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Daniel Hargrave: Fighting Captain America’s battles in ‘Infinity War’ & ‘Endgame’ (”1on1 with Jon Evans” podcast)

Daniel Hargrave is an award-winning stuntman who you've seen in movies including "Avengers: Infinity War" and "Endgame". The UNCW grad has also worked on dozens of television shows. But had Daniel's brother not given him a second chance, his professional stunt career may not have happened.

  Brunswick County SROs prep for upcoming school year

  Flu vaccines delayed for upcoming season

  Election officials closely watching state vote on voting systems Friday as 2019, 2020 races loom

  Back to school: New Columbus County Schools Superintendent calls on parents, community members to help students succeed

  Council grants developers more time for redevelopment of former WAVE facility; Changes to Wilmington noise ordinance approved

Closer to a deal? Agreement could end legal disagreements over assets of H2Go

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New Hanover County Schools Redistricting Committee looks at new proposals

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher needs help buying books for classroom

  Council gets update on River Place; Noise ordinance, WAVE Castle Street facility on Tuesday’s agenda

  Children with autism enjoy fun-filled day at Surfers Healing Camp

  Brunswick County ambulance involved in crash with several cars

  Hundreds attend meeting about potential sale of NHRMC

  Hundreds of surfers battle foul weather to compete in O’neill Sweetwater Pro-Am

More than 200 surfers took to Wrightsville beach this weekend to compete in the O’neill Sweetwater Pro-Am surf competition.

  District 9 early voting to begin this week

North Carolina District 9 one-stop early voting begins Wednesday, August 21. The 9th district stretches from Bladen County, all the way to Charlotte.

  Stuff the Bus 2019: Communities rally to bring supplies to students

Communities in Schools will host a donation drive in New Hanover and Pender Counties to collect school supplies for the upcoming school year.

  Historic radio station in danger of being pulled from the airwaves

WVOE is the first black owned and operated radio station east of the Mississippi River. The business in Chadbourn has seen its airwaves go to locals for 57 years, but that might soon end.

  Coast Guard hosts training for WPD, NHC Sheriff’s deputies

  NHRMC responds to physician letter over possible sale, encourages attendance at community meetings

  Local conservationists unhappy with changes to Endangered Species Act

  Celebrity dog trainer shares tips for pet owners

  NHRMC medical staff requests delay in county commission’s consideration of hospital sale

  Wilmington PD partners with businesses to encourage safe driving on S. College Rd

  City Council to consider designating 3rd St. in honor of civil rights pioneer

On September 3, city council members will consider designating 3rd St. from Market St. to Davis St. in honor of retired Major General Joseph A. McNeil, a Wilmington native and civil rights pioneer.

  Owner of planned car wash: ‘We are going to keep the trees’

Centuries-old oak trees will not be torn down to make room for a car wash in Ogden, according to the owner of the property

  State walks-back classifying Cape Fear River as swamp, city looks to continue water quality improvement effort

River advocates are pleased with the result.

  No Polygamy Porter for you, or your spouses, ABC commission rules

Beer drinkers will have to travel if they want to get a taste of Polygamy Porter

  New Hanover County co-hosting session for National Flood Insurance Program

New Hanover County is co-hosting it’s annual information session with Flood Risk Provider Wednesday, August 14th. Neighbors can learn about the National Flood Insurance Program and how properties can be prepared to qualify for flood insurance discounts.

Centuries-old oak trees may face removal in Ogden

Oak trees that surround Islands Fresh Mex Grill in Ogden could soon be removed to make way for a new car wash.

  State agency conducts tests at pond dog owners blame for causing the death of three pets

The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality tested a pond that dog owners blame for killing her pets, according to emails we obtained from the Wilmington city server

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants flexible seating for special needs students

Jessica Milligan has created a Donors Choose project with hopes of getting flexible seating for her classroom.

  Beergasm, Kissing Cousins, Polygamy Porter and the other beer and wine names the NC ABC rejected

Last fiscal year 19,000 new beer and wine products were approved for sale by the NC ABC Commission but some fall flat. We explore the products that don't make it to store shelves and the reasons why.

  Carolina Beach amends public nudity ordinance

Carolina Beach leaders will consider changing the wording of the town’s public nudity ordinance, after a resident recently felt uncomfortable while at the beach.

  Supply man wanted on arson charges

Brunswick County Sheriff’s investigators are searching for Kody Devin Medford, 26, of North Tanglewood Drive in Supply, in connection to a fire that happened over the weekend in Calabash.

