‘How sweet it is’: Officials break ground on convention center hotel

City and hotel officials at the groundbreaking of the convention center hotel. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Several dozen people braved cold temperatures and freezing rain Friday morning to attend the groundbreaking of the long-anticipated hotel adjacent to the Wilmington Convention Center. After years of delays, including a legal battle regarding the sale of the land where the hotel will be built, construction will finally begin on the 162,866 square-foot Embassy Suites […]


Last of three brothers pleads guilty in March 2014 gang-related stabbing

Antonio Sharod Point

The last of three brothers charged in a gang-related stabbing that injured a 25-year-old man in March 2014 has pleaded guilty to felony charges in the case and was sentenced to more than three years in prison. Antonio Sharod Point, 23, of Wilmington, pleaded guilty Thursday in New Hanover County Superior Court to charges of […]


Residents, commissioners don’t like state’s traffic changes to Carolina Beach Harris Teeter

Aerial photo of Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach in front of proposed Harris Teeter project with the NCDOT's recommendations for medians.

Modifications to the Harris Teeter project that was approved by Carolina Beach officials last summer brought a crowd to the town’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting Thursday night. Concerns over concrete medians the North Carolina Department of Transportation is requiring for the project led to the commission’s decision to deny the developer’s modifications to their […]


UPDATE: Sub-freezing temps, icy conditions forecast for Friday

A winter weather advisory has been issued for eastern South Carolina and North Carolina. Photo of the warning area courtesy of the National Weather Service.

Update: 6:30 a.m., Friday Forecasters with the National Weather Service say a winter weather advisory is still in effect for New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties until 1 p.m. today. Only trace amounts of light freezing rain or sleet are expected this morning. Accumulations are expected to be less than .01 of an inch with […]


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