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Town officials: High tides could make parts of Freeman Park impassable

Town officials: High tides could make parts of Freeman Park impassable

The Town of Carolina Beach is warning beachgoers that parts of the vehicle-accessible Freeman Park may become impassable at times through the Labor Day weekend due to higher than normal…

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…

Judge Lewis responds to governor’s appointment of opponent as chief justice

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory recently appointed Justice Mark Martin as Chief Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court—a move Martin’s political opponent, Brunswick’s Ola Lewis, was not pleased to hear. Lewis,…

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,…

Carolina Beach council awards boardwalk improvement contract; work to begin in September

Carolina Beach council awards boardwalk improvement contract; work to begin in September

Carolina Beach Town Council has awarded a contract for the first phase of the town’s boardwalk improvement project, which is expected to revitalize the town’s boardwalk area and add to…

Tourism spending in North Carolina tops $20 billion; Brunswick among counties with top growth

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced that 95 of the state’s 100 counties saw increases in visitor spending in 2013. Data from the N.C. Department of…

The Scene: Port City Rib Fest returns

The Scene: Port City Rib Fest returns

Rib lovers rejoice! Carolina Fireplace’s Port City Rib Fest returns to Battleship Park this weekend for three days of good eats, live music and lots of entertainment for the whole…

Coast Guard approves illuminating abandoned structure in river; move prompted by fatal boat wreck

Coast Guard approves illuminating abandoned structure in river; move prompted by fatal boat wreck

The U.S. Coast Guard recently approved illuminating the remnants of an abandoned quarantine station in the Cape Fear River near Southport. U.S. Rep. Mike McIntyre, who had been petitioning the…

Designated offshore wind energy areas include two off Cape Fear coast

Designated offshore wind energy areas include two off Cape Fear coast

More than 185,000 acres’ worth of area off the Cape Fear coast has been designated for commercial development of offshore wind energy, the U.S. Department of Interior has announced. The…

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