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Southbound lane closed this weekend on Market Street in Porters Neck

Southbound lane closed this weekend on Market Street in Porters Neck

Southbound traffic on Market Street in the Porters Neck area will be reduced to one lane through the weekend, starting tonight. The outside southbound lane will be closed between Porters…

Hometown Wilmington discontinues all-news radio format

Hometown Wilmington Media announced today it will discontinue its all-news radio format Port City Radio, operated on 103.7FM WBNE. The format will sign off at midnight Saturday, Jan. 31. Launched…

Proposed cell tower draws opposition in Murrayville

Proposed cell tower draws opposition in Murrayville

Residents in the Murrayville area of New Hanover County are up in arms about a proposed telecommunications tower that, if approved Monday night, would nearly rival the height of the…

Jailer placed on administrative leave as manhunt for escaped inmate continues

Jailer placed on administrative leave as manhunt for escaped inmate continues

More than 24 hours after an inmate escaped from the Brunswick County jail by posing as another inmate, the manhunt for 22-year-old William Earl Hewett continues. Brunswick County Sheriff John…

Man injured in afternoon shooting at Sixth and Nixon streets

Wilmington police are investigating a shooting that injured a 28-year-old man Thursday. According to New Hanover County Emergency Services, a caller reported a shooting at Sixth and Nixon streets at…

Nelly to perform at N.C. Azalea Festival

Nelly to perform at N.C. Azalea Festival

Grammy Award-winning rapper Nelly is coming to the Port City in April. Nelly will headline Friday night’s concert on the Miller Lite Main Stage at Cape Fear Community College as…

UPDATE: Brunswick deputies search for escaped inmate

UPDATE: Brunswick deputies search for escaped inmate

The manhunt continues Friday morning for William Earl Hewett, who escaped from the Brunswick County jail Thursday afternoon by reportedly posing as another inmate. According to Emily Flax, spokeswoman for…

Sheriff: 27 pets rescued in Brunswick animal cruelty case

Sheriff: 27 pets rescued in Brunswick animal cruelty case

A Shallotte woman has been charged with animal cruelty after sheriff’s deputies removed 27 animals from her home. Shallotte police charged Elizabeth Wright, 73, with misdemeanor animal cruelty on Wednesday,…

Elections director responds to requested removal, calls chairman ‘forceful, stubborn’

Elections director responds to requested removal, calls chairman ‘forceful, stubborn’

New Hanover County Elections Director Marvin McFadyen has filed an official response to his board’s petition to remove him. The response, filed Wednesday—the deadline to do so—with the North Carolina…

The Scene: Indulge at this weekend’s wine and chocolate fest

The Scene: Indulge at this weekend’s wine and chocolate fest

Get ready for a taste of pure decadence. The Wilmington Wine and Chocolate Festival hits historic downtown Wilmington this weekend, bringing with it a sense-igniting selection of sweet treats and regional…

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