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Recent articles by Sydney:

Two adults, one child dead after Saturday shooting outside Wilmington Food Lion

Police responded to a triple homicide at the Landfall shopping center Saturday. A fourth person was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. → Read More

Omicron variant overwhelms testing in Wilmington, exacerbates holiday spike in cases

Health officials anticipated a spike in cases after the holidays, but the rapid spread of omicron made the increase even more stark. → Read More

Ready to get fit in 2022? Make your resolution a reality with these Wilmington-area programs

Wilmington has dozens of gyms that provide ample opportunity to get moving and learn more about staying healthy. → Read More

New Hanover parents show high interest in school-hosted COVID-19 vaccine clinics as cases increase

Of the 612 responses the district received on a vaccine clinic interest survey, all of them said would like to see clinics at schools. → Read More

Man in custody without bond after fatal Friday night stabbing in Wilmington

Ryan Christian Tambis, 23, was taken into custody after he allegedly stabbed and killed a man Friday evening in Wilmington. → Read More

Brunswick County reports first case of West Nile Virus in recent history

The person tested positive for the virus in late October. This is the first case of West Nile Virus in the county’s recent history. → Read More

Where can children get the COVID vaccine in the Wilmington area?

The COVID-19 vaccine for children ages five to 11 is now available in the Wilmington area after it was approved by the CDC and FDA. → Read More

Community celebrates groundbreaking for new tiny home village for homeless in Wilmington

The 400-square-foot tiny homes will serve as permanent housing for people in Wilmington facing chronic homelessness. → Read More

As New Hanover school board reevaluates mask mandate, rowdy group removed from meeting

Board Chairwoman Stefanie Adams had a group of around a dozen removed after asking multiple times that they either put on a mask or leave. → Read More

North Carolina coast experiencing strong rip currents as Hurricane Henri moves past

Ocean rescue teams in the area are on high alert as Hurricane Henri causes a high risk for rip currents on local beaches. → Read More

Vacant teacher positions low in New Hanover County despite state, nationwide shortage

Superintendent Charles Foust announced the district only has 10 teaching positions to fill as the start to the 2021-22 school year nears. → Read More

UPDATE: Wilmington police release photos of man wanted for questioning in shooting

Officers were flagged down around 10:30 a.m. Friday near the 1200 block of S. 12th Street in reference to the shooting → Read More

Legacy of New Hanover educator who died after cancer battle lives on at Gregory Elementary

Barbara Highsmith's children helped to organize a new program at Gregory Elementary to help second graders struggling with reading. → Read More

Superintendent on Critical Race Theory concerns: 'We have no idea what they're talking about'

Superintendent Charles Foust said the district would investigate any lesson plans believed to include Critical Race Theory. → Read More

Sheriff's Office investigating threatening messages to New Hanover schools superintendent

A report of intimidation was filed earlier this week after threatening comments about school district leaders appeared on Facebook. → Read More

Will your child have to wear a mask to school this year? Here's what we know

Parents pushed school districts to give them the option to mask their children, but local officials say it's not up to them. → Read More

How Wilmington schools work to draw the state's best teachers, despite a national shortage

New Hanover County Schools hope to bring in new highly qualified teachers with a pay raise and other incentive programs amid a national teacher shortage. → Read More

Home of the Bucs: School board chooses new name for Laney football stadium

The stadium, previously named after former-assistant superintendent Rick Holliday, will now be known as Buccaneer Stadium. → Read More

From Laney Stadium to 'conflict of interest': 6 issues New Hanover school board missed

The Board of Education meeting ended before the board could get through the majority of its agenda as the audience became outraged. → Read More

Calls to end elementary suspensions drowned out in chaotic New Hanover school board meeting

The group Love Our Children plans to continue meeting with board members despite a disappointing end to the July meeting. → Read More