Tuesday, December 6, 2022

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FARMERS MARKET ROUND UP Riverfront Farmers' Market - Downtown Wilmington Every Saturday 8:00 am to 1:00 pm, March 23rd - November 24th Dock St., on...

 ‘People talking, drinking good beer’: Wilmington’s new Mad Mole Brewing will keep things intimate

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WILMINGTON --- Mad Mole Brewing, opening soon on Oleander Drive, is only the latest addition to Wilmington’s bustling craft beer scene. But the owners...

Adams, Seahawks Start Strong At Wofford

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SPARTANBURG, South Carolina - Junior Lori Beth Adams carded a career-low 70 and sits in second place to lead UNCW in the first round of the Terrier...

Alberta McFadden Given, 87, received lifetime achievement honor from Presbyterian church

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Alberta McFadden Given, of Bedford, Texas and formerly of Elkview, West Virginia and Oak Island, died Tuesday, December 9, 2014. She was preceded in death...

Barbara Ann Flynn Pate, 84, caring and devoted, whose greatest joy was family

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Barbara Ann Flynn Pate, 84, of Atkinson passed gently from her earthly life on Monday, December 15, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear and LifeCareCenter. She...

Bobby Maxwell, 51

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Bobby G. Maxwell, Age 51, of Wilmington, passed away December 4, 2014. Local arrangements are in the care of Wilmington Funeral & Cremation. You may share...

Hammerheads season tickets now on sale

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Officials with the Wilmington Hammerheads announced this week that season tickets have officially gone on sale to the public for the 2014 USL PRO...

Harold Eugene Leonard III, 41, enjoyed restoring antique cars

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Harold Eugene “Buddy” Leonard III, age 41 of Castle Hayne, passed away Thursday, December 4, 2014. He was born in Wilmington on June 12, 1973. Buddy...

Joan M. (Burger) Kannaley, 84, family was her most precious blessing

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Joan M. (Burger) Kannaley, 84, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Wilmington,...

Lynn T. Toedt, 69, loved living at the beach

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Lynn T. Toedt, age 69, died Saturday, December 13, 2014, in Hampstead, North Carolina, after a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Lynn was born April...

Maggie Muriel Ward Bennett, 94, member of New Life Baptist Church

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Maggie Muriel Ward Bennett, 94, of Ash, has gone to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Mrs. Bennett was born on August...

McLeod Places 12th In UNCW Season Opener

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  CHAPEL HILL- Led by junior Payne McLeod's 12th-place showing, UNCW finished sixth overall at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate on Sunday in its 2012-13 season opening...

North baseball, Topsail, West softball get wins; Hoggard netters top Laney; area soccer roundup

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The North Brunswick ballclub picked up its third win this week as Blaine Hollis started the contest and Sheldon Perkins picked up the save...

Patricia Northrup, 84

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Patricia Northrup, age 84, of Wilmington passed away December 14, 2014 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCareCenter. Please share memories and condolences with the...

Rochelle Corbett Watson, 76, served many roles at Wilmington First Church of Nazarene

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Rochelle Corbett Watson, age 76, of Leland was granted her angel wings on December 14, 2014. Her final days were spent surrounded by family and...

Seahawks douse Flames for third straight win

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UNCW’s backcourt tandem of Addison Spruill and Tanner Milson combined for 47 points and the Seahawks converted 31-of-41 free throws to outslug Liberty 87-76...

Stuart Norman Short, 53, fun-loving and generous

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Stuart Norman Short, 53, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 5, 2014 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Stuart was born July 24, 1961 in Erwin,...

Thelma Louise Wheeler Rivenbark, 86, family was second only to her faith

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Thelma Wheeler Rivenbark, 86, of Burgaw passed peacefully from her earthly life Thursday, December 4, 2014 with family praying at her bedside. She was...

Thomas Edison Hall, 81, retired from Maola Milk & Ice Cream Co.

