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Population growth presents challenges, benefits in Pender County

Pender County has been experiencing substantial growth over the past few years and now we're seeing the results of that growth, both good and bad.

Two dead after airplane crashes outside of Holly Ridge

Two people died Thursday after an airplane crashed outside of Holly Ridge, according to the Holly Ridge Fire Department.

Coronavirus boosters and flu shots: Experts weigh in

With the FDA approving Moderna and Johnson and Johnson boosters and flu season on the horizon, many people want to know who can get what shots... and when?

Local doctor says increased screen time is leading to weight gain in children

With the pandemic causing children to depend heavily on online learning, doctors say the additional screen time and reduced physical activity is leading to more children being obese.

Sunset Beach Councilmen respond to dramatic resignation

In Brunswick County, Sunset Beach Town Council members are responding to comments former member Jan Harris made in a dramatic resignation from the council during this week's meeting.

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Mt. Calvary Center for Leadership Development’s newly expanded program helps people with minor criminal offenses

One area non-profit is partnering with the district attorney and the probation and parole office's in Duplin, New Hanover, and Pender Counties to hold a program giving young adults with minor offenses a fresh start.

UNCW alum wins global environmental prize

An alumnus from the University of North Carolina Wilmington has been recognized nationally for his work restoring coral reefs.

Remains found at Florida Reserve identified as Brian Laundrie

Human remains found at the T. Mabry Carlton, Jr. Memorial Reserve in Florida have been identified as Brian Laundrie. The FBI said in a news release that dental records confirmed the identity.

Cape Fear Region schools recognized nationally for environmental and sustainability efforts

Three schools in the Cape Fear Region have been named 2021 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools for their efforts to reduce their environmental impacts, teach students how to live sustainably, and be good stewards of the environment.

‘Christmas with the Embers’ lands at Southeastern Community College in November

The famed Embers bring their special blend of Beach Music to the holidays at 'Christmas with the Embers' at Southeastern Community College.

NCDOT launches 2022 Aviation Art Contest

The NC Department of Transportation is inviting children and teenagers to submit art pieces for the 2022 Aviation Art Contest. The theme is 'Design Your Perfect Aircraft.'

Second suspect arrested in Pender triple murder

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office has made a second arrest in the homicide investigation of William Coley and Destiny Greene, along with her unborn child. 

As Covid-19 numbers drop, New Hanover County to discuss face coverings mandate

The Health and Human Services board will hear public comments and review community-wide COVID-19 data in their consideration of action on the rule, which may lead to a vote to repeal the rule or have it remain in place.

Long-time Chadbourn family business concerned by roundabout proposal

One long-time local business in Columbus County may be in jeopardy if the plans to build a roundabout at a busy intersection come to fruition.

10th annual wreath sale supports local 4-H programs

The New Hanover County 4-H program is holding their 10th Annual 4-H Wreath Sale now through November 10, with a goal of selling 350 wreaths to support 4-H youth development programs in the community.