Nonprofit organized to stop sale or partnership of NHRMC

A new nonprofit organization has been formed to stop the sale or partnership of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Save our Hospital, Inc. says they plan to launch a public information campaign.

North Carolina DOT, disaster relief bills signed by Cooper

Lawler requests recount in Wilmington council race, Shuttleworth does not in Carolina Beach

Island Helping Island: Area fire departments aiding recovery efforts in the Bahamas

Cashing in on Charity: Donations meant to help sick children, wounded veterans, abused animals instead benefit for-profit fundraisers

Sam Worthington, David Hyde Pierce join Russell Crowe in film underway in Wilmington

NHRMC: New Surgical Pavilion lobby set to open Tuesday

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Leland man now facing nearly 40 child sex crime charges; bond increased to $2.7 million

Flooded, sand-covered NC 12 still closed

  NHC commissioners decline WAVE Transit request for subsidy funding

Ford rolls out Mustang SUV

Sheriff’s office rescues Brunswick Co. man who was lost in wooded area

20-year-old vehicles exempt from emissions testing starting Dec. 1

N.C. woman sentenced to prison for role in trafficking teenage victim

A Harnett County woman will spend at least eight years in prison for her role in trafficking and prostituting a 17-year-old victim, according to the New Hanover County District Attorney’s Office.

Columbus Co. Vice-Narcotics investigations lead to three arrests

Three separate investigations by the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office’s Vice-Narcotics Unit led to arrests this month.

  First Alert Forecast: wind finally relaxes but rain chances linger

Winds have slackened but some early-week rain chances remain...

  Camel, cow and donkey caught on the lam

The unlikely trio walked into the neighborhood east of Goddard, Kan., Sunday afternoon and immediately attracted a crowd.

TRAFFIC ALERT: Portion of Canal Dr. closed due to flooding

Leland Middle School releasing students early due to sewer repairs

Coast Guard: Tugboat collides with old North Carolina bridge

  A congregation returns home

  Maryland teacher charged after fight with student

Hong Kong police storm university held by protesters

  WPD: Man flees scene of hit and run, leaves three kids in vehicle

Two people are arrested and three children are in DSS after a hit and run

  UNCW professor given North Carolina’s highest honor award

Accomplished author Philip Gerard was honored by Governor Cooper with an award for his outstanding literature.

James Madison tops UNCW in men’s soccer CAA title game

James Madison trumps UNCW in double OT

Man stabs wife before setting house on fire, police say

New York police say a man stabbed his wife and then set their house on fire.

Missing Wilmington woman has been located

Michelle Roylance was last seen in Wilmington wearing a blue sweater and blue jeans.

  Driver won’t face charges in Friday night fatal crash

A spokesperson for the Wilmington Police Department says the driver involved in a crash that killed a pedestrian won’t face charges.

Southport-Fort Fisher ferry still suspended Sunday due to heavy rain and winds

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has suspended ferry operations for six of its seven routes Saturday.

  Director wins award for film about uncle’s brain injury

"That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore" is screening during the 2019 Cucalorus Festival in Wilmington.

Santa’s real! How your child can get a letter right from the North Pole

Santa Claus will soon be coming to town, and the U.S. Postal Service is helping him bring joy to children around the country.

  Wilmington police investigate shooting that left a man injured

Wilmington police responded to Clay Street Friday night to investigate a call of shots fired.

Avoid a visit to the DMV! NCDOT adds more services to online platform

The state is making it even easier to take care of your to-do list without having to walk into a DMV office.

Yard sales November 16

Yard sales in New Hanover and Pender counties

  Tips to prevent overeating and that sluggish feeling on Thanksgiving

Trainers from a local gym stop by the WECT studios to share some nutrition and fitness tips for the upcoming holiday.

Anthony Grundy: Former basketball star killed in Louisville

A former basketball star who died following an altercation in the Russell neighborhood has been identified.

Tests show GenX still a concern in water at NC elementary school

New tests show the water at a Cumberland County school is still not safe to drink.

  First Alert Forecast: wet and windy weekend

A low pressure system is deepening off the Carolina Coast and it will deliver classic ocean storm impacts to the Cape Fear Region Friday, Saturday, and possibly portions of Sunday.

Documentary at Cucalorus examines the death of Lennon Lacy

Cucalorus, a film festival marking 25 years in Wilmington, features a documentary that examines the death of Lennon Lacy, 17, who died in Bladen County in 2014. 'Always in Season' is a documentary that follows his mother’s search for justice.

Dream Job Alert: Get paid $1,000 to watch Hallmark Christmas movies

One Christmas aficionado will get $1,000 to watch 24 Hallmark movies by Christmas Day.

  New redistricting lines for Brunswick Co. schools will be discussed Monday

New school lines drawn in Brunswick County will be presented at a school board meeting Monday.

Driver dies after head-on collision in Wilmington Thursday night

One of the two people taken to the hospital after two cars collided died overnight.

Skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs making consumers susceptible to counterfeit options

The skyrocketing costs surrounding prescription drugs have a lot of people looking for cheaper alternatives

  Musical comedy at Cucalorus looks at online toxicity and superfandom through the eyes of four online gamers

The musical, Push the Point, follows four online gamers through their squad-based mission

Weather moves Taste of Wrightville Beach to Sunday

Taste of Wrightsville Beach has been moved from Saturday to Sunday due to bad weather.

City moves to reestablish the New Hanover County Commission for Women

The City of Wilmington is expected to discuss a motion next week to bring back the county’s commission for women.

