by Kelly Corbett
Regan Toups, parent of a Wrightsville Beach School student, shows the New Hanover County Board of Education a stack of signed petitions on Tuesday, March 5, during a regular meeting.

News Update: Second bill filed to increase punishment for human trafficking
No resolution in school overcrowding
Gridlock apparent at Water Congress
Lawmakers question fracking waste
Spring forward
Area attracts tourism pros
Pale may be the new tan
Tennis court shelter concept accepted
City green-lights Mayfaire Goodwill
Beach areas of NHC to see nearly 20 percent jump in homeowners insurance
Joe’s Crab Shack gets nod from planning board
Important dates
Call for donations
Feast Down East conference highlights local agriculture
Movers and Shakers
Weekend police report
Walking cross country for Child’s Play
Author Beth Terry to teach ‘Plastic Free’ living
Business Briefs
BREAKING NEWS: WPD officers disciplined following investigation
ONLINE UPDATE: CFPUA proposes rate increase, new rate structure