NRC: Everything’s safe and secure in Castle Hayne

Internet replaces UNCW for biannual Global Nuclear Fuel safety review

CASTLE HAYNE — There’s been a change in venue for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission‘s biannual discussion of Global Nuclear Fuel – Americas’ safety performance.  The NRC meetings with Global Nuclear Fuel to discuss the results of the agency’s licensee performance review at the Castle Hayne nuclear fuel fabrication plant have been held at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for the past decade.  Last week, the NRC said a webinar has been scheduled for […]

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Living the opioid epidemic through the eyes of a Wilmington vice detective

Looking inside one dosage unit of heroin. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

The untrained eye may not see all the signs of the opioid epidemic that has plagued the region, but overdoses, drug deals and a constant influx of the substance occurs daily among average people in Wilmington. It begets violence, property crime, and challenges local resources, including the efforts of investigators working to put those responsible for […]

Lower Cape Fear Hospice to hold free Advance Care Planning Workshop

WILMINGTON — Lower Cape Fear Hospice will honor National Health Care Decisions Week by offering all the opportunity to Begin the Conversation about advance care planning (ACP). National Health Care Decisions Week is April 16-22. End-of-life and healthcare planning helps to ensure your wishes are honored when you are unable to communicate for yourself. The […]

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Wilmington Sharks celebrating 20 years of baseball in the Port City

WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Sharks have announced that the team has officially unveiled a new logo to commemorate 20 years of baseball in Wilmington. The logo will be featured on sleeves of Sharks jerseys during the 2017 summer season, which begins on Tuesday, May 30, at Buck Hardee Field at Legion Sports Complex. The 20th season mark […]

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UNCW and NC State players join Hammerheads PDL Roster

WILMINGTON — Wilmington Hammerheads PDL announced today the addition of six more college athletes to the 2017 PDL Roster, including five members of the current UNC-Wilmington team. David Lozano (Gastonia, NC), Phillip Goodrum (Charlotte, NC), Matt Morgan (Johns Creek, GA), Ben Fisher (Chapel Hill, NC) and Joel Bylander (Stockholm, Sweden) are the five members of the […]

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Prosecutors say suspect in Independence Mall murder missed four times before shooting victim in back of head

Traneta Campbell made her first appearance in New Hanover County District court, for the fatal April 1 shooting of Catherine Ballard in the parking lot of Independence Mall. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

NEW HANVOER COUNTY — Prosecutors say a teen charged with the first-degree murder of 24-year-old Catherine Ruth Ballard, shot the victim “point blank” in the back of the head in front of Independence Mall. Traneta Shanaia Campbell, 19, of Wilmington, made her first appearance Tuesday morning in New Hanover County District Court to face the […]

Wilmington economic developers formalize agreement on cross-county collaborative opportunities

WILMINGTON — A formal agreement between Brunswick County and Wilmington Business Development will improve the coordination of economic development services across county and municipal lines. Leaders of both entities recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that outlines collaboration and joint initiatives. “Job creation opportunities don’t stop at county boundaries, and neither should economic development […]

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How do area counties match up with rest of North Carolina in annual health rankings?

New Hanover Regional Medical Center Dr. Joseph Pino shared thoughts on the rankings. Photo courtesy- NHRMC.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – A new survey released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows New Hanover County moved up three spots from the year prior. It’s now at No. 11 among North Carolina’s 100 counties in the group’s annual county health rankings. Published online at, the rankings help counties understand what influences how […]

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