First Alert Forecast: sunshine and warm temperatures for next week

A big jump as we head through the week though! Temperatures will climb into the low 80s by midweek. Lows will be ranging in the upper 50s to low 60s.

  Video shows elderly woman being dragged by train

The incident was caught on camera. It’s hard to watch, but amazingly, the woman survived the ordeal.
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  Hurricane Michael upgraded to a Category 5 at time of landfall in Florida

Michael is the first hurricane to make landfall in the United States as a category 5 since Hurricane Andrew in 1992, and only the fourth on record.

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First Alert Forecast: sunscreen and sunglasses needed for the next several days

Funeral held for Pender County brother and sister who died in crash

Town holds fundraiser for Carolina Beach family after fatal crash

Police investigating two shootings in Wilmington Saturday

  WEEK IN REWIND: Catch up on the week’s most memorable stories

Each week, WECT's Frances Weller will compile compelling stories into a rundown that airs Saturday mornings.
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  Easter Sunday bomb blasts kill more than 200 in Sri Lanka

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday blasts.

Yard sales April 20

  Wrightsville Beach restaurant damaged in Florence opens for charity event this weekend

  HAPPENING TODAY: Live fire training in Leland to cause road closures and smoke advisory

Egg hunts and Easter events across the Cape Fear region

First Alert Forecast: Easter Weekend to feature cooler temperatures, lower rain chances

  Cape Fear Comeback: Varno’s Musical Instrument Repair reopens after Florence

Boat breaks free of anchor during storm and gets stuck under bridge in Wrightsville Beach

Pender County Schools superintendent proposes compromise with teachers regarding May 1 rally

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  Armed civilian border group member arrested in New Mexico

The videos posted over the last several days show members of United Constitutional Patriots ordering family groups as small as seven and as large as several hundred to sit on the dirt with their children, some toddlers, waiting until Border Patrol agents arrive.

SPORTS

New Hanover Wildcats undefeated season comes to an end at home

Jeantal Cylla commits to play at Arkansas

Former UNCW Seahawk, Jeantal Cylla has committed to play basketball for the University of Arkansas Razorbacks.

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First Alert Forecast: SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE FRIDAY, settled by Easter

Luxury waterfront home in Hampstead considered a best buy

  SC 5th grader died of natural causes, no criminal charges to be filed, investigators say

Severe weather causes multiple flight cancellations at ILM

UNCW grad student hopes his Florence research will benefit future flood preparation

Christopher Hidalgo, a graduate student at UNCW, believes his research on Hurricane Florence flooding will benefit North Carolina in future hurricane preparation.
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  Topeka Zoo tiger will not be euthanized after attack; keeper in stable condition

According to Zoo Director Brendan Wiley, the keeper suffered injuries to lacerations and puncture wounds to the back of her head, neck, and one arm.

  Sheriff: NC woman found safe after being ‘dragged’ and held against her will, suspect in custody

Bladen County Schools releasing students, staff early today due to weather

Carolina Panthers’ video game-themed schedule release gets rave reviews

Brunswick Co. Sheriff’s Office adds extra special deputy