Daily Archives: August 20, 2013

Topsail Beach gets ready to celebrate 50th birthday
Topsail Beach is celebrating a milestone birthday. The town turned 50 in March, but locals are celebrating next week. Those who have lived on the island since day one say a lot has changed since 1963. Tue, 08/20/2013 - 8:47pm
UNCW Beach Blast 2013
Students from UNCW are celebrating the last day before fall semester starts. The annual Beach Blast brought new and returning students together at Wrightsville Beach to make that first day of college life a little less intimidating. Tue, 08/20/2013 - 8:15pm
Council to discuss food trucks, regional branding tonight
City Council is holding a public hearing at tonight's meeting to decide the future of food trucks in Wilmington. Back in July, the Planning Commission approved rules and regulations for food trucks that want to operate within the city. Tue, 08/20/2013 - 8:03pm
McCrory DHHS official paid more than industry norm
The big salary North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory's administration is paying one of the young Republicans who worked on his election campaign last year outpaces what private employers pay for similar work. Tue, 08/20/2013 - 7:17pm
Rep. Foxx will not enter US Senate race
A US House member from western North Carolina says she will not seek the Republican nomination for the Senate seat currently held by Democrat Kay Hagan. Tue, 08/20/2013 - 5:39pm
NC appeals court sides with killer’s release claim
The state Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 Tuesday that the case of Bobby E. Bowden of Fayetteville is different from another case which saw the state Supreme Court decide in 2010 that a life sentence means life. Tue, 08/20/2013 - 4:34pm
Man charged in July 4 boat crash that killed girlfriend
A grand jury has indicted a man accused of a July 4 boating accident that killed his longtime girlfriend on the Northeast Cape Fear River. Tue, 08/20/2013 - 4:16pm
Suspended teacher indicted for drug possession
A New Hanover County teacher arrested earlier this year for drug possession has been indicted. District Attorney Ben David confirms a grand jury indicted Catherine Entrocaso for possession of a schedule II narcotic. Tue, 08/20/2013 - 3:49pm
Social network ban for sex offenders ruled illegal
A North Carolina appeals court panel says the state's requirement barring registered sex offenders from commercial social networking sites like Facebook is unconstitutional because it's vague and violates free speech. Tue, 08/20/2013 - 2:52pm
MARKING HISTORY: Civil War Ironclads
The Civil War posed a numbers problem for the South. In order to compete in Naval battles, they looked to ironclad ships to help even the score. Tue, 08/20/2013 - 2:41pm