EPA brings back pesticide known to be harmful to bees

Last month, the EPA reintroduced a pesticide known to be harmful towards bees called Sulfoxaflor.

In Louisville, Trump signs order forgiving student-loan debt for disabled veterans

  First Alert Forecast: tropical activity ramping up, still hot at home

  Brunswick County SROs prep for upcoming school year

Taylor Swift says she plans to re-record her old songs

  Flu vaccines delayed for upcoming season

Sentencing handed down for Bladenboro man who confronted detective with rifle

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  Election officials closely watching state vote on voting systems Friday as 2019, 2020 races loom

’Hazardous’ driving conditions prompt parking changes in Carolina Beach

Nicholas Sparks cleared in defamation lawsuit

Pender County man fatally shot in Jacksonville, police say

Authorities raid illegal nightclub in Columbus County

WANTED: Man wanted for strangulation and assault on a female

1 arrested, 1 sought in armed robbery of Columbus County mini-mart

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office has arrested one person and is seeking a second in connection with the armed robbery of a mini-mart in Columbus County last month.

NC leaders propose $663 million refund for taxpayers

Senate Leaders Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore announced the Taxpayer Refund Act Wednesday, saying taxpayers sent too much money so they’re sending some back.

UPDATE: Deputies safely locate missing New Hanover County teen

The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help from the public finding a 16-year-old reported missing Wednesday.

Trio arrested on cocaine trafficking charges, deputies say

Three people are accused of trafficking cocaine to the Port City from out of state, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

QUIZ: Do you know when to stop for a school bus?

  Man pleads guilty in 2017 fatal shooting in Wilmington

‘Very fortunate’: LSU responds to false alarm security scare

Gov. Cooper vetoes bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE

Gov. Cooper vetoes bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE detainers

  Sign language interpreter steals show from rapper Twista

  Back to school: Tips to make sure your child starts the school year healthy

As you prepare to send your children back to school, there are steps you can take to make sure they are ready for a healthy return to the classroom.

  Back to school: New Columbus County Schools Superintendent calls on parents, community members to help students succeed

This is Dr. Meadows first year at the school district and it’s a time of transition for students as well.

Authorities urge parents to know apps that could pose a danger to their kids

Back to school time means kids are making new friends and it also leads to increased social media activity.

Guest injury closes Carowinds roller coaster ride

Carowinds’ newest thrill ride, Copperhead Strike, is closed until further notice after a guest was injured on the ride Sunday evening.

  First Alert Forecast: tropical activity ramping up...

Your First Alert Forecast features a front dropping into the Cape Fear Region - gradually, you know, August style - between Wednesday and the weekend.

  Two Columbus Co. men heading to prison on gun charges

Two Columbus County men are heading to federal prison after pleading guilty to firearm charges earlier this month.

Early in-person voting begins for 2 congressional seats

Early in-person voting is starting for two special congressional elections in North Carolina.

  Show your appreciation on National Senior Citizens Day

National Senior Citizens Day is a day to recognize seniors for their accomplishments.

Whiteville police trying to ID ‘person of interest’

The Whiteville Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man it describes as a “person of interest” in a case.

Cheer squad parents asked to sell fundraiser raffle tickets for semi-automatic rifle

Heather Chilton and other parents of the Junior Lions Cheer Team members were asked to sell tickets for an AM-15 optic ready rifle for a fundraiser.

  Council grants developers more time for redevelopment of former WAVE facility; Changes to Wilmington noise ordinance approved

Wilmington City Council considered several items at its Aug. 20, 2019 meeting.

Closer to a deal? Agreement could end legal disagreements over assets of H2Go

The H2GO board authorized its attorney to finalize a proposed agreement to end legal disagreements over assets of H2GO Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer

New Hanover County Schools Redistricting Committee looks at new proposals

New Hanover County Redistricting Committee met Tuesday to go over new proposed plans from Cropper GIS Consulting.

  Governor delivers school supplies, talks pay raises with teachers

Gov. Roy Cooper visited Penderlea Elementary School Tuesday to deliver school supplies and meet with educators to discuss teacher pay.

