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Wilmington City Council recruiting for a convention center hotel... again

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This week, the city issued a new call for privately-funded hotel proposals for the downtown Convention Center. The proposal deadline is April 11 and stipulates that interested developers provide plans for a high-end hotel with a minimum of 200 rooms. Full story...
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EPA adds Riegelwood site to Superfund list

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video The US Environmental Protection Agency is adding 10 new hazardous waste sites that risk people's health and threaten the environment to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites and is proposing to include 15 additional sites. The list includes a site in Riegelwood. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Family of four killed in crash with Brunswick Co. school bus

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video Highway Patrol says four people are dead after a head-on crash between a car and a school bus in northern Brunswick County. A trooper tells us that all four people in the car were killed. They were members of the same family: a mother, father and two children. Full story...
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Why gas prices spike; It's about more than just oil

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Unlike an iPhone or a pair of jeans or a Big Mac, oil and gas are commodities, and their prices can change every second at the New York Mercantile Exchange and other trading hubs. Those far-off changes affect the cost of the next day's commute. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: "Booms" felt in Leland tonight; This time we know what they were

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People living in the Leland area say they felt two large "booms" tonight around 6:30 p.m. Usually they're said to be caused by the mysterious "Seneca Guns", but this time we know that Brunswick County Sheriff's Deputies detonated two large devices at the Alvin Page Firing Range. Full story...
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Tax liens to be advertised

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New Hanover County property owners with outstanding property tax obligations will see their names published in upcoming editions of area newspapers. Over $7.1 million is currently delinquent on 5448 accounts. Full story...
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Azalea Festival Cake Challenge to offer cash prizes

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Still trying to decide whether to compete in this year's Azalea Festival Cake Challenge? How's this for incentive: cash prizes. Full story...
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Sharpless found guilty of murder

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A Wilmington man is guilty of murder. A New Hanover County jury also found Andre Sharpless guilty of first degree burglary and assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill. Full story...
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Chefs square off in culinary competition

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Kitchen Stadium has moved to UNCW with a statewide "Iron Chef" style competition. Forty-two chefs from across the Carolinas made their way to campus today to face off during the Aramark Culinary Excellence Chef Competition. Full story...
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Battleship North Carolina announces contract award for restoration

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The Battleship North Carolina has been docked in Wilmington for 50 years. Soon it will get some TLC. Full story...
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