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Flooding closes River Road near Orton Plantation

A portion of River Road in Brunswick County has been closed to traffic due to flooding. This week’s heavy rains prompted the closure, which is between Daws Creek Road and…

Police increase patrols at Greenfield Lake after string of car break-ins

Police increase patrols at Greenfield Lake after string of car break-ins

Wilmington police are increasing patrols around Greenfield Lake due to a recent string of car break-ins. According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay, officers received a report about three…

NHC sheriff completes review of Hewett’s death; SBI investigation ongoing

NHC sheriff completes review of Hewett’s death; SBI investigation ongoing

New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon announced today he has completed an internal review of the death of former Brunswick County sheriff Ronald Hewett while in custody at the New…

Berger deemed incompetent for probationary hearing; judge orders second mental health assessment

Berger deemed incompetent for probationary hearing; judge orders second mental health assessment

A mental health evaluation of Commissioner Brian Berger found the New Hanover County official incompetent to proceed with a hearing scheduled today on probation violations, prompting a judge to order…

Goolsby: Flytrap protection moving to regulatory reform bill

Goolsby: Flytrap protection moving to regulatory reform bill

A crackdown on Venus flytrap poaching is moving into the N.C. Senate’s regulatory reform bill, a Wilmington lawmaker said Tuesday. Originally introduced in the House by Rep. Ted Davis (R-New…

‘Ride the Wave’ for free Wednesday; open house scheduled

‘Ride the Wave’ for free Wednesday; open house scheduled

As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, Wave Transit is offering free rides on Wednesday, July 23. Riders on all transportation services will be treated to free fares, according to…

Planning commission sets special meeting on breweries

Draft regulations for the craft brewing industry will have a second round with the Wilmington Planning Commission this month. The commission has scheduled a special meeting for July 30 to…

Commissioner on colleagues’ dismissal of clerk: ‘It should have been handled in the proper way’

Commissioner on colleagues’ dismissal of clerk: ‘It should have been handled in the proper way’

The apparent dismissal of county clerk Sheila Schult came as a surprise to New Hanover County Commissioner Beth Dawson, who said she was not consulted by her fellow commissioners and…

Carolina Beach man charged with sex offenses against children

Carolina Beach man charged with sex offenses against children

A Carolina Beach man has been charged with several sex offenses against children. David Carr Vanarsdell, 65, of Clarendon Avenue, was arrested Friday on multiple charges, including first-degree sex offense…

Berger to appear in hearing today on probation violations

Berger to appear in hearing today on probation violations

Jailed commissioner Brian Berger was scheduled to be appear in New Hanover County District Court this morning for a hearing on charges of probation violations—the latest chapter in the commissioner’s…

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