Latest headlines, closures for Tropical Storm Isaias

Bladen County to open two shelters Monday night

Pender County approves extending contract with Rep. Smith as EM coordinator

Dosher announces schedule changes due to Isaias

Brunswick Co. opens two primary shelters

Bladen County to consider resolution declaring racism a public health crisis

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Carolina Beach recommends voluntary evacuation for visitors, will activate emergency operations center tonight

“Our entire family has COVID”: Molly Grantham shares ‘surreal’ diagnosis while raising newborn

Cape Fear Community College closing at noon, will remain closed Tuesday

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee announces franchise opportunities coming soon

New Hanover County Schools schedule changes and closures for Isaias

‘Peaceful demonstration’ calling for the resignation of Brunswick Commissioner Mike Forte postponed due to Isaias

New Hanover County modifies hours of operation, plans to declare state of emergency ahead of Isaias

New Hanover County is modifying office hours and planning on declaring a state of emergency Monday as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches the region.

  First Alert Forecast: what to expect from Isaias and when

A comprehensive look at the storm poised to impact the Carolinas.

Bald Head Island sets curfew for Monday night

The Village of Bald Head Island has declared a state of emergency in response to Tropical Storm Isaias.

NHRMC issues Tropical Storm Isaias information for patients and visitors

Tropical Storm Isaias is expected to impact the Cape Fear region starting Monday evening and New Hanover Regional Medical Center is issuing guidance for patients and visitors.

  Gov. Cooper gives update on Tropical Storm Isaias preparations

Surf City declares a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches

Kure Beach declares state of emergency ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias, no evacuations ordered

  Wilmington Police officer deployed Taser on a driver who crashed into a church, then threw a gun into another vehicle

  Partnership Advisory Group’s Facebook live community forum scheduled for Tuesday canceled

Brunswick County encourages residents to consider shelters a ‘last resort'

‘Black Lives Do Matter’ and ‘End Racism Now,’ amended request for art installation goes back to City Council

After a heated City Council meeting in Wilmington last month that led to Councilman Charlie Rivenbark declaring the phrase ‘Black Lives Matter’ as racist, community activists are once again requesting city leaders allow an art installation in public space --- this time --- with an amended message.

  Teen girl taken to hospital after Saturday night shooting in Wilmington

According to the Wilmington police department, a shooting happened on South 10th Street at around 11:30.

New Hanover County to open modified Emergency Operations Center Monday

New Hanover County continues to monitor Tropical Storm Isaias as it approaches the region and on Monday, the county Emergency Operations Center will be activated.

Oak Island declares state of emergency, issues voluntary evacuation for non-residents

The Town of Leland has declared a state of emergency as Tropical Storm Isaias continues it’s path towards the region.

NC teachers petition schools reopen, include list of demands needed to return

Teachers across the state, including New Hanover county have started a petition with things they’d like to see happen before everybody returns to the classroom.

Governor Cooper activates National Guard as Tropical Storm Isaias approaches

Although it has now been downgraded to Tropical Storm Isaias from a hurricane, Governor Roy Cooper is encouraging residents to take the threat seriously and has approved the activation of the National Guard.

UNCW to close residence halls Monday ahead of Tropical Storm Isaias

The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) is preparing for the possible severe weather which is expected to be brought to the region from Hurricane Isaias and will be closing residence halls at 2 p.m. Monday.

Pender County offers hurricane safety advice as Isaias approaches

Pender County officials are holding off on declaring a state of emergency as Hurricane Isaias makes its way to the region according to Emergency Management Director Carson Smith.

Pender Co. BOE Chairman: “No response from Office of Civil Rights”

The Chairman of the Pender County Board of Education says there’s been no response from the federal Office of Civil Rights as an investigation continues into the alleged use of racial slurs at Pender High School.

Update: Tidewater Brewing, Wilmington’s first co-op brewery won’t move forward with plans

More than two years ago, a new brewery announced it would be opening in Wilmington.

New Hanover County announces 5 more COVID-19 deaths from past week

Five more New Hanover County residents died due to COVID-19 over the past according to county health officials.