  NHC Commission takes first step to re-vamp Government Center, brings back Committee for Women

County leaders took the first step in completely re-tooling the hub of public business, and re-established a dormant committee.

  Common to perform at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater

Mamuna Yusef will open the show, as part of Common’s Let Love Tour.

UNCW grad student builds greenhouse to protect the Venus flytrap

A UNCW graduate student is using a greenhouse to educate the public and urge the much needed protection of the Venus flytrap. the state’s official state carnivorous plant.

  Fundraising campaign underway to help hire staff for Arts Council

The organization is currently a one-woman operation with Rhonda Bellamy leading the charge.

  Ocean waves prove dangerous in summer 2019

Many people are at the beach for a much needed vacation, to enjoy friends and family, but nobody things about a wave crashing down on them as they’re playing.

  Man biking the east coast for addiction awareness makes stop in Wilmington

Byron Carey is a man on a mission. He is biking from Florida to Pennsylvania to hear people’s stories about their battle with substance abuse.

  Benefit concert held for family of man killed by wave in Oak Island

Lee Dingle was killed in July by an ocean wave while on vacation with his family.

  Whiteville Fire Department struggles with severe staffing shortage

The Whiteville Fire Department is suffering from severe under staffing in full-time and volunteer firefighter positions.

  6-year-old left alone in hot YWCA bus, employee terminated

A Wilmington mother is thankful her youngest son is alive after he was left alone in an after-school care bus in the hot summer sun Tuesday.

  Bulletproof backpacks show up in Wilmington stores

Don’t be surprised to see school bags with a little more padding then normal this school year. Parents across the county have made the item a top priority on their annual back-to-school shopping lists.

  County gives more details on possible government center redesign ahead of commission meeting

Halfway through its 60-year lifespan, parts of the building are also showing their age, and the county spends significant resources on conditioning, cleaning and maintaining it, so leaders are considering a complete overhaul.

  Communities in Schools Brunswick County collects supplies ahead of new school year

CIS will collect supplies for the entire month of August to donate to Brunswick County elementary and middle schools.

Dr. LaChawn Smith, new Deputy Superintendent of New Hanover County Schools, says focus is the future

Dr. LaChawn Smith was named the new Deputy Superintendent of New Hanover County Schools. She replaces Dr. Rick Holliday whose retirement came on the heels of a lawsuit over the district's handling of a former teacher accused of sex crimes.

  Highway 6: How the Shrimp Festival came to be

As the Sneads Ferry Shrimp Festival comes up on it 49th year, we’re taking a look back at its history.

  Owners submit plans to begin demolishing The Glen

Nearly 11 months after Hurricane Florence caused significant damage to one of Wilmington’s largest affordable apartment complexes, property owners have begun the process to tear them down.

  Wilmington police share statistics as part of ‘Stop on Red’ week

The Wilmington Police Department took to Twitter to encourage drivers to stop at red lights as part of this year’s “Stop on Red” campaign.

  Stormwater repairs, Rail Realignment take focus at infrastructure-heavy Wilmington council meeting

Infrastructure issues dominated the agenda for Wilmington City Council’s first meeting of August.

Senator Thom Tillis speaks on recent mass shootings during Wilmington visit

Senator Thom Tillis discussed the response to calls for gun control legislation during a visit to the Wilmington VA clinic.

No action for weeks on bill named after fallen Trooper Kevin Conner

A bill named after a state trooper killed in the line of duty has not moved in North Carolina’s Senate chamber in more than a month, and there is some conflicting information on what has stalled its’ progression.

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants books for global read aloud project

Sasha Wooddell is asking for donations on the Donors Choose website so the book “The Bridge Home” can be purchased and delivered in time for the Global Read Aloud which begins in October.

Possible re-development of government center to be discussed in NHC Commissioner meeting

County commissioners will meet next Tuesday to discuss proposals for re-developing the government center off South College Rd.

Abuse of Power: WECT Investigates risks seniors face with powers of attorney

While these strongly-worded, legally-binding documents can help seniors keep their affairs in order, they also include significant risk.

  Cats and dogs will be allowed in breweries and taprooms this fall under new NC law

Cats and dogs will be allowed in North Carolina breweries and taprooms starting in September now that a new law is in place.

  Downtown Wilmington gets a permanent market

The Brooklyn Cafe and Market on N. 4th Street is converting itself into a local market.

