Flooding forces Pender County Schools to delay Friday start

PENDER COUNTY — Due to flooding across the county from Thursday’s rain, Pender County Schools will have delayed starts on Friday morning. According to an email from spokeswoman Miranda Roberts, Pender County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay on Sept. 23. Parts of Pender County received six to nine inches of rain, according to […]

The world’s eyes will be on the ‘Greater Wilmington Area’ in 2017, what can be done to highlight what it offers?

Eagle Point Golf Club will host the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship. Photo by Joe Catenacci.

A regional economic cooperative group has been formed to help market and promote the greater Wilmington area ahead of and during the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament that is scheduled for May at Eagle Pointe Golf Club in Porters Neck. “This is a great chance for Wilmington to show off and let investors know […]

Gas shortage: Wilmington feeling the effects of Colonial Pipeline leak

A pump at the BP gas station in the Landfall Center displays an out sign on their gas pump. (Photo by Mike Kane.)

WILMINGTON — North Carolina is one of six states in the country facing gas shortages due to a leak of the Colonial Pipeline in Alabama, which supplies fuel from the Gulf to the east coast. The Wilmington area is starting to feel the effects of the Colonial Pipeline leak discovered earlier this month. According to […]

UPDATE: Flash flood watch canceled, Julia downgraded to a tropical depression

A flash flood watch has been issued by the National Weather Service in  Wilmington for New Hanover and Brunswick counties due to Tropical Storm Julia.

UPDATED: Thursday, Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. Forcasters with the National Weather Service have canceled the Flash Flood Watch that was in effect for coastal South Carolina and a small portion of North Carolina. Showers are still expected Thursday, especially near the coast. But total rainfall amounts should remain at 1 inch or less. Julia […]

Rain expected from Tropical Storm Julia

Tropical Storm Julia, the tenth named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, formed over Georgia last night but is not expected to cause many problems in southeastern North Carolina. According to Reid Hawkins, science officer at the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, the biggest local impact from the storm will be rain. “We’re expecting […]

Roads to avoid: Bridge work and other road construction this week

Filming for a tire commercial Saturday morning may cause some brief delays along the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. File photo.

Here is a list of road construction work for Sept. 11 through 17 for Carolina Beach, Wilmington, New Hanover County and Brunswick County. All information is gathered from the town of Carolina Beach, the city of Wilmington and the North Carolina Department of Transportation. Town of Carolina Beach Check the town’s road closures page for […]

Malpass Corner Elementary School Saturday classes rescheduled

BURGAW – Make up classes that were scheduled for this Saturday, Sept. 10, at Malpass Corner Elementary School in Burgaw have been been rescheduled to next weekend. According to Miranda Roberts, communications coordinator for Pender County Schools, the school will now hold classes on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 7:45 a.m. to 2:50 p.m. The school […]

Malpass Corner Elementary to hold makeup classes on Saturday

PENDER COUNTY – Students of Malpass Corner Elementary School in Pender County will have to attend school on Saturday, Sept. 10, to make up for a missed day of instruction this week. According to Pender County Schools Communications Coordinator Miranda Roberts, classes will be held from 7:45 a.m. until 2:50 p.m. on Saturday. Students were […]

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