Demographics means a higher level of sleep disorders in Wilmington

WILMINGTON — Failing to get a good night’s rest can have more of a lasting impact than simply leaving you red-eyed and groggy the next morning. Sleep disorders can harm an individual’s long term health — and even deflate the national economy in the process. According to a study from the RAND Corporation, 1.2 million […]

Carolina Beach Police ask for help identifying male who may have jumped from Snow’s Cut Bridge

Carolina Beach are asking anyone who can identify the person in this photo to call them. The person in the photo matches the description given by several witnesses who said they saw a male jump from Snow's Cut Bridge on Sunday.

CAROLINA BEACH — Carolina Beach Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man whom witnesses have identified as having possibly jumped off Snow’s Cut Bridge on Sunday. Just after noontime on Sunday, multiple citizens reported a male, wearing shorts, but no shoes nor shirt, jump off the bridge.  “Patrol Officers with the Carolina […]

Wilmington police chief says he’s ‘committed’ to protecting First Amendment rights, as well as community, during Revolutionary Black Panther March

The site of Sunday's Revolutionary Black Panther March in the Creekwood Community of Wilmington. Photo by Christina Haley.

WILMINGTON — A second law enforcement official has issued a promise of enforcing the law when it comes to Sunday’s announced Revolutionary Black Panther march in Wilmington. The Revolutionary Black Panther Party of Wilmington first advertised an armed march via its Facebook page on Jan. 22. Since the announcement, District Attorney Ben David on Thursday and Wilmington […]

19-year-old New Hanover County man to serve jail time for taking part in prostitution of 17-year-old girl

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A 19-year-old New Hanover County man will serve between 10 and 21 months in jail after admitting to prostituting a 17-year-old girl. Philip Scott Pleasants on Thursday pleaded guilty to promoting prostitution.  Prosecutors said Pleasants drove a 17-year-old girl to places in response to calls for prostitution services, after which he kept […]

Man involved in fatal gunfight outside illegal gambling den to serve up to 9 years

  WILMINGTON — A 24-year-old Wilmington man will serve up to 9 1/2 years in prison for a series of charges from 2014 and 2015, including an armed robbery that saw the death of his co-conspirator when the victim brandished his own gun and fired back. Patrick Terrell Fields, 24, pleaded guilty Thursday in New Hanover County […]

2017 Orange Street ArtsFest puts out the call for artists

Orange Streets ArtsFest 2017 logo

WILMINGTON – The call is on for artists for the 22nd Orange Street ArtsFest, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. The event is the largest spring arts festival in downtown Wilmington, according to a press release from the Thalian Association Community Theatre. The theater launched the ArtsFest in 1995 to promote the arts in Wilmington and the […]