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Dickens festival spawns revue in Southport this year

Dickens festival spawns revue in Southport this year

What started as a festival of all things Charles Dickens is taking a different approach this year in the seaside city of Southport. The Brunswick Arts Council and the city’s…

Thanksgiving, Black Friday closings

The following government offices and area attractions are closed for the Thanksgiving holiday: City of Wilmington  City of Wilmington offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 27-28, in…

City, county to consider proposals for consolidating fire departments

City, county to consider proposals for consolidating fire departments

The City of Wilmington and New Hanover County governments are agreeing to give a good look at proposals to consolidate their respective fire departments, as a recently commissioned study recommends.…

Police, SBI investigate ‘shake-and-bake’ meth lab on Graham Street

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department and agents with the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) are investigating a methamphetamine lab reportedly discovered on Graham Street. Officers responded to an…

Police: Cash, iPhone stolen in armed robbery at Orange Street home

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating an armed robbery reported at an Orange Street home. Officers responded to a report in the 1600 block of Orange Street 4:10…

New Hanover 911 center training coordinator retires after 30 years

New Hanover 911 center training coordinator retires after 30 years

A New Hanover County 911 center employee has retired after 30 years of service to the community. Susan Hall Rossiter, training coordinator for New Hanover County Emergency Management and the…

The Scene: Holidays take center stage at local theaters

The Scene: Holidays take center stage at local theaters

Christmas is right around the corner and several area theater groups are ready to get you in the spirit–and maybe give you a few laughs. From time-honored traditions to fresh spins…

Leland man arrested on multiple sex offense charges

Leland man arrested on multiple sex offense charges

Detectives with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Leland man in connection with several sex offenses against a 4-year-old girl. Gary Eugene Ross Jr., 24, of Sandy Ridge…

New York Magazine names Wilmington a top weekend getaway destination

New York Magazine names Wilmington a top weekend getaway destination

The Bellamy Mansion, charming bed and breakfasts and the Buffalo pig ears of Rx Restaurant and Bar have gotten the attention of the Big Apple. The Port City was recently…

WPD: Multiple ShotSpotter alerts unrelated, ‘no sudden spike in gunfire’

Police responded to eight ShotSpotter alerts in Wilmington on Monday and Tuesday morning. Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert in the 700 block of South Eighth Street at 2:45 a.m.…

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