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Third suspect charged with robbing man trying to fix a car

December 29th, 2016

A third suspect has been arrested in connection to an armed robbery of a man who was helping a friend fix a car.

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WPD reports less gun-related crime in 2016

December 29th, 2016

According to the Wilmington Police Department, there was an 11% reduction in gun-related crime in 2016. Last year, WPD reported 549 total firearm involved crimes, compared to 486 this year. The Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Gun Violence works to address youth violence in the community. They’ve created a Youth Enrichment Zone one the north side of downtown Wilmington, made of of communities with concentrated crime. Jana Jones Halls, executive director of the BRC, said th…

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Local filmmakers gain more popularity

December 29th, 2016

What started out as a hobby for Ned Leary and Will Page, soon turned into a professional film making career. Leary and Page got together about three years ago when they started out doing strictly photography. Their photography business quickly evolved into film production when they got the idea to make a video featuring people of Wrightsville Beach dancing to the song ‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams, just for fun. In just a few hours the ‘Happy’ video had already reached 10,000 vie…

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Take a hike on New Year’s Day

December 29th, 2016

Start 2017 off on the right foot. Across North Carolina, parks are encouraging everyone to take a hike on New Year’s Day. 

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City of wilmington increasing the price of meters downtown

December 29th, 2016

Parking meter rates in downtown Wilmington will increase from 1 dollar to 1.25 in 2017. 

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