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Petitions to oppose Monkey Junction annexation due Nov. 29

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The Board of Elections wants to know what property owners in Monkey Junction think of annexation. New Hanover County sent out letters Thursday asking property owners if they want to deny Wilmington's annexation of Monkey Junction. Full story...
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Republican Pantano voices unhappiness with Republican lawmakers' new Congressional maps

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Dear Members of the North Carolina State House and State Senate: We, the people of Coastal Southeastern North Carolina, are dismayed and disappointed by the newly proposed Congressional district maps, Rucho-Lewis 2A. Full story...
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Bird Islands a natural treasure off our coast

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video Southeastern North Carolina is full of natural beauty and wildlife. Some of it happened by accident. The Bird Islands in the Lower Cape Fear River began as dredge drop-offs. Now thousands of birds from more than 10 species call the islands home. Full story...
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Catlin plans run for state House

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New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin says he will run for the state House of Representatives. Catlin says he will make an official announcement after the legislature finishes drawing new lines for House districts, but he says he does plan to run in the newly drawn House District 20. Full story...
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Congressional map for NC approved by Senate panel

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Congressional district boundaries that would help Republican candidates win more seats in the next decade have been approved by a state legislative committee. Full story...
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YouTube video shows shark caught off Topsail Island

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video Less than a month after a girl was bitten by a shark at Topsail Beach, a YouTube video posted yesterday shows a man reeling in what he claims to be a 200-pound black tip shark off Topsail Island. WATCH THE VIDEO INSIDE Full story...
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BSL lake could stay closed through weekend

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The City of Boiling Spring Lakes has closed Spring Lake for testing. City Clerk Linda Merry says the city closed the lake yesterday after finding out Wednesday that a baby may have gotten sick after swimming in the lake recently. Full story...
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LIVE WITH GEORGE: Old Bridge Preservation Society

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videoGeorge traveled to Sunset Beach, where the Old Bridge Preservation Society is doing its best to keep the old Sunset Beach Bridge a living part of the community even on dry ground. Full story...
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Leland man arrested on insurance fraud

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Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin today announced the arrest of Joshua Rex Walston, 26, of 1567 Lanvale Road, Leland; he is charged with one count each of insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretense. Full story...
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NC unemployment up in June

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North Carolina's unemployment rate was 9.9 percent in June. That's up 0.2 points from May. Full story...
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