Battle of the Badges Blood Drive kicks off next week in Leland

Leland law enforcement and firefighters are going head-to-head for the same cause during their Battle of the Badges blood drive

  Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity to start building energy-efficient, affordable housing development

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity has begun building an energy-efficient, affordable housing development.

More local law enforcement agencies join Ring’s app network

More law enforcement agencies are connecting with their communities through Ring’s Neighbors App.

Identities released in deadly officer-involved shooting at Charlotte’s Epicentre

The incident unfolded before 4:45 a.m. in the Epicentre, near S. College Street and E. Trade Street.

Insurance fraud charge filed for woman accused of lying about break-in after hurricane

The Department of Insurance has charged a Wilmington woman with insurance fraud and obtaining property by false pretenses.

  Results hold in tight NHC races after vote canvass, recounts possible for several seats

The results of a pair of tight races in New Hanover County were upheld Friday by the county board of elections.

  No bond for man accused of fatally stabbing Wilmington woman

Booking records confirm the man accused in Kimberly Bland’s murder is back in North Carolina.

  Police: Suspected ‘Potomac River Rapist’ lived in Conway area for at least a year

The man suspected of being the Potomac River Rapist has been taken into custody in the Grand Strand.

  Nearly 2 years later, investigation of Paitin Fields’ death at ‘standstill,’ sheriff says

It’s been nearly two years since 5-year-old Paitin Fields was killed and the investigation into the child’s death is at an apparent standstill, according to Pender County Sheriff Alan Cutler.

Brunswick County high school graduations moving to UNCW next year

Next year, the graduation ceremonies for North Brunswick, South Brunswick, and West Brunswick high schools will be held on June 6 at Trask Coliseum on the campus of UNCW.

Leland police chief set to retire after nearly 40 years in law enforcement

Leland Police Chief Mike James is set to retire next year after 36 years in law enforcement.

ROCAME to celebrate 40-year anniversary

Region “O” Council for the Advancement of Minorities in Engineering (ROCAME) is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

New Hanover County hosting enrollment fairs for Medicaid Transformation

The enrollment fairs take place Saturday, Nov. 16 & Tuesday, Nov. 19 at the Health and Human Services building.

Woman dies in wreck at MLK Parkway-N. 23rd St. intersection

According to the Wilmington Police Department, Patricia Stowe Nystrom died in the wreck that took place just after 5 p.m.

  First Alert Forecast: coastal storm to buffet Cape Fear Region

A low pressure system is deepening off the Carolina Coast and it will deliver classic ocean storm impacts to the Cape Fear Region...

Drug roundup in Brunswick Co. leads to several arrests

Officials say the arrests stem from investigations conducted over the last several month.

S.C. man shot after hunting partner mistakes him for deer, officials say

An Upstate hunter was shot Thursday after he was mistaken for a deer by one of his hunting buddies, according to the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

  Online tool helps make permit process in New Hanover County as easy as possible

COAST provides NHC residents a faster way to access information when it comes to permits within the county.

Congress remap nearing completion in North Carolina

The state Senate planned on Friday to debate and vote on proposed district boundaries the state House already approved.

  With seats in the balance, New Hanover Co. election officials approve absentee, provisional ballots; Final counts to be tallied Friday

Just six votes separate candidates in two different municipal elections in New Hanover County as of Election Night, but that is likely to change Friday morning.

Myles Garrett ejected after assaulting QB Mason Rudolph with helmet in the final seconds of Browns vs. Steelers game

Myles Garrett rolled on the ground with QB Mason Rudolph before ripping his helmet off and hitting him over the head.

  'It just feels great to have a home again,’ Market North welcomes residents back

The company that owns Market North says residents are beginning to move back in after Hurricane Florence damaged the property last year.

  Possible price hikes on the horizon for Wrightsville Beach town parking

Wrightsville Beach is proposing changes in parking this upcoming year.

Charlotte company tows, sells soldier’s car while she was deployed

A WBTV investigation into the towing company responsible found that the owner was submitting false information to local courts during the process of selling towed cars.

U.S. Postal Service announces holiday shipping deadlines

USPS recommends mailing and shipping deadlines for expected delivery by Dec. 25.

Dave Grohl rocks it on Sesame Street for show’s 50th season

Big Bird, David Grohl and Elmo sing their way across America in “Here We Go Song.”

  Changes coming to Freeman Park regulations

Carolina Beach leaders made the decision Wednesday to implement new regulations at Freeman Park following a community meeting.

  Leland man will serve decades in prison for using ‘nightlight’ to secretly film children

A Leland man could serve up to 35 years in prison after being convicted of multiple sex crimes involving children Thursday.

  'The MisEducation of Bindu’ marks a return to Cucalorus for Indian character

A character first introduced in a short film at Cucalorus returns to the festival.

Washington is the latest to allow people to change their gender designation to ‘X’ on driver licenses

The state's licensing director said 'everyone deserves to have their lived experience of gender and identity reflected as accurately as possible on their identification documents.'

Duke University struggles to catch opossum lording over dorm

An opossum has illegally taken up residence in the ceiling of a Duke University dorm, where students have been complaining about being bitten by fleas.

North Carolina Congress remap proposal threatens 2 incumbents

North Carolina Republican legislators have unveiled a new congressional district map that could endanger the political future of two GOP incumbents.

  Pleasure Island working to avoid controversial coyote trapping measures amidst growing problem

Leaders from Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Fort Fisher, MOTSU and NC Wildlife met this week to discuss options to combat the growing problem.

NCDHHS: Second flu-related death reported in North Carolina this season

According to the department’s weekly flu report, the second death happened during the week of Nov. 3-9, 2019.