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TRAFFIC ALERT: Jack-knifed tractor-trailer shuts down several lanes on HWY 17

Multiple lanes of HWY 17 at Old Waterford Way have been shutdown due to a jack-knifed tractor-trailer, according to the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. (Source: BCSO) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Multiple lanes of HWY 17 at Old Waterford Way have been shutdown due to a jack-knifed tractor-trail

WECT - 2017-09-21 11:32:54

The Latest: Death toll rises to 226 from Mexico earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Mexico's civil defense agency says the death toll has risen to 226 from Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake that knocked down dozens of buildings in Mexico City and nearby states. The official Tw

WECT - 2017-09-19 18:52:36

Pender schools release early after water main break

Cape Fear Elementary, Cape Fear Middle and Rocky Point Elementary will release students at 2:15 p.m. PENDER COUNTY -- Four Pender County schools will dismiss students early Wednesday due to a water main break. Cape Fear Elementary, Cape Fear Middle and Rocky Point Elementary will release students a

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-09-20 19:09:17

Man arrested in Pender Co. for credit card theft

A Rocky Point man was arrested on credit card and identity theft charges Wednesday in Pender County. According to the Pender County Sheriff's Office, David Eugene Lee, 36, is facing three counts of financial card theft, three counts of identity theft and one count of unlawfully obtaining a credit c

WECT - 2017-09-21 01:25:48

Several Pender Co. schools to release early due to water main break

Pender County Schools said a number of schools will release early Wednesday due to a ruptured water main. According to officials, students at Cape Fear Elementary, Cape Fear Middle, and Rocky Point Elementary will be released at 2:15 p.m. Students at Heide Trask High School will be released at 3 p.m

WECT - 2017-09-20 18:04:14

Wilmington gunman appointed public defender

Raymond McGriff Jr. faces several charges including assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm. WILMINGTON -- A man shot by police in downtown Wilmington last week was appointed a public defender when he appeared in court Wednesday morning. Raymond McGriff Jr., 29, is facing several charges

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-09-20 23:16:54

Pumpkin Patch returning to Wesley UMC

The Pumpkin Patch started 27 years ago to fund youth ministry and mission projects. Contributed article WILMINGTON -- The Wesley Memorial United Methodist Youth Fellowship invites Wilmington to visit our Pumpkin Patch from Sept. 30 to Oct. 31. We offer free fall fun, beautiful photo backdrops and f

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-09-21 15:00:00

In honor of Batman Day, the 10 best Batman villains

What is Batman without his many, many villains? Saturday, Sept. 23, marks Batman Day, first introduced by D.C. Comics four years ago to honor The Caped Crusader's 75th anniversary. Memory Lane Comics, 201 Princess St. in downtown Wilmington, is celebrating the event from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with free

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-09-21 13:28:23

High-intensity interval training gaining fans

Fitness trends are often confined to gyms, but there's one workout that has gained fans among trainers and health care professionals alike. High-intensity interval training, or HIIT, is defined by short bursts of all-out effort paired with less-intense recovery periods. According to the experts, the

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2017-09-21 13:00:00

Woman found dead after 2 days in bathroom stall

The health club says its employees are told to respect the privacy of people in bathroom stalls, which may have led to the woman being overlooked. (Source: Terrence Austin/WLS/CNN) BURR RIDGE, IL (WLS/CNN) - The family of a Chicago woman, who was found dead inside a health club bathroom stall, is de

WECT - 2017-09-21 11:00:02

New Hanover parent charged with having gun on school grounds

9/21/17- A New Hanover County parent is accused of bringing a gun onto school property. Scenia Sutton was arrested Tuesday at Ogden Elementary School. Another parent alerted school officials about Sutton's weapon. 9/21/17- A New Hanover County parent is accused of bringing a gun onto school property

WILM-TV.COM - 2017-09-21 14:23:15

My turn: the current push on repealing the Affordable Care Act

I understand gamesmanship is part of political strategy. But none of us should have to accept our elected leaders voting on a piece of legislation that could affect nearly all of us without following basic procedures. I'm talking about the current push on repealing the Affordable Care Act. Whether

WECT - 2017-09-21 16:00:13

Edwards sentenced to at least 80 years in prison for girl's kidnapping, sexual assault

Douglas Edwards has been sentenced to at least 80 years in prison after he was convicted Wednesday of kidnapping a 6-year-old girl from her yard and leaving her chained to a tree in September of 2016. Edwards, 47, was found of guilty of attempted murder, statutory sexual offense, assault with a dead

WECT - 2017-09-21 15:59:52

Recall: Death Wish Coffee's cold brew could cause botulism

(RNN) - Death Wish Coffee Co., which boasts the "world's strongest coffee" has voluntarily recalled its 11 oz. can of Nitro Cold Brew out of botulism concerns, the FDA said. The Round Lake, NY-based coffee retailer and scientists from Cornell University figured out that the current production proces

WECT - 2017-09-21 15:53:03

Baby whose mother chose giving birth over chemo has died

DETROIT (AP) - A relative says the baby born of a Michigan woman who chose to forego chemotherapy to give birth to the child has died. Sonya Nelson says her niece, Life Lynn DeKlyen, died Wednesday evening at University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Life's mother, Carrie DeKlyen, died Sept. 9,

WECT - 2017-09-21 15:35:02

Dedication celebrates opening of new Porters Neck Elementary

New Hanover County Schools celebrated the opening of the new Porters Neck Elementary School Thursday morning with a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony. The new school facilities were made possible due to the approval of the 2014 Bond Referendum. The 80,349 square foot school has a capacity of 59

WECT - 2017-09-21 15:28:22

Some 100 migrants missing after shipwreck off Libya's coast

CAIRO (AP) - The Libyan coast guard says some 100 migrants are missing after a shipwreck off the country's west coast. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim told The Associated Press on Thursday that the damaged vessel was found the day before, some 20 kilometers (12 miles) offshore from the western coastal city o

WECT - 2017-09-21 14:55:11

Amy Poehler heads to Netflix with a Natasha Lyonne comedy

Amy Poehler's latest project has taken her away from network TV and towards streaming. Netflix announced today that Poehler will team up with Leslye Headland (Sleeping with Other People) to produce an eight-episode comedy series. The project got a straight to series order, and Orange Is the New Blac

WECT - 2017-09-21 14:34:07

South Carolina sells port land for $9 million after 13 years

PORT ROYAL, S.C. (AP) - A port that South Carolina's governor ordered to be sold 13 years ago may finally have a buyer. Attorney David Tedder said the private developer he represents signed paperwork Wednesday to buy 317 acres including the old port in Beaufort County for $9 million from the state.

WECT - 2017-09-21 14:23:24

NTSB: Engineers in NYC-area train crashes had sleep apnea

Federal investigators have found that the engineers of two New York City-area commuter trains that crashed into stations were both suffering from severe sleep apnea. The National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday the similar circumstances of the crashes warranted combining findings and recom

WECT - 2017-09-21 14:20:02