Gas leak closes part of North 17th Street in Wilmington

Two girls ride with a firefighter in Wilmington's newest fire engine.

UPDATED at 2:15 p.m.: Wilmington Fire Department is reporting that the department has cleared from the scene of the gas leak and the street was expected to re-open to traffic. WILMINGTON – The Wilmington Fire Department is advising drivers to seek alternate routes if they plan on driving in the area of the 200 block […]

Carolina Beach warns residents to avoid washing clothes while discolored water is flushed

Photo by Ben Brown.

CAROLINA BEACH – Residents around Carolina Beach are being told to avoid doing laundry this morning as crews work to flush discolored water from the system. A mechanical failure early Thursday morning caused an excess of Sodium Permanganate in the water system. The chemical is normally used to treat potable water, according to a press […]

Prison escapee Stephen Singleton captured in New Hanover County

Stephen Singleton

WILMINGTON – Prison escapee Stephen Singleton’s five days on the run ended Monday after he was apprehended by New Hanover County sheriff’s deputies. According to a press release from the N.C. Department of Public Safety, Singleton, 34, was caught after a chase that ended in a crash at the end of Carolina Beach Road. Singleton, who deputies […]

Tanya Tucker coming to Wilmington’s Wilson Center in September

ickets go on sale July 27 for country music legend Tanya Tucker's performance at The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College.

WILMINGTON – Tickets for country music superstar Tanya Tucker’s performance in Wilmington go on sale online and in person this Wednesday at Cape Fear Community College’s Wilson Center. Tucker will appear at the Wilson Center on Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available online beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 27 at capefearstage.com. Tickets may also […]

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