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 […]

Wastewater spills in Brunswick County, Wrightsville Beach

Port City Daily file photo

Due to the amount of water and flooding southeastern North Carolina experienced last weekend, several areas have reported untreated wastewater and sewer discharges. In Brunswick County, the Carolina Shores Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is owned and operated by Brunswick County Public Utilities, experienced an intermittent discharge between Friday, Oct. 2 and Monday, Oct. 5. During […]

Ferries delayed due to high water levels

Boat commuters may have noticed a spike in ferry route suspensions in the last couple of weeks. The Southport – Fort Fisher ferry, for instance, has had delays or cancellations every day this week so far. According to N.C. Department of Transportation Ferry Division Communications Officer Tim Hass, this is yet another side effect of […]

Hundreds of wind turbines could be off Bald Head Island in 10 years

Potential View of Turbines

About 10 years from now, if you’re standing on the beach of Bald Head Island and look out toward the Atlantic horizon, you might be able to see a line of turbines – hundreds of them – spinning from the strong winds flowing over the ocean. Federal officials with the Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM) […]

Local sea salt company in the running for Martha Stewart award

Sea Love Sea Salt is a finalist in Martha Stewart's American Made contest that highlights handmade wares and artisan entrepreneurs. Courtesy photo.

A local company has garnered the attention of a national home and lifestyle icon. Borne from the waters of Wrightsville Beach, Sea Love Sea Salt Co. is now in the running for Martha Stewart’s American Made competition. The online contest celebrates artisan entrepreneurs and small businesses that focus on the handmade. Amanda Jacobs’ fledgling but […]

Council favors rezoning for another Mayfaire grocery store; residents worry about traffic

Development at the intersection of Eastwood and Military Cutoff roads has left little room for a potential interchange. Planners are eyeing an interchange design that aims to work within existing right-of-way.

Wilmington citizens who live near the Mayfaire and Bradley Creek area spoke out Tuesday against an ordinance that would change zoning to allow for an Eastwood Road shopping center with a 36,000 square-foot grocery store and a two-story, 20,400 square-foot office building. Council members passed the rezoning request in a 4-2 vote during their regular […]

UPDATE: Coastal flood warning in effect; rain totals reach 12 inches in Cape Fear region

As meteorologists call for continued heavy rainfall, a flash flood warning is in effect for the Cape Fear region Monday morning. Photo by James Mieczkowski.

UPDATE: Monday, 2:30 p.m. While a coastal flood warning is in effect until Monday evening, forecasters with the National Weather Service have released their unofficial rainfall totals for the Cape Fear region over the last three days. According to a rain gauge report released by the National Weather Service (NWS) on Monday afternoon, many areas […]

UPDATE: American Red Cross to open shelter Monday afternoon; NHC closes emergency shelter at Trask Middle School

Canal Drive and Carl Winner Drive in Carolina Beach 10_2_15(1)

UPDATE: Monday, 1 p.m. New Hanover County Emergency Management has announced that the New Hanover County operated shelter at Trask Middle School was closed as of 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 5. The American Red Cross will open a shelter at 4 p.m. Monday, at the Winter Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Ave. in Wilmington. —- […]

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