Less active Atlantic hurricane season predicted

Hurricane Isaac hit the U.S. Coast on Aug. 28, 2012. Photo courtesy of the NOAA.

FORT COLLINS, Colorado – The first group of weather prognosticators issued predictions for the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season, which runs from June 1-Nov. 30 each year. Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting a slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2017, citing the potential development of El Niño as well as recent anomalous cooling in […]

Pender School Superintendent Terri Cobb announces retirement

Pender County Superintendent of Schools Terri Cobb.

PENDER COUNTY – Pender County Schools Superintendent Dr. Terri Cobb has announced her retirement effective Oct. 1, 2017.  Cobb was hired as superintendent of Pender County Schools in 2012. Cobb will have completed more than 38 years of active service in North Carolina’s public schools upon retiring. Throughout her career in education she has worked […]

Wilmington economic developers formalize agreement on cross-county collaborative opportunities

WILMINGTON — A formal agreement between Brunswick County and Wilmington Business Development will improve the coordination of economic development services across county and municipal lines. Leaders of both entities recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that outlines collaboration and joint initiatives. “Job creation opportunities don’t stop at county boundaries, and neither should economic development […]

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Detectives charge 69-year-old Hampstead man with another child sex offense

Haywood Elwood Garner Jr.

PENDER COUNTY — More charges have been filed in the case of a Hampstead man charged with sex acts involving several child victims dating back as far as 1979. This week, 69-year-old Haywood Elwood Garner Jr. received an additional charge of indecent liberties with a child, stemming from an alleged sexual assault that took place between 2001 […]

Former Topsail coach, teaching assistant facing another human trafficking charge

Ahmad Garrison

PENDER COUNTY — Former Topsail High School track coach and assistant teacher Ahmad Rashad Garrison faces additional charges in a case of human trafficking and sexual involvement with a student, the Pender County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday. Garrison, 27, of 305 Cedar Island Trial in Holly Ridge, was arrested Feb. 9, after he allegedly showed […]

Proposed ‘brunch bill’ could allow alcohol sales before noon on Sunday in North Carolina

Local establishments believe the ability to sell alcohol before noon Sundays could help their bottom line.

RALEIGH — A long standing ban on alcohol sales before noon on Sundays in North Carolina could be lifted. A bill filed in the North Carolina Senate aims to make changes to one of the state’s “blue laws.”  Bi-partisan legislation as part of Senate Bill 155 (S155) would give counties and cities the ability to […]

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