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Beach water quality Swimming Advisory issued for area in Wrightsville Beach

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An advisory against swimming was posted today at a sound-side site in New Hanover County, where state environmental health officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state and Environmental Protection Agency’s recreational water quality standards. The advisory affects an area in Wrightsville Beach and is located at an access off Waynick Boulevard between Snyder and Seashore streets in Banks Channel. Full story...
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Attorney General warns of storm scams

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Attorney General Roy Cooper today warned consumers to avoid scams related to Hurricane Earl, which forecasters predicted could brush the North Carolina coast later this week. Full story...
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Stores see surge in customers ahead of Hurricane Earl

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Customers filled the Lowe's Home Improvement store on New Centre Drive. Why? They're getting prepared for what Hurricane Earl may bring. Management at Lowe's says they have seen that spike in business. Full story...
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Moss leaves UNCW

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More than seven months after losing his basketball coaching job, Benny Moss is leaving UNCW. Moss was relieved of his duties as men's coach in January and reassigned within the athletic department. Full story...
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A DREAM come true

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Proof dreams really do come true. The DREAM Center for Arts Education is getting a much needed new home in Wilmington. Full story...
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Topsail Beach renourishment to wait for end of hurricane season

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Hurricane Earl and the rest of the hurricane season can have a huge impact on beach erosion. Topsail Beach is planning a big beach renourishment project at the end of the year, which is also the end of hurricane and turtle nesting seasons. Full story...
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Families, government leaders prepare for possibility of Hurricane Earl

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videoFor now it looks like the track of Hurricane Earl will take the storm just past our area. Still, FEMA and the National Hurricane Center are urging East Coast residents to be prepared for the hurricane and severe weather in case the storm track changes unexpectedly. Full story...
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Prosecutors seeing increase of prescription DWI

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video Driving while impaired is a problem most communities are aware of, but there's been an increase in a certain kind of DWI, and it doesn't involve alcohol. Full story...
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HURRICANE EARL: 5 p.m. Advisory from the Hurricane Center

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Here is the 5 p.m. tropical advisory on Hurricane Earl from the Hurricane Center in Miami. Full story...
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Hurricane safety information

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Many of us have been through one before, but here are some reminders as Hurricane Earl blows by. Full story...
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