Property revaluations set to be mailed to New Hanover County residents

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Property owners in New Hanover County should expect to get their property revaluation in the mail in the coming days. The New Hanover County Tax Department has completed its 2017 tax revaluation for all properties in the county. Residential property owners are first on the mailing list and will receive a […]

The once grand Carolina Beach Hotel (part I)

CAROLINA BEACH — The grand, new, three story Carolina Beach Hotel opened for the 1926 beach season near the Carolina Beach Lake, where Carolina Beach School is today. But by September of 1927 it was gone. It had lasted for only two summer seasons. It all began when the Carolina Beach Corporation announced plans for […]

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Here’s where to dump household chemicals and old electronics free and close to home in New Hanover County


NEW HANOVER COUNTY — New Hanover County is giving residents an easy way to dispose of household hazardous waste, and it starts next Monday. The county has created a new, mobile collection unit known as the “Hazwagon.”  Starting Monday, Jan. 16, the Hazwagon will travel to three locations in the county each week to allow […]

After a ‘WIIN’ for area beaches, Congressman Rouzer sets sights on ‘Obamacare’

Congressman David Rouzer, Republican of Johnston County.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — After helping to author a bi-partisan bill that will help maintain area beaches, Congressman David Rouzer is setting his sights on something that will receive much less bi-partisan support – repealing the Affordable Care Act, or as Rouzer calls it, “Obamacare.” As 2016 drew to a close, area beaches were fast […]

Carolina Beach to issue ‘town identification cards’

"There was a line of traffic from Snow's Cut Bridge all the way back to Monkey Junction."


CAROLINA BEACH — While New Hanover County beaches were spared the worst of Hurricane Matthew’s wrath in October, many returning to Carolina Beach immediately after the storm experienced long waits. The town of Carolina Beach is looking to prevent such delays in the event of future evacuations. Part of the issue is Carolina Beach’s identification decals. […]

Experience Pleasure Island’s Island of Lights (video)

Pleasure Island's Island of Lights is on display now through New Year's Eve.

CAROLINA BEACH — The Island of Lights display on Pleasure Island began Thanksgiving weekend with the annual lighting ceremony at Carolina Beach.  The light’s display encircles The Lake and is walking distance from the boardwalk, which has its own “Christmas by the Sea” theme, including Santa’s workshop. Pleasure Island’s family-friendly holiday celebrations continue this weekend with […]

Santa’s coming! Find out where with this interactive map


Santa Claus is scheduled to visit the Cape Fear area several times before Christmas night, including local tree lighting events. Find out where you can meet St. Nicholas, and get your photo taken with him, on our map below. Do you expect to have Santa Claus making an appearance at your establishment or event? We’ll update […]

Get to know the Cape Fear Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation

Surfrider Foundation was founded in 1984 by a group of surfers who were concerned with health risks associated with the coastal development of one of their favorite surf breaks in Malibu, CA. Their passion for the coastal environment led them to take action, and thus Surfrider was born.     Today, Surfrider has grown into […]

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U.S. Coast Guard rescues five people from capsized boat near Carolina Beach

The U.S. Coast Guard rescued five people off the coast of Carolina Beach on Saturday. Photos from Coast Guard video footage of the rescue.

WILMINGTON — Crews with the U.S. Coast Guard and local agencies rescued five people Saturday from a capsized vessel about three miles off the coast of Carolina Beach. According to the Coast Guard, a mayday call requesting help was received by Sector North Carolina watchstanders in Wilmington at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. A helicopter crew discovered […]

Fall back: A change in time, means a change in your home smoke alarm

Photo courtesy City of Wilmington.

It’s time to “fall back.” The clocks are set to roll back one hour overnight tonight. Daylight Savings Time ends at 2 a.m. Nov. 6. Many people across the country will be setting their clocks back one hour before going to bed tonight. But this time of year, isn’t just a time change for your […]

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