NFL player Antonio Brown released on bail by Florida judge

NFL free agent Antonio Brown was released on bail Friday after spending the night in a Florida jail.

First Alert Forecast: Temperatures to trend cooler as the week progresses

Work to get first all-girls hockey team on the ice gets a boost

She Rocks founder advances ovarian cancer research even after death

Ovarian cancer remains deadliest of all gynecologic cancers

  Endometrial cancer cases on the rise in the Wilmington area

Wilson Center Robert Cray Facebook Giveaway

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Clear The Shelters: calculate the costs before you adopt

Daniel Peddle: Artist, Filmmaker gets inspiration from trips to Carolina Beach ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

Yelp highlights Wilmington-made treats and sweets

WECT Throwback T-shirt Facebook Giveaway

Clear The Shelters: Kennels near capacity in Columbus County

  Clear the Shelters: Come find your FUR-ever friend in Pender Co.

  Clear the Shelters: Come find your FUR-ever friend in Brunswick Co.

WECT is teaming up with local animal shelters in the fourth annual National event, Clear the Shelter.

  Clear the Shelters: looking for loving homes at Pender County Animal Shelter

Looking for a new furry friend in Pender County? You can adopt an animal without spending a dime in adoption fees.

Bill Vassar: Studio Exec's career spans nearly 50 years ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

Bill Vassar's career in electronic media spans almost 50 years. He has had stints working in radio, television and film production, crossing paths with some of the biggest names in each industry.  During Vassar's dozen years as Executive Vice-President at EUE/Screen Gems Studios in Wilmington, the largest full-service television and film production facility on the east coast, many high-profile stars have come to town to work on that property.

Clear the Shelters: Adoption fees waived Aug. 18

The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Animal Protective Services Unit, Brunswick County Animal Services Unit, Columbus County Animal Shelter and Pender County Animal Shelter are joining the efforts by waiving adoption fees Saturday, Aug. 18. The Pender Humane Society will also participate by reducing adoption fees that day.

  Lung cancer scan saves longtime smoker’s life

Flooding closes roads in Brunswick Co.; sinkhole takes out one lane of Village Point Rd.

Kimberly Lawrance: Strongwoman champion trying to lift her sport ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

TSA proposes new security measures at small airports

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  Sam Gore: Former "Voice of the Seahawks" has his dream job at ESPN ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

Late Night Coffee Mugs: Official rules

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  Todd Lewis: Golf Channel reporter covers the game he loves ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

Todd Lewis has walked the fairways and greens on the most famous golf courses in the world over the past decade as a reporter for the Golf Channel. It's a dream job for some one who grew up loving the game. Lewis got his first full-time job doing television sportscasting at WECT-TV in Wilmington.

Abandoned hunting dogs show up in shelters

Hunting dogs are a friendly and active breed but can be complicated to adopt out. Trained to work and having lived their entire life in a kennel they are great with other animals but are slow to engage with people, if at all.

  Solomon Harvey: Wilmington's Ninja Warrior turned stuntman ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

Solomon Harvey has spent a lot of time in front of television cameras. In some instances you saw his face. But in other times, you may not have even known it was him. That's the life of a stuntman, the career Solomon is pursuing on a full-time basis. "For me being relatively new to the world, I have to hustle," Solomon says. Competing in the finals of American Ninja Warrior, though, helped open some doors in the industry.

  Mastering the side hustle: Photographer captures his own dream

It took years of painting all day and editing late at night but today, booking a shoot with TJ Drechsel Photography is the sort of thing people brag about.

Former UNCW pitcher makes major league debut at Yankee Stadium

Former UNCW standout pitcher Evan Phillips made his major league debut in one of the most prominent locales in baseball Tuesday night – Yankee Stadium.

  Prostate cancer survivor offers hope to men worried about impotence

Larry Wolfe wants men recently diagnosed with prostate cancer to know impotence is a potential side effect, but there are treatments.

  Two-time prostate cancer survivor says hot flashes are the worst part of treatments

Larry Wolfe says while he underwent weeks of chemotherapy and radiation for both bouts with prostate cancer, he says the hormone therapy, which produced hot flashes, was the worst part of his treatments.

  Nanna Rivers: Basketball landed her in Wilmington's Hall of Fame ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

As a well-conditioned athlete, she is used to being in front of large crowds and hearing the announcer call her name. It had just happened again. But on this night, she did not have to shoot, dribble or pass the basketball. She wasn't wearing a uniform with her last name stitched over the number on her back. The crowd had not gathered in the stands of a coliseum or gymnasium to watch her play.

