UPDATE: Sub-freezing temps, icy conditions forecast for Friday

A winter weather advisory has been issued for eastern South Carolina and North Carolina. Photo of the warning area courtesy of the National Weather Service.

Update: 6:30 a.m., Friday Forecasters with the National Weather Service say a winter weather advisory is still in effect for New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender counties until 1 p.m. today. Only trace amounts of light freezing rain or sleet are expected this morning. Accumulations are expected to be less than .01 of an inch with […]

New details in case of missing Wilmington mom; reward upped

Spears' missing person poster posted just a block away from her home on

New details have been released in the disappearance of 30-year-old Ebonee Spears, a local woman and mother who went missing from the Wilmington area nearly four weeks ago. A $5,000 reward is now being offered for information that would lead to her whereabouts. Investigators have tracked Spears’ last known whereabouts to in front of her apartment […]

Crime notebook: Woman shot while driving; tire iron used in gas station armed robbery

Wilmington An employee of a Nixon Street convenience store near downtown Wilmington was shot during an armed robbery Sunday night. The 61-year-old man was injured at Munchies Grocery in the 400 block of Nixon Street at about 9:13 p.m. Sunday, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. Arriving officers set up a perimeter in the […]

Monday morning tremors, booms flooded social media, area law enforcement agencies

A series of loud booms and mysterious rattling that shook homes and businesses Monday morning in New Hanover and Brunswick counties had residents calling police and on each other for answers. Officials with the U.S. Earthquake Center say one possibility can be ruled out since no seismic activity was reported in the area. According to New Hanover County […]

One year after fire, YMCA set to rebuild Market Street location

YMCA members work out at a temporary 'express' location. A year after a fire nearly destroyed the Y's home on Market Street, officials say they are now focusing on rebuilding. File photo.

One year ago today, an accidental fire nearly destroyed the longstanding Wilmington Family YMCA building on Market Street. Looking back, 2015 was a year of challenges, as the non-profit organization hustled to stay open by accommodating members at satellite locations. But as they get set to embark on the rebuilding effort, Y officials say it […]

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