GLOW Academy set to open in August

‘Stuart Little’ comes to life with cast of children

Celebrating the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Sheriff’s office warns Brunswick Co. residents of phone scammers pretending to be deputies

The Ability Garden celebrates the capabilities of those in our community

Little Black Dress Initiative sheds light on reality of poverty

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  Golf club, police department working to help Oak Island Coast Guard community

New Imagination Playground unveiled

Arts Friendly Foundation gives over $4,000 to local nonprofits

Pender County church helps hurricane victims with free clothing drive this weekend

Replenish your hurricane-weary yard during NHC’s TreeFest

Calling all lady skaters: Cape Fear Roller Girls looking for recruits

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants Cricut machine to inspire future designers

Kathy Dolan is requesting a Cricut machine through Donors Choose, an online charity organization that helps teachers across the country fund their projects.

Record rainfall impacting area vineyards

We’ve seen more than our fair share of rain over the past year and it’s really taken a toll on farmers in southeastern North Carolina.Prime harvest time for the grapes was right around the time when Hurricane Florence hit our coast causing some farmers to lose up to half of their crop.

  First Act: Show follows story of technology-challenged senior and her virtual assistant

It's the story of a technology-challenged senior and her robot assistant.

Get tips, advice on how to make your home flood resistant

FEMA is hosting a community mitigation resiliency workshop in Leland on Thursday, Jan. 17.

  Local Motive Mobile Farmers Market helping low income, SNAP families access fresh produce

Hank Williams Jr. to perform at Azalea Festival

The living shoreline project: working to protect & improve our coast

Leland Police Department adds volunteer program to assist force

Yard sales January 12

Teenager missing since November located, returned to Pender Co. Dept. of Social Services

SQUAT CHALLENGE: Blair Elementary squashes competition

WECT’s Frances Weller and personal trainer LaMaine Williams initiated the challenge with the school.

Downtown Wilmington surges post-Hurricane Florence

Downtown Wilmington is seeing a mini-renaissance in the new year, post-Hurricane Florence.

Calendar featuring famous bulldog raises money to help animals in need

Reuben the Bulldog graces a 2019 calendar.

Authorities searching for teen missing for a week

Mikala Ibarra Walker was last seen in Silver Lake on Jan. 3

Yard waste pickup back to normal after Hurricane Florence

Yard waste pickup has returned to normal in Wilmington after Hurricane Florence.

Christian nonprofit league to hold preseason basketball game

A Christian non-profit group will hold a pre-season basketball game featuring four teams from four states.

Imagination Playground at YMCA plans to help children exercise bodies, minds

An unveiling ceremony for the Imagination Playground at 2710 Market Street is scheduled for Jan. 16 at 9:30 a.m. An open play session at the playground will follow.

Remember and reflect at floating lantern ceremony

If your New Year’s resolution calls for more self care, an event at Cameron Art Museum can help.

Fifth grade student wows with his singing voice in ‘Amahl and the Night Visitors’

Jose Chirinos makes his starring debut as Amahl in Opera Wilmington’s production of 'Amahl and the Night Visitors'

VFW looking to demolish, rebuild historic building

The VFW building was opened in the 1940s and VFW member Commander Scott Wallace can’t imagine a life without it.

Burgaw baker to be featured on competition show

Jordan Cooper teams up with her aunt Brandi Jones in a baking competition show airing next weekend

Wilmington City Council to re-vote on Chemours consent order response on Jan. 22

The City of Wilmington’s formal response to the NCDEQ’s consent order with Chemours will have to wait a few more weeks.

Keeping up with your new year fitness goals

One of the most common new years resolutions is to get fit and healthy. However, it can be hard to keep up with your goals with a busy schedule. There are a few things you should keep in mind while trying to change your lifestyle to becoming healthy and fit.

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants to make science, social studies interesting with $1,200 project

Haylea Bass is trying to raise more than $1,200 for her Donors Choose project.

Partial shutdown could affect new beer planned for at Craft Beer Week

The Cape Fear Craft Beer Alliance cannot submit a label for its annual local brewery collaboration beer during the shutdown

Swing dance to save animals

A new group is saving the lives of animals one step at a time.

Gov. Cooper urges Hurricane Florence victims to sign up for STEP

The Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program provides temporary repairs at no cost to homeowners

Stray goats up for auction

Two stray goats found as strays will be auctioned off from the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Animal Services Unit.

Keeping your skin moisturized and healthy through the winter

Although we haven’t really been in a cold snap to start off 2019 the colder winter months can really take a toll on your skin. You might notice that your skin might need a little more moisture now-a-days and lacks a bit of luster.

Bring your sweet tooth: Girl Scout cookies season kicks off this weekend with Cookie Palooza

The 2019 North Carolina Coastal Pines Girl Scout cookies season kicks off with Cookie Palooza Saturday, Jan. 12.

Donation to Kids Making It to be made in honor of Austin Wilson

Austin Wilson was a mentor for the after-school program Kids Making It. Wilson died at the age of 18 while on the road with the crew from the TV show 'This Old House'. The donation will support a Skilled Trades program for local teenagers.

Hundreds of Christmas trees collected in Surf City to help with dunes

Surf City residents answered the call when town officials asked for their Christmas trees to use in helping rebuild sand dunes.

Bitty & Beau’s to open Savannah shop this weekend

Bitty & Beau’s Coffee will open its third location in Savannah, Ga. this weekend, according to founder and CEO Amy Wright.

