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  Mother arrested in 2017 murder of 2-year-old son

  R.C. Soles, longtime N.C. Senator, dead at 86

  Wilmington police investigate city’s 22nd homicide of 2020

  Deputies release new details in shooting that injured one person, shut down major intersection

  DA Ben David tests positive for COVID-19 following meeting with Charlotte group

  Emergency crews have responded to a house fire off Town Creek Road NE in Leland

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  Crews respond to report of fire at McDonald’s in Southport

  Families unnerved after learning 6-year-old student struck by bullet at school

  Three-day standoff in Carolina Beach ends peacefully after man comes out of apartment

Pender County Schools responds to teacher complaints; 60 Pender teachers say they cannot “fulfill their duties”

  First Alert Forecast: Tropical Storm Isaias forms, SE NC in cone of uncertainty

  Hugh MacRae Park name change to take place immediately, signs removed

WPD investigating late night shooting

WPD is investigating a shooting that occurred in the 100 block of S. College Rd.

Missing teen from Pender County located

Tiffany Cox was last seen on Saturday, May 23

Hulu series filmed in Wilmington gets canceled

According to an email obtained by WECT from the show’s creator, The Hulu series ‘Reprisal’ which was filmed in Wilmington in 2019 has been canceled by the network.

  Two new COVID-19 deaths in New Hanover County

Two more people have died from COVID-19, according to New Hanover County officials.

  Wrightsville Beach likely to allow limited access on the beach

  Man accused of shooting victim after argument

Second COVID-19 related death reported in Brunswick County

Additional restrictions issued for New Hanover County residents

  Governor Cooper orders closing of all N.C. public schools, bans large gatherings

Another Wake County resident tests positive for COVID-19, marking 8th case in NC

  Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo endorses presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg

At a Mike Bloomberg rally held at Laney High School on Saturday, Wilmington Mayor, Bill Saffo was one of the first people to speak at the podium and was welcomed by a roaring crowd.

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.

  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.

  Brunswick County deputies release audio from weekend armed robbery

At approximatly 8:45 P.M. Sunday night, a Han-Dee Hugo’s located on Zion Church Road was robbed at gunpoint.

  Body found in Hampstead home destroyed by fire

Fire crews responded to 65 Tree Top Court shortly after 1:30 a.m. for a structure fire.

  Missing New Hanover County teen returned home safe, deputies say

Deputies are searching for this missing teenager

  One dead, another wounded in early morning attempted robbery

The incident reportedly happened around 1am and drugs may be involved.

Police give all clear after parking deck threat

An apparent threat was made towards the 2nd Street Parking Deck, closing the surrounding area

Power restored to households across New Hanover County

At around 9pm Saturday night Duke Energy sent out a text alert to over 8,000 customers informing them of a power outage in their area.

  Cooking to blame for late night house fire

Investigators say a cooking fire burned a duplex home in Wilmington last week and killed a dog.

  One person taken to hospital after shooting near downtown

At least one person was shot near the intersection of 6th and Swann St. near downtown Wilmington Sunday at around 11:00 AM.

  Sheriff: 2 teens charged in connection to threats against Pender County school

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office has charged two teens after investigating a potential threat at Burgaw Middle School.

  Two employees injured in shooting at Smithfield plant in Bladen Co.

Two people were injured in a shooting at Smithfield Packing in Tar Heel early Thursday morning.

  Commissioners plan to terminate contract with WAVE Transit

In a 3-2 vote, New Hanover County Commissioners voted Monday to give WAVE Transit notice that the county would be terminating its contract with the public transportation system.

Impaired driver runs off road and into culvert, police say

Police are investigating a single car accident where the driver ran off the road and into a culvert.

  Leland police respond to accidental shooting at Walmart

At around 8:51 a.m. Saturday morning, Leland Police responded to a report of an accidental shooting at the Wal-Mart on New Pointe Boulevard.

  Police: Series of assaults target men in Wilmington

Wilmington Police sent out a press release about the cases after WECT started making phone calls about reported sexual assaults on men

  County, NHRMC announce members of partnership advisory group in charge of exploring hospital’s future

Those tasked with guiding the process of exploring the future of the region’s largest employer have been named.

  Wrong-way crash on CFMB Wednesday night sends three people to the hospital

According to the Wilmington Police Department, the crash happened at around 8 p.m. closing three of the four lanes for an hour.

  One Year Later: A Wilmington Church still shut down after damage from Hurricane Florence

Local historic, hispanic church still closed one year after Hurricane Florence with severe damage to roof.

  Man wanted for questioning in Columbus County triple murder in custody

Marquez Montrell Cherry, 23, of Whiteville, was taken into custody Tuesday.

  N.C. House overrides Cooper veto of state budget in ‘unexpected’ morning vote

Republicans dominating a half-empty North Carolina House chamber have voted to override Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper’s veto of the state’s two-year budget.

  Beach communities issue directions for residents ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Beach communities along the Cape Fear coast are making preparations ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s expected arrival. The following is critical information for residents who plan to stay through the storm, and for those who are planning to evacuate.

  New Hanover County ABC CEO resigns

A board member for the New Hanover County Alcohol Beverage Control Board confirmed Tuesday that the Chief Executive Officer, Marnina Queen, has resigned.

  NHRMC medical staff requests delay in county commission’s consideration of hospital sale

Medical staff representatives sent a letter to the New Hanover County Commission asking for more time.

  Woman injured in Wilmington drive-by paintball shooting: ’What if we were target practice?’

Wilmington Police have increased patrols in downtown Wilmington, following a drive-by paintball shooting Monday night.

