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Port City Daily’s third annual holiday haiku contest underway

Sweater with three sleeves Dentures on the mistletoe Grandma loves eggnog That was last year’s winner of the Port City Daily holiday haiku contest as penned by Tucker Harbour. If…

State releases scores for transportation projects under new funding formula

State releases scores for transportation projects under new funding formula

The state has released the final scores to be used in prioritizing regional and divisional transportation projects through North Carolina’s new Strategic Transportation Investments (STI) formula. The long list of…

McCrory says he won’t reconvene legislature; film credit, other programs to remain unchanged

McCrory says he won’t reconvene legislature; film credit, other programs to remain unchanged

Gov. Pat McCrory has announced he will not be calling back the North Carolina legislature for a special session as requested by several local, state and even federal officials. In…

Area unemployment edges up from prior month

Area unemployment edges up from prior month

After two months of dips in its unemployment rate, the Wilmington metro area saw the number of jobless increase in July, the latest numbers from the N.C. Department of Commerce…

UPDATED: Historic preservation tax credits have a lifeline

UPDATED: Historic preservation tax credits have a lifeline

UPDATE: The House Finance Committee on Wednesday afternoon amended a Senate bill to include historic preservation program language. Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) said Senate Bill 763, “An act to make…

‘Under the Dome’ wraps; ‘Secrets & Lies’ to start production

‘Under the Dome’ wraps; ‘Secrets & Lies’ to start production

Goodbye, “Dome”; hello, “Lies.” After three and a half months’ worth of filming in Wilmington, the CBS series “Under the Dome” has wrapped production on its sophomore season, filming its…

New date for hearing on homeowner insurance increase

New date for hearing on homeowner insurance increase

Next month’s scheduled hearing on a proposal to raise homeowner insurance rates across North Carolina–with the southeast coast again seeing the largest spike–has been postponed. The new date is Oct.…

Wilmington woman dies in wreck on U.S. 17 near Hampstead

A Wilmington woman died in a vehicle collision on U.S. 17 in Pender County on Tuesday. Betty Jane Parkerson, 72, of Wilmington, died in a wreck that occurred at about…

Developers fear effects of EPA’s clean-water rule

To Heath Clark, it’s not just a new roll of red tape. He’s worried that if a proposed environmental rule goes into play as federally written, the Wilmington development company…

Economist sees positives in latest unemployment report

Economist sees positives in latest unemployment report

Like all metro areas in North Carolina, greater Wilmington saw an over-the-month unemployment rate increase in May. The N.C. Department of Commerce released its latest data Tuesday. According to the…

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