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With Carolina Beach towing issues on council’s back burner, one company still violating rules
CAROLINA BEACH — The issue of predatory towing in Carolina Beach is something that has been brought to the attention of Town Council and town staff multiple times, and over the summer, council asked town staff to address some of the complaints against towing companies.
New Hanover County crews to conduct live fire training Monday
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - New Hanover County Fire Rescue crews, in conjunction with Cape Fear Community College, will conduct a live fire training exercise on Monday. "This training is an opportunity for our staff to gain valuable knowledge and practical experience, while operating in a safe environme
Huge fire erupts on North Carolina highway after tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gas crashes
A large tractor-trailer hauling 8,500 gallons of gasoline reportedly hit an icy part of the road on I-73 in Greensboro, North Carolina, which sent the vehicle flying. The tractor-trailer flipped onto its side, igniting a massive fire that forced officials to close portions of the highway Thursday mo
NC WFO WILMINGTON Warnings, Watches, and Advisories
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE. ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM EST SUNDAY... The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Wind. Advisory, which is in effect from 6 AM to 6 PM EST Sunday.
New school board members take office in New Hanover County
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County School Board said farewell to several long time board members while welcoming new ones Wednesday evening. Janice Cavenaugh, Don Hayes, Bruce Shell and former chair Ed Higgins were honored before leaving office.
Food Truck Tracker Dec. 10 – Dec. 16: Find all your favorite food trucks
WILMINGTON — The food truck tracker is a place to find where your favorite trucks will be this week. It lists events open to the public, not catering events for offices and private parties. We’ll publish every Monday, and update throughout the week with new information.
Video of Possible UFO Lights Off North Carolina Coast Now Going Viral
An unidentified flying object was just filmed and uploaded to YouTube by a fisherman on the North Carolina coast. According to ‘CRLarkin’, his video shows “Stationary orange lights in the sky. Seen east off of Cape Lookout on 11/13/18, roughly between 9-10PM Eastern.”
Lumberton man sentenced to life in prison for woman's shooting death
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The man accused of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a Wilmington woman last April was found guilty on all charges Thursday and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Lumberton man guilty in Monkey Junction murder
WILMINGTON -- A Lumberton man was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder for the 2017 killing of a woman in Monkey Junction. William Patrick Bernicki, 50, was accused of shooting and killing Brittany Ann Fullwood, 34, in 2017 inside her home at 5229 Woods Edge Drive. In addition to murder, he
Reverend asks for investigation into how NC school system handled sex misconduct reports
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Allegations regarding how school administrators handled alleged cases of sexual misconduct were front and center at the New Hanover County School Board meeting Wednesday night.
Police: Wilmington man ‘late for work’ wanted for hit-and-run
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police is searching for Robert Patrick Emerson after he allegedly hit a bicyclist with his car, drove away, and then told officers it was because he was “late for work.” According to a news release, a bicyclist was crossing the intersection of Wrightsville Avenue a
Slain North Carolina teen 'might be alive' if authorities hadn't overlooked evidence from 2016 case, prosecutor says
LUMBERTON, N.C. -- (WGHP) -- The kidnapping and killing of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar may have been prevented if authorities had properly handled DNA evidence from a separate case last year, a North Carolina prosecutor said.
Boiling Spring Lakes residents ready for well-traveled road to be repaired
BOILING SPRING LAKES, NC (WECT) - Boiling Spring Lakes residents are frustrated with how long it has taken for East Boiling Spring Road to be repaired. The road has been under construction since September after it was washed out by Hurricane Florence.
Here We Grow: New stores, restaurants set to open in Wilmington, Leland
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Development in southeastern North Carolina continues to boom with new restaurants and stores set to open in the coming months. New additions to the lifestyle center continue with the opening of I Love Juice Bar. The juice and smoothie shop opened in November and serves up fre
Here’s the story behind Southport Police Deparment’s rank reset, plus what comes next
SOUTHPORT — With an audit of the Southport Police Department set to be addressed Thursday, Police Chief Todd Coring recently took steps for returning officers to start at the reopened department with a “reset button.” And how did newly-appointed Chief Coring clean the department’s slate? By resettin
Carolina Beach gives green light to distillery and golf cart taxis
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Carolina Beach Town Council is giving a thumbs up to a pair of very different business ventures. Council first gave the go-ahead for a distillery on North Lake Park Boulevard. The distillery got a unanimous yes vote.
Grinch to appear at Christmas Village in Shallotte
LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The Grinch stole the show on Good Morning Carolina to preview an event happening in Shallotte this weekend. The Christmas Village is one of three vendor events the Town of Shallotte holds throughout the year.
Crews respond to New Hanover County house fire
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Emergency crews are responding to a house fire in the northeastern part of New Hanover County Monday morning. The fire was first reported at 10 a.m. in the 600 block of Kauri Street in the Blue Point subdivision north of Ogden.
First Alert Forecast: major storm to push Wilmington past 100-inch rainfall mark
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Hi on a Thursday! I hope you can take advantage of the nice weather today! Light winds, dry skies, and 50s and 60s for daytime highs will be ideal for errands and projects. Your First Alert Planning Forecast features dry weather for much of next week, too, but in between - wh
Wilmington insurance agent allegedly embezzled thousands from clients
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington insurance agent is behind bars after allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from clients. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced Wednesday the arrest of 69-year-old Roy Payton Warren Jr.