After his release, Michael Avenatti says he expects to be exonerated

Spokesman Ciaran McEvoy says the lawyer best known for representing porn actress Stormy Daniels in lawsuits against President Donald Trump faces federal charges in New York and California.
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Americans spent almost $40 billion while drunkenly shopping in last year

A little more than a quarter of Americans shop when they are drunk, and when they shop, they spend on average more than $700.

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  Closing arguments complete in James Bradley’s capital murder trial; jury deliberations begin Tuesday

‘I like the element of surprise’: Bladen Co. man scratches his way to lotto winnings

  Food drive perfect way to remember Alex Newsome

  People with disabilities looking to Carolina Beach for vacation options

  Columbus County BOE sets hearing in disputed sheriff’s race

The board was required by the North Carolina State Board of Elections to hold a hearing into the election protest of Gloria Smith and report back findings by April 5.
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9 labor and delivery nurses at Maine hospital are expecting at same time

Not only do the nurses help new moms bring their little ones into the world, but at least nine of them are pregnant too. All are due between April and July.

First Alert Forecast: quick spike in shower chances early this week

  KFC planned for busy Market Street intersection

Missing New Hanover Co. 13-year-old has been located

Women arrested for filing false report of sexual assault

Man accused in stabbing after dispute with two people

WPD: Woman enters restaurant, stabs employee

  Mobile home destroyed in early morning fire

Celebrating downtown Wilmington’s growth and transformation six months after Hurricane Florence

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  Undercounting hate: FBI will not report its hate crime numbers again this year as required by law

The Uniform Crime Reporting Act of 1988 requires federal law enforcement agencies to submit information about their cases to a federal database maintained by the FBI; however, those agencies are currently not submitting data, including information about hate crimes.

SPORTS

UNCW’s Devontae Cacok to play in the Dos Equis 3X3U National Championship

Seahawks Sweep Double-Header against Towson

Freshman Jada Santiago had four hits and drove in two runs while senior Lacey Fox chipped in a game-ending home run as UNCW opened its CAA schedule with a doubleheader sweep over Towson at Boseman Field on Saturday afternoon.

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  Mad Mole brewery only brewery in Wilmington powered by solar power

Hundreds participate in suicide prevention walk

Mueller report did not find Trump campaign conspired with Russia

Group hosts fundraiser for Nourish NC

UPDATE: Child identified after being found alone

A child found alone along a Horry County highway Saturday evening has been identified.
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  Trump declares victory now, but legal perils not over

Federal and state investigators in New York are deep into investigations of their own into Trump and those in his orbit, probes that some observers have long viewed as every bit as menacing as Mueller's two-year look into possible collusion with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Traffic Alert: road reopen after fire causes highway to close Sunday morning

Here it Comes! The Price is Right Live Coming on Down to Wilmington Sunday

First Alert Forecast: Clear and quiet to end the first spring weekend

CUE Center for Missing Persons honors those missing with 24th annual candlelight vigil