This Week in History: March 27-31, 1988

This Week in History is compiled each week for Local Shout by Wilmington resident Mike Hack. This Week in History: March 27-31, 1988 The number one movie is “Beetlejuice” starring Michael Keaton. The number one song is “Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson. Pop singer Jessie J was born and baseball player Ted Kluszewski […]

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Police say man was shot twice Sunday night after being flagged down on Henry Street

WILMINGTON — A 29-year-old man was shot twice Sunday night after he pulled over on Henry Street for a man who flagged him down. According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Linda Thompson, officers were dispatched to New Hanover Regional Medical Center Sunday night at about 11:20 p.m. for a gunshot victim. The 29-year-old victim stated he […]

‘Senators’ sons’ – Now that opioid victims look more like lawmakers, what will they do?

“You ask me the question now, as to whether or not we’re having the discussion of decriminalization and treatment versus incarceration is because the users look more like senators’ sons and prosecutors’ kids – the answer is 'yes.' Absolutely yes." District Attorney Ben David

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Author’s note: This series has explored questions about the opioid epidemic in Wilmington. It has focused on the basics: what are opioids, who are the people using them? Some questions remain: what is at the root of epidemic? Why is this epidemic hitting our area so hard – harder than nearly anywhere else in the nation? […]

10 questions with Rob Zombie’s guitarist John 5 before his solo show in Wilmington

"In a small show, I can put my head down and it can rest on someone’s head...I love that stuff. Because when I was a kid, I would go so people that were in major bands that were playing tiny shows, in small clubs. And I will never, ever forget those shows."

John 5 will play the Calico Room in downtown Wilmington on April 1. (Courtesy Natalie Camillo, Adrenaline PR)

WILMINGTON — John William Lowery, better know as John 5, loves guitar. Lowery, who took on the moniker John 5 when playing with Marilyn Manson in 1998, has also played with David Lee Roth, Lynyrd Skynyrd and – most recently – Rob Zombie. When he is not touring, Lowery’s love of eclectic guitar styles has […]

Record setting donors support UNCW’s annual ‘Give More in 24’ Challenge

WILMINGTON — UNCW surpassed its goal as 1,369 donors participated in the university’s fourth 24-hour giving challenge — its most ambitious challenge to date since the annual initiative launched in 2014. Supporters everywhere were invited to be a part of “Give More in 24” on March 21, through gifting any amount to any area of […]

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Going to the Wells Fargo Championship? Here’s how parking will work

Google Maps has highlighted areas where parking will be available for Wells Fargo Championship.

WILMINGTON – With less than 50 days to go before the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship comes to Wilmington, tournament officials this week announced locations for parking, shuttle services and will-call sites for when the event arrives in early May at Eagle Point Golf Club in Porters Neck. The tournament is May 1-7. Designated shuttle service to […]

Three Port City Pirates compete in NCAA Middle School Showcase in St. Louis

WILMINGTON — Three members of the Port City Pirates, Wilmington’s premier wrestling club, traveled to St.Louis, Missouri to wrestle on the North Carolina National Team at the NCAA Middle School Showcase. Mark Samuel (90 lbs), Hunter Campbell (112 lbs), and Conner Johnson (120 lbs) not only got to wrestle this weekend, but they also got […]

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‘Urban Oasis Community Garden’ planned for Maides Community Park

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WILMINGTON — Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity in partnership and City of Wilmington have announced a groundbreaking ceremony and Family Fun Event for the “Urban Oasis Community Garden at Maides Park.” The community garden, sponsored by Bank of America, is part of Habitat’s Neighborhood Revitalization strategy for Maides Park and marks the beginning of an overall Community Greening […]

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Taking babies from mommies – Opioids’ impact on families

The opioid epidemic in Wilmington destroys the lives of users and drives violent crime across town. But the youngest victims are the children caught in between parents struggling with opioids and the social service struggling to protect them. County officials are underfunded and backlogged, but a bigger – and more surprising – culprit is the recent proliferation of private treatment centers.

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Author’s note: This series has explored questions about the opioid epidemic in Wilmington. It has focused on the basics: what are opioids, who are the people using them? Some questions remain: what is at the root of epidemic? Why is this epidemic hitting our area so hard – harder than nearly anywhere else in the nation? […]

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