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Water quality alert in Brunswick County

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A water quality swimming alert is in effect in Brunswick County. State health officials found high levels of bacteria in the Cape Fear River at the beach area near the municipal pier in Southport. Full story...
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Garden Tour grants available

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The Azalea Festival is big business in our area. Each year money from the Azalea Garden Tour goes back to the community, and you may be able to get some of it. Full story...
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Willy freed after recuperating

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videoSea turtles are often in the news in this area, but one particular reptile has made headlines from here to England. Willaminia, or Willy as she's called, has been at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in North Topsail where she has been recuperating since April. Full story...
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Burgaw window decorations

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North Carolina’s Blueberry Festival is still two weeks away, but there's already a blue tint in Burgaw. Some businesses are competing for the best blueberry window design. Full story...
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Eaton Elementary turns into wax museum

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videoWith only two days left before summer vacation, kids at Eaton Elementary were showing off before the year is up. Students in Ms. Abernathe's third grade class dressed up as famous historic figures and created a “wax museum” of their own on Wednesday. Full story...
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State Senate approves new district map

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The N.C. Senate gave final approval today to a redrawing of districts in New Hanover and Pender counties. The House approved the plan last month. Full story...
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Wilmington celebrates end of slavery with Juneteenth festival

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Juneteenth is an annual celebration of the end of slavery in America. Dozens of Juneteenth festivals go on across the country, including right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Murrayville Elementary crowns first grade trivia bee champion

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Murrayville Elementary students celebrated the end of school with a trivia bee Wednesday morning. Competition was stiff, but eventually the first graders were whittled down to one humble winner, Matteo Meehan. Full story...
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Residents upset about billing by Cape Fear Public Utility Authority

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videoConcerns continue to mount over the way New Hanover County residents are charged for water and sewer. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority took over Wilmington's water and sewer last year. Since then, they've been playing a game of billing catch-up, much to the dismay of residents. Full story...
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Nike ad campaign gives Laney High a boost

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videoAs schools across the state try to figure out how to handle budget cuts, New Hanover County's Laney High is getting a little boost. A new ad campaign built on the legend of one of Wilmington's most famous sons and Laney's most famous alum is giving the school some global exposure and some extra cash.

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