Discussion on short term rental postponed in Brunswick County

Pair charged for breaking deputy’s hand, assaulting Brunswick Co. law enforcement

Community invited to forum on Black History Month & MLK Jr.

  Concert event brings together rap and R&B artists

Landmark resolution on Gen X passed by county soil and water conservation district

Leland man charged for forcible rape, assault on a female

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  Evening of culinary delights helps to make wishes come true for children with critical illnesses

  Worker killed instantly after 3,000 pound pipe falls off truck in Topsail Beach

H2GO proposes end to 2-year lawsuit

  ‘It was the most contagious smile’: Community remembers Wilmington soldier Antonio Moore

Who is Baby John Nash? Identity of newborn found in Nash County dumpster still a mystery

Man sentenced in social media sextortion case in New Hanover County court

  League of Women Voters celebrates 100 year anniversary

The League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear (LWVLCF) celebrated its 100th anniversary Monday, as well as the passage of the 19th amendment.

N.C. patient tested for coronavirus was not infected

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says a patient who was being tested for the newly-discovered coronavirus was not infected with the disease.

  First Alert Forecast: consistent chill, varying rain chances

A few scattered, light, and transient showers are possible Monday, but Tuesday will have a bright skies and 0% rain chances.

Three charged with murder after woman found dead in burning Lumberton home

Three people are facing charges after a woman was found dead inside a burned home in Lumberton.

No injuries reported after multiple shots fired in Wilmington

Driver killed in Whiteville wreck identified

  Flags ordered at Half-Staff across the state in honor of Wilmington soldier who died

SHERIFF: Husband kills wife, children & family dog before shooting self

TRAFFIC ALERT: Lane closures planned on Dogwood Lane in Pender Co.

  Mama dog found on side of road pulling crate filled with her puppies

  Enjoy a 70’s dance party fundraiser for Access of Wilmington

70's themed dance party fundraiser for Access of Wilmington at Edward Teach Brewery

  UNCW to test Seahawk Siren System today

UNCW will conduct a full-volume test of the Seahawk Warning Siren System at noon Monday, Jan. 27.

PPD launches its initial public offering of 60 million shares

Pharmaceutical Product Development, LLC (PPD) announced Monday the launch of its initial public offering of 60 million shares of stock.

  Kobe Bryant, daughter Gianna among 9 killed in helicopter crash, reports say

All nine people aboard a helicopter died in a crash Sunday in the Los Angeles area. Multiple reports say NBA legend Kobe Bryant was among the dead.

Report: Body of missing boater found

A boater was reported missing around noon on Sunday.

  Study: Does owning a home really make you happier?

They say home is where the heart is, but does owning one really make you happier? A new survey says yes!

Downed power pole hampers overnight traffic on South College Rd.

A single car accident may impact traffic overnight Sunday into Monday morning after a driver hit a power pole, leaving power lines hanging low over the roadway.

Sources confirm Kobe Bryant and his daughter have died in a helicopter crash

According to TMZ, legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant has died in a helicopter crash Sunday morning.

  Pender County leadership program to serve dropout students

Mt. Calvary University opened its doors in 2018, but they’re already striving to branch out in the Pender County education community.

  47 cold stunned sea turtles admitted to Topsail rehabilitation facility

Sea turtles admitted to The Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue & Rehabilitation Center Friday afternoon.

  U.S. Army Soldier from Wilmington dies overseas

In a release from the Department of Defense on Saturday, it was announced that Spc. Antonio I. Moore of Wilmington, N.C. died while deployed overseas.

Late WWII veteran honored with Bronze star

People gathered Saturday in Southport to remember a beloved World War Two soldier who was an icon of his community for decades.

UNC’s Roy Williams passes Dean Smith in career wins

The UNC Tar Heels won their game over their conference rivals Miami 94-71, pushing the Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams to his 880th career win

  First Alert Forecast: clearing conditions for Get Fit With 6 Race and Wellness Expo

Rain chances - and even a risk for storms - are developing...

  Bladen County looks to replace high school roofs

The Superintendent of Bladen County Schools says new high school roofs won’t cost taxpayers a dime.

  YMCA program for amputees helps Wilmington runner train for Boston Marathon

Marc Dunshee is determined.

'I miss my child’: Central Va. mother says 8-month-old daughter died of Coronavirus

One mother says her eight-month-old daughter died from a strain of the Coronavirus less than a year ago!Karleata Claxton saw the news of a new strain is not only hard but she wants everyone to be aware of the warning signs.

Bank of America Stadium renovations mean hundreds of PSL owners losing seats

About 900 seats in the west end zone belonging to about 400 PSL holders will be bulldozed. They will be replaced with 14 bunker suites.

  ‘I want them to know I’m coming at you now,’ murder victim’s sister looks for answers in cold case

As Randy Hockabout's family prepares to mark 34 years since he was killed, there is a new push for answers in a cold case murder

NC Sheriff’s Office adds Pit Bull to K-9 Unit

One dog that’s made an incredible journey is now the newest member of an eastern Carolina sheriff’s K-9 team.

Union County boy needs bone marrow transplant, family pleads for more donors

According to the National Bone Marrow Donor registry, Be the Match, about 16,000 people will need a bone marrow transplant each year. Unfortunately, only about 6,000 of them will find a match.

Changes to FICO’s credit score method could impact millions who seek loans

FICO scores are the most widely used credit scores in the United States and they’re changing in a way that could make it harder for many to get loans.

  Mayor wants answers about WAVE’s fund balance after transit service asks for loan

Financial issues are mounting for WAVE Transit, and that has city leaders concerned.

Columbus County man accused of shooting at girlfriend, 3-year-old child

A Columbus County man was arrested after he allegedly shot at his girlfriend and a three-year-old child during a domestic violence incident last week.

