88,000+ pets adopted in 2019 ‘Clear the Shelters’

Final tallies are rolling in after the 2019 Clear the Shelters nationwide adoption event.

3-year-old girl found alone on boat in Texas; father’s body recovered nearby

A young girl was found alone on a boat the day after she and her father took it out on Lake Granbury. Hours later, her father's body was recovered, not far from where the boat was found.
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  Owner of ‘Heist Jewelry’ hit with sledgehammer, still fights off robbers

Security camera footage shows the owner of ironically named Heist Jewelry tending to his inventory at 2:40 p.m. A masked suspect runs into the store and smashes a display case with a sledgehammer.


  Historic radio station in danger of being pulled from the airwaves

Yard sales August 17

Wilmington Fire crews respond to stove top fire

  First Alert Forecast: substantial rain expected for the weekend, area of interest in the Gulf of Mexico

  ‘She was about the prettiest thing I ever saw,’ 82-year-old bride weds 90-year-old groom

Love has no age limit and no expiration date. Just ask Eugene Eason, 90, and Sylvia Vaughan, 82.
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  Portland ‘ground zero’ for protests between right, left-wing

Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon.

  First Alert Forecast: storm chances at home but not in the tropics

  Coast Guard hosts training for WPD, NHC Sheriff’s deputies

  Deputies arrest Brunswick Co. couple wanted on dozens of animal cruelty charges

N.C. health officials investigate possible link between vaping and lung disease

Wilmington to consider paid parental leave policy

  NHRMC responds to physician letter over possible sale, encourages attendance at community meetings

ICE arrests fugitive on rape charges in NC after prior release in Mecklenburg County

  Trio face charges after emaciated horses found at New Hanover farm

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  Family finds live frog in carton of organic salad greens

One Wisconsin family found a living frog in the packaged organic salad greens they bought from a grocery store.


New information released in Dale Earnhardt Jr. family plane crash

  North Brunswick football making improvements on and off the field

For North Brunswick football coach Bryan Davis, the game is more than just wins and losses.


Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach, Bald Head Island among nominees in South’s Best contest

  Pender Co. man facing human trafficking charges after holding woman, infant captive, deputies say

Pipeline work in Southport could cause tall flame, loud noise

  Clear the Shelters: Brunswick County

  First Alert Forecast: storm chances at home but not in the tropics

Stable air reigns across the tropical Atlantic Basin, so new tropical storm formation remains unlikely. Home-grown tropical-like showers and storms will have our attention, though!
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  Doctors warn of fallout from new immigration rule

Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, as well as food stamps and other forms of public assistance.

  Stuff the Bus 2019: Communities rally to bring supplies to students

  Toxic algae suspected of killing three NC dogs can have human health impacts

  Bill to extend statute of limitations could help NHCS teacher sex abuse victims

  Area law enforcement have brought in nearly $500K in the last 3 years by collecting taxes on illegal drugs