The late Wilmington businessman Hugh Morton led the effort to bring the Battleship North Carolina to Wilmington and was the first President of the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Morton is also remembered for bringing the state’s beauty and history to thousands thru his iconic photographs, many of which have rarely been seen, until now.
It’s a day Jennie Smith remembers like it was yesterday – the day doctors said her son was essentially deaf. But after numerous tests and a year of doctor’s visits, life is opening up for Dean, who’s 13 months old. The child was recently fitted with a cochlear implant, in his right ear.
A one-year-old bald eagle that was shot earlier this week died, despite efforts to keep it alive. The eagle suffered injuries from a 12 gauge shotgun in Bertie County and underwent emergency surgery Monday night at the Cape Fear Raptor Center in Rocky Point.