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Thomas Edison Hall passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at his home. He was born in Pender County, September 25, 1933 to the...

UNCW hoops coach adds transfers to roster

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UNCW Basketball Coach Kevin Keatts has announced the addition of three transfers--Charlotte’s Marcus Bryan and Denzel Ingram and Barton College’s Chris Flemmings--to the Seahawks'...

UNCW men’s tennis team cracks preseason poll

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UNCW is prominent once again in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) preseason men’s rankings, landing at No. 44 in the national poll with three...

Wildcats, Hoggard fall in Ashley tournament opener

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It was not a good day for local high school baseball teams, especially in the morning and early afternoon games at the Ashley High...
From left: Richard Allen Warwick II, 29 and Jeremy D. Bass, 30. Both were arrested by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office following up on community tips. (Port City Daily photo | COURTESY BRUNSWICK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE)

‘754-DRUG’: Community tips lead to drug-charge arrests for two Supply residents

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SUPPLY --- Two men have been arrested by Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies on drug charges after authorities received several tips from nearby residents. Richard Allen...

’90s-era band Dillon Fence reunites to play Sunday’s anti-HB2 concert

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If you're of a certain generation, it's quite possible Dillon Fence had a spot on the soundtrack to your teenage years or college days. Flash...

‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ set to come to life at Cape Fear Community College

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WILMINGTON --- "A Charlie Brown Christmas," Charles Shulz's animated holiday classic, will be performed live at Cape Fear Community College's Wilson Center. CFCC's Humanities and...
One of seven horses rescued from the Woody family's farm in Wilmington last month. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Horton's Rehab Ranch)

‘A damn circus’: Judge delays Wilmington horse abuse case for 7th time after promising...

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WILMINGTON --- A month after District Court Judge Sandra Ray promised no further continuances in a case involving the alleged serious mistreatment of horses...

‘A fresh approach to leadership’: Luke Waddell eyes city council seat

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WILMINGTON — "When city council recently approved a 25% pay raise for themselves while raising property taxes via the county’s blanket increase in assessed property...

‘A needle in a haystack’: Detectives search for shooter who struck Lincoln Elementary student

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Some parents of Lincoln Elementary are keeping their kids home from school today after it was revealed over the weekend a...
(Left) Brunswick County School Board Chair Catherine Cooke, (center) Chief Operating Officer Sue Rutledge, and (right) board member Gerald Benton, Jr. discuss much-needed school re-assignment lines at an Operations Committee meeting Tuesday. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

‘A new school may be needed’: Three years after $152 million bond, Brunswick Schools...

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY --- Brunswick County Schools' Operations Committee approved a two-phase study related to the system's enrollment capacity issues by a four-to-one vote Tuesday. The...

‘A slow grind’: Ongoing negotiations averting film strike, so far

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WILMINGTON –– About a week after film crew members voted overwhelmingly to authorize a strike, negotiations that could potentially prevent that action are continuing...

‘Abandon ship!’: CFCC Marine Tech students perform emergency demo (WATCH VIDEO)

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0TCbUQwTrI&feature=youtu.be Marine technology students at Cape Fear Community College (CFCC) received a hands-on lesson Wednesday on what to do during an emergency at sea. According to...
The DA along with Sheriff have requested an outside investigation into allegations against New Hanover County Schools administration. (Port City Daily photo/Johanna Ferebee)

‘Abundance of caution’: UNCW, NHCS individuals self-quarantine, state says local schools can close [Free...

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SOUTHEASTERN, N.C. --- North Carolina State Superintendent Mark Johnson has informed all local superintendents in the public school system they have the full support...

‘Active shooter’ drill set to be conducted Wednesday morning New Hanover Government Center

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WILMINGTON  --- Emergency vehicles will converge on the New Hanover County Government Center Wednesday morning, but it's only a test. The county is conducting...
Local representative Ted Davis Jr. said he has been working with local law enforcement as well as other groups to address gun rights and possible gun control laws (Port City Daily/File)

‘Addressing one symptom will not advert future tragedy’: Rep. Ted Davis Jr. weighs in...

