CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story reported that Brunswick County schools had attempted to ban two books. It has since been corrected to show that Pat Sykes, a Brunswick County Commissioner, attempted to ban The Color Purple and a concerned citizen challenged The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.
It’s Banned Books Week. And with the recent challenges to books in Brunswick County schools, Clyde Edgerton, a UNCW Creative Writing professor, provides his perspective.
Any savings on monthly bills can make a huge difference in the lives of those living paycheck-to-paycheck. Brunswick County is amping up a program to help Duke Energy Progress customers increase the energy efficiency of their homes.
One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. Local groups, including the NAACP, New Hanover Medical Center, and the Urology Associates, are banding together to help men catch the disease early, while its easier to treat.
Police departments have come under question throughout the nation after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The Wilmington PD is taking steps to become more diverse.
The Wilmington Police Department participates in state-mandated juvenile minority sensitivity training, which teaches effective communications with minority groups and aims to improve the treatment of minority juveniles. But Wilmington Chief of Police Ralph Evangelous told City Council on Tuesday evening that they’re looking to expand this training even further in the future:
Moral Mondays, a series of rallies opposing recent North Carolina legislation, began gathering in Raleigh in 2013. As the election draws near, the Moral March to the Polls is on the move, visiting Wilmington this week.
Due to causeway construction, Leland drivers often don't know what they'll encounter on their commute. Will it be an hour of traffic or smooth sailing? Citizens have taken traffic reporting into their own hands.
Before heading out to work, Leland residents would like a traffic update. That was one of the public suggestions made to the North Carolina Department of Transportation at their meeting to discuss causeway traffic issues. As it stands, the NC DOT has a website for such updates, but it only offers still shots, with no live feed.