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Boat preparations important for hurricane season

videoAs the peak of hurricane season approaches, experts say boat owners should prepare their boats now before it's too late. Captain Gregory Woodby works for Aquatic Safaris and Towboat U.S. He said, "A lot of times people are scrambling at the last minute to try to get their boat secure."

Man wanted for attempted murder turns self in

A local man wanted for attempted murder turned himself in to authorities Monday evening.

Restaurant owner found dead in river

One of the owners of a popular downtown restaurant has died. Jim Womer's body was found in the Cape Fear River Saturday morning.

Lightning cuts power to traffic signals

Weekend storms also affected things out on the street. Lightning cut power to traffic signals on several busy streets. City Traffic engineers say the storm affected signals at 55 intersections throughout the City, 30 of which suffered direct lightning damage.

Local woman’s art to appear on Wheat Thins box

A local woman whose hobby is geared at encouraging women to dream, just had her own dream come true. April Negron of Wilmington has crafted fairy wings since she was young. Now her creations will be featured on a limited edition Wheat Thins box.

Teen girl arrested, suspected of carjacking

A 16-year old girl is in jail Monday. She's one of two suspects in a carjacking over the weekend. Police say a woman matching Alicia Ramos's description car-jacked a man at gunpoint on Rankin Street Sunday morning.

Boat owners need to prep before hurricane season

Most of us take the proper precautions to protect ourselves and our homes from hurricanes, but boat owners also have to be prepared. Prepping your boat now before the peak of the hurricane season should save you time, money and most importantly, your boat.

Thunderstorms knock out emergency lines

Strong thunderstorms wreaked havoc on the Port City this weekend, cutting connections to some vital emergency services including 911. New Hanover County's 911 Center lost six of its emergency telephone lines Saturday. Telecommunications Director Brenda Hewlett says those lines are still trying to get fixed Monday.

Cape Fear Red Cross looking for volunteers

When a disaster like a fire strikes they jump into action. But the American Red Cross says it is in need of volunteers. Saturday the Cape Fear chapter recruited nearly 20 new volunteers. They attended training sessions, including several courses on mass care and shelter operations.

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Parents concerned about systemic racism, gender identity being taught in schools

About a dozen people protested outside Monday night's Bladen County Board of Education meeting with concerns about a new social studies curriculum they believe is harmful to their children.

New Hanover girls tennis outlasts Hoggard in matchup of unbeatens

The New Hanover High School girls tennis team used a fast start on Monday afternoon to take down rival Hoggard in a matchup of unbeaten teams, 6-3. 

Hoggard names John Lucas as new head volleyball coach

Hoggard High School announced their new head volleyball coach on Monday afternoon. John Lucas was hired to take over the Viking program headed into the fall. 

UNCW’s Trevor Marsh awarded CAA Baseball Player of the Week

Trevor Marsh was named Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week after leading UNCW to a weekend sweep of the College of Charleston and clinching the South Division title.