Beach nourishment funding a ‘serious problem’ for county, beach towns

The last renourishment at Carolina Beach wrapped up in early 2013. Photo by Ben Brown.

The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners has pledged to work with the county’s beach towns of Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach to work on short-term funding for coastal storm reduction projects, also known as beach nourishment, in the absence of state or federal help. After hearing a subcommittee report made by the […]

UNCW named among top colleges for beach lovers

The ability for students to have a little fun in the sun--as seen here at a Family and Alumni Weekend event--helped land UNCW on Money Magazine's recent list. Photo courtesy UNCW.

UNC-Wilmington has landed a spot on a national list of the best colleges for beach lovers. Time’s Money Magazine recently named the local university to its top 10 spots for students hoping to hit the books with their toes in the sand. UNCW came in at number 10 among Money’s picks, each giving off “beachy […]

Wilmington police warn community about return of IRS phone scam

The Wilmington Police Department is warning the community of a phone scam that has returned to the area. The phone scam is a call from someone falsely claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service, who demands the victim to pay a fake tax bill, according to police spokeswoman Linda Rawley. “They con the victim […]

The Scene: Celebrate culture, cuisine at annual Latino fest

The dances, cultures and food of Latin American countries will be celebrated Saturday and Sunday at Ogden Park. Courtesy photo.

The vibrant cultures and traditional cuisine of Latin America converge on the Port City this weekend. The annual Festival Latino returns to Ogden Park from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Now in its 17th year, the event is a cross-cultural weekend of music, food, music and dancing […]

UNCW to add two new Ph.D. programs in 2016

UNCW's psychology department will add a Ph.D. program, as will the nursing school, in an effort to better serve the healthcare needs of N.C. residents. Photo courtesy UNCW/Jamie Moncrief.

UNC-Wilmington will soon double its doctoral offerings. University spokeswoman Janine Iamunno reported Friday that the UNC Board of Governors has approved two new programs–leading to Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology and Doctor of Nursing Practice degrees. UNCW currently offers a Ph.D. in Marine Biology annd an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Administration. “The academic community […]

New Hanover County tourism has record year, continues to grow

The Wilmington Convention Center at 515 Nutt St. File photo by Ben Brown.

Tourism in New Hanover County continues to grow, according to an annual report from the New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority. Kim Hufham, the TDA’s president, made a presentation to the Wilmington City Council at their meeting last week, noting some of the highlights of the 2014 – 2015 fiscal year as well as the […]

Yachts to dock at Wrightsville Beach for Children’s Museum fundraiser

The fifth annual YachtVenture will bring in boats larger than 45 feet in length for guests to tour this Saturday. Courtesy photo.

Some big boats are headed to Wrightsville Beach this weekend for the Children’s Museum’s largest fundraiser of the year. YachtVenture hits MarineMax, 130 Short St., on Saturday. In its fifth year, the annual event will bring in some of the finest yachts in the area, all more than 45 feet in length, for guests to […]

Fayetteville Veteran Affairs medical center to hold town hall meeting in Wilmington

Veterans gathered in number Tuesday morning for the grand opening of the VA's Wilmington Health Care Center off Gardner Drive. Congressman Mike McIntyre (pictured at podium) was among speakers. Photo by Ben Brown.

Veterans, family members and the public are invited to ask questions and voice concerns about care at Veteran Affairs (VA) facilities during a town hall meeting at the Wilmington VA Health Care Center. Fayetteville VA Medical Center Director Elizabeth Goolsby, along with regional and local VA representatives, will be on hand to answer questions and […]

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