  Largest home for sale on the Cape Fear River features sweeping waterfront view

WECT has been profiling unique homes across southeastern North Carolina in recent weeks.

  Inmates moved back to Pender County Jail following gas leak

Officials say the Pender County Jail was back to normal operations Friday night after all inmates were safely transported back to the facility.

  Castle Street paving project a headache for some Wilmington business owners

The much-anticipated re-paving of Castle St. in Wilmington has caused unexpected problems for small businesses along the street.

Woman wanted in connection to 2016 double homicide in NC now in custody

Police say a woman who was on the run after not showing up for sentencing for her alleged involvement in a 2016 double murder is now in custody.

Lawsuit claims thousands of patients’ information compromised in Tidelands Health ransomware attack

Tidelands Health is facing a federal class action complaint after a ransomware attack left the hospital system’s computer systems and data offline in December.

One person dies in Onslow County apartment fire

The Onslow County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed one person is dead after an early morning apartment fire.

N.C. deputies seize 40 dogs, charge woman with cruelty to animals

A woman is facing charges after deputies reportedly seized multiple dogs in Robeson County.

Operation ‘Fall of the House of Usher’ leads to 41 meth-related arrests

Officials say the Organized Crime Enforcement Task Force investigation targeted the delivery of extremely potent methamphetamine to New Hanover, Duplin and Sampson counties.

Half a billion dollars in lottery money still up for grabs

Jackpots in North Carolina’s Powerball and Mega Millions games are growing!

Carolina Beach police investigate death of 1-month-old child

Police officials have declined to release any additional details surrounding the child’s death.

  Fitness, Fishing and Fantasy: See what’s happening this weekend

if you’re looking for a way to relax, we’ve got you covered.

  UNCW extends alcohol sales to more athletic venues

The UNCW Board of Trustees on Friday approved the sale of alcohol at additional sporting events on campus.

  ’Unmask a Cure’ at Brunswick Relay for Life Masquerade Gala

Relay for Life Brunswick County is hosting a Winter Masquerade Gala.

  Elizabethtown woman dies in wreck

Elizabeth Mary Watson, 38, died at the scene of the single-vehicle accident on Johnsontown Road, according to Trooper R.L. Walker.

Food Network host Tyler Florence challenges local food trucks at GLOW event

Six local food trucks competed against each other Friday when Food Network star Tyler Florence hosted GLOW Academy’s annual celebrity chef event.

  Man accused of kidnapping in Columbus County arrested in S.C.

According to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office, Jaide Devon Mackenzie Harvey, 23, has been charged with first-degree kidnapping and is awaiting extradition back to North Carolina.

  20-year-old Virginia man has leg amputated after severe complications from flu

A Petersburg family is opening up about a severe case of the flu that led to their loved one having to have his leg amputated.

  Florence School District One opens sensory rooms

Florence School District One is working on becoming more autism friendly. The school district has opened new rooms to help stimulate the learning abilities for those children through sensory rooms.

  First Alert Forecast: all you need to know about our next rain system

Rain chances - and even a risk for storms - are developing...

Brunswick Co. Sheriff’s Office locates missing teen

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office says they have safely located a missing teen.

Law enforcement locates Brunswick Co. missing man

The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has located a man who had been missing for more than a month.

  Sheriff backs resolution to declare ‘Second Amendment Sanctuary’ in Columbus Co.

Sheriff Jody Greene is throwing his support for a state representative who is asking Columbus County Commissioners to declare the county a “Second Amendment Sanctuary.”

  Awaiting responses to RFP, NHRMC Partnership Advisory Group digs deeper on how to evaluate responses, remaining independent

Members of the Partnership Advisory Group met to discuss the key elements they will use to evaluate responses to their RFP.

NHC schools present Minority and Women-Owned Business Fair

New Hanover County schools held the second annual Minority and Women-Owned Business Fair, an outreach event that opens the door for entrepreneurs to network and create business connections with the school system.

Florida brewing company collaborates with animal shelter by putting rescue dogs on beer cans

Motorworks Brewing in Bradenton is partnering up with the Manatee County Animal Shelter to find homes for dogs.

  Cash strapped WAVE transit warns city, county it could be ‘forced to suspend operations’

WAVE transit is in a cash crunch. Wilmington’s bus system relies on money from the federal, state and local government to operate, and some of that money hasn’t materialized as quickly as expected.

  Outside investigation launched into handling of case involving WPD lieutenant’s child left alone, naked in car

State agencies and state lawmakers are taking action in response to body camera video show in a WECT News exclusive report

NC teachers association gauges educators’ interest in walkout

The North Carolina Association of Educators said Thursday it will send a survey out to members statewide to see if there’s support for walking out of class for multiple days to push for more school funding and Medicaid expansion.

Six more people die from flu in North Carolina

Another six people in North Carolina have died from the flu, bringing the total so far this season to 41 deaths.

Penderlea Middle holds groundbreaking for two athletic fields

Penderlea Middle School and leaders with Pender County Schools held a groundbreaking Thursday for two new athletic fields.

6 stolen cargo trailers recovered in Columbus County

Investigators say six cargo trailers stolen from owners in North and South Carolina have been recovered in Columbus County.

Get your fill at Wilmington Coffee Fest

Java enthusiasts unite!

Portrait of former NC Supreme Court Justice, slave owner removed from Orange County Courthouse

The portrait of a former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice has been removed from the courtroom in the historic Orange County Courthouse after a request by a current judge, according to a release from the county.

NHC schools classify cheerleading as a club, not a sport

Cheer parents at Trask Middle School were shocked to find out that their children’s coaches weren’t getting paid.