Airlie Gardens to start offering weekly, guided history tours

Airlie Gardens. Photo courtesy New Hanover County Government.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – Airlie Gardens has been around for more than a century, so combining history and horticulture comes naturally. Starting Thursday, the venue will be sharing those two things with the general public in a new way, as volunteer guides begin leading weekly history tours through the 67-acre gardens, which are run by […]


UPDATE: High rip current risk extended for area beaches due to tropical storms

Red flags are up on Wrightsville Beach, meaning rough surf and strong currents. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

UPDATE: As of 4:32 p.m., the National Weather Service in Wilmington has extended the rip current alert through Wednesday evening. —- SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — A rip current alert is in effect for all beaches in New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender Counties today, according to the National Weather Service office in Wilmington. Meteorologist Michael Ross […]


Various fresh vegetables sold in North Carolina, other states, recalled due to listeria

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CONROE, Texas – A Texas food processing company is recalling 30,000 cases of fresh cut vegetable products, some sold in North Carolina, due to concerns about listeria.  The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Country Fresh LLC is recalling a variety of fresh cut vegetable products due to the possibility they are contaminated […]


Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington, first all-girls charter school in North Carolina, opens

GLOW Principal Laura Hunter welcomes students off the bus on the first day of the school's existence. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

  WILMINGTON – It was a morning full of hugs, high fives and words of empowerment as the Girls Leadership Academy of Wilmington (GLOW) opened its doors to students for the very first time. The school, which welcomed 100 sixth-grade girls to its inaugural class, is the first all-girls public charter school in the state […]


Survey results show support for Affordable housing in Wilmington and New Hanover County

A panel of local government, education, business and non-profit leaders, anchored by Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo (far left) and New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Chair Jonathan Barfield Jr. (far right), discuss affordable housing.

After many months of planning, the joint city of Wilmington and New Hanover County committee on workforce and affordable housing will be holding its first meeting Tuesday at the New Hanover County Executive Development Center. One item the committee may use to help guide it is a community survey, which was conducted a few months ago […]


Try a boat before you buy at the inaugural Wilmington Boat Show

The inaugural Wilmington Boat Show features more than 80

WILMINGTON – The inaugural Wilmington Boat Show is coming in September. JBM & Associates, a 16-year-old boat show management company, is launching its first show in Wilmington Sept. 9 through 11, according to JBM President Jacqui Bomar. The boat show will take place over several locations in the Port City, including Pier 33, Port City Marina, […]


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