Ecological Marine Adventures offering year round marine science classes in Surf City

SURF CITY — The Town of Surf City has joined forces with Ecological Marine Adventures (EMA) to provide our area with a year round marine science education program. Learning is very hands-on and student driven. EMA invites you to explore Topsail’s beaches and marshes from a unique perspective. EMA is currently gearing up for Spring […]

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 […]

TetraBrazil returns Futsal clinics to Surf City


SURF CITY – High caliber indoor soccer instruction is returning to Surf City with a series of special holiday futsal clinics presented by TetraBrazil Soccer Academy on December 28 and 29 at Surf City Community Center. Morning clinics will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon for participants from ages 6 through 13, while […]

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69-year-old charged with years of sex crimes; police asking other victims to come forward

Police say Haywood Elwood Garner sexually assaulted numerous victims since 1979, and they are asking other victims to come forward.

HAMPSTEAD — A 69-year-old Pender County Man has been charged with multiple sex crimes dating back almost four decades; now police are asking any other victims to come forward. Police have charged Haywood Elwood Garner of Hampstead with first degree statutory sexual offense, indecent liberties with a child, crimes against nature, assault on a child […]

Where to find a fresh, local turkey for your Thanksgiving meal


Humble Roots Farm – Kyle and Katelyn Stenersen started this farm in Scott’s Hill, N.C., in 2013. Located just outside of Wilmington, the farm raises free-range turkeys given a non-GMO feed. Their products are used at a number of Wilmington restaurants. As of Tuesday, Kyle Stenersen said his farm had about 40 turkeys left, they will […]

Hurricane Matthew debris pick begins in Pender County


PENDER COUNTY – The Pender County Office of Emergency Management has announced countywide storm vegetative debris pick-up has started. The collection of vegetative debris left by the storm began today, Wednesday, Nov. 2. Tom Collins, Pender County emergency manager said residents should place leaves, branches and tree limbs along the side of the state right-of-way. […]

Friday is the last day to register to vote in North Carolina ahead of the November election

The New Hanover  County Board of Elections office is in Suite 38 at 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington.

The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina before the Nov. 8 Presidential Election is this week. Residents have until Friday, Oct. 14, to sign up to vote. Forms must be turned into the board of elections office in their county or postmarked by that date in order to be valid. Registration can also […]

Brunswick County cancels school for students on Wednesday

Photo courtesy Brunswick County Schools.

This story was updated Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. to include school closings for Pender County BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Hurricane Matthew has passed, but Brunswick County is still feeling the weather’s wrath. Brunswick County Schools will be closed for students tomorrow the district announced Tuesday. “Brunswick County is very large,” the district’s announcement states. “Hurricane Matthew […]

Hurricane Matthew brings damage, flooding to the Cape Fear coast (slideshow)

downtown Wilmington during Hurricane Matthew

SOUTHEASTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Residents throughout the Cape Fear Region felt the effects of Hurricane Matthew as the storm moved through the area Saturday bringing property damage, flooding, wide-spread power outages and road and bridge closures to many coastal communities. Waters rose along the Cape Fear Riverfront in downtown Wilmington and flooded much of Water […]

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