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Diligence, WFD practice for fire onboard

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video If you noticed more activity than usual on the downtown Wilmington waterfront today, it was from a Coast Guard and Fire Department drill. It was one test that Douglas Goodwin, the new commanding officer of the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence, thinks is very important. Full story...
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Columbus Co. man feeling lucky after lightning strike

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video What started as a typical Sunday afternoon with family quickly turned into some scary moments for a Columbus County man. That's because lightning struck nearby causing him to lose his sight and hearing temporarily. Full story...
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Sewage spill clean-up continues in Carolina Beach

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The Town of Carolina Beach says it is doing everything it can to clean up 72,000 of untreated wastewater that spilled from a ruptured force main on Raleigh Avenue. Full story...
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National Weather Service finds no evidence of tornado touchdown Sunday in Pender Co.

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National Weather Service assessment teams find no evidence of an actual touchdown at the surface. Full story...

FIRST ON 3: Berger late (AGAIN) to New Hanover County Commission meeting, won't explain why

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It didn't take long for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger to pop back up on the public radar. Full story...
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NC trust purchases land along Blue Ridge Parkway

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The Conservation Trust for North Carolina has acquired a nearly 13-acre tract of land near the Blue Ridge Parkway. Full story...
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NC museum wants to dispose of nitrate negatives

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Curators at the Cape Fear Museum are seeking permission to destroy dozens of deteriorating photo negatives made from a material that can burst into flames or give off toxic gases as they decay. Full story...
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Lobbying in progress on NC gay marriage amendment

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Behind the scenes lobbying is gearing up as the North Carolina Legislature considers next month whether to put a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on next year's ballot. Full story...
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Smokies officials weigh backcountry camping fees

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The Great Smoky Mountains National Park may start charging for backcountry camping and hire more rangers to manage what happens in the deep woods. Full story...
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African American festival showcases area's heritage and culture

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It was a weekend of gospel singing, jazz music and eclectic exhibits.The third annual Southeastern North Carolina African American heritage festival was held in Wilmington. Full story...
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