City council considers transportation plans, second vote on ‘cottage’ housing, extra funding for WPD

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City Council members will consider the future for planes, trains, and automobiles in Wilmington as they vote on the adoption of the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO) Cape Fear Transportation 2040 plan during a meeting on Tuesday. Used by federal, state and local governments to guide transportation projects in our region over the next 25 years, […]


Free reusable shopping bag at Rite Aid

If you enjoy minimizing waste by using your own reusable shopping bags, be sure to take a moment to swing by Rite Aid this week to pick up a free reusable shopping bag. In this week’s Rite Aid flyer there is a coupon for $1 off a reusable shopping bag. These retail for between $1-$2 […]


Heritage tree nominations to end on September 1

Commuters beneath the branches of the aging oak trees on Market Street in Wilmington. File photo by Ben Brown.

Fans of Wilmington flora have just a few more days to nominate their favorite trees as “heritage trees” in the city for 2015. The Wilmington Tree Commission is accepting nominations for this year’s heritage tree nominees until Tuesday, Sept. 1. According to City Spokeswoman Malissa Talbert, a heritage tree displays outstanding qualities in size, age, […]


Laney, Hoggard to get new gyms, upgrades as part of bond referendum

The New Hanover County school district is in the pre-design phase of planned improvements at Hoggard High School, including a new gym and larger cafeteria. Images courtesy New Hanover County Schools.

Newer, larger gymnasiums are in the works for Laney and Hoggard high schools. The 1,600-seat gyms are among a host of improvements and additions slated for the New Hanover County schools as included in the $160 million bond referendum approved by voters in the November general election. The bond funds 14 projects identified as high […]


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