Officer cleared in crash involving pedestrian

Port City Daily file photo.

Troopers with the N.C. State Highway Patrol have cleared a Wilmington officer of charges in a crash involving a pedestrian early Monday morning. The wreck happened at about 3 a.m. Monday in the area of Castle Hayne Road and McRae Street, less than a half-mile from department headquarters, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Linda […]


New brick streets policy to go before city’s Historic Preservation Commission

4th Street between Market and Dock in downtown Wilmington is part brick, part asphalt.

An updated and revised policy on the maintenance of Wilmington’s brick streets will be brought before the city’s Historic Preservation Commission Thursday night. City staff has been working for months on the guidelines, gathering input from different departments, utility companies and invested groups as well as the public through an online survey and two public […]


Evening farmers market at Poplar Grove starts trial run today

Due to the success of its weekly mid-morning market--and to attract those who work during the day--Poplar Grove will host a market this evening that organizers hope will become an ongoing event. Courtesy photo.

A popular mid-week farmers market is opening up after hours. Poplar Grove Plantation is staging its first evening marketplace from 3 to 7 p.m. today (Thursday). It’s a trial run for what organizers hope will become an ongoing affair. And Felicia Greene, Poplar Grove’s director of tourism, said it’s a concept borne both out of the […]


City crews collect 10 tons of trash in crime-prevention effort

City waste crews collected more than 10 tons of large trash items from the streets of the Longleaf community. Photo courtesy of the city.

City waste crews collected 10.5 tons of illegally dumped trash from a Wilmington neighborhood this month as part of a joint crime prevention effort between multiple city departments to help revitalize crime-prone neighborhoods. More than $200,000 has been approved within the city’s new budget to keep the effort going into the next fiscal year. The […]


H&M to bring affordable fashion to Mayfaire

Construction is underway on an expansion at Mayfaire that will house H&M, as well as South Carolina apparel and gift shop, Palmetto Moon. Photo by Hilary Snow.

A popular fashion-forward, affordable clothing chain is setting up shop in Wilmington. International retailer H&M will open in Mayfaire next year, Paige Somervell, the shopping center’s marketing director, confirmed Monday. “The rumors are true,” Somervell said, referencing the buzz that began late last year about the store’s possible arrival. The Swedish multinational company, which sells […]


Hydrant repairs will cause water outage downtown

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has issued a precautionary boil water advisory and notice of a planned service outage for parts of downtown Wilmington between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Wednesday. Service will be out while the CFPUA repairs two broken fire hydrants. The blocks affected are the 600 – 1000 blocks of […]


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