate in hazardous waste exercise

Brunswick County emergency responders participate in hazardous waste exercise

  What would happen if an accident caused nuclear waste to spill near Sunny Point? This is a question Brunswick County Emergency Service personnel wanted to be sure…

The role of a lifetime: ‘Under the Dome’ star volunteers with local Habitat

The role of a lifetime: ‘Under the Dome’ star volunteers with local Habitat

Growing up in Montreal, Rachelle Lafevre was struck by the number of homeless people she saw along the city’s streets. It’s an image that stuck, so much so…

DA: Man found not guilty in father’s death by reason of insanity

A 23-year-old man charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his father was found not guilty by reason of insanity last week. Corey Eugene Roberts was…

Crime notebook: Former volunteer firefighter charged with exploitation of minor

Crime notebook: Former volunteer firefighter charged with exploitation of minor

A volunteer firefighter has resigned with the Leland Fire and Rescue Department after he was charged in connection with sending lewd photographs to teenage girls through a messaging…

Wilmington film exhibit hosts cocktail hour tonight

Wilmington film exhibit hosts cocktail hour tonight

The Port City’s century-old tradition of cinematography is on display tonight during a cocktail social in downtown Wilmington. The event, which runs from 5 to 7 p.m. at…

Sports

Local golfer in the hunt at Carolinas Juniors Championships

Local golfer in the hunt at Carolinas Juniors Championships

Three local golfers opened play at the Carolinas Golf Association’s Junior Championships on Tuesday as…

Wilmington Hammerheads assist in player development

Wilmington Hammerheads assist in player development

For young soccer players, aspiring to play one day at the professional level is a…

UNCW tennis standout up for NCAA Woman of the Year

UNCW tennis standout up for NCAA Woman of the Year

Former UNCW women’s tennis star Alyssa Ritchie is one of only two athletes from the Colonial…

Southport/Oak Island All-Stars to represent at Dixie Youth World Series

Southport/Oak Island All-Stars to represent at Dixie Youth World Series

Any good coach will tell you that it takes an entire team to win a…

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Local News

Wrightsville Beach Fire Department to celebrate 100th birthday

The Wrightsville Beach Fire Department is celebrating its centennial anniversary with a barbecue and other festivities. The event, sponsored by the Wrighstville Beach Volunteer Firefighters Association, will take…

State audit: Former CFCC president used funds without board approval

State audit: Former CFCC president used funds without board approval

An investigative audit into spending at Cape Fear Community College has found that former president Dr. Ted Spring misappropriated funds during his tenure. The Office of the State…

Police search for teenage girl missing since Sunday

Police search for teenage girl missing since Sunday

Wilmington police are searching for an endangered 16-year-old girl. Brenna Vanlare, was last seen at her home in the 4900 block of Pine Street in Wilmington on Sunday, according…

Downtown Wilmington in the running for best outdoor dining in the country

Downtown Wilmington in the running for best outdoor dining in the country

Historic Wilmington is moving up the ranks in an online poll to pick the “Best Al Fresco Dining” neighborhood in the country. As of Monday afternoon, the downtown…

Obituaries

William ‘Billy’ Lee, 69, served with New Hanover Co., Pender Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

William ‘Billy’ Lee, 69, served with New Hanover Co., Pender Co. Sheriff’s Dept.

William “Billy” Lee, of Burgaw, died July 23, 2015, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center after a courageous and valiant fight. He was…

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Business

New ‘fast casual’ Italian eatery opens in Mayfaire

A new casual restaurant offering authentic homemade Italian cuisine has set up shop in Mayfaire. Billing itself as fast yet fresh, Positalia Italian Eatery opened last week…

Delly's Deals

Coke products just 18 cents per can at Target

Target has a fabulous deal this week on canned sodas. If you area Coke products fan, this is a super week to stock up since they end…

Crime

Crime notebook: Man injured in Sunday shooting; 3 Brunswick men face drug trafficking charges

A 20-year-old man was injured in a shooting in the 900 block of South 13th Street at about 5:52 p.m. Sunday, according to police spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay.…

Hometown

Hospice earns new ‘We Honor Veterans’ certification

Lower Cape Fear Hospice has earned Partner Level Three certification in the We Honor Veterans program. We Honor Veterans is a collaborative program between the National Hospice…

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