Leland’s Aldi grocery store faces setback as other chains plan to move to Cape Fear

ALDI, which plans to open a store in Leland, must work out a discrepancy regarding its planned entrance via a state road before moving forward with building permits. Courtesy photo.

Plans to build the area’s first ALDI grocery store have hit a slight bump in the road. The company was set to hand over proposals earlier this week for the approximately 19,000-square-foot store planned in Leland to the town’s technical review committee, which scrutinizes the impact construction has on transportation and utilities. But Leland planning […]


From fitness to film: Nick Westfall says farewell to education with final 5K runs (with video)

P.E. teacher Nick Westfall is staging two more free 5K runs this spring before making his exit from education to pursue filmmaking. Courtesy photo.

He is an author, a filmmaker and a champion for childhood fitness. And before Nick Westfall makes his exit from the world of education, he’ll stage two more free 5K runs aimed at fighting childhood obesity. Westfall’s final round of Color Runs are set for Saturday, Feb. 27 in Leland and Saturday, March 5 in […]


Troopers target I-40 during statewide holiday safety campaign

Troopers and wildlife officers will be on the look-out for impaired drivers on the roadways and waterways. Courtesy photo.

Troopers with the N.C. State Highway Patrol and local authorities are participating in a statewide safety campaign on heavily traveled interstates during the Thanksgiving holiday. Among those targeted in the Cape Fear region include Interstate 40. Highway patrol and the N.C. Governor’s Highway Safety Program will be joined by law enforcement agencies across the state […]


NCDOT closing N.C. 133 at Leland interchange this weekend

Crews with the N.C. Department of Transportation are closing a portion of N.C. 133 for roadwork this weekend. N.C. 133 will be completely closed between the interchange ramps for U.S. 17/74/76 near the Belville-Leland area, according to a notice from the N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT). The road closure will begin at 9 a.m., Friday […]


Wilmington police warn community about return of IRS phone scam

The Wilmington Police Department is warning the community of a phone scam that has returned to the area. The phone scam is a call from someone falsely claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service, who demands the victim to pay a fake tax bill, according to police spokeswoman Linda Rawley. “They con the victim […]


Ferries delayed due to high water levels

Boat commuters may have noticed a spike in ferry route suspensions in the last couple of weeks. The Southport – Fort Fisher ferry, for instance, has had delays or cancellations every day this week so far. According to N.C. Department of Transportation Ferry Division Communications Officer Tim Hass, this is yet another side effect of […]


UPDATE: Coastal flood warning in effect; rain totals reach 12 inches in Cape Fear region

As meteorologists call for continued heavy rainfall, a flash flood warning is in effect for the Cape Fear region Monday morning. Photo by James Mieczkowski.

UPDATE: Monday, 2:30 p.m. While a coastal flood warning is in effect until Monday evening, forecasters with the National Weather Service have released their unofficial rainfall totals for the Cape Fear region over the last three days. According to a rain gauge report released by the National Weather Service (NWS) on Monday afternoon, many areas […]


Gallery: Back-to-back storms bring flooding to the area

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  For Wilmington-area residents persistent precipitation has left the ground over-saturated and low-lying areas flooded. Port City Daily has been keeping an eye on road closures and flooded areas, particularly in the beach towns, which have already seen significant amounts of rainfall and beach erosion due to the storms that have been pounding the region. […]


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