2020 Wahine Classic set to go ahead at different venue

The 2020 Wahine Classic will take place at Carolina Beach August 14-16 and all participants are required to wear face masks on the beach and to practice social distancing.

  First Alert Forecast: eyes on Hurricane Isaias... a brush, at the very least, is likely

Local specifics for Isaias cannot yet be pinned, but impacts are likely. Please continue to monitor this storm with us through the weekend.

  Hurricane Isaias churns through Bahamas as Florida prepares

Officials in Florida said they were closing beaches, marinas and parks in Miami-Dade County beginning Friday night.

State of Emergency not likely for Wilmington until Sunday at the earliest, mayor says

State of Emergency not likely for Wilmington until Sunday at the earliest

  Stores make sure shelves are stocked as Isaias tracks towards North Carolina coast

It was business as usual at the Piggly Wiggly in Leland on Friday.

Coach at Hoggard High School tests positive for COVID-19

An athletic coach at Hoggard High School in Wilmington has tested positive for COVID-19, according to New Hanover County Schools

  Counties issue guidance in preparation for Hurricane Isaias

Hurricane Isaias is currently on track to impact southeastern North Carolina with significant rain, high winds, storm surge and flooding.

Courteney Cox to reprise role in latest ‘Scream’ flick

Courteney Cox will join David Arquette in the fifth 'Scream' movie, which is expected to be filmed this fall in Wilmington.

DeGeneres apologizes to show’s staff amid workplace inquiry

Steps are being taken to make several staffing changes and implement other steps, Warner Bros. said, without citing specifics.

UPDATE: Boil advisory rescinded for the Town of Lake Waccamaw

A boil water advisory is in place for several Lake Waccamaw Water System customers due to a leaking water main on Canal Cove Road.

  Georgia camp with COVID-19 outbreak didn’t require masks

A Georgia overnight camp hit by a coronavirus outbreak took many precautions, but didn’t make campers wear masks or have proper ventilation in buildings, according to a government report released Friday.

Gov. Cooper declares State of Emergency to help prepare for Isaias

Cooper also asked those who have to evacuate to consider alternate options instead of shelters.

300-pound cast iron church bell stolen out of Columbus County yard

Detectives with the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office are hoping the public can help track down a massive antique church bell that was stolen right out of the owner’s yard earlier this year.

  Red Cross shares advice for preparing for Hurricane Isaias

As we continue to monitor Hurricane Isaias and its possible impacts in Southeastern North Carolina, the American Red Cross of the Cape Fear Area shared important information to help our community prepare.

  Devon Scott, former Wilmington mayoral candidate, held on $100K bond in alleged sexual assault of wife

Former Wilmington mayoral candidate Devon Scott was arrested by police on Thursday after recently admitting to physically assaulting and raping his wife.

New trial granted for man sentenced to death for New Hanover County murder

A man sentenced to death in a New Hanover County courtroom more than 20 years ago has been granted a new trial.

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.

DMV adjusts road test waiver requirements for drivers 18 and over

The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles on Friday provided clarification for road test wavier requirements to help drivers better understand if they meet the criteria for issuance of a driving privilege under the recent emergency rule.

  N.C. hospitalizations due to COVID-19 continue to peak as confirmed cases top 122,000

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services releases detail COVID-19 numbers every day.

  New Hanover County Schools names new superintendent

Dr. Charles Foust has been named the new superintendent for New Hanover County Schools following a special meeting by the board of education Friday morning.

Wilmington police looking for suspect in hit and run on Market St.

According to a WPD Facebook post, the driver struck two vehicles at 1700 Market St. on July 9.

Devontae Cacok making the most of NBA bubble life

Former UNCW basketball standout Devontae Cacok is calling a hotel room in Orlando, Florida home.

John Gizdic & Carl Armato: The CEOs behind the multi-billion dollar sale of NHRMC to Novant Health (”1on1 with Jon Evans” podcast)

John Gizdic, President and CEO of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and Carl Armato, President and CEO of Novant Health, are guests on this week's "1on1 with jon Evans" podcast, discussing Novant's proposed acquisition of NHRMC and what it will mean to healthcare in southeastern NC.

