NC state trooper shot and killed, suspect in custody

A state trooper was shot and killed early Wednesday morning near Whiteville
 Residents take Wilmington City Council to task over post-Florence housing shortage
Wilmington City Council approves additional $8.5 million for Florence recovery
WPD: Burglar stole over $22,000 of items from home
Boil advisory issued for parts of Boiling Spring Lakes

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  Country music stars produce song to benefit Hurricane Florence relief efforts
Parmelee, a popular country music band from North Carolina, wrote a song to benefit Hurricane Florence relief efforts.
Grab a buddy and walk for a more inclusive community
The Buddy Walk promotes the acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.
Sandhill AME Baptist Church gets helping hand from community, out of state volunteers
The Sandhill AME baptist church in Whitestocking has been the center of recovery efforts. Now the church itself has to be completely gutted out, forced to start over.

  Community Classroom: Leland teacher wants aprons, coffee carts for students

This week’s Community Classroom features Mrs. Spivey’s project called Rise, Grind and Grow.Mrs. Spivey is a teacher at Leland Middle School. Through Donors Choose, the 6th grade instructor is hoping to prepare her students to become future entrepreneurs.

Oak Island police chief resigns, former chief appointed to interim role

Greg Jordan has resigned as Police Chief for the town of Oak Island, according to a town official. Jordan stepped down last week, according to Mayor Pro Tempore Lamon Scott.
  BB&T announces plans for new $20 million Whiteville facility
Pender County Schools to get nearly $6 million to help with Florence damage

NATIONAL HEADLINES

Puppeteer who played Big Bird on ‘Sesame Street’ retiring

The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show

Prison’s policy caused death of pregnant officer’s unborn child, judge says

The judge issued a temporary injunction against the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. Sarah Coogle emerged from court Tuesday supported by family, and the judge, in her lawsuit against her employer.

SPORTS

No. 11 UNCW blanks No. 21 N.C. State in men’s soccer

Ashley High School football getting ready for daunting schedule

Friday’s 42-7 loss to Hoggard was the start of a busy stretch for the Ashley High School football team.