TRAFFIC ALERT: Cape Fear Memorial, Isabel Holmes bridges opening for ship this afternoon

According to a bridge tender, the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge is scheduled to open at approximately 3 p.m. with the Isabel Holmes Bridge to follow shortly afterward.

Presidential hopefuls return to North Carolina as primary nears

  Whiteville leaders encourage residents to sign up for Alert Whiteville

S.C. deputy killed in the line of duty was veteran, family man

  Work underway to revitalize historic Navassa church

  Wilmington actor returns to ‘Ozark’ for third season of popular Netflix show

Port of Wilmington reaches historic milestone

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  Columbus Co. Animal Shelter Director addresses violations

Presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg announces Wilmington rally

Church shooter Dylann Roof staged death row hunger strike

  Your count, counts! Campaign underway to educate public about upcoming census

President of Raleigh service dog company indicted on 42 fraud-related charges

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: A classroom set of ukuleles would be music to one teacher’s ears

  Woman survived Clarkton triple killing by playing dead, sheriff’s office says

The woman who survived a shooting that killed three people has been released from the hospital.

Suspect in custody after man stabbed in Wilmington

Wilmington police have arrested a man who is accused of stabbing another man Monday evening.

  Columbus County Animal Shelter disputes claims 3 dogs were living in ‘inhumane conditions’

The Columbus County Animal Shelter is disputing claims made by Sheriff Jody Greene about complaints three dogs in the Chadbourn area were living in poor conditions.

  Scholarship to honor former resident of Boys and Girls Homes of NC

“A lot of blessings that are going to come,” Roberto Diaz said when we interviewed him in 2017. Unfortunately, those blessings didn’t last. Diaz was murdered in May 2019. Now, work is underway to create a scholarship in his honor.

Moores Creek National Battlefield to conduct controlled burn on March 1

  H2GO, Belville move to end 2-year lawsuit, quicken construction of reverse-osmosis plant

N.C. woman beat her husband to death with a baseball bat, police say

VIDEO: Five teens charged with capital murder in death of 16-year-old Biloxi girl

N.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority approves grants for Tabor City, Elizabethtown

Azalea Festival Children’s Tea set for March 22

  First Alert Forecast: spring-like showers Tuesday but February to finish frosty

Your short-term First Alert Forecast contains chances for more unneeded rain. Then: a couple of shots of wintry chill.

  Sheriff’s office trying to identify suspect in gas station larcenies

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man it says is a suspect in multiple larcenies at a gas station.

FBI says hearsay can be harmful in missing children investigations

The FBI reads all comments about high-profile cases -- including the six missing children cases we’ve had in the last 30 months.

Deputies launch human trafficking investigation after woman escapes Kershaw Co. house

The woman said she was drugged and held against her will by a man who is a convicted felon and registered sex offender.

  3 Wilmington women set to compete in 2020 Olympic trials

Watermans Brewing in Wilmington held a send-off event to wish the Olympic hopefuls luck in Saturday’s race.

  DOT says railroad improvements will shorten traffic commute through Wilmington

Drivers in the Port City could spend less time tied up at railroad crossings if the proposed changes to a resurrected railroad project go through.

Two face charges in connection to Red Springs murder; 1 still wanted

Police announced that two people have been charged in connection to a September murder in Red Springs.

Dog stuck in cave saved by rescuers in southern Indiana

Cave rescuers banded together to get a dog lost in a cave back to safety early Sunday morning in Salem, Indiana.

  Using A.I. to better understand concussions

UNCW held a seminar Monday, informing students and the public how artificial intelligence is changing the way healthcare professionals handle concussions.

  Michael Jordan remembers ‘little brother’ Kobe Bryant during emotional memorial service

The NBA legend called Bryant his “little brother” but he cautioned that it didn’t start off that way. Jordan said his relationship with Kobe began as an “aggravation.”

  Elections intimidation complaint filed against Judge Sandra Ray

According to complainant Mike Korn, Ray confiscated campaign material Korn had handed out to a voter, including a pamphlet discouraging people from voting for Ray. Additionally, Korn indicates that Ray threatened legal action against him.

