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After 16 years with Brunswick County, emergency services director to retire
BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Brunswick County’s emergency services director, Brian Watts, will retire by the end of the year. Watts served a total of 16 years working for the county; twelve working as the EMS services director and his last four as emergency services director.
Chadbourn names Bauer as town manager
Revised on: 12.12.2018 at 02:38 p.m. Posted on: 12.12.2018 at 02:32 p.m. The Chadbourn town council voted 3-2 Tuesday night to offer the post to John Bauer, a former city manager in Southport who also on two occasions has been Pender County manager. Voting for his appointment were Councilmen Donald
Carolina Beach gives green light to distillery and golf cart taxis
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Carolina Beach Town Council is giving a thumbs up to a pair of very different business ventures. Council first gave the go-ahead for a distillery on North Lake Park Boulevard. The distillery got a unanimous yes vote.
Patricia Ellen ‘Pat’ Manning, 74, owner of Manning Pest Control
OAK ISLAND — Patricia Ellen “Pat” Manning, 74, passed away Monday, Dec. 10, 2018, at SECU Hospice of Brunswick in Bolivia. Pat was born March 8, 1944, daughter of the late Clayton Fountain and Mary Holly Fountain. She and her husband started Manning Pest Control in 1976, where she worked in various
NC WFO WILMINGTON Warnings, Watches, and Advisories
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE. ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM EST SUNDAY... The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Wind. Advisory, which is in effect from 6 AM to 6 PM EST Sunday.
After 2008 bust, development returns to N.C. 211 in Brunswick County
BRUNSWICK COUNTY — Development on N.C. Highway 211 appears to be picking up after the financial bust one decade ago. A new project, Autumn Trail Townhomes, is proposed off N.C. 211 in unincorporated Brunswick County, where development has lulled in recent years.
John Michael McNeil, 65, enjoyed fishing and walking on the beach
OAK ISLAND — John Michael McNeil, 65, died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at his home. John was born July 10, 1953, son of the late Earnest Jasper McNeil and Laurel Louise Gibson McNeil.
Wilmington insurance agent allegedly embezzled thousands from clients
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington insurance agent is behind bars after allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from clients. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced Wednesday the arrest of 69-year-old Roy Payton Warren Jr.
Wrongfully convicted man allowed to proceed in case against SBI, NC Courts
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Joseph Sledge, the man who spent 37 years in prison for a double murder in Bladen County he did not commit, has moved another step closer to victory in his case against the state. The North Carolina Industrial Commission just ruled against two state agencies that were trying
Police: Wilmington man ‘late for work’ wanted for hit-and-run
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police is searching for Robert Patrick Emerson after he allegedly hit a bicyclist with his car, drove away, and then told officers it was because he was “late for work.” According to a news release, a bicyclist was crossing the intersection of Wrightsville Avenue a
Frank Prince O’Brien Jr., 99, editor and sports writer who was a wizard with words
SOUTHPORT — Frank Prince O’Brien Jr. died peacefully on Monday morning, Dec. 3, 2018, at the ripe old age of 99 and a half after celebrating Thanksgiving with his family just a few days earlier.
WPD: Man told police he was ‘late for work’ when he fled scene after hitting bicyclist
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Warrants have been obtained for a man who is accused of hitting a bicyclist with his vehicle and then fleeing the scene. Robert Patrick Emerson, 28, who has been charged with hit and run leaving the scene with property damage, told police he left the scene because he was “lat
Cape Fear Beer Tracker: This week in craft beer Dec. 10 – 16
WILMINGTON — As the Wilmington area continues to grow its reputation as an “Asheville East” of craft breweries — there are now 17 in the region — we’ll be here to keep you in the loop.
Emergency services director retiring after 16 years with Brunswick County
BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Brian Watts is retiring after 16 years with the county. Watts was named Emergency Services Director in early 2014. Prior to that, he worked as Brunswick County Emergency Medical Services Division Director for 12 years. Before coming t
Layoffs, buyouts coming at Brunswick Nuclear Plant
SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Duke Energy is looking at ways to cut costs at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant in Southport lead to buyouts and layoffs. Plant spokeswoman Karen Williams says the company is offering voluntary severance options to employees at its nuclear plant locations, as well as in the corpora
Police: Wilmington woman walks into neighbor’s home with BB gun
WILMINGTON, NC (StarNews) — A Wilmington woman faces a misdemeanor charge after police say she walked into a neighbor’s home with a BB gun, complaining about bright lights.
Suspects wanted for stealing keys, then car at Shallotte Walmart
SHALLOTTE, NC (WWAY) — Police are looking for two suspects accused of stealing a vehicle from the Walmart parking lot in Shallotte. Around 7:00 p.m. on Monday, two men pulled into the Shallotte Walmart in the car shown in these surveillance photos.
Andrew ‘Andy’ Troll, 90, retired longshoreman
SOUTHPORT — Andrew ‘Andy’ Troll, 90, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family. Andy was born April 12, 1928, in Louisburg, Kansas, son of the late Anthony Frank and Clara Spielbush Troll.
Freeze warning: How to protect your pipes as temperatures dip
SOUTHEASTERN, N.C. — With winter officially landing next week, temperatures are dipping to – and below – the freezing point. This leaves water pipes vulnerable to freezing water, which expands, breaking pipes and leaving behind significant and costly damage.
On the horizon in January: 66 workshops, panels & other events across NC
Plenty of technology and life science events and deadlines are on tap for January, and we suggest you pencil them into your calendar ahead of the new year. If you’re interested in events coming up in the immediate future, check out our roundup of December events in the Triangle and in other metros a