Expanded Uber service is coming to Wilmington International Airport

Wilmington International Airport (ILM). Photo by Hannah Leyva.

WILMINGTON – Ride sharing service Uber and Wilmington International Airport (ILM) have entered into a one-year agreement that would allow the taxi alternative to pick up visitors flying into town. While Uber has already been able to drop passengers off at the airport, the contract gives Uber five designated parking spaces in ILM’s cell phone lot, […]

Detectives search for missing teen last seen at Taco Bell

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UPDATE: Just after 7 p.m., the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office released the following statement:  Zynasia has been located and the family is making arrangements to reunite. Thanks to everyone who helped locate the missing teen! WILMINGTON – Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are searching for 16-year-old Zynasia Brianna Carroll. She was last seen at Taco […]

Residents unhappy with New Hanover County Board of Elections decision to stop Sunday voting

The New Hanover County Board of Elections discussing one-stop voting on Thursday. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

The absentee, one-stop voting plan chosen for November’s general election by New Hanover County’s Board of Elections on Thursday drew strong reaction from members of the community. Though it’s exactly the same plan the county had for the 2012 general election, there are changes from the one used during the March primary, namely that Sunday […]

Early voting on Sundays eliminated in New Hanover County ahead of November election

The New Hanover County Board of Elections discussing one-stop voting on Thursday. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY – The New Hanover County Board of Elections has decided to eliminate early voting on Sundays for the 2016 general election in November, a resource that was available in March during North Carolina’s primary. After viewing six different options for absentee one-stop voting and hearing about 40 people speak during a public comment […]

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority touts having fewer sewage spills over past five years

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WILMINGTON – When looking at the numbers related to sewerage spills, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority is touting its success when managing “number two.” The authority on Wednesday released the five-year numbers on sewage overflows, touting what it describes as a dramatic reduction in the number of spills required to be reported to the state […]

Health officials continue efforts to keep Zika out of New Hanover County

Flower pot saucers or drainage trays collect water, making them potential breeding grounds for mosquitos. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

While locally transmitted cases of Zika virus have surfaced in south Florida in recent weeks, North Carolina is still free of the mosquito-borne illness. That’s something that New Hanover County health officials are looking to continue as the summer rolls on. “We’re really still focusing on public education,” said Marie Hemmen, environmental health supervisor in charge of […]

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