Flu decreasing, but still hanging around the Wilmington area

Cases of the flu are decreasing, but the season still has a few months to go.

Even with spring on the horizon, flu is still widespread in North Carolina and taking a toll on the elderly. First, the good news. Flu cases have dropped, according to the North Carolina Weekly Influenza Surveillance Summary released Thursday, March 16, by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. Statewide, there were 501 cases […]

UNCW names Siddle as interim head coach of the Seahawks following Keatts’ departure

Takayo Siddle. Photo courtesy- UNCW Sports.

WILMINGTON – The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has named Assistant Coach Takayo Siddle as interim Head Coach following the announced departure of three-year coach Kevin Keatts on Friday. Keatts is heading to NC State to coach the Wolfpack. Siddle, according to UNCW, “played a pivotal role in the resurrection of the UNCW men’s basketball […]

Keatts leaving UNCW Seahawks for NC State Wolfpack

Kevin Keatts. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports

RALEIGH – After three years, Kevin Keatts is leaving the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Keatts is heading to lead the Wolfpack at NC State. NC State Director of Athletics Debbie Yow made the announcement on Friday. Related: UNCW names Siddle as interim Head Coach of the Seahawks following Keatts departure In three seasons as coach […]

Pleasure Island’s Chowder Cook-Off has served its final sample


CAROLINA BEACH — One of Pleasure Island’s premier food events is coming to an end. The annual Chowder Cook-Off will no longer be held. But there will still be a spring culinary event. “It is with a sense of pride, remembrance and sorrow that, after 20 great years, the Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off has officially […]

State advises you to check the water before taking that swim


If you’re thinking about heading to the beach for a swim, you may think you’re doing something healthy. But coastal swimming can make you sick, especially if the water is contaminated with sewage, bacteria or runoff from heavy rains or storms. Before you take a dip, it makes sense to understand the risks — and […]

Pointer Sisters coming to Wilmington

The Pointer Sisters, 2016 (Photo courtesy of Pointersisters.com)

WILMINGTON  – Cape Fear Community College has announced that the Pointer Sisters are coming to the Wilson Center in June. The show, on the campus of Cape Fear Community College at 703 North 3rd St., is Sunday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m.   Tickets go on sale March 10 at 10 a.m. at capefearstage.com, or beginning at 2 […]

Warm winter may require preparing early for mosquitoes


It’s too soon to know for sure, but after a warm February and an early spring, Wilmington residents may reaching for bug spray early this year. Mosquitoes aren’t just aggravating. They also transmit diseases, from malaria to the Zika virus. So whether and when they emerge, and how strong in numbers they are when they do, is a […]

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