‘Eco-tour’ of Bradley Creek marsh offered

Environmental educators at Airlie Gardens have announced a kayak “eco-tour” of the Bradley Creek tidal marsh scheduled for September 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Boats will depart from the Airlie dock. Offered in partnership with Hook, Line & Paddle Canoe & Kayak Outfitters, the guided eco-tour will “focus on the flora, fauna, and […]

Carolina Beach: Boil water before consumption

Carolina Beach issued a boil-water advisory Tuesday morning after a water-main ruptured. “Periods of low or no pressure in the distribution system increases the potential for back siphonage and introduction of bacteria into the water system,” the town’s news release stated. The Carolina Beach Operations Department has asked consumers to boil all public-source water before […]

Red Cross: Plan for emergencies during Nat’l Preparedness Month

It’s the nature of emergency to be caught off guard, but we don’t have to be helpless. That’s the message from the American Red Cross, which through September is spreading awareness of National Preparedness Month. The gist is this: Have a plan. It can save lives. “Disasters can strike at any time and being prepared […]

Public invited to ‘greenway’ meetings this week

The product of New Hanover County’s Comprehensive Greenway Plan would be a network of corridors safely connecting bicyclists and pedestrians with various destinations across the county. That could mean gas-free trips from neighborhoods to local grocery stores, post offices, schools and workplaces. But best implementation will depend on public input. For that, agencies collaborating on […]

Mosquito spraying continues in New Hanover

  The New Hanover County Health Department will continue spraying mosquito-killing chemicals this week, focusing this time on residential areas in the central part of the county. A news release from the county on Monday said the department’s Division of Environmental Health will dispatch trucks loaded with insecticide, engineered for “quick, effective control of adult […]

SABLE replaces helicopter with surplus transfer

A military surplus transfer has afforded area law enforcement agencies a helicopter valued at $280,000 for crime-fighting. The 1968 Bell OH 58C Kiowa, an ex-Army helicopter transferred—not purchased—from Pitt County, will join the fleet of the Southeastern Airborne Law Enforcement Unit, or SABLE, which the Wilmington Police Department (WPD) operates with partners including the New […]

First day of school in New Hanover, Brunswick counties passes smoothly

LELAND – In one first-grade classroom, students were learning to sharpen their pencils, where to put away their pencil cases and where to stow their book bags. Sixth-graders were learning an aptly-titled lesson, “How to survive sixth grade,” written by seventh-graders who know a thing or two about sixth grade. And at North Brunswick High […]