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Paper or plastic? In Carolina Beach, you could no longer have an option

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videoCarolina Beach is taking the lead on an environmental effort to "rise above plastic." Town council will discuss a possible ordinance against plastic bags tonight. After decades of public education, the Cape Fear Surf Rider Foundation says it's time for action. Full story...
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WPD: Man walks into gas station wearing only socks

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videoWilmington Police are looking for a man who allegedly walked into the Scotchman on Kerr Ave. and Wilshire Road naked this afternoon. Full story...
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Historic iron gate returns to Airlie Gardens

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videoAirlie Gardens officially opened its historic gate this morning after months of restoration. Blacksmith Ben Kastner says there are not many of these traditionally-made gates left. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. moves forward with comprehensive planning

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videoNew Hanover County is announcing the first phase of its Comprehensive Plan to citizens today. It is focused on crafting policies that will shape new hanover county over the next 25 years. Full story...
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Sheriff: Robin Williams found with belt on neck

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Sheriff's officials say Robin Williams' personal assistant found him with a belt around his neck at his San Francisco Bay Area home. Marin County Sheriff's Lt. Keith Boyd also said Tuesday that superficial cuts were found on Williams' wrist and a pocket knife was found nearby. Full story...
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Scrimmage week for high school football begins; Topsail hosted East Columbus on Monday

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videoMonday marked the first day high school football teams could scrimmage other schools before the upcoming season. We went to the scrimmage in Hampstead in order to check out the Topsail Pirates and head coach Wayne Inman. Topsail hosted the East Columbus Gators. Rocky Lewis is the new head coach at East Columbus. Full story...
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Commissioners discuss school bond, Scotts Hill helipad

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video Some New Hanover County residents sounded off on some big issues. Among the items that were on the New Hanover County Commission's agenda, public hearings on a proposed $160 million bond for schools and a plan to build a medical helicopter landing pad near the Pender County line. Full story...
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DaQuan Barnes looks for breakout season

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videoThree former New Hanover Wildcat football players are currently on the East Carolina football team. Coincidentally, Trevon Brown, Jacen Murphy and DaQuan Barnes are all wide receivers for the ECU Pirates. Barnes is the only one of three to see game action so far. On Monday night Barnes provided insight on the upcoming ECU football season. Full story...
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Comedian Robin Williams dead in apparent suicide

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Oscar-winner Robin Williams, whose free-form comedy and adept impressions dazzled audiences for decades, has died in an apparent suicide. He was 63. The Marin County Sheriff's Office says Williams was pronounced dead at his home in California on Monday. The sheriff's office says a preliminary investigation shows the cause of death to be a suicide due to asphyxia. Full story...
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KITCHEN SCOOP: Summertime Gazpacho

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videoA nice hot bowl of soup probably doesn't sound too good in the middle of summer. But how about a nice cold bowl, one that's as nutritious as it is delicious. Alicia Ross shares her recipe for Summertime Gazpacho. Full story...
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Families pick up pieces after weekend flooding, sinkholes in Hampstead

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video Flooding caused big problems for many people across the Cape Fear this weekend. That was the case especially for some in Pender County, where the rain flooded both cars and homes in Hampstead. Today neighbors are trying to figure out if and when the problems can be fixed. Full story...
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Neighbors, drivers tired of NC 133 flooding

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video Another rain-soaked weekend meant more closures along NC 133 in Brunswick County. It left River Road looking more like a river than a road. Now drivers and neighbors alike say they have some major concerns. Full story...
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UPDATE: Man who died from shot to the back in Saturday shooting identified

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video Wilmington Police are investigating a Saturday shooting they say left one man dead with a gunshot wound to the back, and another recovering in the hospital. Full story...
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Happening this Weekend: Carolina Fireplace Port City Ribfest

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videoThe annual Port City Ribfest kicks off this weekend, hosted by Carolina Fireplace. The event goes on Friday through Sunday, celebrating great BBQ and great music, with some other tasty libations thrown in. Full story...
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Volunteer firefighter killed in Brunswick Co. boating accident

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A volunteer firefighter is dead and another man is in serious condition after a boating accident in Brunswick County Saturday afternoon. Full story...
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