More drivers expected on roads this weekend due to low holiday gas prices

Memorial Day Weekend gas prices are the lowest they've been in a decade. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

The cheapest Memorial Day Weekend gas prices in 10 years will mean more Carolinians will be on the road this holiday weekend, according to AAA Carolinas. The average price of gas both in Wilmington and across the state of North Carolina this weekend will be $2.21, according to AAA. Last year during the same holiday […]


Impaired drivers, whether on land or sea, targeted over the holiday weekend

A local boater speaking to a law enforcement officer before heading out on the Intracoatal Waterway.

Local, state and federal law enforcement agencies are banding together once again this Memorial Day weekend for a single purpose: to prevent injuries or death related to impaired driving, whether it be out on land or sea. The N.C. State Highway Patrol and North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission held a press conference Tuesday at the […]


Mother indicted on charges in crash that killed son, injured daughter

Melissa Ann Henderson

A Wilmington mother, recently indicted on felony charges in a crash on River Road that killed her 13-month-old son and seriously injured her toddler, made her first appearance in New Hanover County Superior Court Tuesday. Melissa Ann Henderson, 28, appeared before Superior Court Judge Ebern T. Watson with bandages still wrapped around her right arm. She […]


Pizza delivery driver faces involuntary manslaughter charge in fatal wreck

Brittany Nicole Boddiford

A Wilmington woman faces a new charge in a crash that killed a 36-year-old man earlier this month while she was returning from a pizza delivery. Brittany Nicole Boddiford, 22, was charged Friday with involuntary manslaughter in the May 5 wreck that killed Lacoltus Antwan Grady, according to arrest warrants. Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Linda […]


More than 100 grams of raw heroin seized, Wilmington man charged

Drug agents seized more than 100 grams of raw heroin last week as the result of a five-month investigation. Photo courtesy of the NHCSO.

A Wilmington man was recently arrested after drug agents allegedly seized more than 100 grams of raw heroin from his vehicle. Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office stopped 31-year-old Aaron Bernard Boyer in his vehicle as he was traveling east on I-40 into the county Thursday, sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Jerry Brewer said. […]


Musical diversity: Promoter announces two new Greenfield Lake shows, one for CFCC

Lyle Lovett and His Large Band (Courtesy photo)

Port City music lovers need to pencil in three more shows in the coming months. Huka Entertainment announced Monday the addition of a trio of shows, two of which will be at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheater. Greensky Bluegrass will play the outdoor venue Saturday, July 9. Tickets for that show go on sale at 10 […]


Wrightsville Beach regulates holiday parking in church lots

The parking lot at Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Wrightsville Beach has set regulations for churches in town that allow beachgoers to use their parking lots on the tourist season’s biggest holidays: Memorial Day Weekend, July 4th and Labor Day Weekend. Four churches – Wrightsville Beach Baptist Church, Wrightsville United Methodist Church, Little Chapel on the Boardwalk and St. Therese Catholic Church – have […]


Prosecutor on meth case: This is not an episode of ‘Breaking Bad’

Walter Donald McPherson

A state prosecutor warned about the dangers of making methamphetamine following a man’s guilty plea to charges in a meth case this week. Walter Donald McPherson, 34, pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of manufacturing methamphetamine, conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, possession of meth precursors, and possession of a firearm by a felon, possession with intent to sell […]


Weekly detour: This week’s construction, closures

N. 3rd Street Construction. File Photo.

Here’s a list of road construction work May 22 – 29, per the City of Wilmington and North Carolina Department of Transportation. City of Wilmington 41st Street – nighttime lane closures between Shipyard Boulevard and Oleander Drive until June 3 for repaving and repairs. Two-way traffic and access to all businesses, schools and residences in that […]


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