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Area private schools enrolling students despite legal battles over vouchers

As the legal battle over the North Carolina Opportunity Scholarship Act continues, at least one area private school is ensuring low-income students can stay in class this year. Last Thursday,…

Area unemployment edges up from prior month

Area unemployment edges up from prior month

After two months of dips in its unemployment rate, the Wilmington metro area saw the number of jobless increase in July, the latest numbers from the N.C. Department of Commerce…

Violation notice issued to Duke Energy for coal ash ponds at Sutton Plant

Violation notice issued to Duke Energy for coal ash ponds at Sutton Plant

The state government has sent a notice of violation and intent to enforce to Duke Energy Progress for groundwater contamination from coal ash ponds at its Sutton Plant across the…

Judge Lewis responds to governor’s appointment of opponent as chief justice

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory recently appointed Justice Mark Martin as Chief Justice of the N.C. Supreme Court—a move Martin’s political opponent, Brunswick’s Ola Lewis, was not pleased to hear. Lewis,…

Rip current warnings issued for area beaches

A high rip current risk warning has been issued for the coastlines of New Hanover and Pender counties. According to the National Weather Service, the warning was issued today for…

Local leaders prioritize economic strategies

Local leaders prioritize economic strategies

Encouraging a competitive film tax credit; marketing the area through a cohesive, three-county alliance; improving support for new and existing small businesses; and adding to infrastructure and quality-of-life amenities—those were…

Photo slideshow: Back to school

Photo slideshow: Back to school

It’s that time of year again–time for brand-new backpacks and shiny shoes, anxious tummies and teary eyes. Thousands of New Hanover County students headed back to class this morning, many…

Founder of OCEARCH, group that tracks great white sharks, to speak in Wilmington

Founder of OCEARCH, group that tracks great white sharks, to speak in Wilmington

Mary Lee and Katharine have become familiar names in the Cape Fear region as the two great white sharks have swam off our coast multiple times in recent years. Now,…

This week in crime: Police arrest man on drug charges; man selling iPhone robbed at Burger King

This week in crime: Police arrest man on drug charges; man selling iPhone robbed at Burger King

Wilmington police arrested a man on drug charges after a vehicle stop this week. Patrol officers in the area of the Hillcrest public housing community noticed a vehicle run a…

Coal ash bill ratified in Raleigh; environmental groups say rules weaken laws

Coal ash bill ratified in Raleigh; environmental groups say rules weaken laws

Before this year’s session of the General Assembly adjourned Wednesday evening, a bill regarding coal ash regulations in North Carolina was ratified for presentation to Gov. Pat McCrory. But environmental…

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