COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher would like seat pockets for her kindergarten students

  NC officials say no lesions, markings on dead fish found at Ocean Isle Beach

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants to give students a ’digital window into the world of learning’

Non-profit paws4people awarded sixth grant to train service dogs for veterans

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Help Snipes Academy dance students beat the isolation blues

  Back the Blue event gives free meals to officers to show support, appreciation

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  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants sports and exercise equipment for fun, healthy learning

FREE school supplies offered this weekend, compliments of Novant Health and WIMA

  New Hanover County animal shelter closed

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Art teacher wants sketchbooks for students to reflect on these unprecedented times

  Community Classroom returns, helps teachers buy school supplies

  Riverfest 2020 canceled

Brigade Boys & Girls Club extends hours to help families during remote learning

The Board of Directors of Brigade Boys & Girls Club decided to extend open hours at its Youth and Teen Center locations to help families with remote learning and enrichment activities.

Columbus County Sheriff’s Deputy saves elderly man

While on patrol Tuesday, August 4, a Columbus County Sheriff’s Deputy rescued an elderly man from a ditch full of water into which he had just fallen.

Tony McGhee selected to fill open spot on ballot for New Hanover County Board of Education

The Executive Committee of the New Hanover County Republican Party has unanimously voted to submit Tony McGhee’s name as the party’s third candidate for Board of Education in the November 2020 General Election.

CFPUA announces no late fees charged or water shut off through the end of August

CFPUA will continue to provide services and suspend late fees through at least the end of August.

Community-wide forums will address public concerns about NHRMC’s proposed partnership

Pender County board of elections opens new satellite office

Energy bill support available from NCDHHS during North Carolina’s hot summer months

Wrightsville Beach Brewery hosts 12th Annual Spearfishing Tournament

  New tiny home community for chronically homeless in Wilmington

  Community Spotlight: Save A Vet Now works to raise awareness and prevent veteran suicide

“Racial Justice and the ’Rona”: YWCA to host panel discussion with youth leaders

The YWCA Lower Cape Fear will host a youth panel discussion on racial justice and the coronavirus Thursday, July 16 at 6 p.m.

Pick up a free hurricane preparedness kit this Saturday

The New Hanover Disaster Coalition (NHDC) is giving away 500 buckets filled with essential hurricane supplies from two locations this Saturday.

UPDATE: 315 gallons of wastewater entered Pages Creek in the Bayshore area after a sewer main break

A sanitary sewer overflow (SSO) was reported in the 300-block of the Bayshore area at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday.

  WECT to air 30-minute special on Chief Donny Williams: Rising through the Ranks

WECT to air 30-minute special on Chief Donny Williams: Rising through the Ranks

  Wave Transit postpones fare reinstatement to a later date

Wave Transit has backtracked on its intention to reinstate fixed route bus fares and reopen its transfer facilities to a later, unspecified date.

YMCA to open second City pool and offer free swim lessons

Following the recent opening of the Robert Strange pool, the YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina and the City of Wilmington are expected to open Legion Stadium pool Friday, July 3.

  Carolina Panthers, Lenovo team up to donate Chromebooks to Columbus County Schools

The Carolina Panthers Player Impact Committee and Lenovo announced they have partnered with the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction to help schools in need.

  ‘When my husband died, it was much more difficult than I could have imagined': Recognizing International Widows Day

The first official meeting for the Cape Fear chapter of the Modern Windows Club is Tuesday evening.

  Pool safety in the age of the coronavirus pandemic

Medical experts and pool staff weigh in on the risks and precautions when it comes to swimming in pools during the coronavirus pandemic.

Fish for free in North Carolina’s public waters on Independence Day

Anyone in North Carolina can fish without having to purchase a license on July 4 from 12 a.m. until 11:59 p.m.

Shane Fernando named Vice President of Advancement and the Arts at CFCC

Shane Fernando, director of the Wilson Center, named Vice President of Advancement and the Arts at CFCC

  Members of the NC Bar and law school professors call upon elected officials to immediately take down Confederate monuments

Lawyer Gary Shipman announced on Facebook Wednesday he had joined 60 other legal professionals to rally elected officials for the removal of Confederate monuments across North Carolina.

