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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North Carolina Association of Festivals and Events names Olivia Dawson to Board of Directors

BURGAW — The North Carolina Blueberry Festival Association announced festival coordinator Olivia Dawson was named to the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Association of Festivals and Events (NCAFE). Dawson, who has been the N.C. Blueberry Festival coordinator for the last five years, said NCAFE exists to facilitate information sharing, training, networking, and identifying […]

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Going fishing? Recreational flounder limits are about to change in North Carolina


COASTAL NORTH CAROLINA — Now that the weather is warming up, anglers out there are getting the itch to fish. Flounder can be fished throughout the Cape Fear Region, but anglers should know that fishing regulations for Flounder along North Carolina’s coast have changed. According to the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries, the recreational […]

Topsail High track coach resigns after being charged with human trafficking of a 14-year-old girl

An investigation began when the parents of the victim found inappropriate Instagram messages sent between their daughter and Garrison.

Ahmad Garrison

PENDER COUNTY — A Topsail High School assistant teacher and track coach has been charged with human trafficking in a case involving a 14-year-old former student at the school. Ahmad Rashad Garrison, 27, of 305 Cedar Island Trail, Holly Ridge, has been charged with one count each of human trafficking of a child victim and […]

Southeastern North Carolina women team up to “Support the Girls”

Donations to Support the Girls.

Local Chapter Collects and Distributes Bras and Feminine Hygiene Products to Homeless and Financially Challenged Girls and Women Support the Girls (STG) is an international organization, which accidentally began in one woman’s basement as a passion project to donate critical items to women in need. In order to make a local impact as a part […]

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The Nature Conservancy plans controlled burns in Brunswick, Pender Counties

A controlled burn by the Nature Conservancy in North Carolina (Photo courtesy The Nature Conservancy in North Carolina Facebook page)

The Nature Conservancy is launching its 2017 controlled burn season in Southeastern North Carolina. Between January and August, the Conservancy hopes to burn several thousand acres on its preserves in Brunswick, Pender, Bladen, Columbus, and Onslow counties. Controlled burning is good for nature and people. Longleaf pine forests are fire dependent. Without burning, they will […]

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Hazmat, bombs and terrorism training come to CFCC this week

WILMINGTON – Cape Fear Community College’s Public Safety program will partner with Pender County Firefighters Association to host the Pender County Firefighters Association Public Safety College for more than 500 safety personnel across North Carolina. This event will be held at CFCC’s North Campus, 4500 Blue Clay Road, Castle Hayne, Wednesday, Jan. 11 through Sunday, […]

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