It may only be April, but politicians are already getting a head start on campaigning. In fact, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is at UNCW this afternoon. WECT's Ashlea Kosikowski is expected to be live at that event starting at 5 p.m., and at 5:30, we'll talk with Gingrich about his run for the White House.
Ever wondered who has yet to pay their taxes? By law, county tax offices are required to publicize those who owe money. Tonight at 5, we're breaking down the numbers to show you where local counties stand in collecting the cash they're due.
Law enforcement officials have been pretty busy. Last night, Bladen County Sheriff's deputies were involved in a high-speed chase that crossed into a neighboring county. Additionally, two people from Hampstead were charged in connection with fraudulently using a company credit card for $85,000 worth of fuel and other items from gas stations. Keep in mind, you can stay up-to-date on all the latest crime news on the Law Connect section of WECT.com.
An early morning fire on Bald Head Island destroyed a vacation home today.
Hope you'll join us tonight! We'll have the latest on the effects of a recent annexation decision; a new policy on mosquito spray; details on the merging of area newspapers and much more.