Tractor trailer overturns on ramp near Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

A tractor trailer overturned on an on ramp to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Photo by Christina Haley.

WILMINGTON — Traffic heading onto the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge off South Front Street in Wilmington was still being blocked early Wednesday afternoon, several hours after a tractor trailer overturned on the on-ramp. According to Wilmington Fire Department Battalion Chief David Hines, the trailer was loaded with dry bulk cement and some product spilled out, but […]


University of North Carolina at Wilmington graduate arrested for terror threat against non-Muslims

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CARY, NC – A former Cape Fear Community College and University of North Carolina at Wilmington student was arrested in Cary on Sunday for threatening violence against the town. Executive Director of University Relations Janine Iamunno confirmed Garrett Grimsley was a transfer student from Cape Fear Community College who earned his bachelor’s in Computer Science. Grimsley […]


Take a glimpse into Wilmington’s rationed restaurant scene, circa World War II

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WILMINGTON – A slice of Port City’s World War II-era culinary life was among donations to the Cape Fear Museum approved by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners earlier this week. Like the other 14 donations, the menu for The Friendly Cafeteria and Restaurant is a time-capsule, capturing part of the region’s 300-year history, […]


Wilmington Lions Club shows continued support for Boys and Girls Club of NC

WILMINGTON — Since 1954, Boys & Girls Homes of North Carolina (Boys Home, formerly) has been a sanctuary for hurting children – a safe place for young people who have been removed from their homes due to abuse, neglect or other family dysfunction. The Wilmington Lions Club, founded in 1922, has been a supporter of […]


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C-SPAN reveals Wilmington history, literary authors during weeklong visit

Photo courtesy Bellamy Mansion Museum

WILMINGTON – As a way to showcase the area’s rich history and talented literary authors, C-SPAN has landed in southeastern North Carolina to tell Wilmington’s story. In conjunction with its Charter Communications cable partners, C-SPAN producers arrived Tuesday at historic Bellamy Mansion on Market Street to unveil plans for the weeklong shoot as part of the cable […]


‘Active shooter’ drill set to be conducted Wednesday morning New Hanover Government Center

WILMINGTON  — Emergency vehicles will converge on the New Hanover County Government Center Wednesday morning, but it’s only a test. The county is conducting an active shooter drill at the building Wednesday morning. New Hanover County Spokeswoman Jessica Looper said the drill will take place from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday and will be limited […]


Who’s got the best brew? Wrestling style championship rings in Cape Fear Craft Beer Week

“We’re using the word championship very loosely. I mean someone is making a beer made with seaweed and chocolate.” --- Jeremy Tomlinson, organizer of Cape Fear Craft Beer Week

The first ever Ultimate Brewing Championship will kick off Cape Fear Craft Beer Week.

WILMINGTON – What better way to kick off the spring Cape Fear Craft Beer Week than to have a no-holds barred, head-to-head royal rumble featuring the area’s brew masters? Hosted by The Fieldhouse at TOPS Athletics, the official start to beer week begins Friday, March 24, when fermentation comes together with a WWE style event […]


Watch as ‘Chopped Jr.’ chef from Wilmington cooks up signature Moroccan Chicken Wings [Video]

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WILMINGTON — One of the Port City’s youngest and most ambitious chefs will appear on the Food Network’s “Chopped Jr.” this week. Stefano Dongowski will appear in episode “Heads will roll,” but before he makes his television debut, he talked about New York City and the experience of cooking on live television. The young chef has […]


YWCA at GLOW Academy receives First Book grant

WILMINGTON — For the past seven months, the YWCA Lower Cape Fear has been providing an after school enrichment program for the students of GLOW Academy. The program incorporates Girls Circle, a model that assists girls with a healthy passage through pre-teen and adolescent years by discussing topics such as body image, self-esteem, healthy relationships, […]


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