Weekly detour: This week’s construction, closures

N. 3rd Street Construction. File Photo.

Here’s a list of road construction work May 22 – 29, per the City of Wilmington and North Carolina Department of Transportation. City of Wilmington 41st Street – nighttime lane closures between Shipyard Boulevard and Oleander Drive until June 3 for repaving and repairs. Two-way traffic and access to all businesses, schools and residences in that […]


Hands Across the Sand returns to promote clean energy

Hands Across the Sand 2015 in Kure Beach. Photo courtesy of the Surfrider Foundation Cape Fear Chapter.

Local environmentalists who have spent the better part of two years fighting a proposal by the federal government to lease land off the Atlantic coast for offshore drilling and seismic testing will be gathering this Saturday to continue to show their stance against it. The Cape Fear Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation is once again […]


Wilmington woman wins $1 million scratch-off prize

NC Lottery

A Wilmington woman has claimed her $1 million prize from a scratch-off ticket purchased at a local grocery store. Cheryl Lee is the latest player to win the $1 million prize playing “50X The Cash,” according to a news release from the N.C. Education Lottery. Lee claimed her prize Thursday at the lottery’s headquarters in Raleigh. […]


ILM sees increase in passengers, revenue in 2015

Wilmington International Airport. File photo.

Wilmington International Airport saw increases in both passengers and operating revenue in 2015, according to Airport Director Julie Wilsey. Wilsey presented the New Hanover County Airport Authority’s annual update to the county’s Board of Commissioners at their meeting Monday morning. The report stated that 769,809 passengers passed through ILM last year, an increase of 2.4 […]


Weekly detour: This week’s construction, closures

Construction on Randall Parkway. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Here’s a list of road construction work May 15 – 21, 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 […]


Farm-to-fork gala Raise the Barn to raise funds for Feast Down East

Feast Down East's annual gala to support local farmers is set for Saturday at the Arboretum. Courtesy image.

Get ready to dig your fork into some farm-fresh eats. Feast Down East’s Raise the Barn benefit dinner returns Saturday, bringing a tapas-style selection from a host of renowned local chefs. This year, the third annual event will be held outside on the picturesque grounds of the New Hanover County Arboretum, 6206 Oleander Drive. Diners […]


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