UNC-Wilmington names Laura Lunsford as new head of Swain business center

Laura Lunsford. Photo courtesy UNCW.

WILMINGTON — UNC-Wilmington’s economic workforce development initiative has a new leader. Author, speaker and mentor Laura Gail Lunsford was named director of the H. David and Diane Swain Center for Business and Economic Services following a national search, campus officials announced earlier this week. She will take the helm as the center’s first director on […]

Family of missing swimmer Charles ‘Chuck’ Kuebler still ‘holding out hope for a miracle’

Family members and friend gather during a vigil for missing swimmer Charles "Chuck" Kuebler, who disappeared Tuesday from Wrightsville Beach. Photos by Christina Haley.

  WILMINGTON – Two days into the search for missing swimmer Charles “Chuck” Kuebler, hundreds of people gathered at a vigil held on Wrightsville Beach to show their love and support Thursday evening. The 58-year-old Wilmington resident went missing Tuesday after a morning swim. His vehicle was found in the parking lot of Robert’s Grocery […]

A decade after her murder, her family hopes Allison Foy is remembered through acts of kindness

Allison Foy (left) and Lisa Valentino

WILMINGTON – A decade ago, Allison Foy, an energetic mother of two young girls, went missing from the Wilmington area. Nearly two years later, her skeletal remains were found in a wooded area off Carolina Beach Road near the remains of another missing woman. Both women had been brutally murdered. This Saturday, Foy’s family will remember […]

Clothle A. Miller, 63, of Wilmington, N.C.

Clothle A. Miller

Clothle A. Miller, 63, of Wilmington, N.C., passed away Thursday, July 21, 2016, at her home. Friends are cordially invited to a visitation with the family from 6 to  8 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 2016, at Davis Funeral Home, 901 S. Fifth Ave., Wilmington, N.C. The funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, July 28, at Davis […]

UNCW sees record-breaking rise in donations

UNCW men's basketball and a host of other athletic teams are among the beneficiaries of the campus' largest pool of private donations. File photo.

UNC-Wilmington Seahawks are soaring high after a stellar year of contributions to the local college. Campus officials recently announced a record-breaking $14.9 million in donations during the 2015-16 fiscal cycle. The total figure came from nearly 16,000 individual gifts – about half of which were $50 or less – that will benefit students, faculty, programs […]

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