Local coffee shop invests in COVID-killing technology

  Wilmington City Council approves changes to land development code for mixed use projects

  Wilmington City Council gets update on COVID-19

  UPDATE: Wilmington City Council approves resolution that will allow the sale of Optimist Park

Body of missing hiker found in North Carolina, officials say

  Pender County Schools approves Plan A for K-5 students

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  Sen. Kamala Harris’ husband campaigns in Port City

New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office introduces K9 Mara

  WPD is adding resources to gun violence reduction plan released this summer

More than 2 million people have already voted in North Carolina

Southport man gets 5-year prison sentence on federal drug charges

NHC Health and Human Services Board votes on amended tobacco use proposal

Prominent protester, Lily Nicole, among several arrested for damaging downtown Trump sign

Four Wilmington activists have been charged with damaging a “Wilmington for Trump 2020” billboard sign earlier this month.

  Bladen Co. Schools superintendent says activity outside of school generates recent COVID-19 cases

After three school closures and ten positive cases so far this school year, the superintendent asks community members to take extra precautions when out in public.

Senate, county commissioner candidates to take part in Power Breakfast

Candidates for the state senate and the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners will take part in Wednesday’s Power Breakfast, hosted by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal.

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Climb-N-Crawl Caterpillar wanted for K-2 students

Martha Cotton, a K-2 teacher at Williams Township in Whiteville, is asking for a Climb-N-Crawl Caterpillar through the Donors Choose website, an online charity that helps teachers get funding for school projects.

  Inmate at Pender Correctional dies after contracting COVID-19

Husband of Kamala Harris to campaign in Wilmington today

  Bladenboro Middle to close for in-person learning starting today due to COVID-19 concerns

NHCS partners with New Hanover County to launch public safety program

  Wilmington has 3 weeks left to appeal court decision nullifying short-term rental restrictions

  Bladen County ordinance regulates protesting and picketing activities

Researchers still can’t find cause for deadly cancer in Huntersville

There have been 20 cases of a rare eye cancer in or near the town of Huntersville. The town was given $100,000 by the state to try to figure out what’s going on.

  Kure Beach approves lower speed limit on Fort Fisher Boulevard

The Town of Kure Beach Town Council approved a speed limit change on Fort Fisher Boulevard, from Alabama Avenue to N Avenue, at its meeting on Monday night.

  Chef Vivian Howard promises to change the way you cook with ‘This Will Make It Taste Good’

In Vivian Howard’s new cookbook, the chef and restauranteur promises to change the way you cook.

  City leaders concerned after Wilmington sees 4 shootings in 4 days

Wilmington city officials are pleading to open the line of communication between police and the community after the city saw four shootings in a matter of four days.

Rare white sea turtle found on Kiawah Island

Sea turtles with leucism typically have a hard time surviving because of a lack of camouflage.

  NC among last states to make death records electronic

North Carolina will soon launch a pilot program to begin digitizing electronic death records. It is currently one of just three states still processing death certificates by hand, which has made it hard to gauge the impact of COVID-19 on the state's mortality rate.

NC Senate race shatters record for money spent on advertising

The North Carolina Senate race is so important to both Democrats and Republicans that it set a record for the most money spent on a single Senate race.

  UNCW quietly announces interim women’s basketball head coach ahead of media day; Barefoot still head coach

The status of Karen Barefoot, the head coach of UNCW women’s basketball, with the university is murky as the team gears up for the start of the upcoming college basketball season.

UNCW to test warning siren system

The UNCW Alert system will be tested Wednesday, October 21 at noon as part of a routine maintenance schedule determined by the campus environmental health and safety policy.

  Learning pods of all varieties take root amid pandemic

Parents are turning to "pods" to help with remote school work and accommodate their work schedules

North Carolina resumes processing deficient absentee ballots

The State Board of Elections issued a directive telling counties to immediately resume notifying voters whose ballots arrive with a range of deficiencies on how to fix the problem or start the process over.

  Man dies after falling from second-story deck at his Surf City home, police say

Police say a man died after he fell from the second story of a home in Surf City early Monday morning.

