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Sheriff: Man drowns off coast of Figure Eight Island

A 41-year-old man drowned while swimming off the coast of Figure Eight Island on Sunday morning. Lt. Jerry Brewer, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said a call came in to the…

Donations sought for veterans writing workshop

Organizers of an upcoming writing workshop are seeking community support in ensuring area military veterans can participate. “Stories We Carry,” led by former U.S. Marine and author Lawrence Winters, will…

Summer camp registrations now open

The school year is winding to a close, which means parents across the region are looking for ways to keep the kids busy during vacation. Registration is now open for…

Free Shakespeare in the park shows to start Friday

Free Shakespeare in the park shows to start Friday

The Bard is back. Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green is getting set to kick off its 23rd season of delivering free live productions to the Port City. In association…

Memorial Day closings in the Cape Fear region

City of Wilmington offices will be closed on Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Trash service will run on a regular schedule. City customers who normally have their…

CFCC’s annual luncheon raises big funds for scholarships

CFCC’s annual luncheon raises big funds for scholarships

The local community recently showed up to show its support–in a big way–for Cape Fear Community College. More than 600 people attended this year’s CFCC Foundation annual Gift of Education…

Sunday kicks off Hurricane Preparedness Week in North Carolina

Sunday kicks off Hurricane Preparedness Week in North Carolina

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory has declared May 24-30 as Hurricane Preparedness Week in North Carolina, and is urging residents to update their emergency plans and supply kits. Hurricane season officially begins June 1…

City leaders ask residents to take survey on long-range growth plan

City leaders ask residents to take survey on long-range growth plan

Officials with the City of Wilmington are seeking feedback on its long-range growth plan and how residents want to see the city grow in the next 25 years. The city…

Wilmington synagogue selects first female rabbi in the region

Wilmington synagogue selects first female rabbi in the region

B’Nai Israel’s new leader is making history in the region. When Rabbi Julie Anne Kozlaw comes to the Port City this summer, it will mark the first time a woman…

Massachusetts company run by Vertex Rail CEO files for bankruptcy

Massachusetts company run by Vertex Rail CEO files for bankruptcy

Vertex Fab & Design, a Massachusetts-based company owned and operated by Vertex Rail CEO Donald Croteau, has filed for bankruptcy. The Middleboro, Massachusetts, company filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection…

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