Local groups provide support for people with autism—including adults

Most people associate autism with children: an autism diagnosis is usually given in early childhood, and children with the condition then navigate their way through the school system. But like all children, kids with autism grow up—but their challenges don’t disappear. “When they become adults, they still have that need for ongoing support,” said Beth […]

Wilmington man gets jail time for selling heroin, cocaine

Dwayne Burch, 35, of Wilmington, pleaded guilty Monday in New Hanover County Superior Court to one count of trafficking heroin and one count of trafficking cocaine. Judge Phyllis M. Gorham sentenced Burch to a minimum of 70 months and a maximum term of 93 months in the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction. According to […]

Wilmington marketing company Proclaim Interactive wins service awards

Proclaim Interactive, a digital marketing agency headquartered in Wilmington, has been selected from more than 1,900 entries to earn two gold awards from the Service Industry Advertising Awards. Proclaim Interactive won two gold awards for designing the logos for HSI, a publicly traded health care technology company, and for Harbor United Methodist Church. “At Proclaim […]

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Harris Teeter hash browns under recall for potential golf ball pieces

Frozen hash browns from Harris Teeter in several southern states, including North Carolina, are being recalled because golf balls were harvested with potatoes by McCain Foods.

McCain Foods USA Inc. announced today it is voluntarily recalling retail, frozen hash brown products that may be contaminated with pieces of golf ball materials. Among the products said to be affected are Harris Teeter frozen hash browns distributed in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland. Also affected are  browns […]

Longshore current warning issued for all area beaches on Saturday


SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a coastal hazard warning for all day Saturday. The warning is for all beaches in Pender, Brunswick and New Hanover counties in North Carolina, and Horry and Georgetown counties in northern South Carolina. “Incoming swell will produce a strong south to north longshore […]

Sheriff’s auction of dresses gets canceled

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WILMINGTON — Your chance to go couture could have just been cut short. A planned New Hanover County Sheriff’s Department auction of 3,000 dresses and accessories scheduled for Saturday at Independence Mall has been canceled. Lt. Jerry Brewer, public information officer for the Sheriff’s Department, said the auction was canceled because the defendant has filed […]

5 excursions to celebrate your anniversary by reconnecting with nature

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Have an upcoming anniversary? This year, instead of planning months ahead on an extravagant anniversary trip, consider opting for a little less preparation and a little more spontaneity. A nature-driven excursion to one of North Carolina’s rustic locations provides several anniversary gifts all tied into one — the raw beauty of the outdoors, an easier […]

From childhood abuse to adult opioid addiction: a local tale

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Angela Maccarter remembers playing a game called Don’t Wake Daddy. There was a board game by that name, and for most kids, that’s all it was: a board game. But for Angela and her sister Melody, it was real life. Angela remembers crushing baby aspirin into her father’s mashed potatoes to try and poison him. […]

Wilmington teen missing since Saturday. Have you seen her?

Keyona Janal Drakeford, 14, of Wilmington, has been missing since Saturday.

WILMINGTON — Wilmington Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a teenage girl missing since Saturday.  Keyona Janal Drakeford, 14, was last seen Saturday, according to police. She is described as being about f feet, 4 inches tall and weighing about 121 pounds.  Anyone with information is asked to call Wilmington Police at […]

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