Smooth transition after county sold hospital in Brunswick

The county transferred ownership of Brunswick Community Hospital to Novant Health, in exchange for the company’s commitment to build a new, modern hospital for the county.

  10-year-old girl dies of apparent suicide; police investigate rumors she was bullied

Police are investigating the apparent suicide of a 10-year-old girl in Santa Ana, California, and reports that she may have been bullied.
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  Caught on camera: Trooper saves Utah man from oncoming train with seconds to spare

An unknown medical event caused the driver to fall unconscious and drift off the interstate, leaving his car stuck on the train tracks.


“We move forward, we don’t ever move on”: One year after Trooper Conner’s death, his wife recalls the past and looks toward the future

Hampstead man wanted in Dollar General robbery

Hemp processor to create 30 jobs, invest $3.46M in new Tabor City facility

Husband, wife accused of trafficking meth

Expect traffic impacts with Saturday’s IRONMAN 70.3 triathlon

A look at traffic impacts due to Saturday's IRONMAN triathlon.
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  Special delivery: Identical twin babies are delivered by identical twin nurses at Georgia hospital

By chance, the twin nurses Tori Howard and Tara Drinkard got to help deliver twins Addison and Emma Williams.

TRAFFIC ALERT: ‘Reprisal’ crews to close section of Dow Road in Carolina Beach

Potential Tropical Cyclone Sixteen: What to expect in the Cape Fear Region

Second arrest made in Columbus Co. home invasion

Plans submitted to city for TRU Colors Brewery

  First Alert Forecast: “chili weather” now, next storm may have tropical connection

Amber Alert issued for Fayetteville teen

North Carolina election leaders begin voter confidence drive

Tourism industry leaders concerned over potential school calendar changes

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  ‘I’m a prophet, not a serial killer’: Florida murder suspect says God told him to do it

He said he killed three people because God told him to do it.


Michael Jordan opens first of 2 medical clinics in Charlotte

  Friday Night Football Pregame week nine

WECT's Friday Night Football Pregame brings you an early look at the upcoming high school football schedule each week.


  Events begin Thursday for Wilmington IRONMAN

  NHRMC hopes to combat shortage by raising pay for nurses

Researchers say 13-foot shark bitten by even bigger shark

  Boil water advisory issued for some in Burgaw

  Bill aims to equip nursing homes, adult care homes with backup power

Several of our local lawmakers backed an effort this year to equip nursing homes, combination homes and adult care homes with emergency electricity for use during power outages.
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  Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died

Cummings was a formidable orator who passionately advocated for the poor in his black-majority district, which encompasses a large portion of Baltimore as well as more well-to-do suburbs.

  Police seek driver in downtown Wilmington hit-and-run

  Wrightsville Beach aims to lower number of noise complaints from beach bars

  Police say downtown Wilmington assaults could have started in Jan. 2018 and involve at least 11 possible victims

'It makes me ... scared’: Female Myrtle Beach realtors targeted by a possible human trafficking text scam