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Rally for film industry slated for May 4

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As the General Assembly heads back to session next month, supporters of North Carolina's film industry hope to make a statement with a rally supporting the state's tax incentives for TV and movie projects. Full story...
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Witness description of crooks, car leads to quick arrest

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New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies say a suspected thief was caught not long after the crime was committed. A spokesman says deputies were called Tuesday to a breaking and entering in progress at 4484 Amelia Ct. The witness gave investigators a description of three suspects and the license tag number of the car they used. Full story...
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Rutledge forced out as Ashley hoops coach

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The David Rutledge era at Ashley lasted less than a fulll year. After careful consideration by the administration at Ashley High School, David Rutledge will not continue as head boys basketball coach for the 2014-2015 school year. Full story...
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Legislative panel wants Common Core stopped in NC

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Legislators want to replace new public school academic standards used by North Carolina and more than 40 other states after hearing parents and other groups complain that the Common Core program is controlling curriculum and classrooms. Full story...
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Third annual Surfalorus kicks off this summer

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Presented by the Cucalorus Film Foundation, the 3rd Annual Surfalorus Surf Film Festival takes place during the inaugural Wrightsville Beach Waterman Ocean Festival, inviting surfers, nature lovers, water weirdos, cinephiles and fans of everything aquatic to enjoy three days of screenings, soirees, and contests exclusively in Wrightsville Beach – bringing people from Southeastern North Carolina together to celebrate low country coastal culture. Full story...
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Happening this weekend: Habitat for Humanity UpScale ReSale Design Challenge

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videoThe Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity ReStore UpScale ReSale Challenge is this weekend at the Schwartz Center at Cape Fear Community College. The event features twenty designers who are using items found at area ReStores to design vignettes in an effort to win top prize and help Habitat raise money for their effort to build affordable homes in our area. Full story...
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See Dennis Hopper's former pad and other downtown apartments and homes this weekend

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The Downtown Lifestyle Tour is set for this Saturday, April 26 from 11am to 4pm. Ten cool homes will be open for the tour including the former residence of actor Dennis Hopper, a studio once operated by actress Linda Lavin, two above the shop apartments and two newly constructed homes. Better still, the weather will be fantastic. Full story...
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One-Stop Voting starts Thursday

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videoVoters planning to cast a ballot in this year's primary elections do not have to wait until Election Day. Early voting starts tomorrow across North Carolina. Full story...
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Investigation continues into Delco shooting death

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The investigation continues into the shooting death of a Columbus County man Monday night. The Columbus County Sheriff's Office says an autopsy in Raleigh yesterday determined Livis Charles Owens, Jr., died of a single gunshot wound that entered around his right shoulder and exited his body near his left shoulder. Full story...
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Deadline approaching for youth art show

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videoWilmington Art Association presents the first Budding & Blooming Art Show. It gives kids the opportunity to showcase and sell their work. Booths are free for 40 emerging artists, but the deadline to submit work is approaching quickly. Full story...
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Days at the Dock is this weekend at Holden Beach

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videoThe annual Days at the Dock festival is this weekend at Holden Beach. Meet under the bridge to see bands, arts and crafts, a car and motorcycle show and take part in a singing contest. This year sees the return of the Cardboard Box Paddle Race as well as everyone's favorite: the Bopple Race! Full story...
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'Signing Day' ceremony at Ashley & Hoggard + New Hanover Co. track & field championship

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videoHoggard basketball standout Trevor Singleton is now signed, sealed and delivered to Cloud Community College in Kansas. Shane Shepard is headed to NC State for baseball. Check out our signing day coverage plus track and field highlights from the county championship meet at Ashley. Full story...
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NC State baseball team cools off UNCW

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videoThe NC State baseball team got off to a fantastic start on Wednesday night against UNCW. The Seahawks never got out of the early hole; thus, the game winning streak for UNC Wilmington is now over. In college basketball the Dayton Flyers will have a player from Wilmington on their roster next season! Full story...
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Spell check: Campaign ad needs an education

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videoAn ad for a North Carolina Senate candidate is turning into a teachable moment. In his most recent campaign ads, Republican Michael Lee had one very important word spelled wrong. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Her horses help heal

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videoKim Niggel is our Extraordinary Person of the Week, because of her efforts to help all walks of life enjoy some of the simple pleasures of life. She does so with the help of horses and a few other animals. Full story...
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