Marriage amendment; baseball in Wilmington; kids strapped to hood of car

Election Day for North Carolinians is in full swing, and WECT will have full coverage of the Primary tonight, bringing you results on air, online and on your mobile phones.


As usual, WECT will keep you updated on air throughout the evening as results are being tallied. Be sure to watch WECT News at 11 for complete results and other news coverage.


Election results will be posted online as they are counted in each county tonight. You will be able to find them at the top of We will also have various reports about the winners of each race, in addition to any other news coverage. Be sure to check out your community for races specific to your area.

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Along with choosing their top candidates, voters are taking a stance on a controversial proposed amendment that would define marriage as being between one man and one woman. Now, a sign at a local polling place related to that amendment seems to be stirring up mixed feelings. We'll have the latest details tonight.

The City of Wilmington will hold a meeting tonight to reveal general locations of where a potential baseball stadium could go. Citizens are invited to come and give their input. Additionally, a local developer is clarifying reports that he declined two offers recently for his property located on the Riverfront downtown.

A couple was taken into custody after driving with their kids strapped to the hood of a car.

Some may call it a bright idea when it comes to making money. A mom accused of bringing her 6-year-old daughter to a tanning salon now has her own action figure.

Be sure to tune in starting at 5:00 tonight! We'll have more on why bringing electronics to class could be the next big thing in education; a new obesity report that talks about ways Americans can cut the fat from their diets; a town council that plans to give up its salary next year and much more.

-Frances Weller