Family takes [litter] matters into their own hands

The City of Wilmington joins many municipalities across North Carolina looking into further options for litter clean-up.

  Office of Diversity & Equity looks to reach, educate marginalized communities on COVID vaccine

  Vice President Kamala Harris’s swearing in inspires local girls

  Leland Police heads down path of self-improvement after recent reform initiative

  Grandparent Support Network expands into Pender County

  NHRMC opens new location for vaccine distribution inside movie theater at The Pointe

  North Carolina prisons receive first vaccine allocation

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  WPD: Shooting that killed 20-year-old in December was accidental

MISSING: Wilmington police search for 20-year-old woman last seen over a year ago

Brunswick County Schools purchases ionized air purification systems

Tennessee town lowers flags in response to Biden inauguration

UPDATE: Wilmington Health says all appointments are full for today’s vaccine shipment from the county

UPDATE: NHRMC says appointments are now full after receiving limited number of COVID-19 vaccines

Columbus County deputies step up efforts to fight illegal dumping

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office is stepping up efforts to combat illegal dumping on roadways and private property throughout the county.

  “It’s just a vicious cycle”: College grads struggle amid pandemic

A student loan expert shares tips on how to budget your money and eventually get out of debt.

40-year-old teacher, coach at middle school in Rowan County has died of COVID

A well-known and loved teacher and coach at a middle school in Rowan County has died of COVID-19, according to sources close to the family.

  Get Fit With 6: Four top fitness trends for 2021

Four top fitness trends for 2021.

  Missing 15-year-old from Wilmington found safe in Rowan County

  Wilmington police: Stabbing victim knocks on door, asks homeowner to call 911

Columbus County Sheriff’s Office arrest two after deputies were nearly struck by driver

  Brunswick County water rates could be on the rise

  Commissioners approve plan to feed more homebound senior citizens

  Commissioners take action to move forward with $53 million government center redevelopment project

DOJ ends investigation into stock sales of N.C. Sen. Richard Burr with no charges

The United States Department of Justice has ended its investigation into the stock trading of North Carolina Senator Richard Burr with no charges, as the case is now closed.

  An effort to honor a fallen firefighter is put on hold

Lieutenant Ron Allen Jr’s mother was very upset to hear that a decision wouldn’t be made tonight on a proposal to rename the bridges after her son.

FBI makes first federal arrest in North Carolina related to U.S. Capitol insurrection

Late Tuesday afternoon, special agents and officers arrested Christopher Raphael Spencer of Pilot Mountain, North Carolina.

  Attack on U.S. Capitol causes renewed interest in 1898 Wilmington Massacre

Security for the Presidential inauguration has increased after the events of January 6 when supporters of President Trump stormed the Capitol building and five people lost their lives.

  Concerns grow amid rumors of UNCW students attending crowded party

The school’s COVID-19 dashboard shows 62 active cases, 52 of which are students who live off campus.

  City leaders vote on the Wilmington Rail Trail master plan and signage for America’s First WWII Heritage City

Wilmington City Council leaders voted unanimously to approve the installation of America’s First WWII Heritage City sign and adopted the Wilmington Rail Trail Master Plan

U.S. Marshals offer reward for info on ‘armed and dangerous’ couple wanted in deadly N.C. shooting

The shooting happened around 2:30 p.m. at TCS Designs, on 9th Avenue NE.

Despite record number of homicides, Wilmington sets new record low for crimes in 2020

In 2020, there were 285 fewer Part 1 crimes, which is an overall reduction of 6.75%. This represents a new record low since 1993.

  ‘Do good and good will come back to you,’ City workers recognized for heroic actions

Your garbage collector may not be what comes to mind first when someone says “hero” but Larry Hankins and Daniel Perry have had two saves in the last few months alone.

Two pedestrians struck, one killed, in Brunswick County hit-and-run

Troopers with the N.C. Highway Patrol are looking for a driver who allegedly struck two pedestrians, killing one, before taking off from the scene.

  COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants educational kits for students

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants educational kits for students

Section of Wrightsville Avenue closes for sewer repair

Effective immediately, a portion of Wrightsville Avenue is closed to all through traffic from South 42nd Street to South 43rd Street for an emergency sewer repair.

