Leland man gets jail, sex offender status for offense against a child

Kymond Auther

BRUNSWICK COUNTY – A Leland man pleaded guilty to committing a sex offense with his younger step-sister. In addition to a prison sentence, the defendant is required to submit to satellite-based monitoring for the rest of his life as a registered sex offender. Kymond Juantorey Auther, 20, pleaded guilty Monday in Brunswick County Superior Court […]


Hermine: Latest street closures, cancellations and changes from New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties

Hurricane Hermine is making its way toward the Carolina's. Photo courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

UPDATED with information from Carolina Beach at 5 p.m. UPDATED with transportation information at 3:30 p.m. UPDATED with Shallotte Town Hall’s closure at 2:45 p.m. UPDATED with information from New Hanover County at 2 p.m. Updated at 12:43 with information from the Wilmington YMCA after school program. UPDATED with information from New Hanover Schools at […]


Donald Trump’s running mate Mike Pence hits all the campaign targets in Leland speech

Mike Pence Wilmington Port 3

LELAND – With 80 days left to convince North Carolina voters that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, not Democrat Hillary Clinton, should be the next president of the United States, Trump’s campaign turned to its ticket’s more polished politician on Wednesday, vice presidential candidate and Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, to deliver the message. Pence spoke […]


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 […]


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 […]


Creatures of the wild come to Halyburton for park’s nature series

The NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher will bring one of its "living dinosaurs" to Halyburton Park for a program on alligators. The park will offer several nature sessions this month. Courtesy photo.

Wildlife enthusiasts of all ages can catch a close-up glimpse of some local critters during Halyburton Park’s summer nature series. The series, now underway, offers participants a chance to engage with area experts and interact—at a short distance—with fierce and beautiful animals native to the Cape Fear region. The program kicked off in late June […]


Prayer service to honor all victims of gun violence

St. Stephen AME will observe the one-year anniversary of a shooting at another historic AME church, Mother Emanuel, during a community service this Sunday. Courtesy photo.

A brutal shooting at a Charleston, South Carolina church last June made headlines across the country and spurred conversations about race. It also made a lasting impact on a local congregation. One year after the attack on members on Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church, Wilmington’s St. Stephen AME will hold an observance aimed at […]


‘Wilmington on Fire’ screening to benefit local students

The upcoming screening of Wilmington on Fire, about the 1898 attack on the local black community, will benefit Williston students and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC. Courtesy image.

Filmmaker Christopher Everett is returning to Wilmington this month, this time to give back to the community that spurred and supported his documentary. Coming off of a state and national screening tour, Everett and Speller Street Films will show “Wilmington on Fire” at 1 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 in the auditorium of […]


UNCW names permanent leader for business startups hub

Diane Durance. Courtesy photo.

UNC-Wilmington now has a permanent leader for its cutting-edge hub of business startups. The university recently announced Diane Durance has been named director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE). She begins work in her new position on June 20. Durance, current president of Michigan non-profit MiQuest, brings with her a decade of experience leading, coaching and […]


Alliance Credit Union awards scholarships to two local students

Niquitta Corbett, with her family beside her, receives a $2,000 scholarship from Alliance Credit Union's vice president of sales, Rick DeCrescente and Kandra Romeo, business relationship manager, during a banquet earlier this week.

In the spirit of its former leader, Alliance Credit Union is helping two local students further their education. Alliance recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to Isaac Bear Early College High School senior Aaron Johnson and Niquitta Corbett, who currently attends Cape Fear Community College. Since 1997, Alliance has honored the memory of Rose M. Ratka, the […]


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