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Actor BD Wong tours art programs at New Hanover County schools

Tony-winning actor BD Wong and composer Wayne Barker will tour several schools in New Hanover County over the next three days as the pair check out the arts programs at each school.

Greta Thunberg joins local student for youth-led climate strike in Charlotte

Gov. Cooper vetoes 4 bills impacting teacher raises, corporate tax cuts

  Teachers say they’re unhappy with current state of pay raise bill

N.C. mom says woman took car seat with son strapped in from car

Carolina Panthers place Cam Newton on injured reserve

Pender High School college advisor killed in western N.C. crash

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20-year-old enters Alford plea in murder of former Onslow County deputy

CMS suspends teacher while investigating sex offense charges

NC teacher accused of segregating students based on religion, abortion beliefs

Lung injury cases related to vaping continue to rise in North Carolina

One person dead in Duplin County workplace accident

N.C. State Fair sees lowest attendance numbers in 5 years

Southport handyman’s ‘lucky numbers’ net $323K lottery jackpot

William Goins said for last Friday night’s Cash 5 drawing, he used the same numbers he’s used for 13 years, except this time he won the jackpot.

N.C. man wins $200K lottery prize on his way to last round of chemotherapy

A North Carolina man became a big lottery winner over the weekend after purchasing his winning ticket on the way to his final chemotherapy treatment.

  ‘Irate, hysterical, a wreck’: Mom recalls car crashing into 7-year-old son at bus stop

Mahonna McDonald-James and her neighbors know the road they live on is a dangerous one, especially for children. They speculated that somebody would get hurt sooner or late, she just didn’t think it would be her son.

  N.C. health officials announce first flu-related death of season

North Carolina health officials on Thursday announced the first reported flu-related death of the 2019-2020 flu season.

Hiker fell to his death while taking photo atop N.C. waterfall

N.C. inmate convicted of murder in state’s deadliest attempted prison breakout

N.C. man taking grandmother on cruise after $750k scratch-off lottery win

Mom charged with murder after newborn found in trash bag in closet at NC home

  “We move forward, we don’t ever move on”: One year after Trooper Conner’s death, his wife recalls the past and looks toward the future

Appeals court tosses another protection against video sweepstakes machines

  Downtown Wilmington’s residential population set to double with current construction

Downtown Wilmington's residential population expected to double with current construction projects

NC nursing home employees accused of creating senior fight club

Three nursing home employees are charged with creating a senior fight club. The residents they were supposed to be caring for, dementia patients, at the center of it.

FBI photographer from Alabama found dead in N.C. creek

Authorities are investigating the death of an FBI photographer whose husband said she drowned in a creek in North Carolina.

N.C. health officials confirm second death from Legionnaires disease

North Carolina health officials have confirmed a second death from Legionnaires' disease linked to a hot tub display at a fair.

Student rides horse to school after missing bus in NC

School administrators say the student missed the bus and rode her horse to school instead. In a Facebook post, school officials wrote: "You have to admire her dedication."

N.C. high school teacher catches flak for response to sign encouraging prayer

A Johnston County teacher is in the spotlight for how he responded to a Bible verse a student group posted in the hallway at West Johnston High School.

  Bill named after fallen trooper Kevin Conner signed by governor

A bill named after a state trooper killed in the line of duty is now law after the governor signed off on the measure Wednesday.

North Carolina ranks in the top 10 in the U.S. for most solved murders

North Carolina is ranked 8th in terms of solved or cleared homicide cases according to VivintSource.com.

Police: Mother sold child to couple in exchange for car

A grand jury in North Carolina has indicted three people after police say a mother sold her 2-year-old child to a couple for a car.

Breakout of Legionnaires’ disease in NC mountains traced back to hot tubs at fair

A breakout of Legionnaires’ disease in North Carolina and South Carolina has been traced back to hot tub displays at the NC Mountain State Fair, state health officials said Thursday.

