Hundreds turn out for NC trooper funeral

A funeral for NC State Trooper Kevin Conner will be held at South Columbus High School Sunday.

Painting party raises money for Diaper Bank of Lower Cape Fear

Paint with a Twist owner Samantha Miller and staff worked to raise money for much needed items following Hurricane Florence.

Controlled burn sparks out of control in Brunswick County

What began as a small controlled burn ended up burning out of control in Civietown, NC Sunday morning.

Girl, 9, whose family fought to keep her on life support dies at Texas hospital

The 9-year-old suffered cardiac arrest in late September and was admitted to the hospital, where she was declared brain dead and placed on a ventilator.

Teacher on leave after allegedly duct taping CO student to chair

Police have opened a criminal investigation into the incident, but no charges have been filed.

Find out which pupper won the 10th Annual Wiener Dog Race in Wilmington

On Saturday, the 10th Annual Wiener Dog Race at Ogden Tap Room’s Oktoberfest drew dozens of competitors.

Wilmington to have its 11th annual zombie walk

Cape Fear drama students gathered downtown at the Calico Room to paint faces for the 11th annual zombie walk.

Market North Apartments seeking volunteers

Market North Apartments are requiring all residents to move out by Monday. They are in desperate need for help moving out.

Anderson Elementary students hold free yard sale

Anderson Elementary student body council held a free yard sale at their school. The students have been previously going out into the community to provide service for others. Now, they wanted to do something for their county.

Crews respond to two overnight fires in Wilmington

The Wilmington Fire Department responded to two overnight fires on Saturday.

Mega Millions jackpot grows to $1.6 billion after nobody won Friday’s drawing

The Mega Millions jackpot has now swelled to $1.6 billion after nobody bought a winning ticket for the Friday night drawing.

Wilmington lottery ticket sales spike as Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1 billion

The Mega Millions jackpot on Friday night reached $1 billion, and employees at Monkey Junction Pit Stop in Wilmington estimate they had sold at least 5,000 tickets as of 5 p.m.

Popular Wilmington food truck vandalized, including awning damage, spilled chemicals, grills left lit

On Thursday morning, a Vittles food truck employee discovered exterior and interior damage to the company’s vehicle parked in its commissary on Oleander Drive.

NHCS superintendent says College Park Elementary could be closed until next year

Students who would be at College Park were moved to Castle Hayne Elementary School and Holly Shelter Elementary school when students went back to class nearly about two weeks ago.

Bright idea: City giving away fluorescent light bulbs after switching to LED

After fluorescent lights in city facilities were replaced with more energy efficient LED lights, around 3,000 working fluorescent bulbs were left over.

A two-pronged defense: Local, state leaders discuss boosting security, mental health to keep kids safe at school

Representatives met in the Wilmington City Council Chambers and heard from local law enforcement and school officials on what New Hanover County is doing to keep students safe in school.

Couple arrested in fatal Tabor City shooting

A man and a woman have been arrested in connection to a deadly shooting in Tabor City Friday morning, according to the Tabor City Police Department.

City of Wilmington finishing first phase of post-Florence debris pickup; more collections planned

By the time City of Wilmington crews are finished with Hurricane Florence debris pickup, they will have collected more than 10 times the amount of debris picked up after Hurricane Matthew.

High school students stir up scares at annual haunted house

This year, the haunted house will help those who survived a real scare, Hurricane Florence.

Wilmington domestic violence shelter looks to rebuild after Florence

Wilmington's domestic violence shelter has 19 beds, but no one is in them. The shelter has been badly damaged by Hurricane Florence and is closed to clients.

Pender County teachers prepare for classes to resume after hurricane

Teachers from various schools in the county filled the classrooms of Heide Trask High School, where teachers heard lessons on when to listen and when to share experiences as well as digital learning competency expectations.

  DA implores public to ‘trust the process’ during death penalty decision in trooper slaying

District Attorney Jon David is urging the public to “trust the process” as his office determines whether the state will seek the death penalty for Raheem Davis after he allegedly shot and killed Trooper Kevin Conner during a traffic stop early Wednesday morning.

Play for Pink golf tournament tees off at Magnolia Greens

13th annual Play for Pink golf tournament was held Friday to raise money for the Pink Ribbon Project that provides mammograms for women who can't afford them.

President Trump heading to Charlotte for campaign rally next week

Trump visited for whirlwind trip in August to raise money for Republicans Mark Harris of the 9th District and Rep. Ted Budd of the 13th.

Drivers put blue painters tape on windshields in honor of fallen Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Conner

Blue painters tape. It's another way Southeastern, NC is honoring Trooper Kevin Connor.

Duke Energy offering voluntary severance at nuclear locations

Duke Energy said it is offering a voluntary severance package at its nuclear locations, including the plant outside Southport.

Live Online: Sunday Night Football

Houston won its first-ever game in the NFL by defeating the Cowboys in a Sunday night game 19-10, back in 2002, but Dallas has won the last three meetings. Who will win the week 5 match up?

Beach reopens in Surf City; just one access available

The beach has reopened in Surf City, town officials said Friday.

FEMA, SBA information session in Brunswick Co. rescheduled

Representatives from FEMA, the SBA and the National Flood Insurance Program will be answering the public's questions during an information session.

Columbus hospital investigating social media comments after trooper’s killing

Columbus Regional Healthcare said it is looking into comments some of its employees may have made on their personal social media accounts after the shooting death of Trooper Kevin Conner this week.

Police asking for nationwide assistance in locating missing endangered WI girl

Police are asking that everyone nationwide be on the lookout for the missing 13-year-old Wisconsin girl whose parents were found shot to death in their home.

Southport police chief, top lieutenant fired amid criminal investigation

The City of Southport has fired its police chief and top lieutenant, who were both arrested for public corruption charges that ultimately shut down the entire police department.

Former Carolina Panthers receiver Rae Carruth will walk free Monday

After 17 years in prison, former Carolina Panthers wide-receiver Rae Carruth is scheduled to be released Monday, October 22 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. from the Sampson Correctional Institution in Clinton.

Annual Zombie Walk to benefit NC food bank

Don’t be surprised if you see zombies in downtown Wilmington this weekend.

MDA to host fourth annual Toast to Life Gala

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is hosting the 4th annual Toast to Life Gala Friday.

NC church collects donations for Hurricane Michael victims in Florida

Lighthouse, a community church, was bustling on Thursday with the pastor, staff, and volunteers distributing donations to locals in need and loading the Florida-bound trailer.

New award inspired by memory of law enforcement officer who was a domestic violence victim

Shequana Sidberry and Andrea Stough worked together to come up with a way to remember Tarica Pulliam for who she was and not how she was killed.

Proposed housing development next to neighborhood flooded by Florence has families worried

A proposed housing development right next to a neighborhood that flooded during Hurricane Florence has residents concerned about future flooding dangers being made worse.

Wrightsville Beach police chief part of governor’s committee on school shootings

Keeping students safe in classrooms may start by paying close attention to their mental health. That was the tone of Gov. Roy Cooper’s crime commission meeting on school shootings held Thursday.

New details revealed in shooting death of NC state trooper

According to Chadbourn Police Chief Anthony Spivey, an officer saw the white truck the suspect, Raheem Davis, was driving at the Funny Mart in Chadbourn Tuesday night around 7:30, a few hours before the This, as new details are released about the hours leading up to the shooting.

UNCW looking at almost $140 million in Florence expenses

University administrators presented a Hurricane Florence update to the board of trustees Thursday as part of the body’s quarterly meeting.