With all the development and growth in the Cape Fear region, some communities are worried about losing their green space. Belvedere Country Club in Hampstead shut down earlier

The high school sports season is hanging in the balance after the North Carolina High School Athletic Association pushed back the start of the athletic calendar year even

The two most powerful state lawmakers in North Carolina want President Donald Trump and Joe Biden to have an extra presidential debate.

A deputy sergeant at the Columbus County Sheriff's Office is being praised after saving an elderly man who fell in a ditch full of water after repairing his mailbox from storm-related

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Ironclad Brewery buys Hampstead golf course, adds beer garden

With all the development and growth in the Cape Fear region, some communities are worried about losing their green space. Belvedere Country Club in Hampstead shut down earlier this year and was recently bought, but the green space is here to stay.

Topsail High football workouts suspended after student tests positive for COVID-19

A Pender County high school athlete has tested positive for COVID-19, prompting football workouts to be suspended for at least two weeks.
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High schools fear missing out on football could bring financial issues

The high school sports season is hanging in the balance after the North Carolina High School Athletic Association pushed back the start of the athletic calendar year even further. It has schools across the Cape Fear worried about what the financial impact may look like.
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Local organizations pair up in the fight against GenX, handout water filters

A handful of local groups in the Wilmington community came together on Friday to help low income families by providing water filters in the fight against GenX in the Cape Fear area.
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Flechtner plans to retire from CFPUA in June 2021

Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Executive Director Jim Flechtner has decided to retire from CFPUA near the end of June 2021.

Top state lawmakers want a presidential debate in NC

The two most powerful state lawmakers in North Carolina want President Donald Trump and Joe Biden to have an extra presidential debate.

Father: Son was drunk and didn’t mean to shoot woman, girl

Police in North Carolina say they plan to charge a man with attempted murder after he shot his 7-year-old daughter and girlfriend. But the man’s father said his son was drunk and doesn’t deserve the charges.

North Carolina to relax 10-person limit for GOP convention

North Carolina public health officials told the Republican National Committee that the party can have more than 10 people in a room to conduct official convention business while in Charlotte.

Columbus Co. deputy helps man who fell in ditch while cleaning debris

A deputy sergeant at the Columbus County Sheriff's Office is being praised after saving an elderly man who fell in a ditch full of water after repairing his mailbox from storm-related debris. 
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Family clings to faith as search continues for man possibly hurt in Beirut explosion

The impacts of the Beirut, Lebanon explosion are being felt 6,000 miles away in Wilmington.

Area museums reimagine ways to keep art and history alive during pandemic

Many local businesses are struggling to stay afloat as the pandemic continues, and unfortunately, Wilmington's art and history sector is in the same boat.

WPD still searching for murder suspect

Wilmington Police are still searching for the second suspect  wanted in connection with a May murder.

Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

New York’s governor said Friday he would allow children statewide to return to classrooms for the start of the new school year, citing the state’s success in battling the coronavirus pandemic.

Plane skids off runway in India; 14 killed, dozens hurt

An Air India Express flight with 190 people on board skidded off a runway and split in two while landing Friday in heavy rain in southern India.

Most NC parents won’t have option to send kid back to school

Data from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction shows most K-12 parents won't have the option of sending their kids back to school at the start of the fall, even partially.

Oak Island halts short term rentals in some areas, mandatory evacuation remains

A mandatory evacuation in Oak Island remains in effect for all non-residents and short term-rentals are on hold in certain areas of the island. 
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Well-known, award-winning cardiologist at NHRMC dies at 53

A cardiologist at New Hanover Regional Medical Center known for his advancements in heart health has died. 

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High schools fear missing out on football could bring financial issues

The high school sports season is hanging in the balance after the North Carolina High School Athletic Association pushed back the start of the athletic calendar year even further. It has schools across the Cape Fear worried about what the financial impact may look like.

Panthers coach stays positive in ‘less than ideal’ situation

The Carolina Panthers have a new head coach, two new coordinators, a different starting quarterback and a roster with more turnover from last season than any team in the NFL.

Hoggard student athlete tests positive for COVID-19

A second student athlete inside the district has tested positive since workouts resumed on July 6.

Blackhawks ban Native American headdresses at home games

The Chicago Blackhawks are banning headdresses at home games as part of their pledge to honor the Native American community.