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Castle Street district hosts Fall Fest Saturday

Castle Street district hosts Fall Fest Saturday

Celebrate the arrival of autumn this weekend along historic Castle Street in downtown Wilmington. The Castle Street Merchants Association holds its Fall Festival from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. Participating…

UNCW releases employee named in report on UNC academic scandal

UNCW releases employee named in report on UNC academic scandal

A UNC-Wilmington employee named in an investigative report on the academic scandal at the University of North Carolina is no longer employed with the local university. According to UNCW Spokeswoman…

UPDATED: Man charged with first-degree murder in fatal shooting at Houston Moore

UPDATED: Man charged with first-degree murder in fatal shooting at Houston Moore

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department have arrested a 19-year-old man in connection with Sunday’s fatal shooting at the Houston Moore public housing complex. Marokus Ballard, of Wilmington, has been…

Oak Island man indicted federally on a charge of aiming a laser beam at a helicopter

Oak Island man indicted federally on a charge of aiming a laser beam at a helicopter

An Oak Island man faces up to five years in federal prison on a charge of aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft. The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that Christopher…

UPDATE: Cause of Mugsy’s Pub fire ‘undetermined’

UPDATE: Cause of Mugsy’s Pub fire ‘undetermined’

3 p.m. update: Investigators have determined the fire started in a first-floor office area in the rear of Mugsy’s Pub. According to the Wilmington Fire Department, investigators were unable to pinpoint…

Election 2014: Lee vs. Redenbaugh for Senate 9 seat

Election 2014: Lee vs. Redenbaugh for Senate 9 seat

The race for the North Carolina Senate’s District 9 seat pits two New Hanover County residents with an eye on education. Michael Lee, who is currently serving in that seat—appointed…

‘Messy Business’: Industry experts behind EntreMANUREship to lead CIE workshop

‘Messy Business’: Industry experts behind EntreMANUREship to lead CIE workshop

After nearly two decades in the business world, Tom Lotrecchiano and Joe Schimdt know that, often, you have to be willing to get your hands a little dirty, metaphorically speaking,…

Pop-up performing: Local one-night-only play readings follow national trend, benefit local youth

Pop-up performing: Local one-night-only play readings follow national trend, benefit local youth

Call it spontaneous theater. Taking a cue from Los Angeles and New York City–and using top-notch local talent–Theatre Network of Wilmington, the nonprofit arm of TheatreNOW, has, for the last…

Police: Suspicious device that prompted Surf City evacuation determined to be a Halloween prop

The suspicious item found in a Surf City home that was treated as a potentially explosive device and destroyed was a Halloween prop. After investigating the suspicious item found at…

Coast Guard: Captain’s lack of ‘situational awareness’ led to ferry grounding

Coast Guard: Captain’s lack of ‘situational awareness’ led to ferry grounding

The captain’s lack of “situational awareness” while piloting a Bald Head Island passenger ferry in the Cape Fear River last December led to the ferry’s grounding that injured 13 people,…

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