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Wilmington mom accused of putting newborn in trash wins chance to regain custody of kids

A Wilmington woman accused of dumping her newborn baby in a trash bin in a church parking lot in summer 2020 could regain custody of the baby and his older sister, according to a ruling issued in September by the N.C. Court of Appeals.

‘It really stings’: Surf City, Wilmington-area officials caution beachgoers of jellyfish

With a nickname of "floating terror," the Portuguese man o' war and its tentacles are showing beachgoers that sharks and rip currents are not the only things they should watch out for while swimming in the ocean for Labor Day weekend.

2020 Census: Which New Hanover neighborhoods are growing the fastest and slowest?

In the past 10 years, the county's population grew by roughly 23,000 people, increasing from 202,698 in 2010 to 225,702. That's an increase of just above 11%, which is higher than North Carolina's statewide 9.5% growth in the same period.

Ready, aim, fire ants: Why the irritating insects are intruding in North Carolina

Since first reaching North Carolina soil in Brunswick County in 1957, the fire ants’ colonization of the Tar Heel State has been all but unstoppable. 

Ordinance change could make way for apartments at Carolina Beach

A developer is looking to build apartments and commercial space on a Carolina Beach lot once set to be a Harris Teeter.

3 years since Hurricane Florence burst its dams, will Boiling Spring Lakes get lakes back?

It's been nearly three years since Hurricane Florence drenched Boiling Spring Lakes with 30 inches of rain over four days, bursting four dams and washing away Alton Lennon Drive.

After grand opening success, Wilmington’s Riverfront Park gears up for paid concerts

The faces on stage, and in the audience, were familiar. But almost everything else was a brand-new Wilmington experience on Sunday, as thousands flocked to downtown's Northside to check out the grand opening of Riverfront Park Amphitheater.

Where to watch fireworks in the Wilmington area for 4th of July

Many places around the Cape Fear are planning firework shows on July 4th. Here's a look at some of them.

How a massive hospitality-and-service grant could save Wilmington restaurants and retail

It’s meant to support those businesses that were hit the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions, according to a Thursday press release from the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. 

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Strike dodged with deal between film and TV crews, studios

An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S.

Hundreds of people gather at the New Hanover County Arboretum for Pumpkin Palooza

Today, hundreds of people gathered at the New Hanover County Arboretum for the 4-H Pumpkin Palooza yesterday evening.

One national retail chain held a hiring event at all of its Wilmington locations to prepare for the holiday rush

Today one national retail chain held at all of its locations in the local area, ahead of the holiday season rush.

Veg-Out Festival held in Wilmington’s Riverfront Park showcased vegan and vegetarian vendors

Today, a festival held in downtown at the Riverfront Park gave attendees a chance to learn about vegan and vegetarian lifestyles.