With more cases of the flu being reported, New Hanover Regional Medical Center clamps down on visitors

The hospital suggest that those with flu symptoms consider calling, using FaceTime or Skype, or sending notes or cards to patients, rather than visiting.

New Hanover Regional Medical Center. File photo.

WILMINGTON — New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Monday announced a series of restrictions on visitors as more cases of the flu are reported throughout the region. The restrictions, according to a press release, are meant to limit the spread of the flu in hospital facilities. Those with flu symptoms are asked not to visit […]

Wilmington Chamber of Commerce appoints a new leader

Natalie English has joined the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce as its new president and CEO.

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has named Natalie English as its next president and CEO. The announcement was made by Chamber of Commerce Chairman Charlie Mattox on Monday. English will replace interim President Dick Blouse. She is expected to assume her new position March 6, according to a press release […]

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Here’s where to dump household chemicals and old electronics free and close to home in New Hanover County


NEW HANOVER COUNTY — New Hanover County is giving residents an easy way to dispose of household hazardous waste, and it starts next Monday. The county has created a new, mobile collection unit known as the “Hazwagon.”  Starting Monday, Jan. 16, the Hazwagon will travel to three locations in the county each week to allow […]

23-year-old Wilmington man sentenced to prison sentence for rape of teenager

Nestor Alonso De Los Santos-Hernandez

WILMINGTON — A 23-year-old Wilmington man will serve between six to 12 years in jail after pleading guilty to second degree rape and indecent liberties with a child. Nestor Alonso De Los Santos-Hernandez Thursday pleaded guilty in New Hanover County Superior Court to second degree rape and indecent liberties with a child. Judge Ebern T. […]

Dosher Memorial Hospital takes aim at ‘community wellness’

Population Health Improvement Partners Senior Director Donna Albertone (center) announced a $450,000 grant from The Duke Endowment for Dosher Memorial Hospital on Tuesday. Joining Albertone (from left) are Dr. Scott Starks, Dosher Hospital Board trustee, and Tom Siemers hospital president and CEO.

SOUTHPORT — Dosher Memorial Hospital is expanding efforts to improve the health of the residents in its area with the launching of the Brunswick County Community Wellness Coalition. The coalition has been made possible thanks to a $450,000 grant from The Duke Endowment, of Charlotte. More details about what the program will become are due […]

FEMA extends deadline for those with Hurricane Mathew damage to seek assistance

Those affected by Hurricane Matthew in Pender and Brunswick counties now have an extra two weeks to apply for federal assistance.

A screenshot provided by the Brunswick Electric Membership Corporation shows the Whiteville substation during Hurricane Matthew.

RALEIGH — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has again extended the time in which residents affected by Hurricane Matthew can apply for federal assistance. Those who want to apply for federal assistance now have until Monday, Jan. 23. The extension is the second granted to the state by FEMA. The state first requested an […]

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