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Swimming advisories lifted at New Hanover County soundside sites

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Water quality swimming advisories were lifted Tuesday in both Wrightsville and Carolina beaches. The first advisory lifted, which was posted Sept. 24, affects the public soundside access at the corner of Waynick Boulevard and Sunset Avenue in Wrightsville Beach. It registered a monthly average of the bacteria enterococci above the EPA-mandated level […]

Novant hosts medication disposal drive-thru Saturday

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WILMINGTON — Anyone who has old medications lying around and is looking to dispose of them properly can do so Saturday. Novant Health is hosting a drive-thru disposal event, 10 a.m. – 2p.m., at two sites in town: NHRMC Medical Mall, 2243 S. 17th St., Wilmington NHRMC Atlantic SurgiCenter, 9104 Market St., Wilmington Participants can […]

Butterball ground turkey products recalled due to blue plastic contaminant

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has recalled around 14,107 pounds of ground turkey products from possible contamination of extraneous materials. FSIS said blue plastic may be found in Butterball ground turkey products. The LLC operates out of Mount Olive, N.C., and the turkey was produced Sept. 28 and shipped […]

After two years as Brunswick’s manager, Woodruff announces retirement

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY –– After two years on the job, Brunswick County Manager Randell Woodruff has announced his retirement. Woodruff will wrap up his time in Brunswick County in January 2022. RELATED: Q&A with Randell Woodruff, Brunswick County’s new manager “I am appreciative to the Board of Commissioners for the opportunity to serve this county and am […]

Filmed in Wilmington, ‘Scream’ releases official trailer

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WILMINGTON –– A two-minute trailer for “Scream,” the latest iteration of the horror franchise, dropped Tuesday and is exciting fans of the cult classic nationwide. In Wilmington, the release is particularly significant as it was filmed locally. Set to release Jan. 14, 2022, “Scream” is the fifth in the line of movies about the villain […]

Jay Leno hosts ‘You Bet Your Life’ at Wilson Center in spring 2022

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WILMINGTON — Seven years after Jay Leno hung up his late-night chops after hosting “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” the comedian is hitting the road and will be bringing laughs to the Port City next spring. This time Leno is touring with the comedy quiz series “You Bet Your Life.” The Wilson Center at Cape Fear […]

Filming of Amazon’s ‘The Summer I Turned Pretty’ closes lanes on Lake Park Boulevard

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CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. — “The Summer I Turned Pretty” will be filming scenes on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in Carolina Beach. Amazon film production crews will shutter both north- and southbound lanes of Lake Park Boulevard between Cape Fear Boulevard and Hamlet Avenue for two hours. According to a release from the Town of Carolina Beach, the […]

Man leads police on foot chase, faces gun charges, no bond

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WILMINGTON — Local police detained a 31-year-old Tuesday evening for a gun charge after the suspect tried to flee from the officers on foot. Joshua Sean Allen walked in front of an officer who was in the 700 block of S. 10th Street, when the Wilmington Police Department and New Hanover Sheriff’s Office Task Force […]

Brunswick detention officer fired for photographing inmate in underwear

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY –– A Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office detention officer has been fired after taking an image of a male inmate in their underwear and uploading it to an online inmate list. The sheriff’s office announced the decision Wednesday. “We want to assure our community, this is not acceptable and violates not only agency policy, but […]

Meeting Recap: Light agenda for New Hanover County Commissioners

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY — The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners met Monday afternoon in the historic courthouse with a light agenda in a meeting that lasted just over an hour and a half.  One lead designer for Project Grace updated the board with depictions of the library-museum building that will be built downtown next […]