Supply man pleads guilty to killing 21-year-old woman in April 2014

William Calvin Steward

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A Supply man will serve at least 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in the shooting death of 21-year-old Iqueisha Tequila Monique Collins in April 2014. William Calvin Steward, 38, pleaded guilty Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court before Judge James Gregory Bell. Along with the murder plea, […]


Giving students a second chance via second hand sales

"People think of thrift stores as dirty, they think of bad lighting, poor selection, off brands. In short, they’re kind of grossed out. That’s not what we’re offering at all. We're very different and we're hoping to let people know that."

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LELAND – Despite years of modest success, the Communities in Schools thrift stores are still facing a major hurdle: many people are “grossed out” by thrift stores. The thrift stores fund Communities in Schools (CIS) efforts to provide counseling, tutoring and mentoring as part of its partnership with Brunswick County schools. The ultimate goal is […]


Give blood in March in celebration of ‘Red Cross Month’

WILMINGTON — March is Red Cross month, and you can join in on the American Red Cross life-saving mission by giving blood. Red Cross Month is a celebration of supporters, who are the face of the Red Cross in their communities and who bring hope to people facing emergencies, according to a press release from […]


Wanted murder suspect arrested in February shooting, held without bond

WILMINGTON — U.S. Marshals and Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department have arrested a murder suspect wanted in the city. William Shemont Springer, 32, of Wilmington, who has been charged with first-degree murder in the Feb. 5 shooting death of 28-year-old Montreal Holmes, according to Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. Holmes was killed in […]


Aspiring young Wilmington chef takes on NYC, ‘Chopped Jr.’ and his own small business

"It's real. Once the cooking starts, it’s a straight-up 30 minutes. It’s really serious."

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  WILMINGTON – The Food Network’s “Chopped” series presents contestants with difficult – and sometimes unappetizing – combinations of ingredients and challenges them to come up with gourmet meals. Thirteen-year-old Stefano Dongowski, who recently competed on the show, said he was up to the challenge. Dongowski, who’s mother and father Angie and Mark moved from […]


Property revaluations set to be mailed to New Hanover County residents

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Property owners in New Hanover County should expect to get their property revaluation in the mail in the coming days. The New Hanover County Tax Department has completed its 2017 tax revaluation for all properties in the county. Residential property owners are first on the mailing list and will receive a […]


New Hanover County students win Scholastic Art Writing Awards

WILMINGTON — The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers recently announced the recipients of the 2017 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the Southeast Region. Gold Key winners will automatically advance to national judging, where medalists will be announced on March 14, 2017. The New Hanover County School System congratulates the following county students:   […]


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An ‘under the radar’ revolution: Stalwart Front Street Brewery overhauling flagship beers

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  WILMINGTON – The Front Street Brewery is a downtown institution – for Head Brewer Christopher McGarvey, that’s a blessing and a curse. Despite seeing changes in management and ownership since opening in 1995, the Brewery has remained known as a place to get inexpensive food and beer brewed in-house. McGarvey said the Brewery’s status […]


Construction set to begin on $5 million bridge project in Wilmington

City officials breaking ground on the Love Grove community bridge project.

WILMINGTON — The City of Wilmington Friday broke ground on a new bridge project in the Love Grove area. It’s one of the largest projects approved by voters in the 2014 Transportation Bond, according to Wilmington’s Spokeswoman Malissa Talbert. The $5 million bridge construction project will provide a second access for Love Grove Community. The […]


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