KURE BEACH — The 23rd annual Pleasure Island Seafood and Jazz Festival kicks off this Sunday for the first Spring showing in its history. Typically held in the fall, the event was forced to reschedule due to Hurricane Matthew’s arrival in October 2016. According to Greg Reynolds, of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce, the […]
NEW HANOVER COUNTY – Who wants to be saddled with hosting family and friends during Easter morning or afternoon? One of these local “brunch” spots will provide all the food so you can sit back, relax and enjoy quality time with your loved ones. While some of these local establishments would like for you to […]
CAROLINA BEACH — A portion of Freeman Park will close this spring due to dredging. According to the Town of Carolina Beach, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will begin dredging in the Intracoastal Waterway and Carolina Beach Inlet Crossing areas beginning the first week of April and will continue through May 1. During the […]
"We're getting there. We're not there yet. It just means education and just having those conversations. We just have to keep leaning on it."
WILMINGTON — Wilmington is on its way to becoming a “foodie city,” but it’s not there yet. At last week’s Feast Down East, Chef Craig Love hosted a panel on making Wilmington a “Foodie City.” His panelists included Keith Rhodes, who Love called “Wilmington’s first really recognizable chef, someone who wanted to get to the next […]
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 […]
CAROLINA BEACH – Traffic heading through the center of Carolina Beach will be diverted for about two weeks for infrastructure repairs. Beginning Monday at 9 a.m., Lake Park Boulevard (US Highway 421) will close between Charlotte Avenue and Atlanta Avenue as the Phase B Infrastructure Project continues. The road is expected to be re-opened by […]
CAROLINA BEACH – The Cape Fear Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation was out at Carolina Beach for its fourth annual dune-reinforcement project this weekend. The event brought over 120 people to the north end of the beach to help reinforce the area’s deteriorated dune-system. Members of the Surfrider Foundation and community volunteers anchored used Christmas […]
CAROLINA BEACH — Catherine Higdon, 62, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. She was born Nov. 1, 1954, in Clarksville, Tenn. Ms. Hidgon worked at the Walmart located on Market Street for five years until September 2016. She loved playing POGO games on the computer, watching shows about ghost hunters and a good […]
WILMINGTON — Helen Bateman Hobbs, 97, known as “Granny Hobbs,” also of Carolina Beach, passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. She was the beloved wife of the late John W. Hobbs Sr. She was born Feb. 3, 1919, to John and Berta (Dawson) Bateman in Spray, N.C. She retired from Corning after 45 years of […]
"I like win-win situations. I look for them I work hard for them. But I don't see that here." - Carolina Beach Mayor Dan Wilcox.
CAROLINA BEACH — The Town Council meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 10, was packed with protesters, overflowing into the parking lot where people listened to the proceedings over the loudspeaker. So many vehicles arrived that Carolina Beach Police Chief Chris Spivey had to intervene, preventing tow trucks from clearing the lot. It appeared that Alex […]