Congressman David Rouzer, Senator Richard Burr, and Senator Thom Tills announced the approval of funding for the Coastal Storm Damage Reduction (CSDR) project at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach on Monday.
With multiple productions underway in Wilmington, the film industry is stronger than ever and that means, the demand for skilled workers is also on the rise. That’s why the City of Wilmington is looking to invest $400,000 dollars into workforce development for the production industry.
Michael Regan, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, said it is taking a series of actions to limit pollution from a cluster of long-lasting chemicals known as PFAS that are increasingly turning up in public drinking water systems, private wells and even food.
An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S.
Health officials urging people to get a flu vaccine. New Hanover County is offering a drive thru vaccine clinic. Th health and human services board meets Tuesday to go over the latest metric and future of the mask mandate.
“Last year Autumn with Topsail was canceled, so for vendors that ramped up their inventory . . . and other festivals since then have also been canceled so it’s been tough for local vendors who go to these shows who rely on this for all or part of their income,” said Jeff Wenzel, owner and photographer for Above Topsail.
Fishin’ with Special Friends, a non-profit organization focused on holding fishing events for special needs children and adults, held its 10th annual fishing tournament at Johnnie Mercers Pier on Saturday.
The Families First Coronavirus Response Act ensures that COVID-19 testing is provided at no cost, nationwide, for everyone, including the uninsured – but some folks are having to shell out sometimes hundreds of dollars just to get tested.
The chairman of the New Hanover County Republican Liberty Caucus has sued the county Board of Education and Sheriff’s Office over unmasked members of the public being denied entry to a school board meeting.
J&J has asked the Food and Drug Administration for flexibility with its booster, arguing the extra dose adds important protection as early as two months after initial vaccination - but that it might work better if people wait until six months later.
Trevor Donovan’s 2020 movie "USS Christmas" was one of the first productions to shoot in Wilmington under new protocols instituted because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Donovan is starring in two new Christmas-themed movies this season for The Hallmark Channel and GAC Family Channel.