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Southport gives update on Bay Street, Franklin Square Gallery, storm recovery projects

Bay Street drainage Work to alleviate drainage issues along West Bay Street should begin in the next couple weeks. During its meeting last Thursday, the Southport Board of Aldermen voted to award contracts for Bay Street repairs. Public works director David Fox explained that the repair work will c

THE STATE PORT PILOT - 2017-09-20 18:03:00

Southport police search for suspects in theft of cleaning supplies

Southport police are asking for the public's help in identifying suspects who stole cleaning supplies from a Walmart recently. According to an email from Det. Sgt. Kevin Long, two people took the supplies from the store on 1675 North Howe Street on Sept. 16 at approximately 5:20 p.m. Anyone with any

WECT - 2017-09-19 22:51:01

Rick Courtney brings songs of love, compassion to StarNews Live

The singer, songwriter and pastor can often be found playing in Carolina Beach. Rick Courtney has been playing music in the Wilmington area for many years, but he's also the associate pastor at Carolina Coast Vinyard Church in Carolina Beach. As he showed during a performance for the StarNews Live s

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-09-21 20:52:00

Make a bet for a good cause at Casino Night in Brunswick County

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) - Enthusiasts of horse racing, blackjack, roulette, craps and poker don't need to travel far next weekend. Make a bet in Brunswick County, and for a good cause, on Saturday, September 30. Brunswick Senior Resources Inc., Brunswick Family Assistance and the Ocean Ridge Cha

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2017-09-21 11:10:51

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting

SOUTHPORT - Friends of the Library Southport and Oak Island will hold their annual meeting at 1 p.m. Sept. 26, at the Southport Community Building, 223 E. Bay St. After a brief business meeting, three local authors will speak about their respective books. Howie Franklin, currently director of Cape F

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-09-20 15:00:00

Former council member rDara Royal appointed to fill seat until November election

Oak Island Town Council selected its newest member Tuesday night and agreed to spend millions on improvements to the water and sewer systems. Council also learned that Brunswick County-based ATMC plans to blanket the island with fiber-optic cable and offer ultra-high-speed internet access to every h

THE STATE PORT PILOT - 2017-09-20 18:09:00

Investigation continues in two-month-old Oak Island homicide; awaiting test results

Almost two months after the shooting death of an Oak Island man, authorities are still investigating and not releasing details in the July 22 incident that ended with the death of Michael Christopher Auvil. Thomas Everette ("Tommy") Craddock, property manager at the Driftwood Motel, fired the fatal

THE STATE PORT PILOT - 2017-09-20 18:04:00

Oak Island names Royal to fill Council seat

In a meeting delayed for a week due to Hurricane Irma, on Tuesday, Oak Island Town Council appointed Dara F. Royal to fulfill the remaining several months of Jim Medlin's second term on the panel, which ends in December. Medlin resigned on Aug. 30 in anticipation of a move to Arbor Creek, a resident

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-09-20 02:49:21

Kure Beach candidate withdraws from race

Lowery says 'decision is final,' leaving 5 candidates vying for 2 seats KURE BEACH -- Town council candidate Lisa Lowery announced Wednesday that she has withdrawn from the race -- although her name will still appear on November's ballot. "Since I last talked to you, I have decided to withdrawal my

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-09-20 21:10:21

Kure Beach keeping current policy on town council travel

A motion to amend the Kure Beach Town Council's travel policy did not pass on Monday night. At issue was a proposed amendment that would have eliminated council members and the mayor from having to have their town-related travel pre-approved by the rest of the council. Mayor Pro-Tem Craig Bloszinsky

WECT - 2017-09-19 01:22:45

Defendant chained girl because 'I had to get rid of her'

Douglas Edwards testifies he doesn't remember abduction and never meant to hurt the child. WILMINGTON -- Douglas Nelson Edwards said he left work early on Sept. 14, 2016, because he wasn't feeling well -- and the next thing he remembered was being in the company of a kidnapped child. "I was in the m

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-09-20 00:44:52

Army Demands Town Stop Placing Lake Dredge Material At Dow Road Property

FeaturedA project to dredge the Carolina Beach Lake remains on hold after the U.S. Army demanded last week the Town stop hauling dredge material to land the Town has leased from the Army since the 1970's for a wastewater treatment plant. Town Manager Michael Cramer explained to the Council September

ISLAND GAZETTE - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Man dies after wreck near entrance to Echo Farms

A two-vehicle crash claimed the life of a man last week in Wilmington. According to a Wilmington Police Department news release sent Tuesday, Robert John Davis Jr., 83, of Wilmington, died over the weekend as a result of injuries sustained in the crash at the Echo Farms entrance last Wednesday. Wi

WECT - 2017-09-19 19:14:22

District court docket for Sept. 5, 6, 7 and 8

The following cases were adjudicated over four days of District Criminal Court on Sept. 5, 6, 7 and 8 in Bolivia. Codes: PG, pleaded guilty; PNG/NG, pleaded not guilty, found not guilty; PNG/G, pleaded not guilty, found guilty; BCDF, Brunswick County Detention Facility; NCDOC, North Carolina Depar

BRUNSWICK BEACON - 2017-09-19 22:39:00

BREAKING: Alamance County woman dies in Carolina Beach drowning incident

Witnesses found the 55-year-old in the surf late Friday NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- A Graham woman died Saturday morning after being found late Friday in the surf at Carolina Beach, according to a Tuesday release from the town. At 10:42 p.m., several agencies responded to the beach strand near Pelican Lan

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-09-19 19:29:12

Alamance Co. woman drowns at Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach officials are investigating after an Alamance County woman drowned last week. According to Det. Hettinger with the Carolina Beach Police Department, multiple units responded to the beach strand near the Pelican Lane beach access just before 10:45 p.m. Friday, Sept. 15 after receiving

WECT - 2017-09-19 18:04:30

Youth Relationships Skills and Abstinence Rally set for Sept. 23

Southeastern Community & Family Services Inc. is sponsoring a Youth Relationships Skills and Abstinence Rally on Saturday, Sept. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Brunswick Electric Membership Corp. in Supply. For youth 13-19, this event is funded by a Cooperative Abstinence Education Grant awarded

BRUNSWICK BEACON - 2017-09-19 09:16:00

The Latest: Death toll rises to 226 from Mexico earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Mexico's civil defense agency says the death toll has risen to 226 from Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake that knocked down dozens of buildings in Mexico City and nearby states. The official Tw

WECT - 2017-09-19 18:52:36

Attorney: Final San Francisco plane crash lawsuit settled

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A California dentist who was aboard an Asiana Airlines plane that crashed in San Francisco four years ago - killing three girls and injuring roughly 200 others - reached a settlement Thursday with the airline, ending what her attorney said was the last pending lawsuit in the U.S

WECT - 2017-09-22 00:38:26

TRAFFIC ALERT: Jack-knifed tractor-trailer shuts down several lanes on HWY 17

Multiple lanes of HWY 17 at Old Waterford Way have been shutdown due to a jack-knifed tractor-trailer, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. (Source: BCSO) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Multiple lanes of HWY 17 at Old Waterford Way have been shutdown due to a jack-knifed tractor-trail

WECT - 2017-09-21 11:32:54