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Former Isaac Bear teacher of the year charged with indecent liberties with student

Michael Kelly, a former teacher at Isaac Bear Early College High School, was arrested late Tuesday, Jan. 6, for the sexual exploitation of a minor.

Casey McAnarney, Editor-in-Chief

February 8, 2018

A local teacher was arrested Feb. 6 for indecent liberties with a student after the FBI and New Hanover County Sheriff's Office conducted a lengthy investigation. Michael Kelly, a science teacher at Isaac Bear Early College High School who was initially hired by the New Hanover County School [NHCS]...

Wrightsville Beach violates drinking water standard

Wrightsville Beach.
Photo courtesy of Travis Stoker

Meredith Hoffman, News Editor

January 24, 2018

Residents of Wrightsville Beach received a public service notice in Dec. regarding the quality of public drinking water in the town. The notice began by saying “The Wrightsville Beach system recently violated a drinking water standard” and went on to tell residents that the situation is not an emergency. The...

Women’s March on Wilmington 2018 highlights array of issues, concerns

Hundreds gather at 2018 Women's March in Downtown Wilmington, NC

Helen Rogalski and Maddie Driggers

January 21, 2018

On Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, the Women’s March on Wilmington took place outside of Thalian Hall downtown. Local police on foot, horseback or in cars manned crowd control and blocked off part of 102 N. 3rd St. This particular event was organized in part by Women Organizing for Wilmington [WOW], ...

Interstate 140 bypass complete around Wilmington

Signage approaching an interchange with the newly completed Interstate 140 in Wrightsboro.

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

January 19, 2018

A project under construction since Dec. 2003 is finally complete in southeastern N.C. Interstate 140, also known as the John Jay Burney Jr. Freeway, opened its westernmost and final segment to traffic on Dec. 19, 2017, connecting to the existing segment in northern New Hanover County. With Interstate...

Project Tracker: Kerr Avenue construction progressing

Construction on Kerr Avenue.

Casey McAnarney, Editor-in-Chief

January 18, 2018

One of the most heavily trafficked areas near campus is progressing on its makeover as North Carolina Department of Transportation officials and employees continue to work on widening the busy Kerr Avenue. The intersection of Kerr Avenue and Market Street sees an average of 21,000 vehicles a day,...

Offshore oil drilling expansion impacts local Wilmington community

A line of off-shore oil rigs in the Santa Barbara Channel (Al Seib/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Meredith Hoffman, News Editor

January 17, 2018

A recent controversial measure proposed by the Trump administration is set to expand offshore oil drilling to the continental-shelf waters of both the Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean, which has spurred debate in Wilmington, and N.C. as a whole. In the United States, prior to Jan. 4 of 2018, there w...

Wilmington added to TripAdvisor’s 2018 Destinations on the Rise

 Photo by Joshua McClure, courtesy of Blockade Runner.

Tyler Newman, Assistant News Editor

January 14, 2018

The New Year is in full swing and resolutions are bringing stress as the threat of snow and cold weather targets millions across the country. One thing many people will most likely seek in the warmer months is travel, and with TripAdvisor’s annual Travelers’ Choice awards, the eyes of tourists coul...

Winter storm blankets Wilmington in snow, ice

Snow from Winter Storm Grayson blanketed the Wilmington area with snow Wednesday, Jan. 3 into Thursday morning. Some areas of the city received as much as four inches.

Meredith Hoffman, News Editor

January 4, 2018

2018 began with a cold start as New Hanover and surrounding counties woke up on Thursday to a blanket of snow left behind by winter storm Grayson. The winter storm traveled up the east coast Wednesday, hitting areas from Charleston, South Carolina, to upstate New York. UNC Wilmington students a...

Former UNCW baseball player’s home burglarized, sports memorabilia stolen

One of UNC Wilmington's  2016 NCAA Regional Championship rings. A ring similar to this one was stolen from former UNCW baseball player Alex Groff's home over the weekend.

Casey McAnarney, Editor-in-Chief

December 1, 2017

WILMINGTON -- Former UNC Wilmington baseball player Alexander Groff's sports memorabilia was stolen when his home in Wilmington was broken into over Thanksgiving Break. Groff, a senior graduating this December earning a degree in marketing professional sales, was a pitcher on the baseball team an...

New Hanover County’s expanding housing market leads to price increases

New Hanover County’s expanding housing market leads to price increases

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

Throughout New Hanover County, rising home rates have been undercutting residents from Kure Beach to Castle Hayne. Local real estate markets have been surging as the development in Wilmington continues to expand at a rapid pace. With a bustling downtown, an abundance of coastline and continuously...

North Carolina’s proposals for coveted Amazon HQ2

Amazon Headquarters in Downtown Seattle

Tyler Newman, Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

Amazon, the world’s 26th largest company by revenue, announced on Sept. 7 that they were seeking a city to host a second headquarters. With a specific requirement list for each candidate city, metropolitan areas across the United States, Canada and Mexico began planning and executing bids to br...

New Hanover County Election Results

New Hanover County held elections Nov. 7 and the results are in.

Casey McAnarney, Editor-in-Chief

November 14, 2017

Elections took place last Tuesday, Nov. 7, across the country, allowing for new and old politicians to vie for positions in local, state and national politics.  For New Hanover County elections, results are in with some incumbents reclaiming their positions and new politicians assuming roles as Wilmington...

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