Proposed ‘brunch bill’ could allow alcohol sales before noon on Sunday in North Carolina

Local establishments believe the ability to sell alcohol before noon Sundays could help their bottom line.

RALEIGH — A long standing ban on alcohol sales before noon on Sundays in North Carolina could be lifted. A bill filed in the North Carolina Senate aims to make changes to one of the state’s “blue laws.”  Bi-partisan legislation as part of Senate Bill 155 (S155) would give counties and cities the ability to […]

Kevin Keatts introduced as new Head Coach at N.C. State

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RALEIGH – A new era in N.C. State Men’s Basketball began on Sunday as Kevin Keatts was introduced as the Wolfpack new Head Coach. Coming off a three-year run in which he led UNC-Wilmington to a trio of Colonial Athletic Association regular season titles and pair of tournament championships, Keatts indoctrinated a combination of strategic principles and character […]

Long ball lifts UNC-Wilmington baseball to series sweep over VCU

Brian Mims launched his first home run of the season during Saturday's 10-4 win. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports.

WILMINGTON – Senior shortstop Kennard McDowell collected three hits, including his second home run of the season, and drove in three runs as UNCW finished off a three-game sweep of VCU with four home runs in a 10-1 win on Sunday at Brooks Field. The Seahawks are winners of four in a row and five of its […]

Longtime New Hanover High School Basketball Coach goes out on high note

Coach Vertha Dixon-Wright has been a staple along the sidelines at New Hanover.  Photo courtesy- John Crouch.

WILMINGTON – It’s only fitting that longtime New Hanover Coach Vertha Dixon-Wright received Mideastern Conference Coach of the Year in her final season as head of the Wildcats girls basketball program. While the accolades could have gone to Dixon-Wright to recognize her long history in the local game, it was New Hanover’s inspired play that […]

Virginia edges UNC-Wilmington to end historic season for Seahawks

Devontae Cacok played a big role inside for UNCW on Thursday. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports.

ORLANDO, Florida – Defensive minded Virginia clamped down and used a big run midway through the second half to pull away from No. 12-seeded UNCW, winning 76-71, in the first-round of the NCAA’s Orlando Men’s Basketball Regional early Thursday at the Amway Center. The Cavaliers, 23-10, advanced to Saturday’s second-round game and will play No. 4-seeded […]

Carolina Beach St. Patrick’s Day tradition has raised $500k for charity

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CAROLINA BEACH – In what has become one of the most popular, locally-driven St. Patrick’s Day traditions over the last decade, the 13th Annual Steve Haydu Lo Tide Run is set for Saturday, March 18. All proceeds from registration fees, sponsors and individual donors are distributed to local cancer victims in financial need. From the […]