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Weekend crime report: Man arrested in armed robbery, assault; police search for suspect in pharmacy armed robbery

Weekend crime report: Man arrested in armed robbery, assault; police search for suspect in pharmacy armed robbery

Wilmington police have arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery and assault reported Saturday morning. When officers responded to a home in the 1200 block of South Eighth…

Founder of OCEARCH, group that tracks great white sharks, to speak in Wilmington

Founder of OCEARCH, group that tracks great white sharks, to speak in Wilmington

Mary Lee and Katharine have become familiar names in the Cape Fear region as the two great white sharks have swam off our coast multiple times in recent years. Now,…

City council amends urban mixed-use zoning, stops short on related Galleria request

City council amends urban mixed-use zoning, stops short on related Galleria request

Despite some members’ concerns they were proceeding too quickly, Wilmington City Council has gone forward with an amendment to its urban mixed-use district that would allow the higher density approach…

Tourism spending in North Carolina tops $20 billion; Brunswick among counties with top growth

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory and Commerce Secretary Sharon Decker announced that 95 of the state’s 100 counties saw increases in visitor spending in 2013. Data from the N.C. Department of…

The Scene: Port City Rib Fest returns

The Scene: Port City Rib Fest returns

Rib lovers rejoice! Carolina Fireplace’s Port City Rib Fest returns to Battleship Park this weekend for three days of good eats, live music and lots of entertainment for the whole…

Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue finishes third in National Lifeguard Championships

Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue finishes third in National Lifeguard Championships

The Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue Team finished third last week at the Nautica U.S. Lifesaving Association (USLA) National Lifeguard Championships in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The team–represented by 15 ocean rescue…

Designated offshore wind energy areas include two off Cape Fear coast

Designated offshore wind energy areas include two off Cape Fear coast

More than 185,000 acres’ worth of area off the Cape Fear coast has been designated for commercial development of offshore wind energy, the U.S. Department of Interior has announced. The…

Flood watch issued for region through Sunday

Flood watch issued for region through Sunday

A flood watch has been issued for the greater Wilmington area through Sunday, Aug. 3, ending at 8 p.m. The National Weather Service’s Wilmington office projects two to five inches…

Katharine, 14-foot great white shark, cruises off Cape Fear coast

Katharine, 14-foot great white shark, cruises off Cape Fear coast

Katharine, a 14-foot great white shark, is cruising off the Cape Fear coast. Katharine is one of many sharks tagged and tracked by Ocearch, a nonprofit research organization that monitors,…

UPDATED: Historic preservation tax credits have a lifeline

UPDATED: Historic preservation tax credits have a lifeline

UPDATE: The House Finance Committee on Wednesday afternoon amended a Senate bill to include historic preservation program language. Rep. David Lewis (R-Harnett) said Senate Bill 763, “An act to make…

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