Melody Davis, missing Wilmington woman, found dead inside vehicle

Melody Davis

WILMINGTON — Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are investigating a body located inside a vehicle off U.S. 74/76. Wilmington police have confirmed the body is that of 42-year-old Melody Davis, a woman who went missing from the area one week ago Monday. According to Highway Patrol 1st Sgt. Troy Pope, a passerby […]


This Week in History: Jan. 16-20, 1955

This week in history, January 16-January 20, 1955: The number one movie is Disney’s “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” starring Kirk Douglas and James Mason. The number one song is “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” by Bill Hayes. NASA astronaut Jerry M. Linenger was born and Dutch minister Reneke de Marees van Swinderen died at […]


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Out of the darkness, into the light: Fort Apache and the art of second chances (and the final resting place of Herbie the Love Bug)

"It's just unbelievable what people throw away. I'm happy to save it, make something out of it."

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SUPPLY – Fort Apache, like its owner and operator, is all about second chances. On a stretch of Brunswick county back road, a 28-acre compound is mostly hidden behind high wooden walls. In the front yard are an exceptional number of toilets, vintage cars and two buses, covered in anti-drug paraphernalia. Through a chain-link fence, […]


‘Sweat equity’ – Wilmington woman gets new home with lots of work and lots of help

"When the walls went up, I could see it. Rooms for my girls. A house. Our house."

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WILMINGTON — Not long after dawn on Saturday, Jan. 14, volunteers from the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity started congregating on the 600 block of Harnett St. in the downtown area. Workers and volunteers gathered for the wall-raising ceremony of Samantha Aryeetey and her two daughters, although the event was more construction site than ceremony. […]


Here’s where to dump household chemicals and old electronics free and close to home in New Hanover County

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY — New Hanover County is giving residents an easy way to dispose of household hazardous waste, and it starts next Monday. The county has created a new, mobile collection unit known as the “Hazwagon.”  Starting Monday, Jan. 16, the Hazwagon will travel to three locations in the county each week to allow […]


Breaking a curse? Lifelong cooks believe they can make it happen in College Road spot

"And once they try the food, they'll realize we're doing something special. It'll be worth it for them to come back."

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WILMINGTON — The restaurant space at 1016 S. College Road has seen a lot businesses open and then close, sometimes in less than a year. Konstantinos Fontanas and his wife, Carlene, are hoping to change that trend with KC’s Good Times Diner, which opened several weeks ago. In the last six years, the space has […]


Soaring Seahawk leads nation in field goal percentage, honored on ESPN’s SportsCenter

Devontae Cacok recorded his fifth double-double of the season. Photo courtesy- UNCW sports

WILMINGTON — While UNCW is enjoying a great run so far this season behind high flying dunks, three-point buckets and pressure defense,  one soaring Seahawk received national attention following Thursday’s rout over William & Mary. After playing just 9.4 minutes per game during his freshman season, Devontae Cacok has burst onto the scene as one […]


23-year-old Wilmington man sentenced to prison sentence for rape of teenager

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WILMINGTON — A 23-year-old Wilmington man will serve between six to 12 years in jail after pleading guilty to second degree rape and indecent liberties with a child. Nestor Alonso De Los Santos-Hernandez Thursday pleaded guilty in New Hanover County Superior Court to second degree rape and indecent liberties with a child. Judge Ebern T. […]


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