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U.S. Coast Guard offers $2,000 reward in case of fake distress calls (LISTEN)

The U.S. Coast Guard is offering a $2,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and prosecution of a man reportedly making false distress calls in the New Bern…

Duke Energy: Copper theft responsible for power outage that affected 22,000 customers

Copper theft at a local Duke Energy Progress substation was the culprit in Tuesday morning’s outage that left more than 22,000 New Hanover County customers without power. Meghan Musgrave, a…

Carolina Beach boat captain dies while scuba diving

Carolina Beach boat captain dies while scuba diving

  A Carolina Beach boat captain died Saturday while scuba diving 55 miles southeast of the Cape Fear River. The U.S. Coast Guard received a report at 8 p.m. Saturday…

Coast Guard rescues family from grounded sailboat near Bradley Creek

U.S. Coast Guard crews rescued an injured woman and her family Sunday from a grounded sailboat just south of Bradley Creek in the Intracoastal Waterway. The U.S. Coast Guard Sector…

‘PPD Heroes’ tell the stories that inspire Beach2Battleship

‘PPD Heroes’ tell the stories that inspire Beach2Battleship

When Chris Samia was a student at UNCW, the psoriasis he’d suffered since he was diagnosed in middle school had progressed to a point of being completely unbearable. The skin…

PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon: Traffic hot spots to avoid

PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon: Traffic hot spots to avoid

More than 5,000 athletes will take to the streets Saturday during the seventh annual PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon, and race organizers are alerting drivers of areas to avoid as the full-…

Bald Head Island gets OK for once-banned seawall to prevent erosion

Bald Head Island gets OK for once-banned seawall to prevent erosion

Bald Head Island has received state approval to build the first terminal groin–a long, low-lying seawall that juts into the ocean to prevent erosion–allowed on the North Carolina coast under…

Pop-up performing: Local one-night-only play readings follow national trend, benefit local youth

Pop-up performing: Local one-night-only play readings follow national trend, benefit local youth

Call it spontaneous theater. Taking a cue from Los Angeles and New York City–and using top-notch local talent–Theatre Network of Wilmington, the nonprofit arm of TheatreNOW, has, for the last…

One-stop voting begins Thursday

One-stop voting for the Nov. 4 election begins Thursday and continues through Nov. 1. In New Hanover County, voters can cast their ballots at the elections training center, 230 Government…

Police identify man found dead on Wrightsville Beach

Police identify man found dead on Wrightsville Beach

A man who was found dead on Wrightsville Beach last week has been identified. Police have identified the man as Daniel G. Lloyd, 50, of Wilmington. His body was discovered…

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