S.C. school district responds to teacher’s lawsuit for out-of-pocket classroom costs, unpaid work

The lawsuit claims the district broke state and federal laws by requiring her to pay for school supplies out of her own pocket and work for free at school-related events.

Elton John slams media for criticizing Harry, Meghan over private jet use

Elton John took to social media to slam stories that suggested that Prince Harry and Meghan were hypocritical for accepting jet travel despite their devotion to eco-causes.

  1,800 gallons of untreated wastewater discharges in Brunswick County

Several hundred gallons of untreated wastewater discharged from a manhole last week, according to officials with Brunswick Regional Water & Sewer H2GO.

COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher needs help buying books for classroom

Adrian Tharpe is asking for donations on the Donors Choose website to purchase diverse books for her classroom library so her students will be able to take accelerated reading tests.

  Following Florence, Wilmington Police Department acquires two military-grade vehicles for high-water rescues

Through a Department of Defense loan program, the Wilmington Police Department is now equipped with two high-powered vehicles it can use during severe weather.

  New STEM school ready to open in Brunswick County

A new school year is almost here and a new school is ready to open its doors. Brunswick County celebrated the ribbon cutting of The Center of Applied Sciences and Technology (COAST).

Act of kindness helps Raleigh boy ace ‘America’s Got Talent’ audition

In June, a generous gift helped Tyler Butler-Figueroa, a young violinist, ace his America’s Got Talent audition. On Tuesday night, Tyler will return to the stage, more confident than ever.

  Higher NC fishing, hunting fees inside bill getting final OK

An omnibus wildlife regulation bill now heading to Gov. Roy Cooper’s desk would create new fees and raise others - some for the first time in over 30 years - for activities related to hunting and fishing.

  VIDEO: Shark spotted close to shore near Garden City Pier

Breaking news: there are sharks in the ocean!

  ‘Mobocracy is not the preferred model of a civilized community’: Commissioner stands firm in exploring sale of NHRMC

A majority of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners still appear to be in favor of exploring the sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, despite overwhelmingly negative feedback at two community forums.

  Massive gator spotted taking stroll near N.C. overpass

A massive alligator was caught on camera taking a stroll near a busy Wilmington overpass Tuesday morning.

NC State officially adds beer sales at Carter-Finley Stadium

N.C. State has officially added beer sales at Carter-Finley Stadium.The announcement comes less than two weeks before the Wolfpack hosts East Carolina on Aug. 31.

Leaders vote to remove Confederate statue from courthouse grounds in NC town

Chatham County Commissioners voted to end a 1907 agreement allowing a Confederate monument to remain outside the historic courthouse in Pittsboro.

'Clash of the Titans’: Chick-fil-A, Popeyes compete for best chicken sandwich title

The best chicken sandwich debate has heated up!

Wilmington man convicted of drug, firearm offenses

A Wilmington man will spend the next five and a half to ten years in prison after pleading guilty on Monday to several drug and firearm-related offenses.

  Attorney General reaches settlement in price gouging case after Hurricane Michael

Attorney General John Stein reached a settlement Monday with a Florida-based company involved in price gouging in North Carolina.

Jackpot! Winning Cash 5 ticket sold in NC this weekend

Check your Cash 5 jackpot tickets! A winning ticket was sold at the Coastal Mart in Emerald Isle this weekend.

  Council gets update on River Place; Noise ordinance, WAVE Castle Street facility on Tuesday’s agenda

Wilmington City Council got an update on the project Monday morning from Deputy City Manager Thom Moton.

  Children with autism enjoy fun-filled day at Surfers Healing Camp

Hundreds of children with autism hit the surf Monday at the Surfers Healing Camp in Wrightsville Beach.

Debate settled. It’s best to keep your AC on 82° F while sleeping.

Stay comfortable and save money by using these recommended settings for your central air.

Myrtle Beach eyeing surf park, amphitheater in 2021

The city of Myrtle Beach is one step closer to bringing a surf park to the community.

