To save Masonboro Island, this group is taking a whole generation to experience what it offers

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY – Against the constant drumbeat of construction and expansion in the area, Masonboro Island is a distinct counterpoint: undeveloped, uninhabited and untouched. But not, as many locals know, unthreatened. Tom Hackler, who serves on the board of, told Port City Daily his organization has spent the better part of the last […]

Clash with a Titan: one year after grassroot activists stopped a concrete plant, they revisit the past while looking to the future

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CASTLE HAYNE — It has been a little more than a year since Titan America pulled out of a proposed concrete plant in northern New Hanover County. Now, members of the Stop Titan Action Network that protested Titan’s plans are looking back at the fight, and ahead to future issues. In 2008, the New Hanover County […]

Case closed: Police say estranged husband solely responsible for murder of in-laws

WILMINGTON — The multi-agency investigation into the disappearance and death of two Wilmington women has come to a close. The Wilmington Police began their missing person investigation of Eva Jones and her daughter Tiffany Cartwright on April 3.   Within hours, the search became a murder investigation involving four law enforcement agency between North and South […]

Wilmington-based company launches streamlined smartphone system to help sexual assault victims

The Seek Then Speak interface allows users to choose web, mobile, text or multilingual automated phone ways to communicate. (Photo Benjamin Schachtman)

WILMINGTON – April is sexual assault awareness month and a locally based technology company is doing its part to aid victims. The company will release a new state-of-the art system aimed at reducing barriers to reporting and responding to sexual assault. Ten8Tech, a tech company headquartered in Wilmington, plans to debut introduce “Victim Link” and […]

‘Wilmington’s other film industry.’ This company employs local film talent, but doesn’t make movies

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WILMINGTON – A lot of local film talent passes through the barn-shaped building on Carolina Beach Road, but Lighthouse Films doesn’t shoot narrative films. The Lighthouse Film Company was founded in 2004 by Director and Cinematographer Brad Walker and his wife, Producer Andrea Walker.  For the last ten years, they’ve been joined by Creative Director […]

Vivian Howard’s Boiler Room among confirmed participants for ‘Raise the Barn’

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WILMINGTON — Feast Down East’s fourth-annual “Raise the Barn” is attracting serious talent again this year. Sarah Daniels, executive director of Feast Down East, told Port City Daily the Raise the Barn event has just confirmed Vivian Howard’s Boiler Room Oyster Bar will join local chefs at the event. Former Disney executive chef Andrew Sutton, who […]

Over 3,000 couture dresses, accessories up for auction at Independence Mall

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WILMINGTON – Discounted bridal, pageant and formal wear will be overflowing during an auction held next week. According to the New Hanover Sheriff’s Office, over 3,000 designer dresses – along with footwear, jewelry and other accessories – will be auctioned off on Saturday, April 22. Due to to overwhelming volume, the Sheriff’s Office has rented […]

Sneak peak: Watermans Brewing plans to celebrate beer, food and coastal culture

Take a sneak peak at the brewery and restaurant planning new things in the old Fibber McGees location.

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WILMINGTON — Craft beer, coastal cuisine and outdoor festivals will be rising from the ruins of the twice-closed Fibber McGees. Watermans Brewing, which will be taking over the long-vacant spot on Eastwood Road, will be the latest craft brewery in the Wilmington area. It’s a crowded scene, but for owner Bob High, making an entrance is […]

County PSA series highlights seriousness ‘ripple effect’ of opioid epidemic


NEW HANOVER COUNTY — In response to the ongoing opioid epidemic, a new coalition formed by local government agencies has commissioned a series of public service announcements. The Criminal Justice Advisory Group (CJAG) of New Hanover County is guided by leaders from the district courts and attorney’s office, as well as county and city leaders. […]