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Environmental study for new Cape Fear River bridge

The Cape Fear Skyway isn’t dead yet — although it will take a lot longer to build if it eventually makes its way through...

New Hanover County proposes tech school at Cape Fear Community College

A team working on plans for a vocational high school in New Hanover County proposes to enlist Cape Fear Community College for what would...

Multi-agency agreement aims to keep kids in school, out of court

Chief District Court Judge Jay Corpening sees a lot if kids facing charges resulting from incidents at school. He also is well aware that...

Deluge is slowing as Wrightsville Beach officials closely watch water levels in sewer system

The worst of the weekend deluge may be behind us, Wilmington forecasters said just before 11 this morning. Although the earlier forecast called for periods...

Local officials want DOT to shorten proposed turn lanes on Market Street

In deference to a historic cemetery and a majestic old tree, the Wilmington area Transportation Advisory Committee was to consider a resolution Wednesday, Sept....

Officials hear residents’ concerns about busy intersection

It doesn’t take an engineer to notice the intersection of Military Cutoff and Eastwood roads is congested. Residents had a chance Tuesday to ask questions...

Jobs-grant bill passes, will require county to offer local incentives

The ongoing debate over the value of economic incentives in North Carolina has been settled, at least for the next two budget years. Months...

Duke Energy required to pay fine for pollution

A $7 million fine and up to $15 million to accelerate cleanup of its coal-ash ponds will settle a case against Duke Energy over...

Caswell Beach mayor charged with stealing from sand fund

Longtime Caswell Beach Mayor Harry Simmons is facing charges of misappropriating more than $673,000 in public money entrusted to him by a consortium composed...

Our thoughts

First, state lawmakers punched a hole in the 30-year ban on hardened erosion-control structures along the North Carolina coast by allowing construction of sand-catching...

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