  Developer meets with community to discuss Market Street proposal

Tribute Companies wants to build a 14-building complex off Market Street, about a mile north of the intersection with Military Cutoff.

  Brunswick County ambulance involved in crash with several cars

An ambulance from Brunswick County was involved in a multi-car crash Monday at the intersection of Highway 211 and Highway 17 in Supply.

  First Alert Forecast: after weekend rains, hot days with isolated storms

For much of this week, the Cape Fear Region will lie between the recent storm boundary and a new one that will drop in by next weekend.

  New information released in killing of NC teen at father’s home

Officials say 32-year-old Joshua Lee Burgess is charged with murder in the death of his 15-year-old daughter.

‘Bubba’ Hiers, Paula Deen’s brother, passes away

Paula Deen’s brother and Savannah restaurateur Earl “Bubba” Wayne Hiers Jr. passed away last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

  Hundreds attend meeting about potential sale of NHRMC

All five county commissioners are at a meeting that gives the public the first chance to have their voices heard on the potential sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. releases statement after family survives plane crash

Earnhardt Jr. released the statement on social media Monday afternoon.

  New children’s soccer program hopes to capitalize on sport’s growing popularity

A new children’s soccer program recently launched in Wilmington that hopes to capitalize on the excitement of Team USA’s win in the Women’s World Cup this summer

Former death row inmate found dead at Bertie Correctional Institution

The Department of Public Safety says Kyle Berry was found unresponsive in his cell Sunday afternoon at the Bertie Correctional Institution.

Revenge porn case leads man to plead guilty to rape, kidnapping, burglary charges

A Brunswick County man will spend at least 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to kidnapping, rape, and other charges.

  WATCH: Virginia woman captures snake on doorbell camera

A Fredericksburg woman had quite the surprise visitor when she got a notification on her phone that there was movement outside her front door.

  Trucker recognized for traveling 9 million miles accident free

34 years and 9 million miles later... This trucker is being honored for traveling every mile... accident free!

Locked Down: Inside the prison where inmates set each other on fire and gangs have more power than guards

Widespread concern about understaffing in Mississippi's prisons has people calling for a change. They say inmates, correctional officers and surrounding communities are in danger.

Police, school district alerted to concerns with Lincolnton principal a decade before arrest for sex crimes, records show

A concerned parent called police about interactions between his son and the principal at his son’s school more than a decade before the principal was arrested on charges related to having sex with students, records obtained by WBTV show.

Hiker who became lost in the Holly Shelter Game Land rescued, taken to hospital

Emergency crews are attempting to rescue a hiker who had gotten lost in the Holly Shelter Game Land.

Man considered habitual felon after pleading guilty to 2018 shooting

A man in Bladen County is now considered a habitual felon after pleading guilty to charges of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon in connection to a shooting that happened in East Arcadia in 2018.

  Man pleads guilty to murdering father’s fiancé

A Bladenboro man will spent up to 38 years in prison after pleading guilty to murdering his father’s girlfriend.

KNOW HIM? WPD seeks ID of suspect in indecent exposure incident

Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department are asking for the public’s help to identify a man suspected in an indecent exposure incident.

  First Alert Forecast: showers take sledgehammer to drought, seasonable week ahead

For much of this week, the Cape Fear Region will lie between the recent storm boundary and a new one that will drop in by next weekend.

Property tax bills on the way for New Hanover Co.

New Hanover County property owners should receive their real estate and personal property tax bills by the end of August, county officials announced Monday.

Adorable photo shows group of service dogs attending ‘Billy Elliot’ theater production in Canada

The service dogs were in training to help their handlers navigate a theater.

Gastonia Police officer makes two live-organ donations to complete strangers

Gastonia Police Officer Zachary Lechette has done something most people never do - he's has been a living-organ donor, not once, but twice – and to complete strangers.

  Still no law requiring fingerprint backgroud checks for teachers in N.C. public schools

Despite public outcry, state lawmakers have failed again and again to pass legislation requiring fingerprint-level background checks for all job candidates applying to work in public schools.