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 […]

Two missing Wilmington women found dead in Columbus County

WILMINGTON — Two Wilmington women reported missing this week have been confirmed dead after being found in the remains of a suspected arson fire in Columbus County. Tiffany Cartwright, 35, and Eva Joe Jones, 60, both of Wilmington, were found Monday night in Columbus County, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. The mother […]

Area congressman differ in response to Trump-ordered bombing of Syria

"As for Trump, I’m questioning whether he contacted anybody in Congress. And that’s dangerous.” - Congressman Walter B. Jones

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WILMINGTON — President Trump ordered a military strike on a Syrian airfield last night in response to a chemical weapon attack earlier in the week that killed as many as 70 civilians. At a brief conference, Trump said, “Tonight, I ordered a targeted military strike on the air field in Syria from where the chemical attack […]

After ‘Iron Man’ – Indie projects’ impact on the film industry and local economy

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NORTH TOPSAIL BEACH – Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” was the topic of conversation, as a dozen Wilmington-area filmmakers crowded behind the camera between takes. The filmmakers were members of Dogma Cape Fear, a local film cooperative, working to film Dogma member’s Chic Scaparo’s short film “Beatrice.” The apartment – like nearly everything else on set, […]

Here are all the places to eat during the Azalea Festival street fair

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WILMINGTON — There are many reasons to check out the Azalea Festival this weekend, but one of the best is the street food. The street fair will feature 21 food vendors this year, including some several regional and local favorites. Among the local vendors will be Wilmington’s Poor Piggy’s BBQ, the area’s first food truck for barbecue, […]

Want to be on TNT’s ‘Good Behavior’? Extras’ casting starts this week

WILMINGTON — The TNT series “Good Behavior” returns this month to the Port City to film its second season and casting directors are looking for extras. Filming for the second season “Good Behavior” begins April 10, according to casting director Taylor Woodell, who also worked as casting director for the Wilmington production of Fox’s “Sleepy […]

Where are Wilmington’s loudest spots? Interactive DOT map shows where the ruckus is

Wilmington residents can track noise from roadway and air traffic with a new interactive map from the Department of Transportation. (Photo Benjamin Schachtman)

WILMINGTON – The city’s population has doubled in the last 20 years and crowded roads and increased air traffic have had a serious impact on the noise level. A new interactive map released last week by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistic lets residents see where the noisiest – and quietest – parts […]

How do area counties match up with rest of North Carolina in annual health rankings?

New Hanover Regional Medical Center Dr. Joseph Pino shared thoughts on the rankings. Photo courtesy- NHRMC.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – A new survey released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows New Hanover County moved up three spots from the year prior. It’s now at No. 11 among North Carolina’s 100 counties in the group’s annual county health rankings. Published online at www.countyhealthrankings.org, the rankings help counties understand what influences how […]