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Court orders new trial for Castle Hayne man serving life sentence for murder

The state Supreme Court determined the jury had been given improper standards for deliberations.

Famous Southport pirate getting HBO Max series

When the pirate Stede Bonnet was captured by authorities after trying to escape the Cape Fear River off Southport in 1718, it brought a close the elaborate story of the man known as the “Gentleman Pirate.”

WWII veteran rings in 100 years with car parade

One U.S. army veteran was joined by the community in Wilmington Thursday to celebrate her 100th birthday!

Wilmington PD uses obscure federal program to borrow military gear

Police in Wilmington have been borrowing military surplus items such as generators and M-16 rifles from the Department of Defense.

Starz’s ‘Hightown’ relocating production to Wilmington for season 2

The local film industry will soon reckon with the dark realities of the opioid epidemic when Starz relocates production of its acclaimed new series “Hightown” to Wilmington this fall.

Wilmington’s Stein Mart among those closing due to COVID-19

Signs announcing a store-wide closing sale are now posted in Wilmington’s Stein Mart at 3501 Oleander Drive in Hanover Center.

‘Outer Banks’ stars shoot Kygo music video in Carolina Beach

Two cast members from Netflix’s “Outer Banks” will shine the spotlight on another North Carolina hotspot this summer – only this one is a little closer to home.

New Hanover County Schools adopts ‘Plan C’ for reopening

The New Hanover County Schools Board of Education voted Tuesday night to switch up the plans for reopening this fall.

Hugh MacRae Park sign covered with one honoring Wilmington 1898 figure

Protesters seeking to change the name of Hugh MacRae Park got more specific with their message on Monday.

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Two NC lawmakers who contract COVID were on same hunting trip

Senate Rules Committee Chairman Bill Rabon of Brunswick County has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his office.

Portion of Wrightsville Ave. closed for emergency sewer repair

A portion of Wrightsville Avenue closed to traffic on Tuesday so crews could make an emergency sewer repair.

Surf City to vote on paid parking again

The Town of Surf City is considering paid parking, again. 

Car chase ends after driver collides with Bladen County sheriff’s deputy

The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit and the Community Impact Team (CIT) were in the Bladenboro area on Friday in response to community complaints of narcotics activity.