Wildlife Commission provides tips to help protect sea turtles during nesting season

The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) reminded beachgoers Thursday what they can do to keep sea turtles and hatchlings safe during nesting season.

Local leaders discuss sale of hospital during Power Breakfast: The Decision

The sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center was the topic of discussion at the Greater Wilmington Business Journal’s 2020 Power Breakfast on Thursday.

  Juneteenth celebrations encourage voter registration

Wednesday kicked off Juneteenth celebrations in Navassa.

  Commissioner Barfield confident Hugh MacRae Park will be renamed

Commissioner Barfield confident Hugh MacRae Park’s name will be changed

‘BLM but so does yours’: Women pay for deputy’s meal

Two African American women left a Tenn. deputy a note, which read, “BLM, but so does yours. Thank you for your service. Breakfast paid.”

  Five people arrested after protesters take to the streets downtown

Shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday, protesters took to the streets in downtown Wilmington and tensions rose when they sat in the middle of North 3rd Street

  Castle Street property redevelopment moves forward to next stage

Wilmington City Council approved a resolution to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Hipp Architecture & Development, PC to redevelop the property at 1110 Castle Street.

  Mecklenburg County Commissioners declare racism a public health crisis

Mecklenburg County Commissioners have unanimously passed a resolution declaring racism a public health crisis.

  COVID casualty: Harrell’s Department Store to close after 117 years

Harrell's Department Store in Burgaw is closing next month after 117 years in business.

  Proposal to paint Wilmington street with “Black Lives Matter” sent to city leaders

Proposal to paint a Wilmington street with Black Lives Matter sent to city leaders

Brunswick County Landfill announces free cleanup week

Property owners in Brunswick County may dispose of surplus material that is not hazardous waste or regular trash from June 22-27, 2020 free of charge at the Brunswick County Landfill.

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission stock Northeast Cape Fear River with largemouth bass

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) fisheries biologists recently restocked the Cape Fear River with 134,000 largemouth bass fingerlings to help jumpstart the fishery.

  Downtown Wilmington peaceful protest takes the form of yoga

A large, organized protest took place in front of the federal courthouse in downtown Wilmington Saturday afternoon.

The sixth day of protests in downtown Wilmington wrapped up peacefully

After a moment where it got a little tense, the crowds dispersed quickly ahead of the curfew.

  Carolina Beach cancels Fourth of July fireworks, hopes to have them Labor Day weekend

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce announces cancellation of Fourth of July fireworks

  Large crowds gather as curfew approaches

Throughout the evening, there were alternating moments of silence, chanting and reading of names of those who had died at the hands of law enforcement.

  Protest and protect: Wilmington woman steps up and speaks out during protests

Lily Nicole is using her voice to speak out for her community.

  NAACP leader praises WPD and NHCO Sheriff’s office on how the agencies handled Sunday’s protest

New Hanover County NAACP president praises Wilmington Police and New Hanover County Sheriff"s deputies for their actions during Sunday's protest in downtown Wilmington

  ‘It’s sad that we’re saying goodbye’: U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Diligence leaves Wilmington after decades of calling it home

The Cutter Diligence has called Wilmington home since 1994, but is now headed to Florida

  NHC Veterans Council holds low-key ceremony to honor those lost protecting our freedom

New Hanover County Veteran's Council to hold low key Memorial Day ceremony

Census: Leland is fastest growing town in North Carolina

From April 1, 2010, to July 1, 2019, Leland’s population has jumped from 13,614 to 23,544, an approximate increase of 73 percent.

  City leaders to host virtual COVID-19 town hall meeting for minorities

City leaders to host virtual COVID-19 town hall meeting for minorities

NC Sheriff’s Association, local sheriffs respond to Judge order to allow indoor worship services

After a U.S. District Judge issued a temporary restraining order on Governor Cooper’s executive order Saturday, the North Carolina Sheriff’s Association (NCSA), along with local sheriff’s, are responding to the ruling.

