New permanent sign installed at Long Leaf Park

New permanent sign installed at Long leaf Park to replace the sign that represented a white supremacist.

  Protests erupt because of dissatisfaction with wrongful endangerment charge following death of Breona Taylor

None of the officers involved in the shooting of Breona Taylor will face charges for her death

  3rd grade teacher's Donors Choose project to buy Legos to help teach math is fully funded

Gambill would like to use the Legos for multiplication, fractions and problem solving.

  Teachers and staff rallied around to help co-worker with funeral expenses

Jacqueline Watson shared her struggle with her supervisor and that struggle made its way to the principal’s office.

  Dr. Charles Foust, New Hanover County Schools' superintendent, on the '1on1 with Jon Evans' podcast

Dr. Charles Foust, the new superintendent of New Hanover County Schools, is the guest on the new episode of the "1on1 with Jon Evans" podcast.

  People celebrated National Beer Lovers Day in local breweries

Monday was National Beer Lovers Day, but Jud Watkins, the owner of Wrightsville Beach Brewery, says he doesn’t need one day to enjoy a pint.

  Community Classroom: Hula Hoops for students at Snipes Academy

Mrs Clare's Donors Choose project is to get hula hoops for children to learn different historical dances.

  City leaders to consider extending Downtown Alive through October

The program began in June and is set to end September 7; if extended it would run through October 18.

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  Group displays 19 banners to commemorate International Overdose Awareness Day

People driving down Holden Beach Road in Shallotte saw the many faces of addiction on Monday which was International Drug Overdose Awareness Day.

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  People gathered to commemorate the 1963 March on Washington

The Wilmington chapter of Black Lives Matter and the National Black Leadership Caucus held a ceremony at the 1898 Memorial.

  Leaders met for first time tonight to address racial and social injustice in our area

It was the first meeting of the group assembled by former Pender County commissioner Jimmy Tate of the Mount Calvary Center for Leadership Development

  Cape Fear Elementary seeks support from Donors Choose through Community Classroom

Teacher at Cape Fear Elementary seeks funding through Donors Choose Project

  Local business owner shows support for police officers with Back the Blue event

Free lunches were handed out to police officers today

  New beer created for a good cause

Here’s your chance to help our community prevent child hunger while enjoying a cold brew.

  Community Classroom returns to support school project needs

Teacher from Porters Neck Elementary wants donations for sketch books to help students express themselves

  NHC Library offers free tutoring and other programs

New Hanover County’s Public Libraries are open, once again, with limited capacity.

  Wilmington Police Dept to implement ABLE project

ABLE stands for Active Bystanders for Law Enforcement. Simply put, the program helps teach officers to speak up if they see one of their own doing wrong.

  Protestors upset about social media post by Commissioner Mike Forte

Protesters speak out against Brunswick County Commissioner Mike Forte

  Crawford Doors Master Tech

  Community classroom coverage returns to WECT

Go to to submit your Donors Choose project request

  Habitat for Humanity has a new HQ

New HQ allows the organization to build walls there and drive them to the site

  City Council vote about proposed art installation delayed

Council voted unanimously to delay action for another two weeks

  Heated discussion over Black Lives Matter mural

A proposed public art installation led to a heated exchange between members of the Wilmington City Council Monday.

  35% tourism decline predicted for New Hanover County

Tourism has taken a hard hit from COVID-19 but the economy is bouncing back in some parts of the state, including along the coast where people are looking to es

  Save a Vet Now is one of many non-profits struggling because of the pandemic

Every year, more than 6,000 veterans commit suicide. As if that number wasn’t alarming enough, more veteran lives are lost to suicide than are lost in combat.

  WECT hosts Stop Summer Hunger virtual food drive

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the need for food is greater than ever, particularly for children while schools are closed.

  County Commissioners vote to rename Hugh MacRae Park

One of Wilmington’s oldest parks has a new name. New Hanover County Commissioners on Monday voted to change the name of Hugh MacRae Park.

  Hugh MacCrae III meets with organizers of petition pushing to rename namesake park

The great grandson of the man for whom Hugh MacCrae Park is named after met with the women who are on a mission to change the name of the county park.

  Use fireworks safely this weekend

Law enforcement will respond to any calls about dangerous use of fireworks

  No fireworks or parade in Southport this year

Businesses are still open and are welcoming visitors

  Local leaders react to no state charges

  Community leaders react to lack of charges for fired officers

District Attorney Ben David has called for a federal investigation into the officers' actions.

  Fourth of July weekend safety tips

‘We want you to be smart’: Law enforcement prepares for a busy holiday weekend on the water

  Empty stands and concert venues this year

Sports, concert cancellations continue to roll in due to COVID-19

  Diver in stable condition after rescue by boat captain

When Captain Collins arrived moments later, he found 29-year-old Daniel Fisher unconscious in the waterway.

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