Local schools to receive construction funding from NC lottery

Port City Daily staff photo.

New Hanover County schools is slated to receive more than $1.5 million in North Carolina lottery funding for school construction projects. The acceptance of the money is currently pending county commissioner approval, which is on the agenda for their Monday, October 19 meeting. New Hanover County and the Board of Education have stated the money […]

Brunswick County officials find West Nile virus in local mosquito sample

A mosquito's mirror image reflected by a pond. By New Hanover County Health Department.

Brunswick County officials have reported earlier this week they found the first sample of the year of mosquitoes testing positively for West Nile virus. Public health officials from the county are urging residents to take the appropriate precautions to prevent mosquito bites, as mosquito activity has increased due to recent heavy rains. A news release […]

Fayetteville Veteran Affairs medical center to hold town hall meeting in Wilmington

Veterans gathered in number Tuesday morning for the grand opening of the VA's Wilmington Health Care Center off Gardner Drive. Congressman Mike McIntyre (pictured at podium) was among speakers. Photo by Ben Brown.

Veterans, family members and the public are invited to ask questions and voice concerns about care at Veteran Affairs (VA) facilities during a town hall meeting at the Wilmington VA Health Care Center. Fayetteville VA Medical Center Director Elizabeth Goolsby, along with regional and local VA representatives, will be on hand to answer questions and […]

City council forum to be rebroadcast Saturday

City council candidate photo collage

Last Wednesday afternoon, Wilmington city council candidates participated in the second public forum in front of a live audience during the weekly public affairs show, CoastLine. The show, which aired on WHQR 91.3 FM in front of a studio audience, will be rebroadcast from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, October 10. The two-hour broadcast featured all […]

Hundreds of wind turbines could be off Bald Head Island in 10 years

Potential View of Turbines

About 10 years from now, if you’re standing on the beach of Bald Head Island and look out toward the Atlantic horizon, you might be able to see a line of turbines – hundreds of them – spinning from the strong winds flowing over the ocean. Federal officials with the Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM) […]

NCDOT to build temporary road to help Porters Neck residents stranded by flood


In an effort to help residents who are trying to deal with the heavily flooded and virtually impassable Edgewater Club Road in the Porters Neck area of northern New Hanover County, the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) plans to build a temporary rock road through the flooded area beginning Wednesday morning. According to New Hanover […]

Council favors rezoning for another Mayfaire grocery store; residents worry about traffic

Development at the intersection of Eastwood and Military Cutoff roads has left little room for a potential interchange. Planners are eyeing an interchange design that aims to work within existing right-of-way.

Wilmington citizens who live near the Mayfaire and Bradley Creek area spoke out Tuesday against an ordinance that would change zoning to allow for an Eastwood Road shopping center with a 36,000 square-foot grocery store and a two-story, 20,400 square-foot office building. Council members passed the rezoning request in a 4-2 vote during their regular […]

McCrory visits Brunswick County, surveys damage

McCrory Brunswick 1_Fotor

Governor Pat McCrory visited Brunswick and Bladen Counties Tuesday to assess the damage caused by the recent heavy rains. According to local officials, the county received at least 18 inches of rain during the storm and massive flooding occurred in areas throughout both counties. “The major impact of the storm did not hit us and […]

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