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Leland detective fired, two resign as SBI continues investigation into missing evidence

Leland detective fired, two resign as SBI continues investigation into missing evidence

A Leland police detective has been fired and two detectives have resigned as the N.C State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) continues an investigation into missing evidence at the police department.…

Area unemployment edges up from prior month

Area unemployment edges up from prior month

After two months of dips in its unemployment rate, the Wilmington metro area saw the number of jobless increase in July, the latest numbers from the N.C. Department of Commerce…

Judge Lewis responds to governor’s appointment of opponent as chief justice

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory recently appointed Justice Mark Martin as Chief Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court—a move Martin’s political opponent, Brunswick’s Ola Lewis, was not pleased to hear. Lewis,…

Photo slideshow: Back to school

Photo slideshow: Back to school

It’s that time of year again–time for brand-new backpacks and shiny shoes, anxious tummies and teary eyes. Thousands of New Hanover County students headed back to class this morning, many…

Coal ash bill ratified in Raleigh; environmental groups say rules weaken laws

Coal ash bill ratified in Raleigh; environmental groups say rules weaken laws

Before this year’s session of the General Assembly adjourned Wednesday evening, a bill regarding coal ash regulations in North Carolina was ratified for presentation to Gov. Pat McCrory. But environmental…

Former police officer guilty of participating in prostitution of a minor

Former police officer guilty of participating in prostitution of a minor

UPDATE: 1:35 p.m. A Brunswick County jury has convicted Michael Alan Hayes, a former Brunswick County police officer, on charges of participating in prostitution of a minor and filing a…

U.S. 74/76 open to traffic after rush-hour wreck closes road

Traffic is now moving on U.S. 74/76 after a wreck on the Alligator Creek Bridge closed the busy thoroughfare. According to Brunswick County Emergency Services, the wreck affected traffic in…

SBI investigating missing evidence at Leland PD; detectives suspended

Two Leland police detectives have been suspended without pay. According to Leland Town Manager David Hollis, the police department has launched an internal investigation into missing evidence at the department. The…

The Scene: Port City Rib Fest returns

The Scene: Port City Rib Fest returns

Rib lovers rejoice! Carolina Fireplace’s Port City Rib Fest returns to Battleship Park this weekend for three days of good eats, live music and lots of entertainment for the whole…

Designated offshore wind energy areas include two off Cape Fear coast

Designated offshore wind energy areas include two off Cape Fear coast

More than 185,000 acres’ worth of area off the Cape Fear coast has been designated for commercial development of offshore wind energy, the U.S. Department of Interior has announced. The…

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