UNCW sees record-breaking rise in donations

UNCW men's basketball and a host of other athletic teams are among the beneficiaries of the campus' largest pool of private donations. File photo.

UNC-Wilmington Seahawks are soaring high after a stellar year of contributions to the local college. Campus officials recently announced a record-breaking $14.9 million in donations during the 2015-16 fiscal cycle. The total figure came from nearly 16,000 individual gifts – about half of which were $50 or less – that will benefit students, faculty, programs […]

Historic Wilmington Foundation looking for children’s tour guides

A volunteer guide leads a Tar Heels Go Walking tour. Photo courtesy of the Historic Wilmington Foundation.

The Historic Wilmington Foundation is once again looking for volunteers for its Tar Heels Go Walking program, a partnership with New Hanover County Schools. Now in its eighth year, the program helps educate students, teachers and parents about the history, architecture and culture of the city. According to the HWF, more than 17,500 students, 350 […]

Weekly detour: This week’s construction, closures

Construction on Randall Parkway. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

Here’s a list of road construction work for July 24- July 30 per the Town of Carolina Beach, City of Wilmington and North Carolina Department of Transportation. Town of Carolina Beach Periodic closures on 6th Street and other adjacent streets as the town continues to update infrastructure. Check the town’s road closures page for the […]

Council OK’s money for Water Street parking deck redevelopment

The city-owned Water Street Parking Deck between Grace and Chestnut streets downtown is slated for redevelopment, but details are still afloat. File photo by Ben Brown.

Wilmington City Council approved the appropriation of money for the Water Street Parking Deck redevelopment project on Tuesday. The decision comes after the same board approved the terms of the purchase and development agreement last month. The ordinance moved $15,636,964 to the Parking Facilities Capital Project Fund for the Water Street Parking Deck Redevelopment Project. […]

Residents protest new police training facility, call for citizens review board

Black Lives Matter protesters stand in solidarity at Tuesday's Wilmington City Council meeting. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

A group of people – including members of the Black Lives Matter movement – came to City Hall Tuesday night to protest the proposed new Wilmington Police Department training facility near their neighborhood. During their meeting, city council formally approved the purchase of 46 acres from the Wilmington Housing Authority.┬áThe land, sold to the city […]

UPDATE: Inmate remains on the run from New Hanover Correctional Center

Stephen Singleton

An inmate who escaped from the New Hanover County Correctional Center early Wednesday morning is still on the loose. As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, 34-year-old Stephen Singleton had not been located. But authorities believe he is still in the Wilmington area, according to N.C. Department of Public Safety (NCDPS) Spokesman Keith Acree. Singleton was discovered […]

DA: Owner of two Market Street hotels agrees to make improvements

The Budgetel on Market Street in Wilmington

Two Market Street hotels – the Budgetel Inn and Red Carpet Inn – entered into an agreement with the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office this week to make several changes that authorities hope will promote a better environment at the hotels. ┬áThe agreement is part of an ongoing crime-prevention effort at hotels and motels […]

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