Lower Cape Fear Hospice offers ‘Family Day’ to help families heal

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SHALLOTTE — All families who have experienced the death of someone special are invited to a no cost Family Day on Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 623 Village Road in Shallotte. Led by Lower Cape Fear Hospice (LCFH) counselors and trained volunteers, this transformational day combines fun activities with […]

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Car accident leaves young Hampstead family in need of help

Collin McClearn and his new baby, Abigail. Photo courtesy- Briana Moyer.

HAMPSTEAD – No words can describe how tragedy can change the course of a person’s life in an instant. For 23-year-old Collin McClearn, a routine work task turned his family’s journey upside down in mere seconds last month when he was involved in a car accident. According to state Department of Transportation records, McClearn was […]

For your St. Patrick’s Day: Catch the sights and sounds of Wilmington’s parade (Video)

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WILMINGTON — The Friends of Hibernians celebrated its 16th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Wilmington a little early this year. So, whether you missed the festivities last weekend or just need a little Irish cheer on your Friday, here are the sights and sounds of the parade. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade featured […]

Suspect in broad daylight shooting will face the death penalty

Joseph Corbett was brought into court bandaged and in a wheelchair. Police have not said if he was injured during his arrest.

WILMINGTON — Arriving in a wheelchair, Joseph Corbett, the man wanted for a broad-daylight murder on Tuesday, made his first appearance in court on Thursday morning after being arrested by U.S. Marshals. Corbett appeared before 5th District Judge Richard Russell Davis in a wheelchair, his left hand and thumb visibly bandaged. Corbett appeared anxious and […]

Carolina Beach St. Patrick’s Day tradition has raised $500k for charity

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CAROLINA BEACH – In what has become one of the most popular, locally-driven St. Patrick’s Day traditions over the last decade, the 13th Annual Steve Haydu Lo Tide Run is set for Saturday, March 18. All proceeds from registration fees, sponsors and individual donors are distributed to local cancer victims in financial need. From the […]

UPDATE: New Hanover County teen missing after skipping school returns home

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UPDATE, Thursday: Reese Cole Bledsoe, 15, is safe and has returned home to his family, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. —- NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a missing 15-year-old boy. Reese Cole Bledsoe was last seen at about 7:30 a.m. leaving school […]

Woman shot in daytime assault in Wilmington

Wilmington police on the scene of a shooting that injured a woman in the area of Wrightsville Avenue and 16th Street. Photo by Christina Haley.

WILMINGTON — Wilmington police are investigating a daytime shooting that injured a woman. Officers responded to the shooting near the intersection of South 17th Street and Wrightsville Avenue just before 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. A caller reported gunshots and possibly hearing a scream, Lindsay said. ShotSpotter, the city’s gunfire […]