Coast Guard: Two injured when fishing boat overturns near Carolina Beach

A fishing boat overturned early Tuesday morning near Carolina Beach. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Crews with the U.S. Coast Guard rescued two men early Tuesday morning after their boat ran aground and overturned near Carolina Beach. Watchstanders with the U.S. Coast Guard Sector North Carolina received a report about a 41-foot fishing boat named Allicat that had run aground with the two men aboard. The incident happened in the […]


Crime notebook: Woman shot while driving; tire iron used in gas station armed robbery

Wilmington An employee of a Nixon Street convenience store near downtown Wilmington was shot during an armed robbery Sunday night. The 61-year-old man was injured at Munchies Grocery in the 400 block of Nixon Street at about 9:13 p.m. Sunday, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. Arriving officers set up a perimeter in the […]


Monday morning tremors, booms flooded social media, area law enforcement agencies

A series of loud booms and mysterious rattling that shook homes and businesses Monday morning in New Hanover and Brunswick counties had residents calling police and on each other for answers. Officials with the U.S. Earthquake Center say one possibility can be ruled out since no seismic activity was reported in the area. According to New Hanover County […]


One year after fire, YMCA set to rebuild Market Street location

YMCA members work out at a temporary 'express' location. A year after a fire nearly destroyed the Y's home on Market Street, officials say they are now focusing on rebuilding. File photo.

One year ago today, an accidental fire nearly destroyed the longstanding Wilmington Family YMCA building on Market Street. Looking back, 2015 was a year of challenges, as the non-profit organization hustled to stay open by accommodating members at satellite locations. But as they get set to embark on the rebuilding effort, Y officials say it […]


Kure Beach looking to fill committee vacancies

Kure Beach Town Hall. File photo by Hannah Leyva.

The town of Kure Beach is looking for volunteers who want to help serve their community through public service. There are several open positions for both full-time members and alternates on various board and committees that need to be filled. Listed below in alphabetical order are the committees, their meeting times and open vacancies: Board […]


Flood watch and wind advisory issued, wintry mix possible Sunday

A wind gust map from the National Weather Service in Wilmington for Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.

UPDATE: The National Weather Service in Wilmington issued a storm warning for adjacent coastal waters and a hurricane force wind warning for offshore waters Sunday morning. A wind advisory is still in effect until 10 p.m. Sunday for New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties, with gusts up to 50 miles per hour possible. Residents must […]


UNCW to host free informational programs on Spanish immersion

UNCW's Spanish department will screen 'Speaking in Tongues,' a documentary about language immersion education, as part of two events on the topic. Courtesy image.

As New Hanover County education officials prepare to move Spanish immersion to a new school, UNC-Wilmington is offering informational sessions aimed at highlighting the benefits of dual language programs. The first of two events – set for Saturday, Feb. 13 – is a free screening of the documentary, “Speaking in Tongues,” followed by a discussion […]


Affordable housing committee in need of more applicants

Wilmington City Hall, 102 N. Third St. File photo by Ben Brown.

After receiving less than a handful of applications to serve on the newly formed affordable housing ad-hoc committee, the city of Wilmington is extending the deadline until the end of the month. According to Mayor Pro-Tem Margaret Haynes, who heads the appointments committee, just three people had applied as of Feb. 1. The original deadline […]


Weekly detour: this week’s construction, closures

N. 3rd Street Construction. File Photo.

Here’s a list of road construction work Feb. 7 – 13, per the 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 in that area will remain […]


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