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Rip current warnings issued for area beaches

A high rip current risk warning has been issued for the coastlines of New Hanover and Pender counties. According to the National Weather Service, the warning was issued today for…

Photo slideshow: Back to school

Photo slideshow: Back to school

It’s that time of year again–time for brand-new backpacks and shiny shoes, anxious tummies and teary eyes. Thousands of New Hanover County students headed back to class this morning, many…

Founder of OCEARCH, group that tracks great white sharks, to speak in Wilmington

Founder of OCEARCH, group that tracks great white sharks, to speak in Wilmington

Mary Lee and Katharine have become familiar names in the Cape Fear region as the two great white sharks have swam off our coast multiple times in recent years. Now,…

General Assembly adjourns; no action taken on film credit tweak, historic preservation

General Assembly adjourns; no action taken on film credit tweak, historic preservation

Seven weeks after legislators said they planned to do so, this year’s “short session” of the General Assembly adjourned Wednesday night with some issues resolved, others not so much. A…

Coal ash bill ratified in Raleigh; environmental groups say rules weaken laws

Coal ash bill ratified in Raleigh; environmental groups say rules weaken laws

Before this year’s session of the General Assembly adjourned Wednesday evening, a bill regarding coal ash regulations in North Carolina was ratified for presentation to Gov. Pat McCrory. But environmental…

Former police officer guilty of participating in prostitution of a minor

Former police officer guilty of participating in prostitution of a minor

UPDATE: 1:35 p.m. A Brunswick County jury has convicted Michael Alan Hayes, a former Brunswick County police officer, on charges of participating in prostitution of a minor and filing a…

Testimony in prostitution case reveals plot to rob police officer

Testimony in prostitution case reveals plot to rob police officer

On the night of Nov. 27, 2012, Michael Hayes finished his shift at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant, returned to his Southport home and logged on to his computer. Hayes—who at…

U.S. 74/76 open to traffic after rush-hour wreck closes road

Traffic is now moving on U.S. 74/76 after a wreck on the Alligator Creek Bridge closed the busy thoroughfare. According to Brunswick County Emergency Services, the wreck affected traffic in…

Film credit program added to Senate calendar

Film credit program added to Senate calendar

Three weeks after the Senate left Raleigh—and left questions unanswered about the state’s film credit—the proposal to convert the state’s expiring film incentive into a grant fund program is on…

Conservation groups praise felony protection for Venus flytraps

Conservation groups praise felony protection for Venus flytraps

A new law that would make Venus flytrap poaching a felony has passed the General Assembly and has been presented to the governor for final approval. The law, which would…

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