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Sheriff: Jailer fired following Thursday’s inmate escape; manhunt continues

Sheriff: Jailer fired following Thursday’s inmate escape; manhunt continues

A detention officer at the Brunswick County jail who was responsible for processing releases when an inmate allegedly posed as another inmate to escape custody has been fired,…

UPDATE: No injuries reported in fire at Triple-T Truck Center

UPDATE: No injuries reported in fire at Triple-T Truck Center

Multiple fire and rescue departments responded to a fire at a trucking store in northern New Hanover County on Saturday afternoon. According to Wilmington Fire Department Battalion Chief…

Registration opens for community emergency response training

Registration opens for community emergency response training

New Hanover County residents are invited to register for upcoming Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, which begins Monday, Feb. 12. Classes will be held Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. for six weeks, with…

Water repairs to affect several downtown roads Saturday; boil advisory planned

Water repairs to affect several downtown roads Saturday; boil advisory planned

Multiple water system repairs in downtown Wilmington will affect traffic Saturday on several streets, according to a notice. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will be repairing three…

County asks legislators for help on film credit, funding coastal projects

County asks legislators for help on film credit, funding coastal projects

New Hanover County commissioners laid out their priorities for this year’s legislative sessions to state and federal representatives in a meeting today. Commissioners asked state legislators including Sen.…

Sports

UNCW baseball hosts media day as season approaches

UNCW baseball hosts media day as season approaches

With just two weeks until opening day, the UNCW baseball team met with members of…

Strong second half sparks Hoggard to season sweep over New Hanover; Laney, Ashley get Friday wins

Strong second half sparks Hoggard to season sweep over New Hanover; Laney, Ashley get Friday wins

Hoggard 56    New Hanover 41 Trailing by as many as 10 early in the second…

Vikings take over first place with win over New Hanover; Laney, Ashley girls pick up wins

Vikings take over first place with win over New Hanover; Laney, Ashley girls pick up wins

Hoggard 36     New Hanover 29 With the game tied and under two minutes to go…

UNCW women fall to William & Mary

UNCW women fall to William & Mary

For the second straight game, the trio of junior guard Shatia Cole, sophomore guard Brie Mobley and…

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Senior resource center to host discount expo this week

Senior resource center to host discount expo this week

The New Hanover County Senior Resource Center will host an expo Wednesday, Feb. 11, featuring a collection of exhibitors who provide products, resources and valuable services for the…

Southbound lane closed this weekend on Market Street in Porters Neck

Southbound lane closed this weekend on Market Street in Porters Neck

Southbound traffic on Market Street in the Porters Neck area will be reduced to one lane through the weekend, starting tonight. The outside southbound lane will be closed…

Hometown Wilmington discontinues all-news radio format

Hometown Wilmington Media announced today it will discontinue its all-news radio format Port City Radio, operated on 103.7FM WBNE. The format will sign off at midnight Saturday, Jan.…

Proposed cell tower draws opposition in Murrayville

Proposed cell tower draws opposition in Murrayville

Residents in the Murrayville area of New Hanover County are up in arms about a proposed telecommunications tower that, if approved Monday night, would nearly rival the height…

Obituaries

Remembering Julian Savage Walker, 79, had an innate ability to fix what was broken

Remembering Julian Savage Walker, 79, had an innate ability to fix what was broken

As someone who fixed machines of all types, Julian Savage Walker approached life in the same manner he approached his repairs:…

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Business

Plantation Village expands retirement community

Plantation Village–an active and independent retirement community just north of Wilmington in Porters Neck–is expanding with a new apartment complex and onsite recreational facilities. The company recently…

Delly's Deals

Free Culturelle probiotics tablets at Walgreens

If you have been wanting to improve your digestive health, you may be interested in a generous deal starting at Walgreens on Sunday. Culturelle Digestive Health Probiotic…

Crime

UPDATE: Police search for man wanted in robbery of downtown grocery store

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department are searching for a man wanted in connection with an armed robbery reported at a local grocery store Monday morning. The incident…

Hometown

NHRMC builds fifth Habitat for Humanity home

With a commitment to empower families through home ownership, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity has teamed up with New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) to build a…

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