Childproof packaging removed in most accidental poisonings in children, study says

The Poison Prevention Packaging Act passed in 1970 required a number of household items like cleaning chemicals, flammable liquids and prescriptions to have child-resistant packaging.

Holmes County man accused of intentionally burning 4-year-old child on hot stove found guilty

A Millersburg man who was accused of intentionally burning his own child on a hot stove has been convicted by a jury.

  N.Y. police: Remains may be those of Wilmington man who fled during 2018 traffic stop

According to the Associated Press, Sheriff Thomas Dougherty said Sunday evening that the body is likely that of David Clyde Morgan.

Cell phone distraction leads to runaway pickup truck, NC police say

Police say a driver distracted by his phone caused a runaway pickup truck to crash into a Greenville convenience store this morning.

  First Alert Forecast: unneeded rain returns

After some sorely-needed weekend sun, a soggy front is likely to heap more unneeded rain onto the Cape Fear Region between Monday and Wednesday...

  NHRMC launches new clinic to help treat ALS patients

New Hanover Regional Medical Center on Monday announced that a new multi-disciplinary clinic is now available to treat patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

N.C. agency joins search for missing Horry County woman

The search for a missing 61-year-old Horry County woman continued on Monday, as members of a North Carolina-based agency have begun assisting, according to authorities.

Burgaw man charged with DWI in fatal Pender County crash

A Burgaw man is facing several charges including driving while impaired following a deadly crash in Pender County early Sunday morning.

  74-year-old man accused of setting fire at Wilmington apartment

Andre McNeill, 74, has been charged with first-degree arson.

Men’s 2020 high school basketball playoffs bracket released

The NCHSAA has released the finalized playoff brackets for the 2020 men’s high school playoff bracket.

Women’s 2020 high school basketball playoff brackets released

The NCHSAA has finalized that playoff brackets for the 2020 Women’s Basketball Playoffs.

Dozens march for ‘Souls to the Polls’

There is only one Sunday to vote in this seasons early voting. On days that many have to work, the weekend provides an easy opportunity for many to get to the polls.

Police investigating animal death in Sunset Beach

Police are currently investigating the death of an animal that was found in the water off Sunset Beach.

  Hundreds of volunteers pack 85k meals for children in Haiti

Coastal Christian High School to host meal packing event to send 85k meals to children in Haiti.

  Couple who vanished during California getaway found alive

An academic couple who vanished during a getaway in the woods of Northern California coastline has been found by search-and-rescue workers who spent almost a week looking for them and gave up hopes of finding them alive.

6-month-old missing boy from Matthews found dead in Charlotte cemetery

Police said the boy's 30-year-old mother was was arrested for robbery on Friday night. The baby boy wasn't with her at the time of the arrest.

Williston Middle School teacher under investigation following criminal allegation

A Williston Middle School teacher is under investigation after a parent filed a criminal allegation earlier this week.

N.C. 3rd grader wins $1,000 scholarship for cabbage plant

Esmee Delien was awarded the scholarship by the Bonnie Plants company for growing a 46 pound cabbage last year.

Overnight fuel tanker crash causes lane closures on S. College Road

Wilmington police responded to a crash at S. College Road and Randall Parkway involving a tractor trailer transporting fuel.

CFPUA customer service and payment software offline until Tuesday

The service went down Friday afternoon to allow staff to transition to our new billing system.

  Polar Plunge benefits Special Olympics Brunswick County

The Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 29 at Middleton Park in Oak Island.

Annual recital featuring Leah Hawkins honors Wilmington’s Caterina Jarboro

Opera Wilmington holds The Caterina Jarboro Memorial Recital

7 arrested in connection to prostitution investigation at Myrtle Beach gentleman’s club

Myrtle Beach police arrested seven people Friday following allegations that a local gentleman’s club operated as a brothel.

  Corrections officer shares harrowing story of 2017 inmate attack

Graham had just begun a shift as a corrections officer in the dormitory of the Columbus Correctional Institution when an inmate approached him at his desk with focused eyes.

