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Goolsby: Flytrap protection moving to regulatory reform bill

Goolsby: Flytrap protection moving to regulatory reform bill

A crackdown on Venus flytrap poaching is moving into the N.C. Senate’s regulatory reform bill, a Wilmington lawmaker said Tuesday. Originally introduced in the House by Rep. Ted Davis (R-New…

‘Ride the Wave’ for free Wednesday; open house scheduled

‘Ride the Wave’ for free Wednesday; open house scheduled

As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, Wave Transit is offering free rides on Wednesday, July 23. Riders on all transportation services will be treated to free fares, according to…

Planning commission sets special meeting on breweries

Draft regulations for the craft brewing industry will have a second round with the Wilmington Planning Commission this month. The commission has scheduled a special meeting for July 30 to…

Commissioner on colleagues’ dismissal of clerk: ‘It should have been handled in the proper way’

Commissioner on colleagues’ dismissal of clerk: ‘It should have been handled in the proper way’

The apparent dismissal of county clerk Sheila Schult came as a surprise to New Hanover County Commissioner Beth Dawson, who said she was not consulted by her fellow commissioners and…

Carolina Beach man charged with sex offenses against children

Carolina Beach man charged with sex offenses against children

A Carolina Beach man has been charged with several sex offenses against children. David Carr Vanarsdell, 65, of Clarendon Avenue, was arrested Friday on multiple charges, including first-degree sex offense…

Berger to appear in hearing today on probation violations

Berger to appear in hearing today on probation violations

Jailed commissioner Brian Berger was scheduled to be appear in New Hanover County District Court this morning for a hearing on charges of probation violations—the latest chapter in the commissioner’s…

UPDATE: Man dies after jumping from Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

UPDATE: Man dies after jumping from Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

A man died after he jumped from the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge this morning. According to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Linda Rawley, a man jumped from the Cape Fear Memorial…

Man dies in hit-and-run Saturday on Market Street

Man dies in hit-and-run Saturday on Market Street

A Wilmington woman has been charged in a hit-and-run that killed a 40-year-old man Saturday. Michael J. Ranking was driving a moped in the 2600 block of Market Street just…

‘Under the Dome’ wraps; ‘Secrets & Lies’ to start production

‘Under the Dome’ wraps; ‘Secrets & Lies’ to start production

Goodbye, “Dome”; hello, “Lies.” After three and a half months’ worth of filming in Wilmington, the CBS series “Under the Dome” has wrapped production on its sophomore season, filming its…

Part of Masonboro Sound Road to close Tuesday and Wednesday

Part of Masonboro Sound Road to close Tuesday and Wednesday

Work related to the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority’s Masonboro Sound project will close a portion of Masonboro Sound Road on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a notice. The closure,…

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