  Three additional plaintiffs step forward in teacher sex crime suit against NHCS

Three additional former students of Mike Kelly have joined a lawsuit against New Hanover County Schools.

  County to consider sale of New Hanover Regional Medical Center; Commissioners respond

After 52 years as a public hospital, New Hanover Regional Medical Center could be headed for new ownership.

  Rep. Holly Grange of Wilmington announces she’s running for governor in 2020

According to sources, Rep. Holly Grange of Wilmington plans to seek the republican nomination for Governor of North Carolina in 2020.

  Boat that capsized in Ocean Isle Beach has been removed

Daisy Ivey with the town said Monday the boat has been removed.

  Sheriff’s Office: 15-year-old wanted for murder arrested in N.Y.

A teen who was wanted for a murder that happened in Yonkers, N.Y., is in custody.

  Troopers ID motorcyclist killed after chase, crash in New Hanover County

The N.C. State Highway Patrol has identified a motorcyclist killed after crashing during a chase with troopers last week.

Skydiver dies in ‘freak accident’ at Cape Fear Regional Jetport

Sgt. 1st Class Justin Goff of the United States Army died in a skydiving accident at the Cape Fear Regional Airport Sunday morning, according to Sgt. Loyd Hames with the Oak Island Police Department.

Ocean Isle Beach under boil water advisory following water main break

The Town of Ocean Isle Beach says water service was cut off Tuesday afternoon following a water main break.

  Crews respond to mobile home fire in Brunswick County

The home is expected to be a total loss. No injuries have been reported.

  Driver charged in wreck that killed 1-year-old child

The driver of a Jeep that hit and killed a 1-year-old girl last week has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle and failure to yield to a pedestrian, according to Carolina Beach police.

  Mobile home destroyed in early morning fire

Mobile home fire on Blue Banks Loop Road, Leland

  Child dies, woman injured after being hit by Jeep at Carolina Beach crosswalk

A female child has died after she and a woman were hit by a Jeep in Carolina Beach Friday morning.

  Search continues for Holden Beach woman reported missing on Friday

Capt. J. Dixon with the Holden Beach Police Department said in an email Tuesday afternoon that the investigation into Judy Brock’s disappearance is ongoing.

  WAVE Transit steers clear of service interruption, stays vigilant after deal is reached to end government shutdown

The government owes CFPTA about $1 million, 12 percent of its annual budget.

Authorities: 3 in custody after NC trooper shot in Wilson County

Authorities said that two are in custody and they are still searching for a third person in connection with the Monday shooting of a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper.

  Judge allows state to seek death penalty against suspect accused of shooting Trooper Kevin Conner

A strong law enforcement presence and dozens of family members watched as Chauny Askew entered a courtroom Friday wearing a bulletproof vest. The judge approved District Attorney Jon David’s request to seek the death penalty in his case.

Political committees for McVicker, Harris issued subpoenas in elections investigation

The State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement confirmed several pieces of information surrounding the investigation into potential elections fraud in the Ninth Congressional District race, including the fact that the political committee of Bladen County Sheriff James McVicker received a subpoena

Police investigating Friday morning shooting in Wilmington

Wilmington Police are investigating a shooting that happened Friday morning.

  Family of seven escapes from burning home in Wilmington

A man says his son woke him up and told him there was a fire in the front room of their home. They both made it out safely, but the fire badly damaged the family's home near Evans Street and Princess Place Drive in Wilmington.

  State trooper killed in Columbus Co.; Chadbourn man charged in shooting

A state trooper was shot and killed early Wednesday morning near Whiteville

  Woman killed in wreck involving waste truck identified

The State Highway Patrol has identified the woman killed in a wreck involving a waste truck as Jacqueline Dawson, 53.

Traffic into, out of port back to normal after morning train derailment

A CSX train derailed Thursday morning, disrupting traffic at a busy Wilmington intersection.

  'Most of us are lost’: Shelter residents forced to move again after warehouse declared unsafe

More than 140 people who have been in a shelter since Hurricane Florence hit southeastern North Carolina last month will have to move twice in a matter of days, after local government rejected the use of a shelter location in Leland.

Thousands without power in Pender County

Thousands without power in Pender County Wednesday morning.

  Police Chief “deeply saddened” body found in Long Creek confirmed to be Maddox Ritch

On Thursday, the FBI confirmed the body, believed to be Maddox, was found around 1 p.m. off of Marietta Street near Old Dallas Highway.

  One shooting suspect in custody, charged, one at large in Forest Hills Dr. shooting

One suspect is in custody, and one is still at large after a police chase Saturday night, according to a spokeswoman with the Wilmington Police Department.

Caller heard 'six to seven' gunshots in fatal shooting

Officers with the Wilmington Police Department are investigating a fatal shooting that happened early Monday morning.

  Wilmington woman killed in apartment fire identified

City authorities have identified a Wilmington woman who died after catching on fire inside her home at the Pines Apartment complex Thursday morning.

Boil advisory lifted for Lake Waccamaw residents

Due to a water main break, the Town of Lake Waccamaw will shut of water to the town at noon on Monday, July 2.

Pair of cousins found dead in Pender County creek

Two fishermen were found in a Pender County creek Thursday evening. According to Pender Fire and EMS Captain James Rowell, it happened in a creek off Highway 210 in the Long Creek area.

  Former coach won't face charges, weighing legal options against UNCW

District Attorney Ben David announced Friday no criminal charges will be filed against former UNCW women's soccer coach Paul Cairney, who was accused of sexual misconduct.

  Tabor City restaurant considered 'total loss' after early morning fire

Dale's Seafood is considered a "total loss" after a fire early Friday morning.