  Librarian's recommendations for your summer reading list

For many of us, summertime means diving into a good book while by the pool or at the beach.

PLAID PACK: Smoking leading cause of bladder cancer

While smoking is commonly linked to lung cancer, it is also the leading cause of bladder cancer.

American Airlines adding daily, nonstop service from ILM to Dallas-Fort Worth

American Airlines announced Thursday it is adding daily, nonstop service from Wilmington International Airport (ILM) to Dallas-Forth Worth beginning Dec. 19.

What's for lunch?

Have a happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend!  School resumes May 29th

RDU Airport installs suites for moms on the go

Mothers traveling through the Raleigh-Durham International Airport will have access to two Mamava Suites, places designed to provide security and privacy for breastfeeding.

PLAID PACK: Bob Marley's cause of death used to dispel myth about skin cancer

Bob Marley is credited with introducing the world to reggae music. Now, the Jamaican-born artist is being used to dispel a myth that black people can't get skin cancer.

  Two-time melanoma survivor says new cancer drug is a miracle

Kitty DeMaria believes a new immunotherapy drug called Keytruda saved her life. She was diagnosed four years ago with Stage 4 melanoma.

Plaid Pack: Skin cancer cases on the rise

The number of people diagnosed with skin cancer is on the rise. There are more skin cancer diagnoses each year in the U.S. than all other cancers combined.

Plaid Pack: Alphabet helps spot skin cancer

According to the American Cancer Society, over 90,000 people will be diagnosed with melanoma in the U.S. this year. About 9,000 will die.

  Nina Repeta: Looking back at Dawson's Creek and on her new role as Mom ("1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast)

Twenty years after being cast as Katie Holmes' older sister in Dawson's Creek, Nina Repeta now has a new starring role. She is Mom to Banks, her nine-year-old son who has caught the same performing bug Nina did as a child. Banks did his first commercial shoot, with his mother, at the age of six. Nina was three when she did her first performance, in front of a crowd of strangers near her home in Shelby, outside of Charlotte.

New TSA-ordered screening procedures at ILM

Beginning April 14, travelers should expect more involved screening procedures when they're boarding flights at Wilmington International Airport.

'I did the male thing and ignored it:' Neck cancer survivor's sore throat was stage four cancer

Life has new meaning for Greg Allen these days. A cancer diagnosis will do that. In 2006, he was told he had a potentially deadly form of neck cancer.

Most common sexually transmitted infection linked to increase in head and neck cancers

Head and neck cancers are less common than the more common cancers such as breast, prostate, and lung cancers. The number of cases, however, is increasing because of more cases of HPV, the most common sexually transmitted infection.

Hiccups, heartburn could be signs of esophageal cancer, daughter warns

Hiccups and heartburn were warning signs of esophageal cancer for Seneca Ottey. His daughter, a Wilmington pharmacist, is now on a mission to educate people about the rare cancer that claimed her father's life.

How to keep WECT News in your Facebook news feed

Changes that Facebook is making to your news feed could affect how you receive news happening in your area. A few simple steps will make sure you continue to get stories that matter to your family and friends.

Doctor advocates HPV vaccine for teen girls to prevent cervical cancer

It's a cancer that doesn't get much attention. There are no races for a cure—no annual luncheons like the ones held for breast cancer.  Oncologists say that's unfortunate because cervical cancer is one cancer that can be prevented with the HPV vaccine.

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma patient shares story of diagnosis two months after retirement

Erskine Blount was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma two months after retiring from 37 years in hospital supply sales.

Feed your family without breaking the budget this Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving dinner will be less expensive this year. According to the American Farm Bureau, the average cost of this year's feast for 10 is $49.12. That's the lowest price since 2013. Still, you want to save all the dough you can. On WECT News at Four, Delly Mellor from shared money-saving tips for your holiday meal.

Early lung cancer screening helps save longtime smoker's life

Tonye Gray wasn't fooling herself. She knew that because she started smoking at 16 years old, and was smoking a pack a day, that lung cancer could be in her future.

Lung cancer program at NHRMC offers streamlined care for newly diagnosed patients

New Hanover Regional Medical Center has a relatively new program that expedites the plan of care process for newly diagnosed patients. Instead of visiting a series of doctors prior to coming up with a treatment plan, they are referred to the lung program at the Zimmer Cancer Center.