  After arrest on Kauai, judge confirms bail for Idaho mother of 2 missing kids at $5M

An extradition hearing for Lori Vallow has been set for March 2.

  Documentary on LGBTQ woman disemboweled 30 years ago to premiere in February

A documentary on the brutal murder of Talana Kreeger will premiere February 22

Public memorial service held of Faye Marie Swetlik

Faye’s family wants everyone to wear bright colors, especially pink and purple, to honor Faye’s bright and bubbly spirit.

  Comic D.C. Benny, who is ‘Adrift In Predicaments,’ brings his comedy to Wilmington this weekend

D.C. Benny's style of telling autobiographical stories, inhabited by original characters, has delighted audiences over his more than 30 years as a performer

Brunswick County chase ends when suspect crashes in New Hanover County

Brunswick County officials say a suspect is in custody after running from deputies Friday.

North Carolina ranked among most sinful states in US

North Carolinians just can’t behave themselves.

Group of wild horses on the loose in the Outer Banks

Volunteers have been routinely rounding up a group of straying wild horses on North Carolina’s Outer Banks.

  Sand build up in Lockwood Folly Inlet causing issues as waterway waits for dredging

The Lockwood Folly Inlet has had depth issues since Hurricane Dorian.

Overnight freeze likely to damage blueberry crops

Pender County officials say Friday’s low temperature could be disastrous to the area’s blueberry crops.

Parents scramble to find outlet for children after schools cancel for bad weather

School systems across the Cape Fear shut down Friday for the possibility of bad weather. It never came.

  WPD searches for suspect accused of robbery at First Citizens Bank

Wilmington police are investigating a bank robbery Friday afternoon at the First Citizens Bank at 41st and Oleander Drive.

Judge orders dentist accused of sexually abusing patients pay $4M to accuser in civil case

A Wilmington oral surgeon accused of sexually abusing nearly two dozen of his patients while they were sedated has been ordered to pay $4 million in a civil lawsuit filed last year by one of his accusers.

Man accused of murder with machete found not guilty by reason of insanity

Nearly five years after the horrific murders of three children by a man with a machete, the suspect has been found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Investigation into drug sales at Bladen County home yields 5 arrests

Five people were arrested on various drug charges Thursday as a result of an investigation into complaints drugs were being sold from a home on Butler Loop Road in Bladenboro.

Appeals court keeps block on Mississippi 6-week abortion ban

A federal appeals court is keeping a block on a Mississippi law that would ban most abortions as early as six weeks - when many women may not even know they are pregnant.

  Town of Leland declines H2GO’s proposed lawsuit settlement

The Town of Leland has denied a settlement agreement to end an ongoing lawsuit between the town, H2GO, and the town of Belville regarding H2GO water and sewer assets.

Alleged Brunswick Co. bank robber caught in Myrtle Beach

An alleged bank robber is being held in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina after Brunswick County deputies say he walked into the Cres Com Bank on Holden Beach Road and demanded money from the bank teller.

Wilmington proposes extending Maj. Gen. Joseph McNeil Commemorative Way

More of Third Street in downtown Wilmington could soon be designated as the Major General Joseph McNeil Commemorative Way.

WFD scores highest rating to date, good news for homeowners

The Wilmington Fire Department has improved on its score from the Insurance Services Offices (ISO), making it the highest rating the department has scored to date.

Public meetings scheduled to discuss proposed CSX rail improvements

The City of Wilmington has scheduled two public meetings to discuss the N.C. Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) proposal to improve approximately 13 miles of CSX Rail Line in Brunswick and New Hanover counties.

21 years later, NC detectives close case of ‘Baby Michael’

On March 3, 1999, a baby less than 24 hours old was found beaten to death in a plastic bag along Canady Pond Road in southern Cumberland County.

TBI releases new information on vehicle possibly connected to Amber Alert for missing toddler

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has uncovered new information regarding an Amber Alert that was issued Wednesday for a 15-month-old girl out of Sullivan County.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Road washed out in Brunswick Co.

Malmo Loop Road is washed out near Miliken Way in Brunswick County.