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SOUTHEAST N.C. --- Representative Ted Davis Jr. is weighing in on the gun control debate that has been taking place from the national to...
A map at the Emergency Operations Center in Burgaw showed flooding, when the county’s rivers began to flood, two days after Florence made landfall. “The white [on the map] was all that was left dry during this event — 857 square miles, that was all that was left dry. The rest of that was water,” EM Director Tom Collins said.

‘After action report’ for Pender following Hurricane Florence due out May – June

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PENDER COUNTY --- As residents approach the 7-month mark since Hurricane Florence struck the North Carolina coast and caused widespread flooding throughout Pender County,...

‘Air curtain burner’ approved for Hampstead as illegal debris burn piles become larger issue

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PENDER COUNTY --- No longer will illegal burn piles or long trips to the New Hanover County landfill be the only options to dispose...

‘All goodness with no filler’: Beer Barrio opens downtown

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Infusing modern Mexican food with craft beer, Beer Barrio, 34 N. Front St., aspires to be the neighborhood bar that pairs world-class cuisine with...

‘All in’: American Red Cross to hold 24-hour fundraiser Tuesday

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The American Red Cross is launching its first "giving day" on June 2, asking everyone in eastern North Carolina to make a donation to...

‘Althea’ documentary to be shown as part of Althea Gibson Tennis Week

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As part of ‘Althea Gibson Tennis Week’ in Wilmington, the documentary ‘Althea’ will be shown 6-9 p.m. tonight inside Lumina Theatre on the UNCW...

‘Always in Season’: Cucalorus artist in residence documents history of lynching

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Jackie Olive thought she had finished her documentary, years in the making, about the impact of lynching in America. Then, she heard about Lennon Lacy. The...

‘American Idol’ winner pairs up with Grammy rocker at Wilson Center this winter

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WILMINGTON — Downtown's Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College has announced another show headed to its stage come winter 2022. "American Idol" season 11...

‘An awakening of the soul’: Helen Keller Foundation supports local surf camps

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Jack Viorel is a cool dude. He teaches surfing for a living, drives a renovated Volkswagen Bus, and casually sports a T-shirt, board shorts and...

‘Arrgg’ ye ready fer Brunswick County’s Feast o’ th’ Pirates?

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BELVILLE --- "Arrgg" you ready to experience the Golden Age of pirates, right here in the Cape Fear? If so, the Wilmington Harbor Enhancement...

‘Art for All 4’ fills Brooklyn Arts Center with original creations, artwork for sale

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The Brooklyn Arts Center is just that this weekend—a center of art from throughout the community. Original works in various forms, from drawings to paintings...

‘ART for wALL’: Carolina Beach mural project to showcase town’s history through local artists

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CAROLINA BEACH --- When Maureen Lewis moved to Carolina Beach from Hermosa Beach, a small beachfront town just south of Los Angeles that began...

‘Attack of the Bloodsuckers!’ lands this weekend at Cape Fear Museum

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It’s mosquitos! It’s sanguinivores! It’s “Attack of the Bloodsuckers!” at Cape Fear Museum. The latest exhibit to land at the local history and science museum,...

‘Battle bracket’ announced for 2014 Fire on the Dock culinary challenge

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Eight chefs from across the region have been chosen to show off their culinary chops in this year's Fire on the Dock competition. The annual...

‘Be Our Guest’: Thalian Association Community Theatre ‘Beauty & the Beast’ Tea Party is...

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WILMINGTON – Thalian Association Community Theatre invites you to be its guest at a special "Beauty & the Beast" Character Tea Party. It will...

‘Beach nourishment’ losing favor terminology-wise

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NORTH CAROLINA --- "Beach nourishment" is both a legislative and local-budget priority at Carolina Beach. But on the legislative end, it may be an issue...

