Opioids: An appendix for readers

Note for readers: The conversations around the opioid epidemic are often peppered with technical terms and names. We’ve compiled this appendix of terms and will continue to build it as the series continues.   Buprenorphine – Sold as Subutex in the US, buprenorphine might best be described as a “semi-opioid.” The drug is derived from thebaine, […]

Carolina Beach Police ask for help identifying male who may have jumped from Snow’s Cut Bridge

Carolina Beach are asking anyone who can identify the person in this photo to call them. The person in the photo matches the description given by several witnesses who said they saw a male jump from Snow's Cut Bridge on Sunday.

CAROLINA BEACH — Carolina Beach Police are asking the public’s help in identifying a man whom witnesses have identified as having possibly jumped off Snow’s Cut Bridge on Sunday. Just after noontime on Sunday, multiple citizens reported a male, wearing shorts, but no shoes nor shirt, jump off the bridge.  “Patrol Officers with the Carolina […]

What the Republican’s Board of Elections restructuring, now headed for a court challenge, means for New Hanover County

The New Hanover County Board of Elections: Jamie Getty (R), Jonathan Washburn (R), Tom Pollard (D) and Derek Bowens, director.

  In the last days of 2016, the Republican supermajority held several special sessions, pushing last-minute bills through to then-Governor Pat McCrory’s desk. This legislation, which sparked a public outcry from Democrats, included House Bill 17, which decreased the power of the office of the Governor, Senate Bill 4 (SB4), which overhauled the state election […]

Tornado warning canceled for the Wilmington area

Tornado warning Dec. 12, 2016

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — The tornado warning issued for the Wilmington area has been canceled by the National Weather Service.  The National Weather Service in Wilmington issued a tornado warning for the Ogden and Murrayville areas at about 10:45 a.m. Monday. The warning was based on radar, according to the agency’s Twitter feed. According to […]

Domino’s delivery driver robbed by two gunmen on Billmark Drive

  MONKEY JUNCTION — Detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office are seeking information that could led to the arrests of two men who reportedly robbed a Domino’s Pizza delivery driver in a Monkey Junction neighborhood on Tuesday. The victim went to deliver a pizza in the 700 block of Billmark Drive at about […]

PHOTOS: Anderson East’s election night concert draws hundreds to the Brooklyn Arts Center


All concert photos by Drechsel Photography. WILMINGTON — Hundreds of people came out to the Brooklyn Arts Center in downtown Wilmington, to see soulful rhythm and blues musician Anderson East on election night. Anderson East, along with opening act, American country music singer Brett Cobb, played to a full house Tuesday night in one of […]

Wilmington received less than six inches of rain during Hurricane Matthew, but more floods are still possible

Flooding on Water Street around sunset on Monday, Oct. 10. (Photo by Hannah Leyva.)

Though meteorologists had predicted 10 inches or more of rain would fall in Wilmington as a result of Hurricane Matthew, the immediate area ended up getting just over half that amount. According to the National Weather Service in Wilmington, 5.71 inches or rain were recorded at the Wilmington International Airport for the duration of the […]

Some schools reopening in the Cape Fear region

Winter Park Elementary is one of 11 New Hanover County schools that will open library doors to students this summer. Courtesy photo.

Some area schools are reopening, while others remain closed, after Hurricane Matthew forced all Cape Fear-area schools to close two days. New Hanover County Schools — The school system is operating on a regular schedule Tuesday, Oct. 11, for students and staff. “We are aware that some homes are still without power. If parents need to keep […]

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