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Stonewall Jackson topic of upcoming Brunswick Civil War Round Table

In the spring of 1862, federal troops under the command of General George B. McClellan launched what was to be considered a coordinated, two-pronged attack on Richmond, Virginia–the Confederate capital–in…

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…

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,…

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,…

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…

Former police officer guilty of participating in prostitution of a minor

Former police officer guilty of participating in prostitution of a minor

UPDATE: 1:35 p.m. A Brunswick County jury has convicted Michael Alan Hayes, a former Brunswick County police officer, on charges of participating in prostitution of a minor and filing a…

Testimony in prostitution case reveals plot to rob police officer

Testimony in prostitution case reveals plot to rob police officer

On the night of Nov. 27, 2012, Michael Hayes finished his shift at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant, returned to his Southport home and logged on to his computer. Hayes—who at…

Conservation groups praise felony protection for Venus flytraps

Conservation groups praise felony protection for Venus flytraps

A new law that would make Venus flytrap poaching a felony has passed the General Assembly and has been presented to the governor for final approval. The law, which would…

Oak Island police charge woman in connection with death of infant son

Oak Island police charge woman in connection with death of infant son

Oak Island police have charged a Charlotte woman in connection with the death of her infant son in December 2013. According to Oak Island Police Chief Van Eddinger, officers have…

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