‘Beast Behavior’ training and apparel growing thanks to driven Laney alum, former Wake Forest...

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=souxUxxfszg WILMINGTON --- It’s been a while since sports fans in the Wilmington area may have heard the name of former Laney High School standout...

‘Beats and a beer’ – A closer look at Waffle House, The Avenue and...

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Every week, Port City Daily Assistant Editor Ben Schachtman joins 98.3 The Penguin’s Beau Gunn to discuss the top stories of the week. The...

‘Beats and a beer’ – A deeper look at this week’s stories

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Every week, Port City Daily Assistant Editor Ben Schachtman joins 98.3 The Penguin's Beau Gunn to take a look at the top stories of...

‘Beats and a beer’ — Cheeseburgers, ATM scams and one dog’s incredible journey (podcast)

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Every week, Port City Daily Assistant Editor Ben Schachtman joins 98.3 The Penguin’s Beau Gunn to discuss the top stories of the week. The...

‘Bee Hope and Sea Change’, fine art exhibition benefits clean oceans and pollinators

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WILMINGTON --- Darren Mulvenna, a well-known Wilmington artist and the curator of the Caprice Bistro Gallery (where he also tends bar), will host the...

‘Before I die’ chalkboards at Ashley High School

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Lower Cape Fear Hospice’s giant "Before I die" boards are at Ashley High School, 555 Halyburton Memorial Parkway in Wilmington through the first week...

‘Best in South:’ UNCW again ranks on U.S. World & News Report list of...

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The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 20 regional universities...

‘Better than Skype’: Navy commander stages surprise homecoming

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Over the past eight months, U.S. Navy Commander Andreas Heppner has missed out on a lot--Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Eve, his youngest daughter's birthday. So,...

‘Big Macs for Battleship’ to benefit USS North Carolina

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Area McDonald's restaurants have teamed up with the U.S.S. North Carolina to raise money for the ship through its "Big Macs for the Battleship"...

‘Big Macs for the Battleship’ fundraiser this weekend

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Area McDonald's restaurants have teamed up with the U.S.S. North Carolina to raise money for the ship through its "Big Macs for the Battleship"...

‘Biggest Loser,’ TV commercial to both film in Wilmington Tuesday

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A reality TV show and a commercial will both be shooting in the Port City Tuesday. According to permits filed with the City of Wilmington,...

‘Bionic brothers’ on the field overcome enormous obstacles for love of the game

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Adversity often prepares young athletes for the challenges in life, but for two senior ballplayers on the New Hanover High School baseball team, having...

‘Blame the media’: Wilmington Business Journal’s upcoming power breakfast to focus on news, changing...

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The next installment of Wilmington Business Journal's Power Breakfast Series will focus on news and the media--from the why and how news stories are...

‘Bo Time,’ no time, go time: Monkey Junction Bojangles staff walks out, temporarily shutters...

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WILMINGTON — One of the South's darling fast-food chains in town stopped serving its famed "Bo Rounds" and "Chicken Supremes" on Friday. Bojangles in...

‘Body camera footage provides a clear picture of what happened that day.’ DA clears...

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Video: District Attorney Ben David addresses the use of force by Wilmington Police Department officers that resulted in the death of Gerard Arthur Tremblay. WILMINGTON...

‘Bolden!’ props to be auctioned off this weekend

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Jeff Weinberg has handled liquidations of movie props before, but never quite like this. Thousands of antique, vintage and reproductions—all props from the locally filmed...

‘Boojahideen’: Hampstead Boogaloo Bois member facing federal charges for supporting Hamas terrorist group

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MINNEAPOLIS --- A Hampstead man is one of two charged by the U.S. Justice Department for "conspiring and attempting to provide material support" to...

‘BOONDOGGLE SQUARE’: Name-the-building survey for Project Grace garners mixed emotions from community

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY — At the beginning of October, the county opened an online survey to the public, welcoming suggestions to name the building...

