Dreaming of the Florida Keys? Let this Wilmington photographer take you there

Travel photographer T.J. Drechsel, a Wilmington resident, just returned from the Florida Keys, where he soaked up the blue waters, danced in front of surreal sunsets and brought his camera along for the ride.

Bahia Honda Key State Park.

T.J. Drechsel took his first trip down to the Florida Keys during a wild spring break while he was still in college. He and his friends traveled from snowy Hillsdale, Michigan, all the way to the southernmost point in the United States. “I never realized that that trip would have a lasting impact on my […]

Seen a ‘gator? Let North Carolina’s Wildlife Resources Commission know about it

The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher will bring one of its "living dinosaurs" to Halyburton Park for a program on alligators. The park will offer several nature sessions this month. Courtesy photo.

WILMINGTON — The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission is teaming up with the public for a new citizen science project, aimed at answering the question, “Where do people see alligators in North Carolina?” Coined the “NC Alligators project,” officials with the WRC are hoping to learn more about the distribution of alligators in the State. While […]

After a bath, archaeological artifacts tell the story of a Princess Street building

Archaeological artifacts from a dig at 208 Princess Street were further revealed during the start of the washing process at UNCW. (Photo by Cory Mannion.)

WILMINGTON — Archaeological artifacts unearthed from under a Princess Street building in downtown Wilmington are now in the first steps of documentation and preservation. Jon Schleier, Executive Director of the Public Archaeology Corps, was joined by a few students at UNC-Wilmington’s Anthropology Department on Friday, to begin the process of washing thousands of artifacts that […]

Local organic produce is expensive, here’s how to grow your own

Grow your own garden (2)

WILMINGTON — Farm to table cuisine revolves around two interlocking ideas: environmental sustainability and good tasting food. It’s the philosophy pushing the Wilmington food scene, but it’s also expensive. As Chef Craig Love of Surf House told Port City Daily in a recent interview, the philosophy has to do with how food gets on your plate. […]

Living the opioid epidemic through the eyes of a Wilmington vice detective

Looking inside one dosage unit of heroin. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

The untrained eye may not see all the signs of the opioid epidemic that has plagued the region, but overdoses, drug deals and a constant influx of the substance occurs daily among average people in Wilmington. It begets violence, property crime, and challenges local resources, including the efforts of investigators working to put those responsible for […]

New bill would effectively stall controversial Brunswick County water project

H2Go headquarters

BRUNSWICK COUNTY —The reverse osmosis water treatment plant proposed by the H2G0 water and sewer agency would be put on hold by a new bill filed in the General Assembly this week. HB 587, a bipartisan bill filed by Deb Butler (D) and Frank Iler (R), both representing Brunswick County, would require additional government approval for […]

Less active Atlantic hurricane season predicted

Hurricane Isaac hit the U.S. Coast on Aug. 28, 2012. Photo courtesy of the NOAA.

FORT COLLINS, Colorado – The first group of weather prognosticators issued predictions for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season, which runs from June 1-Nov. 30 each year. Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting a slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2017, citing the potential development of El Niño as well as recent anomalous cooling in […]