Public hearing is Monday on Oxford House request to operate recovery group homes in neighborhoods

County Commissioners will hold a public hearing Monday on a request to change current zoning laws that would enable Oxford House recovery homes to be located in family residential districts of New Hanover County. After a citizen complaint in December 2014 county zoning staff was made aware of a nonconforming situation of eight unrelated disabled […]

Cape Fear Museum to open community park


After years of planning and months of construction, the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science is set to open new a community park on Friday, September 25. The latest addition to the museum will welcome visitors with engaging hands-on exhibits, gardens featuring native and adaptive plants, and educational programs. According to a news release […]

El Galeon is here: Tall ship sails into Wilmington

El Galeon arrives in Wilmington Friday night. Photo by Hannah Leyva, Port City Daily

The long-awaited Spanish replica galleon that will grace Wilmington’s waterfront for the next two weeks arrived Friday night, met by crowds at the Riverwalk near the Port City Marina and against the backdrop of a beautiful sunset. Port City Daily wants to share your photos of El Galeon; email them to and we’ll create […]

Crime notebook: Man charged with burning child’s hand on stove

John Lee Stevenson

Wilmington A Wilmington man has been charged in connection with burning a 5-year-old boy’s hand. John Lee Stevenson Jr., 27, of South 15th Street in Wilmington, was arrested Wednesday on charge of felony child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury, according to Wilmington Police Department Spokeswoman Cathryn Lindsay. Stevenson is charged with burning the child’s […]

After co-defendant is found guilty, teen enters plea in delivery driver murder

Rasheed Ramone Thompson

A teen has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of a 60-year-old Chinese restaurant delivery driver in June 2012. Rasheed Ramone Thompson, 19, pleaded guilty Thursday in New Hanover County Superior Court to charges of second-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon. Thompson’s plea came just a day after his co-defendant in the […]