Recently-retired Mooresville K-9 officer Baks passes away

A K-9 officer with the Mooresville Police Department has passed away just months after he retired, the department announced Thursday.

N.C. man accused of raping 5-year-old he was babysitting arrested in West Virginia

A Cove County, N.C. man wanted for allegedly raping a 5-year-old child he was babysitting was arrested in West Virigina, according to authorities.

New CFCC, UNCW admissions initiative aims for seamless transition to undergraduate programs

A new partnership between Cape Fear Community College and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington will help students stay on a direct path to continuing their education.

ECU interim chancellor put on administrative leave after bar photos surface

East Carolina University’s interim chancellor has been put on administrative leave after photos of him appeared on social media showing him drinking alcohol and acting inappropriately around students.

  ILM receives over $3 million in FAA grant money

The FAA has awarded Wilmington International Airport $3.1 million dollars for improvements to the terminal.

First vaping-related death reported in North Carolina

A North Carolina hospital is reporting the state’s first death linked to vaping.

  NC wild horse manager says a herd lost 28 horses in Dorian

A North Carolina wild horse manager says more than half of one herd is thought to be dead after Hurricane Dorian storm surge slammed their island home.

  ‘We will not yield’: Wilmington group says elected officials need to be held accountable

Women Organization for Wilmington held a rally Saturday that aimed to hold local and state leaders accountable for their actions that affect all community members.

  Climate strikes take place worldwide, including Wilmington

Climate strikes are going on worldwide in Paris, Uganda, Ireland and Wilmington.

  Wilmington art students send #OcracokeStrong cards to hurricane victims

A group of art students in Wilmington sent supplies as well as some words of encouragement for those in Ocracoke still picking up the pieces after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the island community.

NC sheriff indicted on felonies over threat to kill former deputy

Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins was indicted Monday on two counts of felony obstruction of justice, according to a news release from Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman.

  Wrightsville Beach relief group shifts efforts to Dorian victims in Ocracoke

Port City Proud believes nobody should be forgotten, so they’re packing their bags and hitting the road with tools and fresh produce to help those in Ocracoke Island who need it the most.

‘Eno’ the emu dies while being restrained during capture, N.C. officials say

Animal services employees were attempting to capture the large bird and relocate it to an animal sanctuary.

  SBI: Missing man’s remains found, bringing end to 24-year-old cold case

State and local investigators have discovered skeletal remains that are believed to be that of a missing Boiling Spring Lakes man, bringing an end to a 24-year-old cold case.

USGS: Earthquake reported 4 miles outside Cherokee in NC mountains

The 2.5 magnitude earthquake is the third reported quake in the North Carolina/Tennessee mountains in the last three and a half weeks, according to USGS mapping information.

  Cooper attends NCDOT update on U.S. 421, a year after Florence

Governor Roy Cooper will be visiting the section of U.S. 421, Tuesday, that was washed out during Hurricane Florence.

Police: Hostage held in SC home freed, armed man arrested following 3 hour standoff

The suspect has been identified as Dean Ryan Daugherty, 46, of Newberry.

  ’We want you to know we are with you’: Gov. Cooper visits Wilmington, talks Dorian recovery in shadow of Florence

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper visited the Port City Friday under sunny skies, just hours after Hurricane Dorian finally cleared the state’s Southeastern Coast.

Hurricane Dorian impacting early-voting in NC9 congressional election

Hurricane Dorian is impacting early voting in the makeup election in North Carolina’s Ninth Congressional District, which includes part of Bladen County.

Kindred Spirit Mailbox relocated as Dorian bears down

A well-known landmark that sits along the shoreline near the quiet town of Sunset Beach has a new home, at least temporarily.

Three-judge panel tosses NC districts for being too partisan

A North Carolina trial court has rejected state legislative district maps, saying lawmakers took extreme advantage from drawing districts to help elect a maximum number of Republicans.