  New hospital planned for New Hanover County

New Hanover Regional Medical Center has submitted an application to the state to build a 66 bed facility in Scotts Hill. The Certificate of Need application is under review by the NC Division of Health Service Regulation.

New Hanover County lists wait times for early voting locations

The New Hanover County Board of Elections can show voters how long they will have to wait to cast their ballot at any of the nine One-Stop early voting locations across the county.

Guitars played, made by Eddie Van Halen go to auction

Each of the Van Halen guitars is expected to fetch between $60,000 and $80,000.

Suspect gets $500K bond following arrest for allegedly assaulting a Rowland police officer

Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins is shedding light on an officer who was assaulted over the weekend.

  Bitty & Beau’s Coffee to open first franchise location in Washington D.C.

Bitty & Beau’s, the Wilmington-based coffee store company, will now be serving their custom blend of java in the nation’s capital.

  Missing teen last seen in Southport has been found safe, deputies say

The Brunswick County Sherriff’s Office is searching for a teen who was last seen around midnight in Southport.

  Kure Beach looks to lower speed limit on Fort Fisher Boulevard

In yet another move to slow down traffic on Pleasure Island, the Town of Kure Beach is set to approve another speed limit lowering, this time, on Fort Fisher Boulevard stretching from Alabama Avenue to N Avenue.

  Hampstead artist transforms lives of cancer patients one tattoo at a time

Jenean LaCorte describes herself as a lifelong artist. She was professionally trained at Columbus College of Art and Design.

  Columbus County car chase ends with suspect in custody

A suspect was apprehended on Sunday afternoon in Mt. Olive after fleeing from police in Whiteville.

Morning wreck shuts down traffic on 3rd Street in Wilmington

A vehicle crash has traffic being diverted in Wilmington Sunday morning.

WPD investigating string of overnight shootings

The Wilmington Police Department are currently investigating 3 separate shootings that took place late Saturday night.

  Wesley Memorial pumpkin patch opens amid COVID-19

The church has held the annual pumpkin patch fundraiser for decades now, making it part of many family fall rituals.

Charges upgraded for Air Force airman connected to fatal Myrtle Beach shooting

Officials said the investigation is ongoing and they're seeing any other suspects involved.

Wilmington celebrates second annual Art-Oberfest event

Saturday, the Carolina Place neighborhood and the Ardmore Historic Street Car District hosted an event to lift up Wilmington’s local artists.

Another Bladen County School closing for two weeks due to COVID-19

East Arcadia School is closing in-person learning after a number of reported COVID-19 cases, according to the Bladen County Schools system.

Wilmington Police searching for suspect in hit and run

The Wilmington Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a man wanted for a hit and run. According to police, the man is a convicted felon and has a history of using fake names.

Second annual run held for trooper Kevin Conner, killed in line of duty

Groups gathered Saturday morning for the second annual Trooper Kevin Conner Memorial Run including a 5k and one mile race in honor of the person Conner was and service he dedicated himself too.

Three-car wreck closes part of Kerr Avenue

A three-car wreck that happened on the corner of New Center Drive and North Kerr Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Friday night

  NHRMC Chief Physician named President of North Carolina Medical Society

The top doctor at New Hanover Regional Medical Center is now leading one of our state’s oldest professional societies, the North Carolina Medical Society.

  Bar owners worry about recent spike in COVID-19 cases

After being closed for more than six months, bars have been serving drinks for two weeks under North Carolina’s Phase 3.

  City loan program finances affordable housing for Wilmington’s east side

Affordable housing is a problem across the country, and Wilmington is no exception.

NCDHHS submits plan to CDC prioritizing COVID-19 vaccine

The goal is to immunize everyone who is eligible for and wants a COVID-19 vaccine

  Cape Fear Heart Walk goes virtual this weekend

Cape Fear Heart Walk goes virtual this weekend

Panthers offensive lineman Tyler Larsen placed on reserve/COVID-19 list

Because of the Panthers' possible exposure to the opponent, they are going through the proper protocol set forth by the NFL.

  Wilmington police identify 19-year-old woman killed in Thursday night shooting

Wilmington police have identified a 19-year-old woman who died Thursday night following a shooting in the 100 block of S. 11th St.

