Property value reassessment underway in New Hanover County

Coudriet and Zapple_Fotor

New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet has announced the county will undergo a reassessment of property values over the next year in preparation for future county budgets. County appraisers have been to nearly 57,000 residential parcels to date – about 70.6 percent of the total number of parcels. Appraisers expect to have the reassessment competed by […]

Turning parking spaces into public parks, PARKing day hits downtown Wilmington


As you walked downtown yesterday afternoon, it wasn’t hard to notice something considerably different. It was a lot greener – not on the sidewalk, but on the street. There were extra trees and plants, and people hanging out in lawn chairs and enjoying a sunny afternoon in the Port City. For participants in yesterday’s PARKing […]

U.S. Cellular challenges Hoggard High: Be the loudest football fans and win $25,000

Hoggard fans have a chance to bring the school home $25,000. Photo courtesy- Thomas Heffron

How loud can Hoggard High School fans cheer for their football team? U.S. Cellular intends to find out the answer to that question and give the school an opportunity to win thousands of dollars in the process. Hoggard is one of eight schools nationwide who are participating in the company’s “Battle of the Stands” competition and the […]

Man who died in standoff faced federal fraud charges from alleged BP oil spill scam

Authorities watch as negotiations take place with a man who shot himself inside a Third Street home on Wednesday.  The man has since been identified by U.S. Marshals. Photo by Hanna Leyva.

A man who died in a hourslong standoff with U.S. Marshals and local authorities Wednesday evening had been scheduled for trial that day in Washington D.C. on federal charges he bilked the Deepwater Horizon oil spill compensation fund out of more than $2 million. A federal indictment said Michael R. Rosella had created a fictitious […]

The Scene: Sip and shop at Arts and Drafts Saturday

Fermental owner Steve Gibbs will once again be serving up drinks alongside handmade crafts during the second annual Arts and Drafts festival Saturday. File photo.

Handmade goods and hops converge once again in Ogden this weekend. Fermental’s second annual Arts and Drafts mini-festival takes over the beer and wine shop’s backyard garden from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. The event features regional artists showcasing and selling sculpture, woodworking, jewelry, paintings, photography and ceramics, among other mediums. All art will be […]

Mayor on shootings: “When do we say enough is enough?”

Saffo and Barfield Violence prevention

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo joined Police Chief Ralph Evangelous and other local leaders yesterday afternoon from City Hall, urging the community to “step up” to help find suspects in the recent drive-by shooting of a nine-year-old girl and make an extra effort to reduce community violence. The early morning shooting of a nine-year old girl in her home […]