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Carolina Beach Mayor hints at reallocating lake dredging funds for new projects

CAROLINA BEACH — It’s been almost two years since the ill-fated Carolina Beach lake dredging project began and then halted only one-third of the way through. The town’s residents want to know: will the project ever be completed?


NC inmate admits shooting man accused of beating pregnant woman

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Quaneik Allen, 20, is sitting in the New Hanover County Jail, admitting that on Easter Sunday he shot a man five times. The man Allen admits to shooting was seen beating a pregnant woman in a video that has been viewed thousands of times online, according to police.


Town holds fundraiser for Carolina Beach family after fatal crash

CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WECT) - Neighbors in one town are coming together to support a family after a fatal crash. In March, Cora Kruger, one-year-old, and her grandmother, Catherine Hagelstein, 56, were hit by a Jeep while walking across a marked crosswalk at the intersection of South Lake Park Bouleva


Rules of the road: A refresher for Carolina Beach golf carts ahead of the busy seasons

CAROLINA BEACH — Golf carts are a common sight in the Town of Carolina Beach and for many, one of the perks of vacationing or living in the town — but it can be easy to forget that golf carts are still subject to the rules of the road.


Worker killed in North Carolina road construction accident

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) - Labor investigators in North Carolina are looking into an accident at a road construction site in which a truck driver was killed. Winston-Salem police said in a news release that 37-year-old Amory Alexis Glover was attempting on Monday to unload soundproof wall slats bein


8 tornadoes happened in central North Carolina during Friday's severe weather outbreak

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WTVD) -- The National Weather Service said Friday's severe weather resulted in eight confirmed tornadoes. Four of those tornadoes have been surveyed and evaluated, but the other four still need to be studied.


Wilmington welcomes largest container ship ever

WILMINGTON – The future pulled into the Port of Wilmington Monday as the port welcomed its largest capacity ship ever with the arrival of the Kota Pekarang. The vessel measured 12,000 TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent unit), a shipping measurement that uses the dimensions of a standard 20-foot shipping c


Celtic Creamery open in Carolina Beach after Florence damage

Celtic Creamery announced it has finally reopened, six months after sustaining damages in Hurricane Florence. The store opened last summer at 201 Lake Park Blvd., bringing homemade ice cream with recipes from Ballybunnion, Ireland.


Body of teenager who went missing in heavy surf recovered on NC coast

EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Police say the body of a North Carolina teenager who disappeared in heavy surf has been recovered. Emerald Isle police say in a news release that the body of 18-year-old Ian Frazier Lewis was found on a portion of the beach strand at around 3:30 a.m. Monday.


Remains of shipwreck with strange past unearthed by tide at NC coast

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Surf City beachgoers experienced a rare treat Monday afternoon. The Town of Surf City announced on their Facebook page remains of the William H Sumner were uncovered near the old Barnacle Bills Pier.


Man found with missing girl at NC campground sentenced to 58 years

HENDERSON COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) - A man was sentenced to a little over 58 years in prison after he was convicted of child sex crimes from 2016. According to a news release from District Attorney Greg Newman, Kenneth D. Whitehead, of Bristol, Tenn., was convicted on two counts of statutory rape of a ch


NC WFO WILMINGTON Warnings, Watches, and Advisories

WFO WILMINGTON Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Friday, April 26, 2019. ...The Flood Warning has been extended for the following rivers... ...The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers...


Wilmington Police searching for missing pregnant woman

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police need your help searching for a missing woman who is seven months pregnant. 29-year-old Brandie Elizabeth Dicello was last seen Thursday, April 18, on Martin Street.


Man wanted for homicide in Washington, D.C., could be in North Carolina

WASHINGTON — A man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting in Washington, D.C., may be in North Carolina, WECT reports. Marcus Antwain Whitaker is charged with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting on July 27, 2018.


Sexual assault suspects face little chance of conviction in some NC counties

In 38 counties across North Carolina, zero defendants who were charged with sexual assault between Jan. 1, 2014, and June 30, 2018, were convicted of that charge or a reduced charge during that time window, according to analysis of statewide court data by Carolina Public Press.


Does NC owe you unclaimed cash? Check your name in the database.

CHARLOTTE, NC (Anna Douglas and Gavin Off/Charlotte Observer) - The North Carolina Treasurer’s Office has accumulated more than $900 million in unclaimed property — money waiting to be returned to residents and businesses who are missing checks, refunds, stock shares and insurance payouts.


North Carolina mom charged for having meth near baby bottle

GRAHAM, N.C. – Sheriff's deputies in North Carolina have filed multiple charges against the mother of a 21-month-old child after saying they found methamphetamine near a baby bottle.


North Carolina BBQ Superstar Detained by Cops, Falsely Accused of Car Theft

When it comes to North Carolina BBQ, Sam Jones is a big name. His family opened the state’s legendary Skylight Inn more than 70 years ago, and in the decades since, several generations of Joneses have downright perfected the art of whole hog ‘cue. A few years ago, Jones opened his own BBQ joint, sim


North Carolina May Finally Let Women Revoke Consent During Sex

Under North Carolina law, a person's initial consent to sexual activity can later prevent them from seeking justice if things turn ugly or violent — even if they have asked loudly and clearly, mid-encounter, for the other person to stop.


Police investigating third shooting in Wilmington in two days

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The third shooting in Wilmington in two days occurred Sunday, according to the Wilmington Police Department. Quaneik Allen, 20, has been charged with assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a firearm by a felon in the shooting Sunday, a spokesperson with the police dep