Here’s where to get tickets for Mike Pence’s Leland rally on Wednesday

Indiana Governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Mike Pence in Zionsville, IN in July. Photo by Gage Skidmore for

UPDATE 8/23 2:29 p.m.: The link to register for this event has been removed from the Trump/Pence website. However, the campaign declined to comment about whether the event was sold out or about expected attendance. LELAND – Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence is coming to the Wilmington area this week, according to running mate Donald […]

‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign garners $70,000 worth of school supplies

Thousands of school supplies were donated during last weekend's "Stuff the Bus" event. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Thanks to the donations of people all around the Wilmington area, Communities in Schools of Cape Fear has collected just under $70,000 worth of school supplies to date to distribute to students this upcoming school year. According to Louise Hicks, the executive director of CIS Cape Fear, the total surpasses last year’s $60,000. Following the […]

Carolina Cash 5 lottery winner claims $535K prize


A Brunswick County man won more than half a million dollars in the Carolina Cash 5 drawing this weekend. Carl Greggs Sr., of Bolivia, claimed the $535,318 prize Monday at lottery headquarters in Raleigh, according to the N.C. Education Lottery. After required state and federal tax withholdings, he took home $370,708. The winning $1 Quick Pick ticket […]

Routes to avoid: Road construction schedules for the week of Aug. 20

Road construction in Carolina Beach. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Here’s a list of road construction work for Aug. 14 through 20 for Carolina Beach, Wilmington, New Hanover County and Brunswick County. All information is gathered from the town of Carolina Beach, the city of Wilmington and the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Town of Carolina Beach 6th Street – access to the 100, 200 […]

Back-to-school shopping for a cause at CIS Brunswick County thrift shops

Clothes on display at one of 4 thrift shops run by CIS Brunswick. Courtesy photo.

BRUNSWICK COUNTY – Still looking to do some back-to-school shopping? Communities in Schools of Brunswick County is offering deals at the four thrift stores they run in Leland, Southport, Boiling Spring Lakes and Sunset Beach. According to a release, clothing is the most popular thing found in the shops, making it a good place to […]

Forecasters update Atlantic hurricane predictions as peak of season approaches

Satellite image of Hurricane Earl, the most recent named storm of the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season. Courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

WILMINGTON – Forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration have updated their 2016 Atlantic hurricane season predictions, increasing the number of named storms they expect this year. Their initial prediction, made in May, said there was a 70 percent chance of 10 to 16 named storms this year. The new update predicts a 70 […]

UPDATE: Missing Boiling Spring Lakes teen found, reunited with family

Wallace and Walker

UPDATE: Saturday, Aug. 13 — Angel Walker turned herself in to the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at about 10:45 p.m. Friday, according to the Boiling Spring Lakes Police Chief Brad Shirley. Police say she has been reunited with her family and is in good health. Police are still searching for 21-year-old Dustin Tyler Wallace, who […]

FBI task force charges 18 in sting targeting drug dealers

A federal task force in the Cape Fear region arrested several people suspected of distributing drugs in the area. Photos courtesy of the FBI.

SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA – Five suspects are wanted on various drug charges following a daylong operation by an FBI task force in Brunswick and New Hanover counties, aimed at arresting and charging drug dealers to combat the rise of heroin distribution along the Cape Fear coast. The Coastal Carolina Criminal Enterprise Task Force arrested 11 […]

Boiling Spring Lakes police seek 26-year-old accused of stealing a car, kidnapping toddler

Joshua Miller is being sought by Boiling Spring Lakes police for an alleged kidnapping and car theft on Thursday.

BOILING SPRING LAKES – Police in Boiling Spring Lakes are looking for a 26-year-old man they say stole a car and kidnapped a toddler outside Olde Brunswick Store on Thursday. According to Boiling Spring Lakes police, Joshua Brandon Miller was a passenger in a 2016 black Toyota Corolla when the driver stopped and entered a […]

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