Detectives search for missing student last seen at New Hanover High School

Cassie Garrett went missing from New Hanover High School on Monday. (Courtesy photo.)

UPDATED, Dec. 7, 10:46 a.m.: Cassie Marie Garrett has been located and returned to her home. NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Sheriff’s detectives are seeking assistance from the public in locating 16-year-old Cassie Marie Garrett, a missing New Hanover High School Student. Cassie was last seen at the high school, located at 1307 Market St. on […]


Convicted murderer James Opelton Bradley faces a new murder charge in connection with another missing woman

James Opelton Bradley appeared in New Hanover County Superior Court on Monday to face a first-degree murder indictment in connection with the death of Elisha Marie Tucker. (Photo by Christina Haley.)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A grand jury has indicted 54-year-old James Opelton Bradley on a first-degree murder charge in the death of Elisha Marie Tucker, a missing woman who was found dead in Pender County more than two years ago. This is the second murder charge Bradley faces in connection with the death of a […]


Residents invited to informational meeting about the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship in Wilmington

Eagle Point Golf Club will host the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship.

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A community meeting will be held later this week for residents in the Porters Neck area, in preparation for the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship. The meeting will be held in the multi-purpose room at Ogden Elementary School, 3637 Middle Sound Loop Road in Wilmington, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, […]


New Hanover County Board of Elections certifies election, then reverses decision

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Members of the New Hanover County Board of Elections on Thursday held fast to their opinions that an election protest filed by resident John Christian Anderson was “frivolous” and meant to “delay the democratic process,” but they ultimately backed off a split vote earlier in the day to accept vote totals […]


County Board of Elections risks violating state law to send message to ‘frivolous’ protestor

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UPDATE: The New Hanover Board of County Commissioners rescinded this vote just after 3:30 p.m. in an emergency meeting. The stated reason was that the acting Counsel for the State Board of Elections said the decision was in violation of state statutes. WILMINGTON — Accusations of conspiracy and voter fraud was at the heart of […]


Donate stuffed stockings to the Brigade Boys & Girls Club for area children in need

The Brigade Boys & Girls Club is looking for stocking donations for area members. (Courtesy photo)

WILMINGTON — Help bring Christmas to some of the area’s children in need this year. The Brigade Boys & Girls Club is hosting its 2016 Stocking Drive to help make youth members’ holiday season a little brighter. Brigade is looking for members of the community to donate stocking stuffers for children between the ages of […]


Experience Pleasure Island’s Island of Lights (video)

Pleasure Island's Island of Lights is on display now through New Year's Eve.

CAROLINA BEACH — The Island of Lights display on Pleasure Island began Thanksgiving weekend with the annual lighting ceremony at Carolina Beach.  The light’s display encircles The Lake and is walking distance from the boardwalk, which has its own “Christmas by the Sea” theme, including Santa’s workshop. Pleasure Island’s family-friendly holiday celebrations continue this weekend with […]


New Hanover Board of Commissioners recount is called off, for now

The New Hanover County Government Center is a one-stop absentee voting location. (Photo by Hannah Leyva.)

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Tuesday’s recount for the New Hanover Board of County Commissioners race will be delayed, possibly until later this week. On Monday night, Elections Director Derek Bowens emailed the media saying the local recount was being canceled under the guidance of the North Carolina Board of Elections. The state board held an emergency […]


Deputies search for boy, 16, who went missing over Thanksgiving weekend

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UPDATE: Thursday, Dec. 1 Jordan Anthony Lewis has been located and returned him home to his family. — NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are searching for 16-year-old Jordan Anthony Lewis, a teen who went missing over the Thanksgiving weekend. Lewis was last seen at a home in the […]


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