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Fuse lit on Operation Firecracker

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Law enforcement is gearing up for the approaching Fourth of July holiday weekend. Booze It and Lose It’s Operation Firecracker started Monday. Full story...
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Snag and drag efforts aim at clearing Black River

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videoA major waterway that snakes through Sampson, Bladen and Pender counties has had a makeover, as crews have been working hard to clear out debris that's piled up over the years in the Black River. Full story...
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Five arrests made in local waters

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Numbers are in from this past weekend's Operation Dry Water, a crackdown on boating and drinking. Full story...
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Joyces still contend ILM barking up the wrong tree

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It has been going on for nearly a week now, and it looks like it's going to end in a lawsuit. The man who has been camped out in his giant oak tree to save it from being cut down is back on his branch, and on Monday, protesters joined the rally. Full story...
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Brunswick's Mobile Evacuation Bus ready just in case

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The Mobile Evacuation Bus is Brunswick County's new tool to assist in emergencies. It has room to transport 20 patients on a stretcher and 10 wheelchair patients. It can be easily reconfigured to transport up to 30 wheelchairs or used as a rehabilitation unit at major fire and rescue scenes. Full story...
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Illness spreads through Camp Dixie

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A camp for children and teens in Bladen County is closed for the week after dozens of campers and staffers got sick. Full story...
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Pender inmates may soon have ample space to pray

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About a year ago, we visited the Pender Correctional Facility's worship space and were told, by prisoners and the chaplain, the space is just not big enough to accommodate all who want to pray. On Monday, Chaplain James Spirtosanto told us about three-quarters of the funds they need have been collected. Full story...
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Good summer reads

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videoThe lazy days of summer are often spent lounging on the beach with a book. From local authors to timeless classics, there are plenty of good reads to keep you entertained without leaving your beach chair. Full story...
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Surfers hope to wipe out cement plant

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videoA lot of groups in the Cape Fear region have come out publicly to take a stand against the proposed Titan America cement plant in Castle Hayne. On Sunday, the Wilmington surf community stepped up to the plate to add their name to the mix. Full story...
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Adolescents introduced to nursing at Camp BONES

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videoIt's not your average camp. It spans four years, and there's a focus more on career, than campfires. Camp BONES (Brigade Of Nurse Exploring Seahawks) prepares high school students for a future in health care. Full story...
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Fires called suspicious after one home is destroyed

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videoTwo early morning fires in Winnabow Sunday are being called suspicious. Two mobile homes were burned. One was only used as a storage unit, but the other was a new home. It was destroyed just before a family planned move in. Full story...
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Lightning strikes cause fires

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Severe weather across the area has kept first responders busy the past few days. On Saturday, Wilmington fire crews worked for the better part of an hour putting out a house fire caused by a lightening strike. Full story...
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Car show benefits football program at Laney

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Instead of school buses, antique cars took over the parking lot at Laney High School. Officials say this year's Laney Car Show was bigger and better, with double the cars and double the people who all love horse power. Full story...
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Cold treats for a good cause at Rita's

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Customers had an opportunity to chill out at Rita’s while helping a good cause by donating a dollar to the Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, which is dedicated to finding a cure for childhood cancer. Full story...
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Intensity heats up at firefighter competition

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videoFire departments from as far away as Sampson County met in Southport on Saturday for the annual firefighter's competition. It was a chance to meet, greet and compete. Full story...
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