Letter from dad inspires local runner to first-place finish at Wrightsville Beach Marathon


WILMINGTON – The motivation one may use to fuel themselves in an athletic competition varies from person to person. For Wilmington resident Erin Hogston, a letter penned by her late father while he was stationed overseas – found just days before this weekend’s race – helped provide reassurance that dad was watching. Racing conditions were about […]

This Week in History: March 27-31, 1988

This Week in History is compiled each week for Local Shout by Wilmington resident Mike Hack. This Week in History: March 27-31, 1988 The number one movie is “Beetlejuice” starring Michael Keaton. The number one song is “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson. Pop singer Jessie J was born and baseball player Ted Kluszewski […]

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Police say man was shot twice Sunday night after being flagged down on Henry Street

WILMINGTON — A 29-year-old man was shot twice Sunday night after he pulled over on Henry Street for a man who flagged him down. According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Linda Thompson, officers were dispatched to New Hanover Regional Medical Center Sunday night at about 11:20 p.m. for a gunshot victim. The 29-year-old victim stated he […]

Three people recently charged with trafficking opiate-based pills

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Three people were charged with trafficking opiate-based pills in Brunswick County this week. On Thursday, Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office arrested 40-year-old David Patrick Holmes, of Durham Lane in Charlotte. He was charged with trafficking in opium or heroin, two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, selling or delivering […]

Going to the Wells Fargo Championship? Here’s how parking will work

Google Maps has highlighted areas where parking will be available for Wells Fargo Championship.

WILMINGTON – With less than 50 days to go before the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship comes to Wilmington, tournament officials this week announced locations for parking, shuttle services and will-call sites for when the event arrives in early May at Eagle Point Golf Club in Porters Neck. The tournament is May 1-7. Designated shuttle service to […]

Detectives charge 69-year-old Hampstead man with another child sex offense

Haywood Elwood Garner Jr.

PENDER COUNTY — More charges have been filed in the case of a Hampstead man charged with sex acts involving several child victims dating back as far as 1979. This week, 69-year-old Haywood Elwood Garner Jr. received an additional charge of indecent liberties with a child, stemming from an alleged sexual assault that took place between 2001 […]

Distancing himself from President Donald Trump and Paul Ryan, Congressman Walter Jones calls healthcare repeal attempt ‘shameful’

Walter B Jones

WASHINGTON, DC — House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled his American Health Care Act from the floor of the house on Friday afternoon before a vote could be held. Despite last minute amendments and pressure from President Donald Trump, Ryan could not assemble the votes needed to pass the repeal of major Affordable Care Act provisions. […]

Who are Azalea Festival 2017’s special guests? Here’s the lineup

Kira Kazantsev

WILMINGTON — While pre-festival activity has swirled for months, the 70th North Carolina Azalea Festival officially kicked off Thursday with Governor Roy Cooper’s proclamation and the naming of Kira Kazantsev as Queen Azalea. (Watch the Festival’s video introduction) Kazantsev is Miss America 2015, a writer, keynote speaker, host and podcaster. She studied political science, global […]

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