A flash flood watch is in effect for Pender, Brunswick and New Hanover counties


Heavy rains expected throughout Thursday could cause flash floods, according to the National Weather Service in Wilmington. The watch includes Pender, New Hanover, Brunswick, Coloumbus, Bladen and Robeson counties. Cities within that area include: Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Leland, Shalotte, Boiling Spring Lakes, Ogden, Burgaw, Lumberton, Elizabethtown, Bladenboro, Whitevilee, Tabor City, Chadbourn, Lake Waccamaw, Seagate, Sunset […]

Echo Farms residents say ‘reckless building’ is a problem for everyone in New Hanover County

A Save Echo Farms sign sits in front of one of the golf course's fairways that could be developed into more housing. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

WILMINGTON — If developers planned to build condominiums and apartments on the golf course that meanders through your neighborhood, what would you do? For residents of Echo Farms, which is made up of several distinct areas, the answer is this: Organize and start a movement. Wearing orange shirts, members of the group “Save Echo Farms” […]

The world’s eyes will be on the ‘Greater Wilmington Area’ in 2017, what can be done to highlight what it offers?

Eagle Point Golf Club will host the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship. Photo by Joe Catenacci.

A regional economic cooperative group has been formed to help market and promote the greater Wilmington area ahead of and during the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament that is scheduled for May at Eagle Pointe Golf Club in Porters Neck. “This is a great chance for Wilmington to show off and let investors know […]

Prosecutors say woman facing felony charges dumps monitoring bracelet, is a no-show for hearing

Tina Michelle Murray

WILMINGTON – Authorities are searching for a woman who allegedly failed to return to court for a pretrial hearing in New Hanover County Superior Court on Monday. Tina Michelle Murray, 36, is facing multiple felony charges in a breaking and entering case, according to District Attorney Ben David. When court broke for recess this morning, […]

Gas shortage: Wilmington feeling the effects of Colonial Pipeline leak

A pump at the BP gas station in the Landfall Center displays an out sign on their gas pump. (Photo by Mike Kane.)

WILMINGTON — North Carolina is one of six states in the country facing gas shortages due to a leak of the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama, which supplies fuel from the Gulf to the east coast. The Wilmington area is starting to feel the effects of the Colonial Pipeline leak discovered earlier this month. According to […]

Interactive park aimed at children set to open in downtown Wilmington

The New Hanover County Main Library entrance remains closed due to construction of Story Park. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

WILMINGTON – Construction is still ongoing in front of New Hanover County’s Main Library in downtown Wilmington, but a date has been set for the official unveiling of the new Story Park. According to Harry Tuchmayer, director of the New Hanover County Library, work is staying on schedule for an anticipated fall opening. “Things are […]

DA: Registered sex offender charged with kidnapping 6-year-old girl likely to face additional charges

Douglas Edwards (center) appeared in district court Friday morning to face charges in a kidnapping and sexual assault of girl. (Photo by Christina Haley)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – The bond is set at $9 million for a registered sex offender in Wilmington charged with kidnapping a 6-year-old girl from her Monkey Junction home and then sexually assaulting her. Douglas Nelson Edwards, 46, of 302 Patalanda Road in Wilmington, is charged with first-degree kidnapping and taking indecent liberties with a […]

Castle Hayne man pleads guilty to second degree murder in 2015 stabbing

Adam Allen Morton

CASTLE HAYNE – A Castle Hayne man Thursday pleaded guilty to the second degree murder and armed robbery of 37-year-old William “Will” Elliot in February 2015, according to the office of District Attorney Ben David. Adam Allen Morton, 24, was originally charged with first degree murder and assault by strangulation when he was arrested in […]

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