Day one of early voting in North Carolina draws big crowds in New Hanover County

There were lines of people and cars waiting to vote at the New Hanover County Government Center early voting location on Thursday. (Photo by Hannah Leyva.)

Thursday was the first day of one-stop absentee voting — aka, early voting — in North Carolina, which is a key battleground state in this year’s presidential election, and there were lines at many local polling sites. At the New Hanover County Government Center, the polling site next to the county’s Board of Elections office […]

Underwear is a top need for flood victims

PENDER COUNTY – Pender County officials on Wednesday praised the outpouring of support flood victims have received over the past week, but also noted one area of particular need, clean under garments. “The Pender County Office of Emergency Management in cooperation with Gateway Community Church are requesting donations of packages of men’s, women’s, and children’s […]

River flooding affecting some work on Water Street in downtown Wilmington

Portions of Water Street at the intersection with Market was flooded last Sunday morning. (Photo by Hannah Leyva.)

WILMINGTON — The City of Wilmington was spared the worst of the flooding from Hurricane Matthew, but receding floodwaters from further up in the Cape Fear River Basin have caused some problems in the downtown Riverwalk area. During high tides this past week, the Cape Fear River has overflowed onto Water Street, particularly between Dock […]

Pender County to begin collecting storm debris


PENDER COUNTY – Pender County is preparing to begin debris pick-up following Hurricane Matthew and subsequent flooding. The county announced the measure on Wednesday, with the caveat is that the process is expected to take time. Pender County Emergency Manager Tom Collins said residents with brush and vegetative debris should leave leaves, branches and tree […]

Deputies search for Laney High School student missing since September

Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are searching for Dallas Justin Claus, a Laney High School student who has been missing since September. Dallas, 16, was last seen at his home in the 3600 block of Northeast Avenue in the Castle Hayne area of the county on Sept. 29, according to sheriff’s office […]

Brunswick County in State of Emergency due to water situation; warns water shortages possible

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A State of Emergency has been declared in Brunswick County after attempts to temporary fix a broken water main this week did not work. Water conservation measures are imperative for all public water users in Brunswick County, according to a release issued by the county on Wednesday. Crews worked until 1 a.m. Wednesday […]

Man shot in the leg Tuesday afternoon on Walnut Street

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WILMINGTON — Detectives are investigating after a man was injured in a Tuesday afternoon shooting on Walnut Street. Police responded to the 800 block of Walnut Street at about 3:30 p.m. after a 911 caller reported hearing a single shot fired in the area, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. When officers arrived […]

GOP VP nominee, Trump running mate Mike Pence makes campaign stop in Wilmington

Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence held a rally in downtown Wilmington on Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by Hannah Leyva.)

WILMINGTON — On Tuesday afternoon, with exactly three weeks left before the Nov. 8 election, Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence made his second stop in the area since August. Donald Trump’s running mate and the current governor of Indiana was more than an hour late to the rally at the Coastline Convention Center in […]

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