Silver Alert issued for Southport teen, missing for a week

Gabrielle Grace Ryman

SOUTHPORT — A Silver Alert has been issued for Gabrielle Grace Ryman, a Southport teenager who has been missing for a week. Gabrielle, 15, was last seen at her residence in the 400 block of W. West Street in Southport at about 12:30 p.m.  Oct. 11, according to the Southport Police Department. The Silver Alert […]

Friday is the last day to register to vote in North Carolina ahead of the November election

The New Hanover  County Board of Elections office is in Suite 38 at 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington.

The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina before the Nov. 8 Presidential Election is this week. Residents have until Friday, Oct. 14, to sign up to vote. Forms must be turned into the board of elections office in their county or postmarked by that date in order to be valid. Registration can also […]

Brunswick County cancels school for students on Wednesday

Photo courtesy Brunswick County Schools.

This story was updated Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. to include school closings for Pender County BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Hurricane Matthew has passed, but Brunswick County is still feeling the weather’s wrath. Brunswick County Schools will be closed for students tomorrow the district announced Tuesday. “Brunswick County is very large,” the district’s announcement states. “Hurricane Matthew […]

Brunswick County offering free well water testing after Hurricane Matthew flooding


If you are a resident of Brunswick County and your private drinking water well flooded during Hurricane Matthew, you can get your drinking water tested for free by the county. The Environmental Health Division at Brunswick County Health Services is offering free testing until Monday, Oct. 31. After that date, the service will cost $50. Residents […]

Hurricane Matthew brings damage, flooding to the Cape Fear coast (slideshow)

downtown Wilmington during Hurricane Matthew

SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Residents throughout the Cape Fear Region felt the effects of Hurricane Matthew as the storm moved through the area Saturday bringing property damage, flooding, wide-spread power outages and road and bridge closures to many coastal communities. Waters rose along the Cape Fear Riverfront in downtown Wilmington and flooded much of Water […]

Numbers, websites, social media pages you need to know during Hurricane Matthew


SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Heavy rains, wide-spread power outages and flooding is expected for the Cape Fear region as Hurricane Matthew reaches the area Saturday. Emergency personnel and officials with New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties are keeping area residents informed through various outlets. We have a list of some of the information you need […]

Brunswick County under voluntary evacuation, shelters now open


BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Shelters are now open and a voluntary evacuation has been issued for all residents in Brunswick County due to Hurricane Matthew, officials announced on Friday. Forecasters with the National Weather Service say life-threatening flash flooding is possible due to conditions of Hurricane Matthew. The county is under a Hurricane Warning and a […]

Hurricane Matthew: Updated closings, postponements and alerts

The sign outside Farmer's Supply in Wilmington asking Hurricane Matthew to turn away from the area. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Updated on Friday, Oct. 7 at 9:40 a.m. Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit the area this weekend. Due to the incoming storm, there have been changes to several events scheduled to take place this week. We will continue to update this list as more information becomes available. Send your cancellations and postponements to […]

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