Heat index to top 100 all week in Wilmington area

Temperatures are expected to be in the 90s all week, with the heat index hitting 105 every day. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

It’s going to be hot during the week ahead, with heat indices across southeastern North Carolina expected to be over 100 degrees through Friday. The sweltering days and nights are due to a large area of high pressure sitting over the southern United States. “We’re forecasting the heat index to exceed 105 degrees each day,” […]


UNCW sees record-breaking rise in donations

UNCW men's basketball and a host of other athletic teams are among the beneficiaries of the campus' largest pool of private donations. File photo.

UNC-Wilmington Seahawks are soaring high after a stellar year of contributions to the local college. Campus officials recently announced a record-breaking $14.9 million in donations during the 2015-16 fiscal cycle. The total figure came from nearly 16,000 individual gifts – about half of which were $50 or less – that will benefit students, faculty, programs […]


Weekly detour: This week’s construction, closures

Construction on Randall Parkway. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Here’s a list of road construction work for July 24- July 30 per the Town of Carolina Beach, City of Wilmington and North Carolina Department of Transportation. Town of Carolina Beach Periodic closures on 6th Street and other adjacent streets as the town continues to update infrastructure. Check the town’s road closures page for the […]


Weekly detour: This week’s lane closures, construction

Construction on the corner of Randall Parkway and Kerr Avenue. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Here’s a list of road construction work for July 17 – July 23 per the Town of Carolina Beach, City of Wilmington and North Carolina Department of Transportation. Town of Carolina Beach Period street closures on streets adjacent to Cape Fear Boulevard as the town continues to update infrastructure. Check the town’s road closures page […]


Planned vocational high school gets state backing

CFCC's north campus is a potential site for a CTE high school, which just received state funds to assist with planning and designing the campus. Courtesy image.

A vocational high school in the works for New Hanover County has gotten some major backing from state lawmakers. The local district announced last week the N.C. House of Representatives included a $1 million grant for the career-technical education (CTE) campus, which could begin welcoming students as early as August 2017. The money has been […]


UNCW student researchers lead statewide beach access survey

UNCW researchers are conducting a survey of visitors to the state's regional public beach accesses, like this one in Wrightsville Beach. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

This summer, if you’re approached by someone in a matching shirt and hat while lounging at a North Carolina beach, don’t worry. They’re not trying to sell you something. Instead, they are student researchers from the University of North Carolina – Wilmington, collecting answers for a survey to assess a state-run beach access program. According […]


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