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Good morning, Wilmington. I’m here in your inbox per usual to tell you everything you need to know about what’s going on around town.
But first, your local weather:
- Wednesday: A couple of thunderstorms. High: 88 Low: 70.
- Thursday: Some sun with a shower. High: 87 Low: 69.
Here are the top three stories today in Wilmington:
- After pleading for improved transportation conditions, citing difficulties in navigating heavy traffic during peak hours, residents of Riverlights in Wilmington may get some relief. Riverlights residents’ appeals for additional traffic signals along River Road have prompted the mayor to consider initiating another transportation bond. The previous bond, implemented in 2014, faced delays due to staffing issues, developer projects, supply chain shortages, and increased construction costs, resulting in unfinished road improvements in the Riverlights area. (Port City Daily)
- The Wilmington Fire Department will be hosting free car seat check events this summer to address the high rate of improperly used or installed car seats, which contribute to preventable injuries and deaths among children. Correctly using a child safety seat can potentially reduce the risk of fatality by 71 percent, as reported by Safe Kids Worldwide. The seat check events will be held on Jun. 15 and 16 at Fire HQ and Fire Station 8 respectively, as well as on Jun. 17 at Fire Station 9 and on Jul. 20 at Fire Station 3. (WWAY NewsChannel 3)
- This week, Port City United initiated its counseling program, providing individual, family, and group therapy services to eligible residents. The program addresses various themes such as survivors of violence and trauma, adult substance abuse recovery and resiliency, a Caretakers group for parents or guardians of differently-abled children, and more. While primarily focused on adults, children aged 12 and above can participate in family counseling sessions. To inquire about eligibility and registration, individuals can contact Renae Floyd through email at email@example.com or by calling 910-798-4396. (WHQR)
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Today and tomorrow in Wilmington:
Wednesday, June 14
- The Below Comedy Show At The Underfront Co. (7:00 PM)
Thursday, June 15
- Sunset Cruise With Live Acoustic Music At Wilmington Water Tours (7:30 PM)
- The Chinese Lady At Historic Thalian Hall (7:30 PM)
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From my notebook:
- On Jun. 20 at 10:00 a.m., the New Hanover County Library will be offering a kids-only auction for those ages 8-12 to teach financial literacy. Registration for the event is required; sign up here. (WWAY NewsChannel 3)
- A new business has opened in Wilmington! Preston, a fine dining restaurant at 100 South Third St., located in the Graystone Inn, offers a menu featuring dishes like Japanese A5 Wagyu steak, Australian A7 Wagyu ribeye, and an extensive wine selection. (Wilmington Downtown, Inc. (WDI) via Facebook)
- The Wilmington Senior Softball Association is partnering with the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina to hold a food drive during their games at Ogden and Olsen Parks. They aim to support the local community by collecting food donations, and boxes will be available at the parks tomorrow (Jun. 15) and on Jun. 20. (WWAY NewsChannel 3)
You’re all caught up for today. See you all soon for another update!
— Lauren Kubiak
About me: Lauren is an Editor for Lightning Media Partners. She graduated from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s in journalism. She was previously a full-time editor at an association management firm, editing peer-reviewed nursing journals, textbooks, and newsletters.