Fort Fisher highlights its World War II role in upcoming program

Fort Fisher will highlight its role in WWII during an upcoming program on Saturday, Oct. 15. (Courtesy photo)

KURE BEACH— Fort Fisher State Historic Site will host the program “Fort Fisher’s World War II Experience” next weekend. Visitors can join Fort Fisher staff from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, when the historic site will reflect on, and commemorate, the lesser-known history of the fort as an antiaircraft training base during […]

Hurricane Matthew brings damage, flooding to the Cape Fear coast (slideshow)

downtown Wilmington during Hurricane Matthew

SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Residents throughout the Cape Fear Region felt the effects of Hurricane Matthew as the storm moved through the area Saturday bringing property damage, flooding, wide-spread power outages and road and bridge closures to many coastal communities. Waters rose along the Cape Fear Riverfront in downtown Wilmington and flooded much of Water […]

Numbers, websites, social media pages you need to know during Hurricane Matthew


SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Heavy rains, wide-spread power outages and flooding is expected for the Cape Fear region as Hurricane Matthew reaches the area Saturday. Emergency personnel and officials with New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties are keeping area residents informed through various outlets. We have a list of some of the information you need […]

Carolina Beach issues evacuations; bridge closure likely Saturday due to high winds

Carolina Beach Lake was pumped down in anticipation of heavy rainfall from Hurricane Matthew. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Carolina Beach has issued a mandatory evacuation for all non-residents and visitors to the beach town effective immediately as Hurricane Matthew makes its way up the east coast of the United States. Related story: New Hanover County issues voluntary evacuations, shelters to open Friday evening Council members met Friday at noon to discuss changes in the […]

Carolina Beach issues a state of emergency

Carolina Beach employees checking lights on flood barricades Thursday morning ahead of Hurricane Matthew's arrival. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

CAROLINA BEACH — A state of emergency has been issued for Carolina Beach ahead of Hurricane Matthew’s expected arrival this weekend. Due to the projected track of the storm, officials have declared a state of emergency for the town effective noon Thursday. The town’s state of emergency means other town employees will also be on […]

Hurricane Matthew: Updated closings, postponements and alerts

The sign outside Farmer's Supply in Wilmington asking Hurricane Matthew to turn away from the area. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Updated on Friday, Oct. 7 at 9:40 a.m. Hurricane Matthew is expected to hit the area this weekend. Due to the incoming storm, there have been changes to several events scheduled to take place this week. We will continue to update this list as more information becomes available. Send your cancellations and postponements to […]

Carolina Beach shooting suspect faces additional attempted murder charges

Thomas Coulson appeared in New Hanover County District Court

CAROLINA BEACH – Thomas Henry Coulson made his first court appearance today and faced additional attempted murder charges in connection with firing a shots at three officers in a Carolina Beach neighborhood Monday afternoon. Coulson, 21, appeared before Judge Sandra Ray in New Hanover County District Court on Tuesday afternoon and faced a total of six […]

Carolina Beach police name 21-year-old in rifle attack on officers

Carolina Beach police on the scene of an active shooter investigation. (Photo by Christina Haley,)

CAROLINA BEACH — Carolina Beach Police have identified 21-year-old Thomas Henry Coulson as the shooter in an incident that took place Monday afternoon just after 3 p.m. There were no injuries during the incident, but police are also now saying that at least one officer was struck by a bullet, which hit the officer’s equipment and […]

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