Wilmington logistics company among fastest growing in the country

One of the fastest growing companies in the country is located right here in Wilmington.

New director of youth violence prevention group impressed by hurricane relief efforts in Wilmington

Vivian St. Juste knows a thing or two about withstanding and recovering from hurricanes and she’s using that knowledge in her new job in Wilmington.

Yard sales October 13

Yard sales October 13

CFPUA schedules four community forums to discuss GenX, water filtration systems

Each forum will include a presentation on CFPUA's effort to reduce PFAS in drinking water. The public is encouraged to attend the meetings and ask questions of CFPUA staff.

Blockade Runner Beach Resort shuts down; re-opening scheduled for spring

Blockade Runner Beach Resort, a Wrightsville Beach establishment for 55 years, is closing for renovations due to damages sustained during Hurricane Florence.

Columbus County Agriculture Fair canceled Thursday ahead of Michael

The fair will not open on Thursday thanks to the arrival of now Tropical Strom Michael.

Disaster recovery centers closing Thursday for Hurricane Michael

Disaster recovery centers set up by FEMA in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence will be closed Thursday as the state braces for Hurricane Michael.

Castle Hayne site deleted from EPA list, could be converted to wildlife habitat

The Reasor Chemical Company site in Castle Hayne has been deleted from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund National Priorities List.

Temporary shelter opening for Pender residents at Burgaw Elementary School

The county's Department of Health and Human Social Services announced Wednesday afternoon that Burgaw Elementary School at 400 North Wright Street in Burgaw will open at 9 a.m. Thursday and close Friday morning.

New CEO for Boys & Girls Club

New Chief Executive Officer for the Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington.

Carolina Beach Town Council moving closer to hiring town manager

Carolina Beach Town Council said at Tuesday night’s meeting it will advertise its town manager’s job opening to replace Michael Cramer.

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Myrtle Grove Middle School science teacher wants wave apparatus for students

WECT’s Community Classroom this week features a science teacher’s project at Myrtle Grove Middle School in New Hanover County. Mr. Berg teaches 6th through 8th grade. He’s asking for a tank wave, magnet bars, and a wave apparatus.

Brunswick Family Assistance announces hurricane relief distribution sites

Brunswick County Family Assistance has secured six points of distribution for Hurricane Florence survivors next week.

Free mosquito larvicide kits available at NHC library branches; Raleigh company giving away all-natural spray in Wilmington

As many people in our area have learned, Hurricane Florence’s floodwaters left a perfect breeding ground for the rapid growth of mosquitoes.

Yard sales October 6

Here's a list of the yard sales for October 6

New date set for Shave for Sean

A new date is set for the Shave for Sean, which was cancelled due to Hurricane Florence.

‘We can’t give up’: Rocky Point family of 5 rebuilding dream home after Florence

The search for the Lydons' dream home took nearly two years before they settled on a home on the back of the northeast Cape Fear River near Rocky Point.

Columbus Co. man has been missing for more than a week

According to a Columbus County Sheriff's Office news release, Austin Buck Long, 22, of Chair Factory Road in Nakina, was last seen in the Hallsboro community Sept. 25 around 6 p.m.

Is your kiddo a star? Gerber is looking for their next spokesbaby

Is your baby a star? Well, Gerber wants to see if your kiddo has what it takes to be their iconic spokesperson.

Consider This: A sense of community togetherness post Florence

But consider this: Even weeks after Florence devastated southeastern North Carolina, the stories about neighbors helping neighbors continue to roll in. We've been able to feature some of those folks in the news already. We're committed to sharing even more of those stories in the days and weeks to

Habitat for Humanity focuses on hurricane recovery efforts

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is delaying its new construction projects in October to focus on assisting with Hurricane Florence emergency relief efforts.

Child passenger safety seats damaged by hurricane to be replaced

If your child’s car seat was damaged during Hurricane Florence, an event in Bladen County aims to help you get a new one.

Concert, donation drive planned for Boiling Spring Lakes

A Sunday afternoon concert and donation drive is scheduled to help Hurricane Florence survivors in Boiling Spring Lakes.

7, 8-year-olds start charity for other children affected by hurricane

Amir and Atiya Johnson, ages 8 and 7, respectively, asked their mother how they could help after the storm and Undies and Socks for Tots was created.

Airlie Gardens closed for repairs, Enchanted Airlie ticket sales delayed

Airlie Gardens will remain closed until further notice as crews work to make repairs after Hurricane Florence. The Director of Parks and Gardens is mobilizing all resources to get the gardens cleaned up and ready for visitors, but Enchanted Airlie ticket sales will be delayed at this point.

NC Department of Insurance to host public meetings in Pender Co.

The Department of Insurance will host an Insurance Camp where citizens of Pender County can come to get information, file claims, and ask questions of insurance carriers in the wake of Hurricane Florence.

Lazy Pirate hosting fundraiser concert for Pleasure Island relief

A concert to raise money for The Pleasure Island Disaster Relief Fund will be held at The Lazy Pirate in Carolina Beach on Wednesday.

Sub Stop keeps going despite hurricane damage, break-in

A popular sandwich shop in Wilmington was forced to turn off its grills, but the hurricane wasn't the only obstacle for the owners of Sub Stop.

National Guard soldiers work to restore normalcy in Boiling Spring Lakes

More than a dozen soldiers worked Tuesday to complete a hasty road repair of a washout on East Boiling Spring Lakes Road near Polaris Drive, allowing more access to and from the city.

NC business turns into makeshift supply pickup site

The roads may still be washed out and the lakes may still be empty, but there are so many full hearts in Boiling Spring Lakes and even more community members who have stepped up to help.

New Hanover County announces park openings

Several New Hanover County parks are open or will soon open, according to an update from NHC Emergency Management.

New Hanover County sets up hurricane recovery donations hub

New Hanover County has set up a donations hub to make it easier for individuals and organizations to assist with hurricane recovery efforts.

Midtown YMCA hosting field day featuring free food, showers

Free food, warm showers and more will be offered at Wilmington's Midtown YMCA during its community field day on Saturday.

Local ceremony to honor victims of 9/11

Wilmington firefighters, police officers, state and local officials paused Tuesday morning to remember the first responders killed September 11, 2001.

Local first responders to honor fallen Tuesday on 17th anniversary of 9/11 attacks

Local fire and police departments plan to observe September 11th, 17 years after the fatal terror attacks in New York City. Wilmington Fire Department will hold a ceremony this morning from 8:30 until 9:30.

Yard sales September 8

September 8 yard sales

Teen Ocean Stewards organizing beach cleanup effort

Some teenagers in our area are taking the lead in an ocean clean-up project that is part of a larger international effort.

Man who was homeless says job at Wilmington restaurant 'is magic'

A wooden bench outside the New Hanover County Public Library served as Scott Allen's address for more than three months.

Author creates 'shopfiction', a new type of reading experience to keep readers engaged

Ten years and ten drafts later, Riley Costello is finally a published author who not only created a book, but also a whole new experience for readers.

Legion Stadium pool hosts annual Pooch Plunge

One of the Wilmington's favorite annual traditions resumed Tuesday when the Pooch Plunge was held at the Legion Stadium pool.

Smithfield gives Wilmington food bank $100,000

One of North Carolina's largest employers handed $100,000 over to the Wilmington branch of the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina on Tuesday morning.