Get lost on your next vacation

The next fad in travel is booking vacations to "get lost." Tour companies and websites have taken notice and are willing to help make it happen.

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PLAID PACK: Breast cancer survivor says she would not be alive had she waited until 50 for mammogram

Barbie Rogers was a healthy mother of two. She exercised, ate well and was living what she calls 'the good life.' A trip to her gynecologist changed her world.

PLAID PACK: Breast cancer survival rate improves, number of diagnoses remains high

While the number of women living longer with breast cancer has improved significantly over the past four decades, the number of women diagnosed remains high.

Where to Adopt Pets

Looking for Pet? Want to help one local animal find a good home? Be sure to watch our "Pet of the Week" segment every Friday only on Carolina in the Morning!

PLAID PACK: Prostate cancer survivor shares difficult decision to end sex life

Eddie Soles shares difficult decision to have his prostate remove ending his sex life

PLAID PACK: Age greatest risk for men developing prostate cancer

While all men are at risk of developing prostate cancer, age is the greatest risk factor.

Mom of infant who died from terminal cancer offers hope to others

Mom of infant who died from terminal cancer offers hope to others

Buttercup Foundation helps families coping with kids undergoing cancer treatment

Lyndsey Manley knows what it's like to watch a child die from cancer.  Now, Lyndsey and her husband, Chris, have started an organization called the Buttercup Foundation to help parents traveling the same journey.

Pediatric infusion nurse treats youngest cancer patients

Chances are, any child who has been through a cancer journey in the Wilmington area knows Lowell Higgins. He's the pediatric infusion program coordinator at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

PLAID PACK: Stage 4 cancer survivor shares secret to her success

Beth Quinn, a stage 4 ovarian cancer, believes the secret to her survival is the warrior in her and her will to live.

PLAID PACK: Survival rate for cancer patients improves

There is good news to report in the fight against cancer. The number of cancer survivors is increasing. The number of people living beyond a cancer diagnosis reached nearly 14.5 million in 2014 and is expected to rise to almost 19 million by 2024.

What I've learned at the Wells Fargo Championship

It's been almost three months since I moved to Wilmington and took a job with WECT's digital team. In that time, I've happily embraced many things about the Port City, but covering the Wells Fargo Championship at Eagle Point Golf Club has given me perhaps my most revealing look at Wilmingtonians to date. Here are a few things I've learned about Wilmington, and myself, this week.

Testicular cancer effect on fertility low

Treating testicular cancer can impact a man's ability to father a child because male sex hormones and sperm reproduction are produced in the testicles.

Plaid Pack: Symptoms, prognosis of gallbladder and bile duct cancers

February is Gallbladder and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month. Many people don't know a lot about the two cancers because they are so rare. Only about one or two patients out of 100,000 are diagnosed, according to Dr. Michelle Fillion, a surgical oncologist at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

  Fox Wilmington Pet of the Week

Looking for Pet? Want to help one local animal find a good home? Be sure to watch our "Pet of the Week" segment every week only on Carolina in the Morning!

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Adopted 'Pet of the Week' finds the purrfect home

Each week we feature a pet available for adoption on Carolina in the Morning. Many of the animals find their forever home after making their television debut, including Jodi! She was featured as pet of the week on Friday the 13th in January.

Yard sales for December 17

Yard sales for December 17 in  New Hanover County

Yard sales for December 10

Yard sales for December 10 in New Hanover and Pender counties.

Yard sales December 3

Yard sales December 3 New Hanover, Pender, and Brunswick counties.

Yard sales for November 26

Yard sales for November 26  in New Hanover, Columbus, and Pender counties.

Yard sales November 19

Yard sales for November 19 in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Pender counties.

Yard sales for November 12

Yard sales for today November 12 in New Hanover, Brunswick, and Columbus counties.

Yard sales for November 5

Yard sales for Saturday November 5

Yard sales for October 29

Yard sales are for October 29th

Yard sales for October 22

Here's a look at yard sales in the area for Oct. 22, 2016.

Obama: Shooter who killed 50 in Orlando 'filled with hatred'

Speaking from the White House briefing room, President Barack Obama said the gunman who killed 50 in the worst shooting in U.S. history was "filled with hatred" but said the FBI had not reached any definitive conclusion about a motive.

Copy-Crime common in hills overlooking Olympic venues

Gun battles take place in the Olympic city between police and criminal gangs. It's a common clash between police and gangs in one of Rio's impoverished favelas, with civilians caught in the middle.