  Novant Health announces new webpage for vaccine sign-ups in Brunswick County

Novant Health on Tuesday announced a new website where people who 65 years and older in Brunswick County can sign-up to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

  A tale of two states: NC musicians flock to SC for gigs while NC bars, restaurants continue to struggle

A southeastern NC band turns to South Carolina to book gigs while their usual spots in Ocean Isle Beach and Carolina Beach struggle under the Governor's orders.

Bladen Co. Sheriff’s Office: Man crashed into deputy’s vehicle while trying to evade law enforcement

A man is accused of crashing into a deputy’s vehicle while trying to evade law enforcement last week, according to Bladen County Sheriff’s Office.

Two teens accused of firing shots at Bladen Co. home

Two teens are accused of firing shots at a home near St. Pauls on Jan. 16.

Durham’s mayor to award NCDHHS Sec. Dr. Mandy Cohen key to the city

Durham Mayor Steve Schewel will award North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen a key to the city at a virtual ceremony Tuesday evening.

N.C. reports 56 additional COVID-19 deaths, 4K+ new cases

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is continuing to track confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths.

  Sen. Bill Rabon tests positive for Covid-19

Senator Bill Rabon (R-Brunswick) has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release.

  Wilmington police continue search for 17-year-old who went missing near Lullwater Drive

Police in Wilmington are asking for the public’s help as they continue to search for a teen who went missing last Friday.

DA: Habitual felon pleads guilty to multiple Wilmington break-ins

A Wilmington man has been sentenced to 35 -- 54 months behind bars after pleading guilty to breaking into multiple vehicles in 2019 and 2020.

Man who spent 99 days in the hospital with COVID-19 dies shortly after release

Family members confirm that a man who spent 99 days in a Shreveport intensive care unit battling COVID-19 has died.

  New Hanover Co. Public Health announces COVID-19 vaccination appointments now full this week

New Hanover County Public Health announced Tuesday that it has received additional supply of the COVID-19 vaccine from the state, and 1,410 new vaccine appointments now are available to healthcare workers and individuals who are 65 and older.

  Get Fit With 6: Virtual training programs you can do at home

At home gyms like The Mirror and Peloton bike were popular on Christmas wish lists this year. There are also free virtual programs available.

  Leland looks to make annexation more attractive by waiving fees

It’s one of the fastest growing places in the state according to the U.S. Census Bureau, but it’s not just population that is on the rise in Leland, the town itself continues to grow

  City Council set to approve Wilmington Rail Trail master plan

Plans are moving forward with the idea to revitalize the old railroad corridor in Downtown Wilmington between 3rd Street and McRae Street. The project is dubbed the Wilmington Rail Trail - and it would bring passenger rail service, along with a new multiuse path to Downtown.

  Wilmington and New Hanover County leaders discuss progress with race relations on MLK Jr. Day

Race relations and the treatment of African Americans and non-whites can be a very difficult conversation.

  Beloved priest at St. Therese Catholic Church dies after battle with COVID

Father Trent Watts, priest at St. Therese Catholic Church, dies after battle with COVID

  Local man shares story of his role in establishing MLK Day

A local man started following Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in the 1950s and carried on his legacy after his assassination by pushing for a national holiday in his honor.

  Brunswick County resident expresses frustration at vaccine rollout, encourages others to keep trying

Roughly a third of Brunswick County's population is currently eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Driver killed after car plunges off Wilmington roadway near Isabel Holmes Bridge

Emergency crews attended the scene of a wreck off of 4th Street Monday afternoon.

  ‘Something’s not right,’ Family believes missing New Hanover County teen is in danger

Its been 55 days since anyone has seen a 15-year-old boy missing from Carolina Beach.

‘It’s not fair’: NC woman pushing for vaccine rollout to prioritize high-risk populations

Recent changes to the distribution plan are causing some confusion and leaving some people with high risk conditions feeling worried they are being left behind.

  UPDATE: Wilmington Health has filled all available appointments for current supply of vaccine

Until last week, New Hanover County Public Health and New Hanover Regional Medical Center were the only authorized vaccinators in the county.

14-year-old dies day after being struck by car while riding bicycle in Charlotte

Police say Jaden Tyre Slade was riding his bicycle around 4:10 p.m. on Freedom Drive at Berryhill Road when he was hit by the car.

