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The Scene: Yoga, live music to come together during Soulshine Fest

The Scene: Yoga, live music to come together during Soulshine Fest

Call it music with mindfulness. The Soulshine Festival–a unique blend of outdoor yoga and live performances–is coming to Battleship Park this Friday. The local stop of the national tour–created by…

Carolina Beach rolls federal sand money forward

Carolina Beach rolls federal sand money forward

Carolina Beach says it is no longer in a spend-it-or-lose-it situation with federal dollars the town secured for beach nourishment this year. That’s because the Water Resources Reform and Development…

House approves Common Core repeal; bill headed to Gov. McCrory

North Carolina is one step closer to joining a handful of states opting out of federal Common Core classroom standards. With a vote of 71-34, the House of Representatives passed…

New date for hearing on homeowner insurance increase

New date for hearing on homeowner insurance increase

Next month’s scheduled hearing on a proposal to raise homeowner insurance rates across North Carolina–with the southeast coast again seeing the largest spike–has been postponed. The new date is Oct.…

Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue wins overall honors in regional competition

Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue repeated as overall champion in this year’s South Atlantic Regional Championships put on by the United States Lifesaving Association. Team members traveled to Myrtle Beach, South…

Father of missing 14-year-old: ‘We’ve had no contact’ with son

Father of missing 14-year-old: ‘We’ve had no contact’ with son

Gary Mitchell hasn’t heard from his 14-year-old son in almost a month. Dare Mitchell was reported missing in Bladen County after Gary Mitchell last saw him at their Bladen County…

Lane closure starts Monday on Wrightsville Beach drawbridge

The right eastbound lane on the Wrightsville Beach drawbridge will be closed to traffic Monday through Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The daily lane closures are needed to…

‘Color Purple’ author addresses educators on censorship, teaching literature

‘Color Purple’ author addresses educators on censorship, teaching literature

When Alice Walker first handed her mother a copy of “The Color Purple,” she read the first five pages, painstakingly, before putting it down. The graphic language, Walker recalled, was…

All area warnings discontinued following Arthur

All area warnings discontinued following Arthur

UPDATE: 11 a.m.. Friday The City of Wilmington called off its ‘state of emergency’ and said “no significant damages have been reported.” A press release from Gov. Pat McCrory’s office…

Duke Energy: Power mostly restored here

Duke Energy: Power mostly restored here

UPDATED 11:45 a.m. Friday Just a handful of power outages remain, mostly in New Hanover County. Duke Energy Progress’ outage map showed just 75 customers affected in and around Wilmington.…

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