Monday morning tremors, booms flooded social media, area law enforcement agencies

A series of loud booms and mysterious rattling that shook homes and businesses Monday morning in New Hanover and Brunswick counties had residents calling police and on each other for answers. Officials with the U.S. Earthquake Center say one possibility can be ruled out since no seismic activity was reported in the area. According to New Hanover County […]


Weather-related delays for Monday

There won’t be snow but the threat of flooding in low-lying areas and the potential for freezing temperatures during the early morning hours has prompted some weather-related delays for Monday, February 8. If your business or event is affected by the weather, email the information to the Port City Daily newsroom at closings@portcitydaily.com and we’ll […]


Flood watch and wind advisory issued, wintry mix possible Sunday

A wind gust map from the National Weather Service in Wilmington for Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.

UPDATE: The National Weather Service in Wilmington issued a storm warning for adjacent coastal waters and a hurricane force wind warning for offshore waters Sunday morning. A wind advisory is still in effect until 10 p.m. Sunday for New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour possible. Residents must […]


Weekly detour: this week’s construction, closures

N. 3rd Street Construction. File Photo.

Here’s a list of road construction work Feb. 7 – 13, per the City of Wilmington and North Carolina Department of Transportation: City of Wilmington 41st Street – some lane closures between Shipyard Boulevard and Oleander Drive for repaving and repairs. Two-way traffic and access to all businesses, schools and residences in that area will remain […]


Math teacher placed on leave following allegations of child abuse

Victoria Jefferies

A North Brunswick High School math teacher was placed on administrative leave this week following allegations of child abuse. Victoria Leigh Jeffries, 24, of Leland, has been charged with two counts of misdemeanor assault on a child under 12 years old and two counts of misdemeanor child abuse, according to arrest warrants. The warrants were issued through […]


Leland’s Aldi grocery store faces setback as other chains plan to move to Cape Fear

ALDI, which plans to open a store in Leland, must work out a discrepancy regarding its planned entrance via a state road before moving forward with building permits. Courtesy photo.

Plans to build the area’s first ALDI grocery store have hit a slight bump in the road. The company was set to hand over proposals earlier this week for the approximately 19,000-square-foot store planned in Leland to the town’s technical review committee, which scrutinizes the impact construction has on transportation and utilities. But Leland planning […]


Farmin’ to open local foods store on Front Street

Farmin' will move into Second Time Around, a longtime downtown vintage shop that closed Saturday to relocate midtown. Photo by Hilary Snow.

A new locally sourced grocery store is setting up shop in downtown Wilmington. Farmin’ announced today that it would open Farmin’ on Front, a scaled-down retail version of its larger Emerson Street campus, this summer. The approximately 6,000-square-foot store will be located at 143 N. Front St., the building across from the U.S. Post Office […]


$66M UNCW health care building included in statewide ‘Connect’ bond headed to voters

An artist rendering of the 135,000 square foot health and human services building UNCW hope to build with the passage of a statewide bond. Courtesy image.

UNC-Wilmington stands to gain a new state-of-the-art healthcare building as part of a comprehensive statewide bond. Connect NC–a measure to make improvements in education, parks, safety, recreation and water and sewer infrastructure in 76 counties–will be put to voters during the March 15 primary. Included in the $2 billion proposal is $66 million for the […]


Weekly detour: upcoming road closures

Construction cones on Wrightsville Avenue. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Here’s a list of road construction work for the first week of February, per the City of Wilmington and North Carolina Department of Transportation: City of Wilmington 41st Street – some lane closures between Shipyard Boulevard and Oleander Drive for repaving and repairs. Two-way traffic and access to all businesses, schools and residences in that area […]


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