Cause of Kings Beach Store fire undetermined but not suspicious

A fire destroyed Kings Beach Store in Wrightsville Beach on Friday afternoon. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

The cause of the fire that destroyed a landmark waterfront business and caused thick smoke to fill the blue skies over Wrightsville Beach Friday afternoon is still unknown, according to a release from Wrightsville Beach Fire Chief Glen Rogers. Firefighters from the Wrightsville Beach Fire Department, Wilmington Fire Department and New Hanover County Fire Rescue […]


UNCW calls on area residents to honor teachers via hashtag

Devon Fort, a field experience coordinator with the Watson College of Education, chats with Bradley Creek Elementary School students as part of a coordinated visit from teachers in training. Watson and UNCW are calling local residents to celebrate the profession on Teacher Appreciation Day by sharing memories of their favorite teachers via Twitter. Photo by Jamie Moncrief.

Put away those freshly polished red apples – UNC-Wilmington is helping local residents say thanks to teachers, 21st century-style. Today (Tuesday) is Teacher Appreciation Day and in honor of the annual observance, the university’s Watson College of Education has launched a Twitter campaign to virtually illustrate the very real impact a devoted educator can make […]


Wilmington man sentenced to 11 years for rash of break-ins; wife faces trial

A Wilmington man has pleaded guilty to a rash of home break-ins in the Pine Valley area of Wilmington over a period of two years, District Attorney Ben David said. David Andrew Cox, 44, pleaded guilty Monday in New Hanover County Superior Court to charges of first-degree burglary, conspiracy to commit first-degree burglary, breaking and […]


Wilmington in the running for Outside Magazine’s ‘Best Town’ title

Wilmington's Cross-City Trail is a plus for Outdoor Magazine editors, who named the city among its nominees for Best Towns of 2016, a list that aims to find the top place for active lifestyles. File photo

Update: Wilmington is no longer in the running for the online poll, having lost in the first round to Ketchikan, Alaska. Tack another accolade onto the Port City. Wilmington was recently selected as a finalist for Outside Magazine’s Best Towns of 2016, a contest launched in partnership with apparel brand Toad&Co. The city is one […]


Weekly detour: This week’s construction, closures

Construction cones on Wrightsville Avenue. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Here’s a list of road construction work May 1 – 7, per the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, City of Wilmington and North Carolina Department of Transportation: City of Wilmington 41st Street – some lane closures between Shipyard Boulevard and Oleander Drive for repaving and repairs. Two-way traffic and access to all businesses, schools and residences […]


Coldwell Banker names local branch as best in state, top in nation

Between Sea Coast's 11 offices and 18 locations with which it has ownership interests, the local Coldwell Baker company saw more than $2 billion in sales last year. Courtesy photo.

A Wilmington-based realty firm is among the best in the business across the state and nationwide. Real estate franchise Coldwell Banker recently named local company Sea Coast Advantage as its top NC agency for 2015 based on sales, according to a release. Sea Coast also came in at number four in the country among more […]


Man sentenced to more than four years for pawning family members’ property

Steven Anthony Callihan

A Brunswick man charged with breaking into his family members’ homes and trying to pawn off their property in Wilmington pleaded guilty this week in New Hanover County Superior Court. Steven Anthony Callihan, 28, of Bolivia, pleaded guilty Monday to charges of four counts of obtaining property by false pretenses and one count of felony […]


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