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What redistricting looks like in the Cape Fear region

North Carolina's redistricting process gives a new shape to the coastal Congressional district that includes the Cape Fear region. (Port City...

Medical weed bill tightened further, still moving in Senate

The medical marijuana bill backed by Senators Bill Rabon and Michael Lee received a round of edits prior to a committee...
The beach nourishment project is making its way to Kure Beach (Port City Daily/Michael Praats)

Beach renourishment endgame starts to crystallize after months of uncertainty

The standard model of local beach renourishment has been made untenable, and funding for the next cycle is still unsecured, but...

Backed by local Republicans, medical weed bill notches another victory

The medical cannabis bill supported by Cape Fear Republicans Michael Lee and Bill Rabon earned a favorable vote in its second...
A Wilmington-based company hopes to bring a high standard of professional standards and practices to the state's hemp industry -- and, ultimately, the legalized marijuana industry. (Port City Daily photo / Courtesy CIJ Holdings, Inc.)

Rabon and Lee’s medical cannabis bill earns bipartisan praise, gets spotlight in committee

Cannabis reform may be on the horizon in N.C. Sens. Michael Lee and Bill Rabon have joined forces with Democrats to...

Local state senator proposes bill to give college cops free classes; universities cite dismal interest in profession

Michael Lee, the former UNCW Board of Trustees member, has filed multiple bills aimed to advance the university's agenda. (Port City...

State Senators Michael Lee and Bill Rabon file weed bill alongside two Democrats

Cannabis has been at the center of North Carolina Senate bills this week. Wednesday, Michael Lee and Bill Rabon joined together...
Lifetime Pender County resident Burton Chadwick, 72, took to the podium first Monday night. “You county commissioners have two choices: either you can get the trash removed or you can resign for not doing your job,” Chadwick said. (Port City Daily photo/Mark Darrough)

Pender County, regional water provider and six Cape Fear towns face financial troubles with state

Lifetime Pender County resident Burton Chadwick took to the podium several weeks after Hurricane Florence struck the region in September 2018....

State education leaders visit Wilmington amid UNCW’s push for faculty raises

UNC System President Peter Hans (far right) converses with UNCW Chancellor Jose Sartarelli on the tail end of state...
The county is requesting a state land transfer of 100 acres on a parcel of land located just northwest of Burgaw. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy Pender County)

Update: Governor signs land deal for future Pender County jail to alleviate overcrowding

Update: On Friday afternoon Governor Roy Cooper announced he had signed House Bill 757, approving the land transfer to facilitate a new Pender County...