National Immunization Awareness Month: local exemption rates, facts, and myths

August is National Immunization Awareness Month and WECT spoke to a local doctor to find out why vaccines are so important.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he’s ending presidential bid

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who made fighting climate change the central theme of his presidential campaign, announced Wednesday night that he is ending his bid for the 2020 Democratic nomination.
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  Trump administration moves to end limits on detention of migrant children

The move is almost certain to spark a new court fight over the government's ability to hold families until their cases are decided.


  Election officials closely watching state vote on voting systems Friday as 2019, 2020 races loom

’Hazardous’ driving conditions prompt parking changes in Carolina Beach

Nicholas Sparks cleared in defamation lawsuit

Pender County man fatally shot in Jacksonville, police say

Authorities raid illegal nightclub in Columbus County

Several agencies worked together to raid the Triple K Ranch in Delco after an investigation of the location.
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Report shows US deficit to exceed $1 trillion next year

The federal budget deficit is expected to balloon to more than $1 trillion in the next fiscal year under the first projections taking into account the big budget deal that President Donald Trump and Congress reached this summer, the Congressional Budget Office reported Wednesday.

WANTED: Man wanted for strangulation and assault on a female

1 arrested, 1 sought in armed robbery of Columbus County mini-mart

NC leaders propose $663 million refund for taxpayers

Trio arrested on cocaine trafficking charges, deputies say

QUIZ: Do you know when to stop for a school bus?

  Man pleads guilty in 2017 fatal shooting in Wilmington

Gov. Cooper vetoes bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE detainers

  First Alert Forecast: tropical activity ramping up...

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  Trump says he’s again open to strengthening gun background checks

President Donald Trump on Wednesday once again backed tighter background checks for gun purchases after backing off of them a day earlier.


  One Love Tennis ready to see statue of Althea Gibson unveiled

East Carolina football names starting quarterback

Sophomore Holton Ahlers will be ECU football's starting quarterback when the Pirates open the season at N.C. State, first-year head coach Mike Houston announced after practice on Tuesday.


  Two Columbus Co. men heading to prison on gun charges

Early in-person voting begins for 2 congressional seats

  Show your appreciation on National Senior Citizens Day

Whiteville police trying to ID ‘person of interest’

  Council grants developers more time for redevelopment of former WAVE facility; Changes to Wilmington noise ordinance approved

Wilmington City Council considered several items at its Aug. 20, 2019 meeting.
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Tropical Storm Chantal weakens in north Atlantic

Chantal is currently not forecast to impact the United States.

  Governor delivers school supplies, talks pay raises with teachers

  1,800 gallons of untreated wastewater discharges in Brunswick County

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher needs help buying books for classroom

  Following Florence, Wilmington Police Department acquires two military-grade vehicles for high-water rescues