Closures at North Third intersections Monday

The resurfacing of North Third Street will continue Monday. While the road will remain open to traffic, some intersections and side streets will close, according to a bulletin from the City of Wilmington. On Monday, Third Street’s intersections with Market, Princess and Chestnut streets will be closed. On Tuesday, the intersections with Grace, Walnut, Red […]

Stormwater project wraps in time for Sandy

The City of Wilmington has wound down a $585,000 project to reduce roadway flooding in the Oleander Drive-Dawson Street area. It may prove valuable against the heavy rains expected this weekend in connection with Hurricane Sandy, the city said. According to a bulletin, work finished with the repaving of part of a bike path that […]

Wilmington Police in search of a missing 15-year-old girl

Police in Wilmington are searching for a missing 15-year-old girl, who requires daily medication she has not taken since Oct. 10. Wilmington Police Department Spokesman Detective Kevin Smith said Miyah Bennnet was last seen Oct. 17 near 10th and Hanover streets. Bennett is 5 feet-8-inches tall and weighs 160 pounds.  She is a black female […]

UPDATE: Snow’s Cut Bridge lane closures delayed until Monday

UPDATE: The N.C. Department of Transportation said this afternoon it was delaying the planned lane closures on Snow’s Cut Bridge until Monday, Oct. 29. The department had previously planned to begin them Wednesday, Oct. 24. The story below has been amended to reflect the most current information.  The lane closures to begin Monday on Snow’s […]

Superchunk front-man plays UNCW for early voting

WILMINGTON – There’s a difference between early-voting awareness and early-voting action, notes Mac McCaughan. So he—the singer and guitarist for Chapel Hill indie-rock paragons Superchunk—has been making the rounds to encourage prospective voters to get out and cast their ballots before the early voting period expires. While 11 days remain for one-stop voting—in which persons […]

Insurance request ‘unfairly discriminatory’

The statewide slate of homeowner insurance-rate increases requested by the industry “appear to be excessive and unfairly discriminatory,” the N.C. Department of Insurance (DOI) said Tuesday. Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin on Tuesday signed an order scheduling a hearing on the matter for June 3, 2013—two days after the proposed increases were set to take effect. […]

Wilmington history champion appointed to state board

A champion of Wilmington’s history now has a state-level seat on a “vital committee for the state’s historic preservation program and the people of North Carolina.” George Edwards, Executive Director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation (HWF), will serve a two-year term on the N.C. National Register Advisory Committee (NRAC), according to a press release from […]

Hamilton, Harmati square off for District 18 House seat

Incumbent State Rep. Susi Hamilton is seeking re-election in a slightly different district this time around. After the N.C. General Assembly approved new districts for Congress, State House and State Senate in 2011, Hamilton’s former district shifted slightly–crossing the Cape Fear River into Brunswick County. House District 18 now includes downtown Wilmington and the northwest […]

Free NHRMC program helps cancer survivors transition

Starting Tuesday, New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s (NHRMC) Zimmer Cancer Center will offer new installments of its “Cancer Transitions” program that aids survivors in their progress from active treatment to post-treatment care. “This much needed program, which is offered at no cost to participants, will provide local cancer survivors with information and tools to make […]