  NHC Democratic Party hosts food drive in honor of MLK Day

The food and money donated at the event will go to Nourish NC to help feed children in the area.

NC Executive Mansion to be lit up in honor of lives lost to COVID-19

The North Carolina Executive Mansion will be illuminated in remembrance of the lives lost in the COVID-19 pandemic.

  MLK Jr. quotes hang on banners around downtown Wilmington in lieu of annual parade

After deciding to cancel the parade back in September, the event organizer came up with a different solution.

  New federal guidelines for child nutrition: no sugar for children under the age of 2

New dietary guidelines include recommendations for babies and toddlers for the first time

3 arrested on drug trafficking charges in separate investigations

A trio of suspects was arrested last week on drug trafficking charges following separate investigations by the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

Four arrested after N.C. man’s body found in trunk of car during traffic stop in Halifax County

Four men were arrested after police found the body of a man in the trunk of a car during a traffic stop in Halifax County, the sheriff’s office said.

Coast Guard, good Samaritan rescue fisherman after boat sinks in Outer Banks

The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan rescued a man after his fishing boat sunk approximately 20 miles southwest of Kitty Hawk on Monday.

  Bladen Co. bridge could be named after county’s first fallen firefighter

The bridges spanning Reedy Meadow Swamp on N.C. 87 could soon be named after Lt. Ronald “Ron” P. Allen Jr., Bladen County’s first recorded fallen firefighter.

  Get Fit With 6: Tips for getting started with an exercise routine

Steps for getting started with a workout routine whether you're a beginner or need a refresher.

  New Hanover County to hold public hearing on $53 million government center redevelopment project

The project to redevelop the New Hanover County Government Center is heading back to County Commissioners on Tuesday where elected officials will hold a public hearing on the estimated $53.5 million project.

  NHCS parents and students rally for kids to go back to school

New Hanover county students along with their parents held a rally to show support in favor of moving to plan A.

  Winnabow and Leland Fire respond to structure fire early Monday morning

Fire fighters in Leland are responding to a structure fire on Wolfridge Road early Monday morning.

  Three injured in Sunday afternoon shooting in Wilmington

A Sunday afternoon shooting left three people injured in Wilmington, according to the Wilmington Police Department.

Water main repair closes one lane on Shipyard Boulevard, boil advisory issued

Crews for the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority are making emergency repairs to a water main Sunday causing a partial lane closure of Shipyard Boulevard.

  Eden Village offers first look during “tiny house” tour

It was an exciting day for people in the community as they got a glimpse in to the first “tiny House” at Eden Village. A new community being developed here in Wilmington that wants to give the homeless a forever home.

  Embattled Tourism Industry Looks for Optimism in 2021

Tourism continues to bear the brunt of this pandemic as 100-thousand people still remain out of work in the industry and billions of dollars are lost in visitor spending.

Raleigh-based craft beer spot ‘The Hop Yard’ opens new location in Wilmington

The Hop Yard, a craft brewery in Raleigh, has opened up a second location in downtown Wilmington.

  Rocky Point neighborhood desperate for state help with roads

A group of neighbors in the Arvida neighborhood of Rocky Point is desperate to get the attention of the Department of Transportation.

  Five years after disappearance of Ebonee Spears, family prays for new leads

Friday marked five years since anyone has seen Ebonee Spears.

  Mobile pharmacy event provides free over-the-counter medications to those in need

Those in need of over-the-counter medications headed over to a free mobile pharmacy event at Wilmington Health. The event was hosted by NC MedAssist and Humana.

  Wilmington police charge 19-year-old with intentionally hitting teen pedestrian with his car

Wilmington police are searching for a driver who allegedly struck a teen pedestrian in a parking lot and then took off.

  UNCW women’s assistant coach named to Forbes 30 under 30 sports list

UNCW women’s basketball assistant coach Matt Lynch was recently named to Forbes 30 under 30 in sports alongside other sports celebrities like NBA star Ben Simmons and NFL receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

  Health officials ask for patience as Novant, Brunswick work to ramp up vaccine effort

The hospital says it is ready, but what's next depends on how many doses are on their way.