MISSING: Leland teen last seen in Brunswick Forest parking lot

According to a Leland Police Department Facebook post, Zane Randell Harrelson, 15, was last seen around 3:25 p.m. Tuesday in the Lowe's Foods parking lot at Brunswick Forest.

Washington is 1st state to allow composting of human bodies

Gov. Jay Inslee signed legislation Tuesday making Washington the first state to approve composting as an alternative to burying or cremating human remains.
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Alabama Public Television doesn’t air ‘Arthur’ gay wedding episode

The episode "Mr. Ratburn and the Special Someone" aired nationally - except in Alabama - on May 13, showing Arthur attending the wedding of his teacher and partner.
The 22nd season of the PBS show 'Arthur' kicks off with a memorable episode. (Source: PBS Kids)
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  Man robs Walgreens pharmacy of narcotics, deputies say

  Recount scheduled in Bladen County Commission race

  ‘He’s a violent monster’: Another ex-girlfriend of murder suspect speaks about near deadly attack

  Women rally in downtown Wilmington against anti-abortion laws

Former employees of Salty Paws continue closed store’s mission of helping animals in need

A few months after a shop supporting local animals closed its doors, employees are continuing its mission.
A few months after a shop supporting local animals closed its doors, employees are continuing its mission. (Source: WECT)
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A few months after a shop supporting local animals closed its doors, employees are continuing its mission. (Source: WECT)
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A few months after a shop supporting local animals closed its doors, employees are continuing its mission. (Source: WECT)
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A few months after a shop supporting local animals closed its doors, employees are continuing its mission. (Source: WECT)
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New federal charges filed in California synagogue shooting

A federal grand jury handed up a revised indictment against John T. Earnest that adds four counts of discharging a firearm during crimes of violence.

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Special needs teacher wants visual schedules, calendars for her students

Wilmington man heading to prison for trafficking fentanyl

  NCDOT hosts public meeting to discuss potential replacement options for Wrightsville Beach drawbridge

Oak Island splash pad set to open on Friday

TRAFFIC ALERT: Westbound lane of Oleander Drive reopens after completion of emergency repairs

  Andrea, the first Atlantic tropical system of 2019, weakening near Bermuda

  Wilmington murder suspect and victim were dating, police say

  Reward offered for info on hit-and-run involving pedestrian

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‘Sesame Street’ introduces Karli, a Muppet in foster care

The new character is named “Karli,” and is a yellow-haired friend of Elmo's who introduces viewers to the concept of “for-now parents."
Elmo hugs Karli, a new Muppet introduced by "Sesame Street" who is in foster care. (Source: Sesame Street/CNN)
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SPORTS

  High school East Finals scoreboard

  Wilmington Hammerheads to host reunion match Friday

The Wilmington Hammerheads will host their second reunion soccer match Friday at Legion Stadium at 7 p.m.

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  DO YOU RECOGNIZE HER? Police seek credit card theft, fraud suspect

Four charged in connection to methamphetamine in Pender Co.

  Elizabethtown police seek public’s help in fraud case

  ‘One of the hardest jobs out there’: Encouragement and tips for not only taking care of yourself, but someone else too

  First Alert Forecast: searching for cooling showers as sizzling holiday weekend nears

In this forecast period, a weak cool front will tail into the Cape Fear Region Tuesday and engineer a slight temperature drop for Wednesday. Big heat is set to return by Memorial Day weekend, though!
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  Baby cut from missing teen’s womb opens eyes

The baby’s in grave condition and on life support in a neo-natal intensive care unit.

  ‘He’s very dangerous’: Murder suspect’s ex-girlfriend describes him as evil

  Military plane crash reported near Havelock; pilot ejected safely

  Golf cart rentals to roll into Kure Beach

  Hate speech, racist symbol spray-painted on vehicle, sign in Wilmington neighborhood

THE SOUTHERN WEEKEND

A neon green swastika was spray-painted on this stop sign Sunday in Wilmington.
The best burger in Georgia has a pretty distinct name
A neon green swastika was spray-painted on this stop sign Sunday in Wilmington.
Meet the Megalodon – the monster that once roamed the U.S. coast
A neon green swastika was spray-painted on this stop sign Sunday in Wilmington.
This museum is home to the world’s largest collection of Jim Henson puppets
A neon green swastika was spray-painted on this stop sign Sunday in Wilmington.
Tequila-infused Ceviche at Maya Mexican Grill and Tequila Lounge