First reports of sexual assault against Wilmington oral surgeon issued to police in 2017

The North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners released documents Tuesday that show a police report had been issued to the Wilmington Police Department in October 2017, accusing Dr. Michael Lee Hasson of sexual assault during a surgery.

Wilmington students lobby in Raleigh for ‘common sense’ gun legislation

  House fails to override Trump veto on border

NC high school student dies after contracting bacterial meningitis

‘We’ll find somewhere to live one way or another’: Florence victim still living in motel sheds light on affordable housing problem

James Fox, longtime federal judge in Wilmington, dies at 90

  James Bradley found guilty in murder of Elisha Tucker

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WPD releases video of larceny suspect

‘Armed man’ identified, 911 calls released in deadly police shooting at Charlotte Burger King

Brunswick County delays decision on student reassignment proposal

Surf City man accused of kicking officer in face during traffic stop

Heavy smoke from mulch fire temporarily closes portion of Hwy 210 in Pender

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants pickleball and hockey equipment for students

Wrightsville Beach license plate bill filed in General Assembly

The General Assembly is moving the process along to create specialty license plates for the Town of Wrightsville Beach. House Bill 449 gives the NC Division of Motor Vehicles authorization to create four specialty registration plates in 2019.

  Governor Cooper visits Wilmington to talk hurricane recovery

Governor Roy Cooper will be in Wilmington Tuesday, March 26th to visit locations impacted by Hurricane Florence.

  Prosecutors seek death penalty in couple’s murder

Torrence O’Neal Helms Jr., 30, of Calabash, has been indicted on two counts of first-degree murder, one count of attempted murder, one count of robbery with a dangerous weapon, one count of flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle and one count of resisting a public officer.

  Man pleads guilty to murder in fatal Brunswick County wreck

Cody Kohler pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and two counts of aggravated felony serious injury by vehicle on Monday. He was sentenced to 190-240 months in jail.

  Ohio woman tells police she didn’t stop during high-speed chase because she was late for work

  4 inmates caught, 1 still wanted after Nash County jailbreak

  Brunswick Co. parents concerned about potential shift in school lines, lack of transparency from school board

Teen accused of shooting inside Concord Mills theater over seating dispute in custody

  Mom tosses kids from burning building

  Driver charged in wreck that killed 1-year-old child

Bump stocks will become illegal to own starting Tuesday

A national ban on bump stocks – attachments that essentially allow shooters to fire semi-automatic rifles continuously with one pull of the trigger – goes into effect at midnight.

Second man arrested in deadly 2018 Longs Food Lion shooting

Authorities have arrested a second suspect in connection with a deadly shooting at a Longs area Food Lion last August.

  One rescued from balcony during Wilmington apartment fire

A woman was rescued from the balcony of an apartment building in Wilmington on Monday afternoon after a fire broke out.

  Though Mueller’s report has been completed, debate continues

Mueller's findings absolve Trump on the question of colluding with Russia but don't entirely remove the legal threats the president and his associates are facing.

  CFPUA’s application for $46M grant denied by state

The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority wanted the money to pay for new granular activated carbon (GAC) filters meant to filter GenX and other PFAS compounds out of drinking water.

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

A man in Elizabethtown plays scratch-off games for the anticipation of a big win, but Harold McDowell didn't anticipate the $200,000 surprise he was in for.

  First Act: ‘The Revolutionists’ follows the stories of four women during the French Revolution

Four women lose their heads in what is described as “an irreverent, sassy” comedy set during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror in 1793 Paris.

  Cheers! It’s Cape Fear Craft Beer Week

Toast to all the great beers the Cape Fear region has to offer.

  FREE SMOKE ALARMS: WECT to host Fire Safety Day with the American Red Cross

Friday, March 29, WECT will host a Fire Safety Day at Fire Station #15 at 3335 Masonboro Loop Rd. Lunch, donated by Sam’s Hot Dogs of Oleander, will be served to anyone who comes out and signs up to receive free smoke alarms.

  Food drive perfect way to remember Alex Newsome

The annual Alex Newsome Community Food Drive benefiting NourishNC will kick off in Wilmington Monday night and run through Saturday, April 6.

  People with disabilities looking to Carolina Beach for vacation options

Carolina Beach trying to tap an often underappreciated market of people with disabilities

  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.

  Group hits the beach to keep trash out of our ocean

The Cape Fear Beer alliance and UNCW Surfriders Foundation met up in Wrightsville Beach to pick up trash and keep our community clean.

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

A passing cold front will generate shower chances for the early parts of the work and school week.

  KFC planned for busy Market Street intersection

Plans for a fast food to be built at the busy Market Street-New Centre Drive intersection have been submitted to the city.

  Father of 6-year-old Sandy Hook shooting victim dead of apparent suicide

A father whose daughter was killed in the Newtown massacre was found dead in an apparent suicide Monday morning.

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

Kaden Jay Barton was last seen at 212 Overlook Dr. on Sunday, according to the sheriff’s office.

Massive alligator takes a break by the 17th hole of a Savannah golf course

An alligator is not an uncommon animal to see in Southeast Georgia, but that fact doesn’t make the sight of this lumbering giant across the green any less captivating.

Women arrested for filing false report of sexual assault

The Pender County Sheriff's Office arrested a woman for filing a false police report regarding allegations of being sexually assaulted at the Wendy's in Rocky Point last week.

  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.

Man accused in stabbing after dispute with two people

Dennis Baxley, 54, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury

WPD: Woman enters restaurant, stabs employee

Adrienne Debouse was arrested at the scene.

