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Candidate filing for municipal elections begins today

Candidate filing for municipal elections begins today

Candidate filing for this November’s municipal elections begins at 8 a.m. today. In New Hanover County, open seats include Wilmington’s mayor, three seats on Wilmington City Council, mayor of Carolina…

NCDOT urges drivers to avoid busy Brunswick intersections for July 4 travel

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers in Brunswick County to use alternate travel routes to avoid popular intersections and areas with heavy construction during the busy holiday…

DOT: No one injured in gantry collapse on U.S. 74-76

DOT: No one injured in gantry collapse on U.S. 74-76

No one was injured Monday when a gantry collapsed at a Brunswick County highway construction site. According to Brian Rick with the N.C. Department of Transportation, a gantry–a bridgelike structure…

Adding ‘legitimacy': Local couple talks Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

Adding ‘legitimacy': Local couple talks Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling

Wilmington residents Leigh and Cheryl Saunders-Corbin believe they know who they are in the eyes of their God. Now–with Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court landmark ruling in favor of same-sex marriage…

Brunswick County parents nix district uniform policy; educators disagree

Brunswick County parents nix district uniform policy; educators disagree

A slight majority of Brunswick County parents have voted out the possibility of a districtwide school uniform policy for elementary and middle school students. But educators disagree. Results of a…

Brunswick Economic Development Commission to separate from county; director to retire

Brunswick Economic Development Commission to separate from county; director to retire

The agency in charge of industry recruitment and economic development in Brunswick County may no longer be part of Brunswick County’s government. During a meeting Tuesday, the board of directors that…

Hometown Wilmington Media, Step Up for Soldiers to collect ‘Packages from Home’

Hometown Wilmington Media, Step Up for Soldiers to collect ‘Packages from Home’

Step Up for Soldiers and Hometown Wilmington Media have teamed up for the 19th “Packages from Home” collection drive. The goal is to collect donations and comfort items to send…

Teen shark-bite victim who lost his arm released from the hospital

Teen shark-bite victim who lost his arm released from the hospital

Hunter Treschl, the 16-year-old who lost his arm in a shark attack on Sunday off the coast of Oak Island, has been released from New Hanover Regional Medical Center in…

Brunswick commissioners OK $214M budget, revenue neutral tax increase

Brunswick County commissioners on Monday unanimously approved a revenue-neutral property tax increase to fund the county’s $214.2 million budget. The approved $214.2 million budget includes a revenue-neutral property tax rate of 48.5…

N.C. Senate budget keeps film funding at current level

N.C. Senate budget keeps film funding at current level

The N.C. Senate isn’t planning to up spending on the film industry next fiscal year. An initial budget plan coming out of the Senate on Monday keeps the state’s film…

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