Endangered whale strands itself on Masonboro Island

A team with the UNCW Marine Mammal Stranding Program were called to Masonboro Island Sunday after reports of a stranded whale.

Yard sales January 5

Yard sales for January 5

Playground installed at Inland Greens Park

The City of Wilmington has completed its planned improvements at Inland Greens Park with the installation of a new playground.

Bakery owner not sure if he’ll rebuild after fire

Darel Burney poured everything he had into his bakery. A bakery that was partially destroyed after a fire ripped through the building right before Christmas. Investigators say it was intentionally set.

Narain hired as town manager for Carolina Beach

After a search that stretched over three months, Carolina Beach officials announced that Lucky Narain has been hired as town manager.

Get information about rebuilding your home after Hurricane Florence

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is hosting an information session in Wallace for homeowners affected by Hurricane Florence.

Here’s the first baby born in Columbus County of 2019!

The first baby of 2019 in Columbus County was born shortly before 6 p.m.

You’ll now have longer to check out books on Pleasure Island

The Pleasure Island branch of the New Hanover County Public Library will now operate on the same schedule as the other branches in the county.

My, my: ‘Mamma Mia!’ will have audience dancing, singing along at Thalian Hall

You’ve sang along to all the songs and watched the hit movie, now, you can take it all in on stage.

Wilmington Fire Department captain makes last call on New Year’s Day

This beloved firefighter, respected by many, never failed to answer when duty called. In his final minutes as a Wilmington firefighter, no danger seemed quite like the unknown of what’s next.

Polar plungers take advantage of warm weather

It felt more like a spring beach day than the first day of January, and that was good news for polar bear plungers in the area.

Dolphin Dip a bright spot for Surf City after long year

Thousands packed the beach on New Year's Day for Surf City’s 17th Annual Dolphin Dip.

NHRMC welcomes first baby of 2019

Not long after many of us said goodbye to 2018, New Hanover Regional Medical Center said hello to the first baby born at the hospital in 2019.

Community Classroom success: A simple request for headphones fulfilled!

A simple request. Third grade Castle Hayne Elementary teacher Mr. Trevor Todd was asking for headphones for his students. Within an hour of this report posted online, the community helped to fulfill his wish!

First-ever Blueberry Drop marks historic New Year’s Eve for small town

A 6-foot aluminum blueberry was the center of attention for New Year’s Eve in Burgaw as the town hosted its first-ever Blueberry Drop on Monday.

  Plunge for a purpose: Communities In Schools invites you to dive in

Kick off 2019 with the Annual Wrightsville Beach Plunge.

New Year’s Noon: Families ring in 2019 with a lunchtime celebration

Who needs to stay up late for a New Year’s Eve countdown when you could do it 12 hours earlier?

Nir Family YMCA grand opening Sunday

The YMCA of Southeastern North Carolina is celebrating the grand opening of the Nir Family YMCA Sunday.

Local New Year’s Eve events to help you ring in 2019

Parties, fundraisers and everything in between.

CFCC welding students create ‘blueberry’ for New Year’s Eve drop

Students at Cape Fear Community College have been working to create the “blueberry” frame to be used for the first Burgaw New Year’s Eve Blueberry Ball Drop celebration.

Volunteers deliver 2,000 Christmas Eve meals

Young and old lined up to bring meals near and far in a combined effort from the Big Buddy Program and Cape Fear Volunteer Center.

Cape Fear volunteer elves distribute angel tree gifts

Cape Fear Volunteers gathered together to help distribute angel tree gifts to families who were registered to receive them Saturday.

Holiday clean-up: tips for trash and recycling pick-up

What to do with your extra trash and tree post Christmas

Tips for planning a yard sale

Tips for planning a yard sale

Church makes sure no one goes hungry on Christmas Eve

The Pine Valley Family Christmas Dinner feeds more than 4,000 people each year.

Teen who’s going blind given special Christmas tree

The tree was presented Thursday night at Long Creek Farms during a Christmas party for Hurricane Florence survivors and the teen took it home afterward.

Arson suspected in fire that damaged popular Whiteville bakery

According to Hal Lowder, fire units responded to Darel’s Bakery & Sweets just after 6 p.m. after a passerby called 911 after seeing smoke coming from the roof.

Police officers help kids with Walmart shopping spree

More than 50 local children each received a $100 gift card and got to go on a shopping spree at Walmart with local law enforcement officers as part of the Santa Cop program.

WECT Collector’s Calendar Pickup Locations

The 2019 WECT Collector's Calendars are here!

What’s the story with the straw goat that suddenly become the fire department mascot?

“Billy the Christmas Goat” has become the mascot for the Wilmington Fire Department ahead of holiday season.

Wilmington firefighters provide new coats for Snipes students

More than 100 students at Snipes Elementary School will have new coats this winter courtesy of local firefighters.

Classics rule the list of top 10 most popular Christmas songs

When it comes to Christmas tunes, many listeners stick with the classics.

Preventing your holiday packages from porch poachers

Many Americans will choose to do their shopping online this year to have the ease of getting their packages sent straight to their doors. Unfortunately, getting your package delivered straight to your door can make it easy for thieves to them from your porch.

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher needs donations for audiobook library

Lindsay King would like an audiobook library for the students she teaches in pre-K through second grade. She’s also asking for snacks for her students to eat while they are listening to the audiobooks.

Leland’s NC Rice Festival postponed until 2020

Saying it wants to allow time for organization and planning, the Leland Tourism Development Authority said in a news release that in order to produce the festival that fit the group's vision, postponing it until 2020 is the best decision.