  Southport PD honors South Brunswick High grads with planned “Sea of Blue” graduation ride along Cape Fear River

The class of 2020 at South Brunswick High School are being honored along the Cape Fear River in Southport. Friday morning, the staff at the school assembled a display of the graduates pictures along the riverfront on the Garrison lawn.

Events rescheduled due to pandemic could create a calendar traffic jam in the fall

Events rescheduled due to pandemic could create a calendar traffic jam in the fall

‘By kids for kids’: Art auction showcases children’s art to help other children in need

“By kids for kids”: Art auction showcases children’s art to help other children in need

UPDATE: 12-year-old delivers 368 lbs. of donations to food bank

Harper Sellers, 12, dropped off 368 lbs. of food and toiletries to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, after organizing a donation drive in her neighborhood

Riverfront Farmers reopens with new drive-through shopping

The market will be open at Waterline Brewing on Saturdays from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m.

TONIGHT: Counseling through Crisis: Drug, alcohol and mental health experts offer help during pandemic

WECT to broadcast drug, alcohol and mental health counseling on Bounce channel

  Small Business Centers offer resources to help businesses survive during coronavirus pandemic

CFCC and Brunswick Community College are shifting their focus at the Small Business Center to help local businesses survive.

Adopt a Senior 2020: Facebook groups showcase graduating seniors

Adopt a Senior 2020 is a push on Facebook to support graduating seniors.

  Combating social isolation: ways to connect seniors with the community

WARM and the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center are just a few organizations working to connect seniors with the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wilmington restaurant provides free meals to Community Boys and Girls Club

Wilmington restaurant provides free meals to Community Boys and Girls Club

Wilmington continues work to extend Maj. Gen. Joseph McNeil Commemorative Way

More of Third Street in downtown Wilmington could soon be designated as the Major General Joseph McNeil Commemorative Way.

  African American physicians dispel myths about people of color and COVID-19

African American physicians dispel myths about people of color and COVID-19

Landfall Foundation provides emergency grants to area non-profits in response to COVID-19 crisis

Landfall Foundation provides emergency grants to area non-profits in response to COVID-19 crisis

  Cape Fear Strong Virtual Food Drive helps our neighbors in need

More people are turning to local food banks for assistance as thousands of North Carolina residents are out of work due to restrictions put in place amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Severe weather threat impacts student meal service programs

Families have been able to sign up to pick up meals from dozens of distribution locations throughout southeastern North Carolina while students are out of school amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Riverfest announces new president, dates for fall event

Riverfest announces new president, dates for fall event

Customer surprises some Harris Teeter employees with gift cards

Customer surprises some Harris Teeter employees with gift cards

Two sisters team up to make masks for first responders

Madyson and Bella Evans from Whiteville made over 100 masks for first responders.

  ‘Having a wedding right now wouldn’t be normal’: Raleigh couple postpones Easter Wilmington wedding

A couple in Raleigh postpones their Wilmington wedding to amid coronavirus concerns.

  Chief physician at NHRMC says wear a cloth mask even when walking the dog

Chief Physician at New Hanover Regional Medical Center is urging local residents to follow the additional guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to wear masks even when walking the dog.

  New initiative MealsForHeroes.com supporting local restaurants, healthcare providers and first responders

"Meals For Heroes" is an initiative between the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and CaringToDeliver.com, to help Wilmington-area restaurants and healthcare practitioners during the coronavirus pandemic

  Chief physician at NHRMC warns against ‘unproven therapies’ that claim cure for coronavirus

Dr, Philip Brown, Chief Physician at NHRMC warns against “unproven therapies” that claim cure for coronavirus

Showing appreciation for those working on the front-lines of the coronavirus pandemic

Healthcare workers at New Hanover Regional Medical Center were greeted with appreciation Monday. A sign reading "Heroes Work Here" was displayed at the entrance of the hospital's campus.