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  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.

  Police: Series of assaults target men in Wilmington

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

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

  Laney High School student accused in campus sexual assault appears in court

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

  Man wanted for questioning in Columbus County triple murder in custody

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

  Beach communities issue directions for residents ahead of Hurricane Dorian

  New Hanover County ABC CEO resigns

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

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

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

  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

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

Ocean Isle Beach under boil water advisory following water main break

  Crews respond to mobile home fire in Brunswick County

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

  Mobile home destroyed in early morning fire

  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.

Pender Co. man escapes safely after home catches fire

Crews respond to a house fire early Monday morning in Burgaw. According to officials, a fire broke out in a trailer at 309 Meadow Drive.

WPD: Woman who ran car into motel says she had smoked crack

A car smashes into a Wilmington building early Wednesday morning.

Power out for dozens after driver hits pole, takes off

According to the Duke Energy outage map 80 people are without power due to a driver hitting the power pole.

Brunswick County Sheriff's Office arrests two people wanted for Bolivia break-ins

Two people wanted for a string of break-ins in Bolivia on Thursday have been arrested.

Man who died in Friday morning vehicle fire identified

One person died in a vehicle fire in Brunswick County early Friday morning.

Armed and dangerous man wanted in deadly shooting

Wilmington Police have identified the man wanted in Friday's deadly shooting.

Wilmington police identify man injured in weekend shooting

Wilmington police have identified a 19-year-old man who was taken to the hospital after he was shot Sunday morning at the Community Boys and Girls Club on Nixon Street in Wilmington.

Overnight shooting at Wilmington club

We're working to find out more information on a shooting that happened early this morning.

Navassa police officer shot at while on patrol

A Navassa police officer is safe after a subject reportedly shot a bullet through his patrol car Sunday morning.

Man taken to the hospital after being shot in the leg

Wilmington police are investigating after a man was shot in the leg Wednesday night.

Mandatory evacuation for Black River Basin in Pender County

The Pender County Office of Emergency Management has issued a mandatory evacuation for the Black River Basin.

Woman arrested after man shot in neck Thursday morning

The Wilmington Police Department are investigating after a man suffered a gunshot wound to the neck early Thursday morning.

Fishermen discover body in Cape Fear River

Detectives are investigating after a body was recovered from the Cape Fear River Saturday.

Investigation continues into deadly house fire

New Hanover County Fire officials are continuing their investigation into a deadly fire.

Several condos a total loss after Oak Island fire

Fire crews responded to a fire at a condo on East Yacht Drive in Oak Island Tuesday afternoon.

Triple-T Freightliner facility sustains heat and smoke damage

Crews with the New Hanover County Fire Rescue are currently fighting a fire at the Triple-T Freightliner facility on U.S. 421 in Wilmington, according to New Hanover County dispatchers.

Man charged in shooting on Henry Street that left teenager in serious condition

An 18-year-old man is waiting trial in connection to the shooting that happened on Henry Street in Wilmington Sunday afternoon.

Director of New Hanover County Board of Elections arrested on assault charges

New Hanover County Board of Elections Director Marvin McFadyen was arrested Saturday on assault charges against a female.

UPDATE: Suspect in weekend motel shooting surrenders to police

Officials with the Wilmington Police Department say the man believed to be responsible for a motel shooting that sent one man to the hospital over the weekend has turned himself in.

UPDATE: Gas leak in Wilmington contained

An early morning gas leak in Wilmington has been contained.

UPDATE: Man stabbed 5 times in critical condition

A 55-year-old man was taken to the hospital Sunday night after being stabbed five times in the stomach. Police said Wednesday the victim is alive but in critical condition.

Man arrested in connection to weekend shooting

A person is in custody after a report of shots fired in downtown Wilmington. The call came in around 9:00 a.m. Sunday from the area of Seventh and Wright Streets.

Suspect killed after shooting detective

A man is shot and killed by law enforcement after officials say he shot a detective Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE: Repairs to broken gas line to take a few days

Officials with Piedmont Natural Gas said it will take a few days to repair a gas line that ruptured early Sunday morning.

Performances at Community Arts Center dedicated to shooting victim

Weekend performances at the Community Arts Center will be dedicated to 19-year-old Joshua Proutey, who was shot and killed Thursday night while heading to his car after working an event at the Community Arts Center.

Officials release name of victim in fatal crash

A man died early Wednesday morning after crashing his car into a tree and poll in Castle Hayne, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol.

School lockdown lifted after shots fired; suspect arrested

Shots were fired near two schools in Wilmington Friday morning.  Officers with the Wilmington Police Department has one person detained.

Death investigation treated as medical situation, not suspicious

A dead baby was found Tuesday morning at home in the 100 block of South 13th Street in Wilmington. Police say the death is not considered suspicious and the incident is being treated as a medical situation by EMS. Slideshow of the scene included.

COPY-Credit union manager thwarts robbery, pushes intruder away

A Midlands credit union manager opening up for the morning was so surprised to see a man holding a gun at the door that she pushed him out of the building.

Delays reported for Tuesday

Delays are being reported for area schools during the severe weather threat.

Crash with semi-truck traps children & adults on MLK parkway

Three children and one adult were taken to the hospital after an accident involving two cars and a semi truck on MLK Parkway in Wilmington around 7:30 Wednesday morning.

Firefighters knock out apartment fire, two units destroyed

Wilmington firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that sparked in an apartment early Tuesday morning.

Officials say NHC Courthouse is safe after bomb threat

The New Hanover County Courthouse was evacuated at 4:20 Wednesday afternoon after a bomb threat was made, according to the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office.

Authorities investigate incident leading to lockdown of 2 schools

Authorities say a teacher approached the a young man, who turned around with the gun in his hand and then ran.  They say he did not intentionally point the gun at the students.

Lockdown lifted, suspect still on the loose

Three schools in New Hanover County were under administrative lockdown Tuesday morning, according to the sheriff's office.  The lockdown was lifted about an hour after it began.

Crews tackle attic fire in Wilmington

Fire crews were able to extinguish an attic fire at a home off 7th Street in Wilmington Thursday morning.  They say it was accidental.

Pender County Schools dismissing at 10:30 today

Pender County Schools are dismissing early at 10:30 this morning due to the rain moving through the region.