Posted: 07/06/2011 - An air quality alert remains in effect Wednesday until 3pm, stemming from the Juniper Road wildfire in Pender county.
Posted: 07/01/2011 - The North Carolina Forest Service is also encouraging residents to celebrate Independence Day by watching public fireworks instead of using their own fireworks and creating the risk of setting more wildfires.
Updated: 06/30/2011 - Officials said Thursday the fire is 68 percent contained after a controlled burn conducted by the North Carolina Forest Service.
Posted: 06/30/2011 - A North Carolina lawyer and his wife have written a letter of complaint to Governor Bev Perdue claiming the wife was harassed by a state Highway Patrol trooper in Wilmington.
Updated: 06/29/2011 - Fire officials say there is a likely chance of dense smoke or a super-fog event Wednesday evening into Thursday morning south of the Juniper Road fire potentially impacting I-40, Hwy 17 and other roads in the fire area.
Updated: 06/28/2011 - A wildfire that's been burning in Pender and Onslow counties is expected to grow as crews set fire to 8,000 acres today.
Posted: 06/27/2011 - Fire officials say 19 homes have been evacuated from a wildfire that has moved from Sampson County into Pender County.
Updated: 06/26/2011 - Gov. Beverly Perdue has declared a state of emergency for 29 eastern North Carolina counties because of dry conditions and raging wildfires.
Updated: 06/28/2011 - The North Carolina Forest Service says the Juniper Road fire in Pender and Onslow counties is now 30% contained.
Updated: 06/24/2011 - The hot, dry weather along the North Carolina coast has forced Carolina Beach to cancel its weekly fireworks show.
Updated: 06/23/2011 - Smoke from the Pender county wildfire is posing a health threat for some people in Onslow county.
Updated: 06/24/2011 - More bad air is heading to Eastern Carolina. The state Division of Air Quality says Code Purple conditions are predicted Friday for Carteret, Craven, Dare, Jones, Pender and Onslow counties.
Updated: 06/23/2011 - The American Red Cross has created a checklist for people who need evacuate their homes from an approaching wildfire.
Updated: 06/24/2011 - Onslow County has rescinded a voluntary evacuation order for homes along Highway 50, but a state of emergency remains in place for the county as the Juniper Road wildfire continues to burn.
Updated: 06/08/2011 - The commanding officer of a Wilmington-based Coast Guard cutter has been relieved of duties "citing a loss in confidence in the officer's ability to command."
Posted: 06/04/2011 - North Carolina Republicans meeting this weekend in Wilmington are setting their sights on 2012 and wresting the governor's mansion and White House from Democrats.
Posted: 06/03/2011 - North Carolina's Republicans are gathering this weekend to elect a leader and get inspired by speakers as the 2012 elections draw closer.
Posted: 06/01/2011 - The search is on for suspects who torched several American flags outside homes in New Hanover County on Memorial Day.
Updated: 05/09/2011 - Coastal residents are being warned about unhealthy levels of smoke thanks to that massive wildfire burning in Dare County.
Updated: 05/04/2011 - The feds say it happened in February at Albert Ellis Airport in Onslow County. Jonathan Kolk faces up to 5 years in federal prison.
Posted: 03/30/2011 - East Carolina’s offense came alive Tuesday night as they pounded out a season-high 20 hits and cruised to a 20-5 win over in-state rival UNC Wilmington.
Updated: 03/31/2011 - Carolina Beach won't be a North Carolina alternative to a biker festival in South Carolina.
Posted: 03/21/2011 - A bill that would designate three types of fish as coastal game fish is pitting commercial fishermen against recreational anglers.