Gov. Cooper declares state of emergency due to Hurricane Dorian

Governor Roy Cooper on Friday declared a state of emergency for North Carolina ahead of the possible impacts from Hurricane Dorian.

Mooresville teacher posts video on social media criticizing disabled student

A video has surfaced online in which a teacher in Mooresville criticizes a special needs student who she had been tasked with watching while the rest of the class was on a field trip.

  Burgaw Elementary students treated to brand new school supplies

Students at Burgaw Elementary school received new school supplies for the 2019-2020 school year Wednesday.

NC day care worker charged with breaking infant’s leg

The worker is accused of twisting a 6-month-old child’s left leg – causing an oblique fracture of the left femur, warrants show.

DA: Former NC school athletics intern pretended to be woman to entice young boys for child porn

Frank Darrell Cromwell, 23, of Boone, was arrested in July after he was accused of pretending to be a female “to entice the minors to produce and send to him child pornography, and to engage in sexual activity.”

  NC high school football players now eligible for international play

According to a recent rule change by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, high school football athletes are now eligible for international play under USA Football.

  Free home available in Southport...with a catch

Amy Templeton, of Greensboro, has dreamed of living in Southport. There’s no denying the charm of this storybook seaside village, but it turns out what she bought isn’t her dream home.

President Trump tweets about another potential rally in NC

On Thursday night, President Donald Trump tweeted, expressing excitement about another potential rally in North Carolina this year.

  Homeowners could see easier access to solar energy under new bill

A bill that has been in affect for over a decade already allows homes to use solar panels, barring they meet a few requirements. HB750 could change that.

Three-legged bears popping up around NC mountains

Bears with missing limbs have been spotted in western North Carolina - and they’re worrying some residents.

  West Nile virus found in mosquitos in central Brunswick County

The State Laboratory of Public Health identified the West Nile virus in a pool of mosquitoes collected in the central part of the county on Aug. 13.

Missing 63-year-old man found dead in Bald Head Island harbor

A 63-year-old man reported missing yesterday afternoon was found dead in Bald Head Island’s harbor Thursday morning, according to officials with the village’s Department of Public Safety.

Six people facing charges after 70+ guns stolen from NC pawn shop

Two teens have been charged and a man is being sought after dozens of guns were stolen in a Statesville pawn shop break-in.

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.

  Brunswick County SROs prep for upcoming school year

The Brunswick County School Resource Officers had a school meeting Tuesday about how to keep kids safe for the 2019-2020 school year.

Nicholas Sparks cleared in defamation lawsuit

A federal jury in Raleigh cleared author Nicholas Sparks in a defamation lawsuit on Wednesday.

Gov. Cooper vetoes bill requiring sheriffs to cooperate with ICE

North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed a bill Wednesday that would require sheriffs to cooperate with detainers from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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

Gov. Roy Cooper on Wednesday vetoed legislation that would have required sheriff’s office’s to cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement when it comes to immigration detainers.

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.

  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.

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.

Earthquake reported in NC mountains just outside Asheville

An earthquake was reported just outside Asheville on Sunday afternoon, according to information released by the United States Geological Survey on Monday morning.

  District 9 early voting to begin this week

North Carolina District 9 one-stop early voting begins Wednesday, August 21. The 9th district stretches from Bladen County, all the way to Charlotte.

  Historic radio station in danger of being pulled from the airwaves

WVOE is the first black owned and operated radio station east of the Mississippi River. The business in Chadbourn has seen its airwaves go to locals for 57 years, but that might soon end.

N.C. health officials investigate possible link between vaping and lung disease

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is investigating recent reports of severe lung disease after vaping.

'A living legacy’: Charlotte woman celebrates 115th birthday

Hester McCardell Ford of Charlotte celebrated her 115th birthday Thursday!

  Local conservationists unhappy with changes to Endangered Species Act

The Trump Administration announced new changes to the Endangered Species Act, Monday. Laws that have been in place for 45 years will now list endangered plant and animal species on a case-by-case basis.