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Saving Cove Swamp

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Lake Waccamaw and its residents are one step closer to saving Cove Swamp. On Wednesday, Lake Waccamaw Town Council voted to contribute $1,000 to the purchase of Cove Swamp. Full story...
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Another case of rabies?

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New Hanover County is testing another raccoon for rabies. Employees at the Tidal Market on the corner of Wrightsville and Greenville avenues said they saw a raccoon near the front entrance acting erratically. Full story...
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Update: Body found in Cape Fear River

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A boater made a startling discovery Tuesday afternoon. A body was discovered floating in the Cape Fear River near the battleship around 5:00 p.m. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Whiteville: Founder James B. White

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videoHistorians say there is not a single picture of the town's founder in existence, but we can still get an image of who he was. Gariel Bell of Central Middle School introduces us to James B. White. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Update on pool problems

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Ed Gilchrest paid Cash Pools about $12,000 to install a pool at his Monkey Junction home. The pool's heating and cooling system did not work, the salt chlorinator had problems, and the liner leaked, forcing Ed to drain the pool. Full story...
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Five from WPD honored at City Council meeting; approved parking lot and dock for fire boat

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videoFor law enforcement officers, saving lives is part of the job. But it is not every day they are recognized for their bravery. Some Wilmington police officers, along with a Good Samaritan, were honored at Tuesday night's City Council meeting for a job well done. Full story...
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One of a kind specialist is improving lives of local children

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videoA new medical specialist in our area is changing the lives of families in more ways than one. The Picken family had no idea just how much the diagnoses of diabetes would not only change the life of seven-year-old Madison, but their entire family. Full story...
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Special Olympic athletes go head-to-head in the pool

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One hundred thirty high school and college athletes showed off their stuff by taking a dip in the pool. It was part of the annual Special Olympics competition at the YMCA in Wilmington. Full story...
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Stephenson and Moore to Transfer from UNCW

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Jerel Stephenson and Kevon Moore, who recently completed their first seasons with the UNC Wilmington men’s basketball team, have been granted permission to contact other institutions about the possibility of transferring, third-year head coach Benny Moss announced late Tuesday. Full story...
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Homeowners to get break on beach plan insurance

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videoMost homeowners along the coast get their windstorm and hail insurance through the North Carolina Beach Plan. On Monday a judge ruled that one planned rate increase will be frozen, but another increase could be just around the corner. Full story...
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Preparing ahead can help when children go missing

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videoWhen a child is missing, every moment counts. Taking a few minutes to prepare now, could save precious time in an emergency. Full story...
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New jobs coming to Columbus County

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Atlantic Automotive Enterprises is moving it's facility from Longs, South Carolina, to Tabor City and plans to create 23 new jobs for the Columbus County town. Full story...
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Boater's World shutting down 130 stores

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The troubled economy has been especially hard on the boating industry. Boater’s World announced Tuesday that all 130 of its stores in the US are shutting down. Full story...
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Alcohol and cigarettes could cost more statewide; universities to cut 500 jobs if state budget passes

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videoPart of Governor Perdue's budget plan includes upping taxes on cigarettes and alcohol. The proposed “sin tax” would generate more than 400 million dollars for the weak state budget. Full story...
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DOT using recovery funds in Brunswick County

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The State Department of Transportation will soon be putting recovery funds to work in Brunswick County. A $6.3 million contract was awarded to ST Wooten Corporation of Wilson to extend Smith Avenue in Shallotte from west of Highway 17 Business. Full story...
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