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Sheriff: Man drowns off coast of Figure Eight Island (UPDATED)

A 41-year-old man drowned while swimming off the coast of Figure Eight Island on Sunday morning. Lt. Jerry Brewer, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said a call came in to the…

House budget bumps film funding up to $40M

House budget bumps film funding up to $40M

The N.C. House’s proposed spending plan for 2015-16 could be promising for the state’s film industry. Included in the House’s recently approved $22.2 billion budget for next fiscal year is…

Finding your audience: Orlando Jones to share insight into entertainment industry on Saturday

Finding your audience: Orlando Jones to share insight into entertainment industry on Saturday

People ask Orlando Jones from time to time for advice on how to break into the entertainment industry. What they really want to know, he believes, is “How do I…

Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market starts Monday

Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market starts Monday

The Wrightsville Beach Farmers Market returns next week, bringing with it an array of locally grown produce and handcrafted wares. The market kicks off its 2015 season from 8 a.m.…

UPDATE: Water quality swimming alert lifted for Banks Channel

UPDATE: 7:15 a.m. Thursday Officials with the North Carolina Department of Environmental and Natural Resources have lifted the water quality swimming alert issued Tuesday for Banks Channel in Wrightsville Beach.…

Ana makes landfall in Nakina; all warnings lifted for region

Ana makes landfall in Nakina; all warnings lifted for region

UPDATE: 6 a.m. Monday Tropical Depression Ana made landfall near Nakina in Columbus County at about 2 p.m. Sunday. All warnings have been lifted for Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender…

Cape Fear region under tropical storm warning as Ana approaches

UPDATE: 12:10 p.m. Friday The Cape Fear region is now under a tropical storm warning, according to the National Weather Service. Subtropical storm Ana is about 190 miles south of…

Hardworking CFCC students contractors’ association scholarships

Hardworking CFCC students contractors’ association scholarships

Five Cape Fear Community College students are this year’s recipients of a Wilmington Contractors Association-sponsored scholarship. Association president Chip Overman recently presented a $3,000 donation to benefit the Wallace and…

Former president’s lawsuit against CFCC trustees to be heard in federal court

Former president’s lawsuit against CFCC trustees to be heard in federal court

A recent lawsuit against the Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees has been moved to federal court. The suit, filed by former CFCC president Dr. Ted Spring in March,…

Local tourism groups celebrate 32nd annual National Travel & Tourism Week

Local tourism groups celebrate 32nd annual National Travel & Tourism Week

Local travel and tourism groups are joining together to celebrate the 32nd annual National Travel & Tourism Week. Recognized from May 2-10, the week brings together travel partners and the…

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