Temporary changes made to Southport – Fort Fisher ferry schedule

The Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry will start its summer schedule a few days early on Saturday, March 30. Photo courtesy NCDOT.

The Southport – Fort Fisher ferry is on a temporary revised schedule until further notice. Due to mechanical issues, there is only one boat currently working that route while the other one has been taken out of service for repairs. Visitors and residents should be advised of the modified timetable and plan accordingly ahead of […]


National Weather Service predicts the rainiest winter in decades

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Due to this year’s strong El Niño season, representatives from the National Weather Service (NWS) in Wilmington believe this winter could see the highest precipitation totals in decades, rivaling some of the strongest events in recent history and creating a high potential for river flooding. According to Tim Armstrong, senior meteorologist and climate program leader […]


CFCC receives scholarship donations

Rick DeCrescente, Alliance Credit Union's regional vice president and Kandra Romeo, Alliance business relationship manager, present a scholarship donation  to Dana McKoy, director of annual giving for the CFCC Foundation.

An area organization and a local business have continued to show their support for Cape Fear Community College students. Both Wilmington Riverfest, which organizes the annual downtown fall festival of the same name, and Alliance Credit Union recently contributed to college scholarships. Earlier this month, the Riverfest planning committee gave a donation to CFCC’s Marine […]


For the love of music: The Penguin celebrates 12 years on the air with concerts

98.3 FM The Penguin  hosts Kim Czornij and Beau Gunn celebrate the music they love at a recent live concert. The station is celebrating 12 years on the air, a feat Gunn contributes to a shared love of music among listeners, deejays and performers alike. Courtesy photos.

With the blaring of horns over the airwaves on midnight over a decade ago, a local musical revolution was born. Those horns, and that song–Rufus Thomas’ “Do The Funky Penguin”–signaled the birth of WUIN–98.3 FM The Penguin. The Wilmington radio station, which is owned by Port City Daily’s parent company Hometown Wilmington Media, turns 12 […]


NOAA updates hurricane season predictions

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In a press conference on Thursday morning, forecasters with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) updated the 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season outlook—calling for a 90 percent chance of a below-normal season. NOAA’s initial prediction in May was a 70 percent chance of a below-normal season. According to NOAA, the 90 percent probability of a below-normal […]


‘Always in Season': Cucalorus artist in residence documents history of lynching

Jackie Olive thought she had finished her documentary, years in the making, about the impact of lynching in America. Then, she heard about Lennon Lacy. The Bladenboro teen was found hanging from two belts in a predominantly white trailer park in the rural town Bladen County town late last year. Law enforcement ruled the death a […]


‘The heart of the ship': New commander takes the helm of Coast Guard Cutter Diligence

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is now under new command. The Diligence’s commanding officer, Jeffrey K. Randall, was relieved Thursday by the crew’s new commander, Justin Matthew (Matt) Carter, during a change of command ceremony at Cape Fear Community College’s downtown campus. Carter has served the U. S. Coast Guard for 16 years in […]


A labor of love: Local sea salt maker expands to keep pace with demand

It has been more than a year since Amanda Jacobs and her husband have sat down to eat at their dining room table. That’s because it has literally been covered in salt. What started with a simple question–“Can I make my own sea salt?”–has spread so far so fast that it has now reached from […]


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