‘Booze It & Lose It’ campaign underway ahead of Halloween

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Law enforcement will be strengthening patrols in the coming week ahead of Halloween in an effort to thwart drivers who are impaired from being...

‘Booze It & Lose It’ campaign underway through beginning of new year

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The statewide "Booze It & Lose It"  holiday campaign is now in effect through the beginning of 2022. Law enforcement officers will increase patrols...

‘Booze It & Lose It’ checkpoint results in 4 DWIs

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — As part of the statewide Booze It & Lose It campaign, the Pender County Sheriff's Office set up a DWI checkpoint on...

‘Branding’ effort gets Wilmington council’s limited support

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The UNCW-led "regional branding" initiative for the lower Cape Fear finally found support from Wilmington City Council on Tuesday--conditionally. An alternative resolution the board offered...

‘Breakwater’ starts filming in Wilmington, in need of actors

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WILMINGTON — One of many productions filming in Wilmington will have the cameras rolling next week, according to a permit pulled for "Breakwater." The indie...

‘Bridging the gap’: Locals to link downtown and Brooklyn Arts District with craft cocktail...

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WILMINGTON — For years it’s been on the lips of many who traverse the downtown scene: Wouldn’t the property at Red Cross and Third streets,...

‘Brunch Bill’ would allow restaurants to serve alcohol before noon on Sundays

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Update: Cooper approves ‘Brunch Bill’ allowing Sunday morning alcohol sales WILMINGTON --- For some, there is nothing more frustrating than getting to Sunday brunch, ready to...

‘Bubble Soccer’ debuts in Wilmington

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With dozens of leagues across the area for adults and kids alike, one growing international sport is coming to Wilmington this month after receiving...

‘Bugs Bunny’ for mayor: this year’s write-in votes in New Hanover County

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WILMINGTON --- Bill Saffo recently became Wilmington's longest-serving mayor, after defeating newcomer Todd Zola by a significant margin. But Zola wasn't Saffo's only competition....

‘Business Essentials’ workshop to be held in Brunswick County

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The N.C. Secretary of State's Office will present a “Business Essentials” workshop April 28 at Brunswick Community College. The workshop will be from 1 p.m....
Jason Madero browses Christmas trees with his family at Barr Evergreens. The third-generation company sells about 9% of its trees at its Wilmington retail location on the corner of Independence and Shipyard Blvd. - or roughly 3,000 of 38,000 total sold this year. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)

‘Centerpiece of the holiday’: A glimpse into Wilmington’s Christmas tree industry

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WILMINGTON --- Rusty Barr is an emotional man, at least when it comes to his holiday trade. Every November and December he sells around...

‘Chalk Talk with Coach Keatts’ luncheon series begins Thursday

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"Chalk Talk With Coach Keatts," a series of four luncheons featuring UNCW men's basketball coach Kevin Keatts, makes its debut this Thursday, Jan. 8,...

‘Change the name’: Parsley Elementary sign vandalized as pressure to rename increases

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WILMINGTON --- New Hanover County Sheriff's Office detectives walked the grounds of Walter L. Parsley Elementary School Friday morning, surveying for any additional markings...
George Boals

‘Chaotic mess’ of a past made Leland pastor who is he is today

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LELAND — Over the Fourth of July weekend, George Boals celebrated 18 years of sobriety. With his first taste of alcohol in middle school, Boals,...
The City of Wilmington approved several updates to its noise ordinances. (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

‘Clarity’ and ‘simplicity’ cited as reasons for new noise ordinance, City Council passes it...

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WILMINGTON --- Have you heard? The City of Wilmington has finally approved an update to its noise ordinance after months of debate. While not a...

‘Classified undetermined’: Fire marshal concludes investigation of Bald Head fires

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BALD HEAD ISLAND — Following a two-week investigation of the Bald Head Island fires, which destroyed four structures last month, the fire marshal has concluded...

‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign underway ahead of Memorial Day

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Ahead of the official summer kickoff, Memorial Day, the Governor's Highway Safety Program — an arm of the N.C. Department of Transportation — has...

‘Click It or Ticket’ results in 43 citations in Brunswick County

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SOUTHEASTERN N.C. — Saturday evening, two multi-jurisdiction checkpoints in Brunswick County resulted in numerous citations. The operation, Click It or Ticket campaign, was conducted in...

‘Closer to home’ – the cost of the opioid epidemic may be the tip...

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Author's Note: This series began with a look at the numbers of the opioid crisis, from arrests to overdoses to the number of prescriptions. Those...

‘Color Purple’ author addresses educators on censorship, teaching literature

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When Alice Walker first handed her mother a copy of "The Color Purple," she read the first five pages, painstakingly, before putting it down. The...

‘Communications snafu’ briefly clouds vaccination effort, now back on track

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY — A week into the long-awaited process of administering Covid-19 vaccines to New Hanover County citizens, public health officials said a...

‘Contemporary brandy’ from Wilmington’s Mason Inlet Distillery hits local ABC shelves

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WILMINGTON --- Mason Inlet Distillery released its first lineup of 'contemporary brandy' in ABC stores across North Carolina, including three stores in Wilmington ---...

‘Continuing to break ground’: First woman named director of ABC Board

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  Vivian "Zeke" Partin has been named director of the New Hanover County ABC Commission-- the first woman to be appointed to the position. “I am...

‘Corona Break’: Thousands gather on Carolina Beach as Town Council votes to close beach...

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CAROLINA BEACH --- A chain reaction of beach closures occurred along the Cape Fear coast on Friday as college students, families, and retirees alike...

‘Crazy’ innovators among CIE’s conference speakers

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Jessie Williams has some simple advice for those who think--or have been told--their million-dollar idea might just be a little bit crazy: embrace it. Williams,...

‘Cut loose’: Dawes frontman talks improvisation, Zappa and ‘Misadventures of Doomscroller’

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Want to know how the new Dawes album, "Misadventures of Doomscroller," is different from the band’s previous seven albums? Think about comparing Frank Zappa...

‘Dancing with the Stars’ slated for early next year

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WILMINGTON — “Dancing with the Stars: Live!” will head to the Wilson Center this February.  The tour, which kicks off on Jan. 6, will deliver...

‘Dark Waters’ star stops by Wilmington screening, focusing on making polluters pay

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WILMINGTON --- At a community screening of "Dark Waters," activists and filmmakers turned the attention back on the source of the region's water quality...

‘Dark weight’: Big Dawg Productions stages vampiric love story with horror-filled effects

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WILMINGTON — When Big Dawg Productions opened “Let the Right One In” Thursday night at Thalian Hall’s Ruth and Bucky Stein Theater, it was the...

‘Design Star’ opens shop, studio in burgeoning Castle Street arts and antique district

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For Meg Caswell, moving to Wilmington felt a lot like coming home. And opening up a business on Castle Street was like coming home to...

‘Distinguished’ Charter Day School science teacher knows how to serve his students

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LELAND --- David Johnson, who won the North Carolina Science Teachers Association “Distinguished Service Award” at the annual ceremony last week in Goldsboro, always...

‘Do dogs understand English?’ Roland Grise Middle Schoolers search for answers

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY --- Can dogs understand English? Does temperature effect the voltage output of a solar panel? Or how about using the science...
Two years after the GenX story broke, residents around the Cape Fear area continue to deal with contaminants in their drinking water. (Port City Daily photo / File)

‘Do not drink the water’ alert issued to 30,000 due to dangerous fluoride levels

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Update: CFPUA has rescinded its "do not drink" order and all remaining boil advisories.  NEW HANOVER COUNTY --- Thousands of residents living in New Hanover...