Two women arrested for Friday’s armed robbery, murder of Wilmington man

Updated at 9:20 p.m. to include the victim’s name. WILMINGTON — Two females, including one gang member, are in custody in connection with the murder of a Wilmington man in the 200 block of North 13th Street. Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay said validated gang member Cerrica Jackson, 20, and Kalissa Durant, 24, have […]

Fatal shooting Friday in Wilmington on North 13th Street, one block from another recent fatal shooting

WILMINGTON — Police are investigating a fatal shooting Friday night. A call to dispatch about shots fired in the 200 block of North 13th Street came in at about 7:55 p.m., Wilmington Police Department spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay said. One male victim was fatally wounded, Lindsay said. The investigation is still ongoing. No details about the […]

Another tournament could be leaving North Carolina due to HB2, but UNCW tourney’s are spared for now

The Wilmington area is scheduled to host three CAA Championships in 2016-2017.

RICHMOND, Va. — Another college athletic association is threatening to pull a tournament out of North Carolina unless the state repeals HB2, however, University of North Carolina – Wilmington’s upcoming tournaments are spared from that decision. The Colonial Athletic Association Council of Presidents and Athletic Directors voted Wednesday to move the 2017 CAA Women’s Golf […]

Photos: Chef’s compete in NC Competition Dining Series for the right to represent Wilmington


WILMINGTON — One Wilmington culinary team is readying for a statewide, “Iron Chef” style challenge that will pit their locally-sourced meals against those of other chefs. The “Got to Be NC Competition Dining Series” ended in its third and final round in Wilmington on Thursday with a culinary battle between Team Ceviche’s and Team Pine Valley Market. […]

Republican National Committee, state GOP open Wilmington field office

Signs at the new RNC office in Wilmington.

WILMINGTON — The Republican National Committee has opened a new office in Wilmington ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Lara Trump, GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law and a Wrightsville Beach native, spoke briefly to several dozen supporters who came to the office’s opening on Thursday evening. The vice chair of the North Carolina GOP, […]

Wilmington lottery winner checked ‘4 or 5 times’ after seeing winning numbers

Parking lot attendant Terry Wallington, of Wilmington, won $1 million playing Powerball on Wednesday.

  RALEIGH — A parking lot attendant from Wilmington said he confirmed Wednesday’s winning lottery numbers four or five times before calling his family and “crying tears of joy.” Terry Wallington won $1 million in Wednesday’s Powerball drawing, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery. He was on the job Thursday when he checked his […]

Cucalorus Film Festival looking to support its filmmakers through Indiegogo


WILMINGTON – Wilmington’s homegrown film event, Cucalorus Film Festival, is seeking the public’s help to bring filmmakers to the Port City this November. Cucalorus and Connect Conference have launched an Indiegogo campaign that, according to a release from the festival, is a continuation of the festival’s annual crowdfunding efforts. “The funds support filmmaker travel and equipment […]

$1 million Powerball ticket sold in Wilmington

The winning Powerball numbers from the Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016 drawing.

A lottery ticket worth $1 million after Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing was sold in Wilmington, according to a release from the North Carolina Education Lottery. The ticket was bought for $2 at BP Gas Center No. 12 on Market Street. It matches the five white balls that were drawn and only missed the Powerball number. […]

Echo Farms residents say ‘reckless building’ is a problem for everyone in New Hanover County

A Save Echo Farms sign sits in front of one of the golf course's fairways that could be developed into more housing. Photo by Hannah Leyva.

WILMINGTON — If developers planned to build condominiums and apartments on the golf course that meanders through your neighborhood, what would you do? For residents of Echo Farms, which is made up of several distinct areas, the answer is this: Organize and start a movement. Wearing orange shirts, members of the group “Save Echo Farms” […]

The world’s eyes will be on the ‘Greater Wilmington Area’ in 2017, what can be done to highlight what it offers?

Eagle Point Golf Club will host the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship. Photo by Joe Catenacci.

A regional economic cooperative group has been formed to help market and promote the greater Wilmington area ahead of and during the 2017 Wells Fargo Championship golf tournament that is scheduled for May at Eagle Pointe Golf Club in Porters Neck. “This is a great chance for Wilmington to show off and let investors know […]

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