  Sydney Schneider: Making soccer history as one of the ‘Reggae Girlz’ (”1on1 with Jon Evans” podcast)

Sydney Schneider of UNC Wilmington made history as the starting goalkeeper for the Jamaican women's national team, which earned its' first-ever birth in the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.

  Women’s rehab center in Brunswick County getting closer to opening its doors

A women’s rehabilitation center is getting closer to opening its doors in Brunswick County.

  New Hanover County exploring ban on vaping, e-cigarettes

As the list of local governments regulating vaping and electronic cigarette use grows, New Hanover County is considering adding its name to the list.

  Columbus County looking to crack down on illegal dump site

Residents that live on Spearman Road have seen this go on for years. The closest neighbors live about a half-mile down from the site and say they’re surprised nothing has been done yet.

  County, hospital officials pitch business leaders on proposed hospital sale

At a meeting at the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce Thursday morning, New Hanover Regional CEO John Gizdic and County Manager Chris Courdriet explained to business leaders and elected officials in attendance they thought the need to eventually sell the hospital was “inevitable.”

  Crime Stoppers reward money running low in New Hanover County

An organization that’s helped solved crimes by offering reward money is in need of money. Crime Stoppers of New Hanover County is running low on cash.

  Leland aims to build new community park

The Town of Leland is in the process of obtaining properties to build a new park. Including walking trails and a kayak launch.

  Wilmington man arrested in fatal hit and run

North Carolina State Highway Patrol has arrested a man in connection to a fatal hit and run on Carolina Beach Road.

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher needs help getting students to N.C. Science Olympiad Regionals

Peter Stewart, a sixth-grade teacher at Holly Shelter Middle School, is hoping to get enough donations through the Donors Choose website, an online charity, to purchase the supplies needed for the N.C. Science Olympiad Regionals in March.

McCrae Dowless faces additional charges as new election fraud indictments announced

McCrae Dowless indicted on more charges.

  Former CEO of Canines for Service to launch new non-profit after he says he was forced out

In an announcement posted to Facebook, Rick Hairston, who founded Canines for Service, said he plans to launch a new non-profit group, Four Paws and a Wake Up.

  Three additional plaintiffs step forward in teacher sex crime suit against NHCS

Three additional former students of Mike Kelly have joined a lawsuit against New Hanover County Schools.

  In light of potential NHRMC sale, a look back at a 2011 deal that fell flat

As New Hanover County considers selling one of its largest assets, we take a look back at the last time New Hanover Regional Medical Center faced a major change.

  As county considers selling NHRMC, a closer look at some of the frequently asked questions

The potential sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center affects far more than a few blocks along South 17th Street in Wilmington.

  18-year-old woman wanted in double stabbing in Wilmington

The Wilmington Police Department is investigating a stabbing that occurred at 703 Pine Grove Drive on Saturday night in Wilmington.

  Drinks for a cause: Tavern holds benefit for hungry children

In an unlikely pairing, Salty Dogs Tavern has partnered with Nourish NC, but this isn’t the first time.

  ‘We miss our customers,’ says owner of Wilmington restaurant damaged in fire

Sean Franklin, the owner of The Sawmill Restaurant, said he is making every attempt to reopen the doors of the popular eatery.

  ‘My Promise to PJ’: A documentary on those left behind from opioid overdose

Daniel Baldwin, the oldest of the Baldwin brothers that include Alec, Stephen and William, has started his latest documentary on the opioid epidemic in the Cape Fear region.

FRAN’S FANS UPDATE: Surplus fans at senior center

There were so many fans collected this year for the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, the agency was able to share with surrounding counties.

Commission on African American History honors ‘Living Legends’

The City of Wilmington’s Commission on African American History will host a dinner Saturday, July 27 to recognize seven people who have made significant contributions to Wilmington’s history.

  Pender schools band together to help those still recovering

Dozens of families received boxes of food Wednesday, as The Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina and Pender County Schools joined forces to help feed those still displaced and recovering from Hurricane Florence, from over 10 months ago.

  County to consider sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center; Commissioners respond

After 52 years as a public hospital, New Hanover Regional Medical Center could be headed for new ownership.

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants pickleball equipment for Myrtle Grove Middle

Myrtle Grove Middle School has a pickleball team. The problem is they don’t have the equipment. Sean Berg, a sixth grade teacher at the school is hoping to get funding for the equipment through Donors Choose.