Prep work for Battleship North Carolina renovations has begun

A floating crane on the port side of the Battleship North Carolina has been measuring water depth ahead of construction. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

WILMINGTON – After years of fundraising, preliminary work finally started on renovations to the Battleship North Carolina this week. According to Meaghan Holmes, the attraction’s promotions director, cranes that have been stationed on the property for the last few weeks began moving on Monday. Workers are running test piles, which determine how far deep underwater […]

Reduce your waste, strengthen your soil: Composting workshop set for Sunday in Wilmington

The New Hanover County Landfill will start accepting yard waste in a pilot program meant to prevent such waste from entering the landfill. Materials received will be used to create mulch for topsoil that would then cover the landfill. Photo courtesy New Hanover County.

WILMINGTON – Did you know that you could pay for your college tuition by selling compost made by worms in your own backyard? That’s according to Kat Pohlman, a member of the non-profit Coastal Composting Council and the sustainability coordinator at the University of North Carolina – Wilmington. “A student who starts vermiculture composting their […]

Will tonight finally end Wilmington’s hot streak?

Atlantic sunrise at Carolina Beach

WILMINGTON – Wilmington has been on a record-breaking hot streak of late, but that could end overnight. According to the National Weather Service office in Wilmington, nighttime low temperatures have not dipped below 70 degrees since June 27, a total of 58 consecutive days. “It’s been a pretty amazing streak, but we don’t expect that […]

Police seek information in shooting that injured man on North 30th Street

WILMINGTON – Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating a shooting that injured a 33-year-old man in the Creekwood public housing community Monday night. The shooting happened in the 900 block of North 30th Street just before 11 p.m., according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. Officers responded to the area for a ShotSpotter […]

Wilmington Hammerheads donate toward Battleship North Carolina repairs

The Wilmington Hammerheads present a check to the Battleship North Carolina. Courtesy photo.

WILMINGTON – As the Battleship North Carolina prepares for major renovations, money for the project continues to roll in. The Wilmington Hammerheads FC became the most recent group to give to the Generations Campaign, the fundraising effort created by the nonprofit group The Friends of the Battleship to pay for repairs. According to a news release, the professional […]

Ground breaks on future site of housing for Wilmington’s homeless

Groundbreaking at the SECU Lakeside Reserve affordable housing development for the homeless. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

WILMINGTON – After a decade of planning, ground broke Friday next to Greenfield Lake on an affordable housing complex for the homeless. Spearheaded by the Good Shepherd Center, which works to feed, house and help citizens in need in Wilmington, the 40-unit development has been funded by a combination of government agencies and private companies. […]

Two Wilmington fire department captains charged with embezzlement of city property

Fire captains

WILMINGTON – Two Wilmington Fire Department captains are facing felony charges in an embezzlement case involving the use of and, in one case, the attempted sale of fire department property. Robert David Kidd, 45, of Wilmington, was arrested Wednesday on charges of embezzlement by a public official or trustee and obtaining property by false pretenses, […]

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