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Pender County man sentenced to more than three years in prison in meth lab case

Pender County man sentenced to more than three years in prison in meth lab case

A Willard man was sentenced to more than three years in prison after pleading guilty to manufacturing methamphetamine in Pender County Superior Court. Jason Allen Hall, 43, pleaded guilty to…

School news: VFW scholarships, Latin honor distinctions, school board training

New Hanover County students have the opportunity to apply for college money through the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Last week, VFW Post 2573 announced the kickoff of its Ladies Auxiliary…

Congressman Jones tours growing GE Aviation facility

Congressman Jones tours growing GE Aviation facility

The importance of exports to GE Aviation in supplying jet engines all around the world was emphasized today during a tour of the company’s Wilmington facility by U.S. Rep. Walter…

Labor Day closings

The following government offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 1, in observance of the Labor Day holiday: City of Wilmington All city offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 1. Trash…

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…

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