Bethanie SimmsNews Fellow
Bethanie is the 2021-2022 UNCW News Fellow while she pursues her M.A. in English. She holds a B.A. in Political Studies with a focus on Constitutional Law. Originally from California and Colorado, she is a Marine Corps Military Police Reserve officer and an Afghanistan war Veteran. Her civilian professional background includes corporate finance and legal litigation.
Wilmington-area Guardian ad Litem program preps for loss of supervisor position, state and federal help hopefully on the wayThe Guardian ad Litem program is faced with losing a supervisor position due to a major deficit in a federal grant program. Though a federal bill was passed last week to rebuild the fund, and the gap in funding could be covered in the state budget in the meantime, local officials have been preparing for the loss.
Sheriff, District Attorney, and victims' families plead for information about Providence Road double-homicideThe New Hanover County Sheriff‘s Office along with the District Attorney held a press briefing Wednesday, July 28, 2021, to discuss Saturday’s double homicide from Providence Road. The families of the victims were there — and said they wanted those with information to come forward.
Signs left over from construction led some to worry the waterfront walkway would be closed ahead of the Riverfront Park's inaugural concert; city officials say it will remain open.