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Coal ash storage concern triggers state, local efforts

Kemp Burdette was on a simple mission at Duke Energy’s Cape Fear Power Plant on March 10. Burdette, Riverkeeper with Cape Fear River Watch, suspected...

Eastwood, Wrightsville slowdown prescribed

The speed limit on portions of Eastwood Road and Wrightsville Avenue may be reduced to 35 mph pending approval by Wilmington City Council. In March,...

Group fills City Hall demanding fair pay for police and fire

A large crowd of protestors filled Wilmington City Hall Council Chambers during Wilmington City Council’s Tuesday, April 1 meeting, asking for fair pay for...

Housing opportunities celebrated at Habitat fundraiser

Open hearts led to open checkbooks during the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity’s 13th annual Golden Hammer Pledge Breakfast on April 1. Three hundred and...

Important dates

Monday, April 7 Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee meeting 4 p.m., Town Hall Conference Room Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen budget workshop 5 p.m., Town Hall...

Private access easement ordinance created

A proposed new Town of Wrightsville Beach ordinance is designed to clarify private access easements. The Wrightsville Beach Planning Board unanimously approved a favorable recommendation...

Push for plastic bag ban underway

The nonprofit behind the 2012 Wrightsville Beach smoking ban has set its sight on a new target: plastic bags. “Millions of tons of plastics are...

Sand delay could impact bird, turtle nesting

Shore birds and turtles attempting to nest on and in Wrightsville Beach sand could face obstacles with a delayed beach nourishment project schedule. For the...

School board approves plan to implement 25 percent law

Top performing teachers in New Hanover County will be offered multi-year contracts and pay raises in place of tenure starting June 2014. The New Hanover...

Support for additional ROT funding denied

Three New Hanover County beach towns requested half of the second 3 percent of the countywide 6 percent Room Occupancy Tax for beach renourishment...

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