  KNOW HIM? Bladen Co. deputies ask for help ID’ing alleged truck thief

Investigators with the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office are asking for the public’s help to identify an alleged truck thief.

  Turnout tops 330,000 on first day of One-Stop early voting across North Carolina

According to the North Carolina State Board of Elections, more than 330,000 people showed up to cast ballots in-person on the first day of One-Stop early voting Thursday, October 15, 2020.

NC reports record number of single-day COVID-19 cases for second day in a row with 2,684

For the second day in a row, North Carolina reported a record number of single-day COVID-19 cases, heath officials said.

Bladenboro man accused of breaking into multiple Columbus Co. businesses

Coleman Dean Johnson, 41, was arrested by Bladenboro police Friday morning for outstanding warrants from the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office.

  Cameron Art Museum celebrates 19th Amendment with community art project

The museum marked the Women’s Suffrage Centennial with a banner created with the help of more than 140 artists, quilters, textile artists, students and community members

Foundation for Affordable Housing plans to purchase, refurbish the Pines apartment complex

The Foundation currently is under contract to purchase the Pines of Wilmington Apartments with plans to spend millions on refurbishing the complex.

St. Pauls man will ‘pay off a lot of stuff’ with his share of $986K Cash 5 jackpot

A Robeson County man says it "feels good' to take home a share of a $986,523 Cash 5 jackpot.

CCSO: Investigation into stolen ATV leads to high-speed pursuit into S.C.

Shortly after recovering a stolen ATV early Tuesday morning, the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office were involved in a pursuit, which ended with an arrest in South Carolina.

  Man admits to stealing 90-year-old woman’s concrete yard statues, deputies say

Columbus County deputies say a man admitted to stealing several concrete statues out of a woman’s yard and selling them for cash.

  Starz crime drama ‘Hightown’ to begin filming of second season next week

The second season of the Starz television series “Hightown” is set to begin filming in Wilmington next week.

Judge sets $250K bond for airman charged in fatal Myrtle Beach shooting

A man charged in connection to a deadly Myrtle Beach shooting is set to appear in court for a bond hearing Friday morning.

  Dublin Elementary School to close for at least two weeks due to increase in COVID-19 cases

Dublin Primary School will be closed for a minimum of two weeks “due to a significant increase in the number of COVID-19 cases and close contact cases,” Bladen County Schools announced Friday morning.

  Brunswick Co. Sheriff’s Office asking for public’s help in locating missing teen

Officials say that 15-year-old Brendaly Moreno was last seen outside of her residence on Pine Branches Circle around 5 p.m. Thursday.

Innocent men were sent to prison and released decades later. Now Gov. Cooper won’t pardon them

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has refused to meet with or take any action to pardon four men who were wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for crimes they did not commit. As a result, those men cannot get any compensation from the state.

  “Our next peak is somewhere during election week”: Chief physician at NHRMC expects another rise in COVID-19 cases

Chief physician at NHRMC expects another rise in COVID-19 cases

Kamala Harris event goes virtual for Charlotte after people involved with campaign test positive for COVID-19

Two people connected to the Biden campaign have tested positive for COVID-19, scrapping Kamala Harris' planned travel to Charlotte Thursday.

  Mom fears son’s new bus stop is unsafe

Thursday was the second round of ‘first day of school’ for students in New Hanover County attending in-person instruction for the first time this fall.

  Pender County School Board going to discuss plan to start with a revised Plan B for elementary student

The Pender County School Board plans to revisit its decision to move into a revised Plan B for elementary students on Oct 20.

  UNCW men’s basketball team ready for new COVID-19 protocols

The UNCW basketball team is using a new protocol now that official practices have started.

Trump, GOP leaders will appeal North Carolina ballot ruling

President Donald Trump’s campaign said Thursday that it will ask a federal appeals court to force North Carolina to revert to stricter absentee ballot rules

  DNA testing of cold case rape kit cracks second Wilmington case in 2 years

This week detectives with the WPD charged a man in connection with a 25 year old cold case rape.