Wilmington in the running for Outside Magazine’s ‘Best Town’ title

Wilmington's Cross-City Trail is a plus for Outdoor Magazine editors, who named the city among its nominees for Best Towns of 2016, a list that aims to find the top place for active lifestyles. File photo

Tack another accolade onto the Port City. Wilmington was recently selected as a finalist for Outside Magazine’s Best Towns of 2016, a contest launched in partnership with apparel brand Toad&Co. The city is one of 16 U.S. beach towns and dozens of locales lumped into river, mountain and culture categories vying for the top spot. […]


Weekly detour: This week’s construction, closures

Construction cones on Wrightsville Avenue. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Here’s a list of road construction work May 1 – 7, per the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, 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 […]


Coldwell Banker names local branch as best in state, top in nation

Between Sea Coast's 11 offices and 18 locations with which it has ownership interests, the local Coldwell Baker company saw more than $2 billion in sales last year. Courtesy photo.

A Wilmington-based realty firm is among the best in the business across the state and nationwide. Real estate franchise Coldwell Banker recently named local company Sea Coast Advantage as its top NC agency for 2015 based on sales, according to a release. Sea Coast also came in at number four in the country among more […]


Beach nourishment projects almost complete, extension sought to finish Kure Beach

Status of the beach nourishment projects in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach as of April 20, 2016. Photo courtesy of Bob Keistler.

As the end of the environmental window closes for the coastal storm damage reduction projects, also known as beach nourishment, crews have worked hard to finish placing sand on the shores of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. According to the town of Carolina Beach, the project in their town, which stretched south from the fishing […]


U.S. Cellular supports local Boys and Girls Club with donation, hands-on help

Luis Vargas, sales manager for U.S. Cellular in Wilmington, works with Brigade Boys and Girls Club member Hannah White to plant flowers and shrubs outside the Vance Street club as part of the company's second-annual 'Month of Giving' program. Courtesy photo.

U.S. Cellular employees and members of the Brigade Boys and Girls Club picked up some shovels and rakes this week to get an early start on Earth Day. In honor of the annual observance, held each year on April 22, U.S. Cellular staff teamed up with kids and club leaders Tuesday on a campus beautification […]


Weekly detour: This week’s construction, closures

N. 3rd Street Construction. File Photo.

Here’s a list of road construction work April 24 – 30, 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 […]


Fundraising underway for local teen robotics team headed to global championship

The 29 high school students that make up local robotics team Wired Wizards are hoping to collect enough funds to take on their peers across the globe at an international competition next week. Courtesy photos.

A local group of tech-savvy teens is hoping to put its robots in the ring against opponents from around the globe. Wilmington robotics team Wired Wizards, is in the last days of a quickly organized online fundraising drive for an upcoming trip to the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition or Science and Technology) World Robotics Competition […]


Former Carolina Beach reserve officer indicted on sex offense charges

A former reserve officer for the Carolina Beach Police Department has been indicted on several sex offenses and officer impersonation charges in connection with four separate victims. Joseph Adam Silva, 29, of Raleigh Avenue in Carolina Beach, was indicted April 11 by a New Hanover County grand jury on charges of two counts of second-degree […]


“Shore Stories” film series comes to Wrightsville Beach tonight

"Shore Stories" - a series of six films on the fight against offshore oil and gas drilling in North Carolina. Courtesy photo.

A series of six films focusing on the efforts of North Carolina-based environmental groups to keep the federal government from leasing land off the Atlantic Coast for oil and gas drilling will be screened in Wrightsville Beach Tuesday evening. The shorts, made by Wilmington-based national non-profit Working Films, focus on the organizations fighting against offshore […]


Investigators allege man impersonated cop, ‘targeted’ women who posted online ads

Joseph Adam Silva

A former Carolina Beach reserve officer previously charged with multiple sex offenses in New Hanover County now faces similar charges in Brunswick County.  Detectives there have become suspicious of the former officer’s alleged activity and are seeking additional information from women who may have encountered the suspect though online classified sites. The Brunswick County Sheriff’s […]


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