North Carolina coastal counties gearing up for hurricane season

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how our coastal counties are preparing for the potential of a hurricane.

UNCW creates committee to address campus diversity and inclusion

UNCW has created a task force to enhance diversity on campus.

  ‘It’s a pain that doesn’t go away:’ Family, advocates keep memory of Allison Foy alive as double homicide case remains unsolved

Thursday marked 14 years since Allison Jackson Foy vanished.

  Stone Temple Pilots to perform debut album ‘Core’ live

The band will be performing their debut album “Core” on Nugs TV.

  Q&A with NHC schools on virtual learning

Regardless of format, New Hanover County Schools Deputy Superintendent LaChawn Smith says the district is obligated to and committed to providing a high quality learning experience that will allow all students to thrive.

  John Lewis mourned as ‘founding father’ of ‘better America’

When John Lewis is mourned, revered and celebrated at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on Thursday, he returns to a sacred place imbued with civil rights history.

Missing woman in Brunswick County could be in Myrtle Beach, deputies say

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a woman who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

  Hundreds participate in March for Blue in Wilmington

Hundreds of people hit the streets in the Port City in support of police Thursday.

Case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis identified in Brunswick County horse

A horse in Brunswick County has been diagnosed with Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE), according to a news release from county officials. The identification of EEE in the horse took place on July 21.

N.C. man sentenced for lying to FBI about helping with person’s plans to join ISIS

A North Carolina man has been sentenced to five years in prison for lying to the FBI about buying plane tickets for someone who planned traveling to Syria to join ISIS.

  Bladen County Commissioner Russell Priest passes away

The Bladen County Board of Commissioners on Thursday announced that Commissioner Russell Priest has died.

Anxiety, depression among North Carolinians has ‘tripled’ during pandemic, health leaders say

Anxiety and depression are increasing sharply among North Carolinians as the coronavirus pandemic continues, tripling from previous numbers, according to state health leaders.

  What will Pender County Schools’ hybrid plan for restarting schools mean for your family?

Pender County Schools on Tuesday, July 21, voted on a hybrid option to send students back to school in the upcoming fall.

  Motorcyclist in serious condition following Eastwood Road crash

A motorcyclist was seriously injured following a collision with a car on Eastwood Road Thursday morning.

NC needs more poll workers this year, but the pandemic has made them harder to find

Poll workers are integral in the elections process.

FREE dog grooming tour in Wilmington

The 2020 Pandemic Pup Relief Tour is in Wilmington Thursday, July 30 and Friday, July 31 at Show Quality Grooming at 5202 Carolina Beach Rd. from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Two arrested in connection to 2019 robbery at Piggly Wiggly

According to Leland police, Javonte Keshaun Nixon and Gabriel Perez both have been charged with common law robbery and felony conspiracy.

State trooper buys new tires, lunch, fills gas tank for NC family stranded for hours

Troopers respond to accidents, breakdowns, and even change a tire from time to time, but one trooper’s act of kindness has changed one family’s whole perspective on law enforcement.

Sheriff John Ingram ends term as Sheriff’s Association President

Sheriff John Ingram ends term as NC Sheriff's Association President

  First Alert Forecast: Tropical Storm Isaias forms, SE NC in cone of uncertainty

Heavy storms will interrupt the heat locally. Meanwhile, in the Caribbean, a tropical storm named Isaias is brewing...

  Wilmington restaurants react to alcohol sales curfew

Starting Friday, restaurants will no longer be able to sell alcohol past 11 p.m. after North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced a statewide curfew on Tuesday.

N.C. trooper returns to full duty nearly a year after head-on crash

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is welcoming Trooper J.G. Barnes back to full duty.

Downtown’s Water Street project reaches new milestone

After years of back-to-back construction and infrastructure projects, the section of Water Street between Walnut and Princess Streets in downtown Wilmington is finally open to vehicular traffic.

Student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19, NHCS confirms

The family of a NHCS student athlete at Hoggard High School has notified New Hanover County Schools the student has tested positive for COVID-19.