  Mobile home destroyed in early morning fire

Mobile home fire on Blue Banks Loop Road, Leland

Sausage recalled due to possible metal contamination

Over 2,500 pounds have been recalled.

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

Governor Roy Cooper, Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, and other community leaders come together for Wilmington Downtown Incorporated's Economic Series program Tuesday.

  Mad Mole brewery only brewery in Wilmington powered by solar power

Mad Mole brewery opened in May 2018 as the first brewery in Wilmington powered by solar energy. The brewery installed 65 solar panels for $60,000.

Morgan Freeman converts his Mississippi ranch into a honeybee sanctuary

The Oscar winner imported a total of 26 bee hives to the ranch and has planted bee-friendly Magnolia trees and lavender on the property.

  Mueller report: Barr says Mueller finds no evidence of Trump-Russia conspiracy

Attorney General William Barr has given Congress the eagerly anticipated summary of the “principal conclusions” of special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year Russia investigation.

Hundreds participate in suicide prevention walk

The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) held an Out of the Darkness walk in Surf City to raise awareness about mental health Sunday.

Mueller report did not find Trump campaign conspired with Russia

The Justice Department on Sunday submitted the main findings of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. According to the summary, there is “not sufficient” evidence to find President Donald Trump or anyone in his campaign conspired with Russia.

Group hosts fundraiser for Nourish NC

The group Broccoli Brother Circus held a concert and family fun day Sunday to raise money and donations for Nourish NC.

UPDATE: Child identified after being found alone

A child found alone along a Horry County highway Saturday evening has been identified.

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

A pile of construction debris is on fire in Pender County. The smoke is causing white out conditions on portions of NC Hwy 210, forcing road closures.

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

The stage version of, "Television’s most exciting hour of fantastic prizes," will emanate from the Port City twice on Sunday.

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

A cold front will move across the Cape Fear region Monday which will be our next chance for seeing a few showers and possibly an isolated thunderstorm Monday evening.

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

Dozens gathered to Riverfront Park in downtown Wilmington to honor those who are currently missing or died while missing Saturday evening.

NourishNC helps food insecure families at Nourish the Northside event

The Community Boys & Girls Club of Wilmington teamed up with NourishNC, NHRMC, DREAMS of Wilmington, and The Blue Ribbon Commission to host “Nourishing the Northside."

Local law enforcement holds Public Safety Day in Kure Beach

A combination of law enforcement and safety groups from around the area came together today in support of public safety at Fort Fisher.

Riverfront Farmers’ Market opens for first day of the season

The Riverfront Farmers Market opened today for the first day of the season.

Yard sales March 23

Yard sales for March 23, 2019

First Alert Forecast: Chilly and dry for first spring weekend

The weekend should offer nice opportunities to work or play outside.

VIDEO: NC man records gibbon on the loose in Zootastic Park

The video shows several staff members trying to wrangle the slippery primate in several locations as guests looked on.

Cape Fear Comeback: Community rolls on after Hurricane Florence

The Topsail Beach Skating Rink opened Friday night for the first time since Hurricane Florence.

Students in Pender County Schools given survey about risky behaviors

Students in Pender County Schools are taking a health survey about risky behaviors, and at least one family is upset with how school staff handled survey responses indicating a student might need help.

Columbus Co. officers de-escalate situation with inmate

Columbus County officers helped deescalate a situation involving an inmate who was set to be transferred to another detention facility.

CFCC hosts first Women in Science and Engineering forum

Having supportive mentors was a prevailing theme for the speakers at Friday's Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Collaborative Forum, which is interesting since the women on the panel are almost certainly mentors themselves these days.

Lady Mary’s home is for sale in Wilmington

Lady Mary's home is on the market.

First Alert forecast: chilly nights, sunny days for Spring’s first weekend

The weekend should offer nice opportunities to work or play outside.

  Child dies, woman injured after being hit by Jeep at Carolina Beach crosswalk

A female child has died after she and a woman were hit by a Jeep in Carolina Beach Friday morning.

  Parents call for head of charter school to resign, allege mismanagement

A multitude of parents and former parents of students at Coastal Preparatory Academy gathered to speak during the public comment period at the school board’s meeting Thursday.

  Wilmington Police Department celebrates its K-9, mounted units

The Wilmington Police Department paid tribute Friday to its two animal units, which have been in service for more than 30 years.

WPD: Woman sets Wooster Street home on fire

Wilmington police have arrested a woman after she lit her home on fire Friday afternoon.

  Officials identify suspect who injured ducks with blow darts in SC

Officials confirmed on Friday that they have found the person responsible for injuring two ducks with blow darts in Murrells Inlet.

  Bluffs on the Cape Fear is home to local best buy real estate deal for the week of March 17

Just for Buyers Realty helps find a local real estate deal in Leland, NC

  Carolina Beach Road reopens after deputy-involved crash

A traffic accident near Coddington Elementary has shut down southbound lanes on Carolina Beach Road Friday afternoon.

Volunteers work to restore Airlie Gardens’ ‘Mystery Grave’

Volunteers from the Cape Fear Garden Club worked Friday morning to restore Airlie Gardens’ “Mystery Grave,” which suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Florence.

  Webb Simpson: Pro golfer talks faith, family and love for the coast (“1on1 with Jon Evans” podcast)

Webb Simpson has had a successful career on the PGA Tour. But his life off the golf course is even better. He talks about faith, family and his love for the North Carolina coast on the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast.

Wilmington woman gets citation for her 13-year-old fence

A woman in Wilmington got a citation from the city to remove a 13-year-old privacy fence from her yard after the community complained.