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Larger than Wilmington’s The Avenue, massive development ‘The Preserve’ could be coming to Hampstead

HAMPSTEAD — Despite an ongoing five-year legal battle over the state’s right of emminent domain on its 684-acre property — located just northwest of Topsail High along U.S. 17 — national developer Jamestown L.P. seems to be pushing forward a mixed-use development proposal that would be considerably


Court rules that 2 amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional, including requiring ID to vote

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. – The Wake County Superior Court ruled late Friday that two amendments placed on North Carolina ballots were unconstitutional. One of the amendments would have imposed a photo ID requirement to vote and the other would have lowered the state income tax.


Pender Co. giving away tree seedlings in March

HAMPSTEAD, NC (WECT) - Hurricane Florence took out a lot of trees in southeastern North Carolina, and Pender County is offering residents a chance to restore them. On March 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., the Pender County Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a tree seedling giveaway at the government


Property Owner Gets $20M Loan For Surf City Housing Development

Plans for a residential home development in Surf City are moving forward with a $20 million loan to develop 415 single-family homes at the intersection of Belt Road and N.C. 50.


Voter fraud means new election in North Carolina

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Hampstead incorporation discussions continue at public meeting

PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Residents from Hampstead met Saturday at the American Legion Post 167 to discuss the future of the unincorporated town. A 34-square-mile stretch of Pender County has grown from fewer than 5,000 residents 20 years ago to more than 15,000 people today.


North Carolina doctor gets 3 years for trading drugs for sex

GASTON COUNTY, N.C. -- A North Carolina doctor has been sentenced to three years in federal prison for giving female patients drugs such as Percocet and Clonazepam in exchange for sex.


Grace Deitz is Pender County Schools' Student of the Week

Favorite quote or saying: “Let us not grow weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” What makes you happy? I love to socialize and be around people, play volleyball, and care for others.


Brick thrown off North Carolina overpass, shattering woman’s windshield, ‘I could’ve been killed’

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The Fayetteville Police Department is investigating two reports of objects being thrown off overpasses onto cars below. WTVD reported that the first report happened Feb. 17 around 4 p.m. Drivers on Highway 87 said three young men were on the Arsenal Street pedestrian bridge hold


North Carolina police chase ends when off-duty officer, driving with family, gets out to tackle suspect

POLK COUNTY, N.C. — Lt. Michael Capps happened to be in the right place at the right time Wednesday, WLOS reports. He’s a 23-year law enforcement veteran and current lieutenant of the Laurel Park Police Department.


Wilmington man caught in fentanyl and heroin bust, largest ever at the time, gets 17 years

RALEIGH — On Thursday a Wilmington resident and fentanyl distributor, Shawqi Gray, 37, was sentenced to 17 years in prison by Chief U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle. In November, Gray pleaded guilty to possession with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and a quantity of fentanyl,


Pender County Extension Master Gardener Volunteer Association donated money to Pender County Christian Services

Pender County Extension Master Gardeners were seeking some way of helping the community following Hurricane Florence. So many in our community lost their homes, including some of our EMG members, and we wanted to help.


18-year-old killed in overnight shooting in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - An 18-year-old was killed in a shooting in Wilmington late Thursday night. According to the Wilmington Police Department, officers responded to the 700 block of Emory Street shortly after 11 p.m. after a ShotSpotter notification.


Brunswick Co. officials looking for missing 15-year-old

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager. Jasmine Shaw, 15, was last seen in the area of Black Chestnut Road in Leland at approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday.


New Hanover County father found guilty of viciously assaulting his child

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — After a weeklong trial in New Hanover County Superior Court, a jury returned a guilty verdict in a case involving the violent attack of a 4-year-old child.


Hurricane Florence impact on upcoming sea turtle nesting season

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Walk the beaches of Topsail and Surf City and you know there’s still work to be done. Hurricane Florence hit the island hard, through three high tide cycles, and much of the dunes are gone.


Wilmington Police identify murder victim in late night shooting

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have identified the teenager shot and killed in the Creekwood South community on Thursday night. Zalleux Johnson, 18, was found shot near the basketball court in the 700 block of Emory Street.


North Carolina Man Stopped by Maryland Transportation Authority Police Found with Loaded Stolen Handgun

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at approximately 4:55 p.m., Officer Philius of the Maryland Transportation Authority Police Department was in a marked patrol vehicle, on US Route 301 observing traffic, when they observed the driver of a white Hyundai Sonata following the vehicle closer than reasona


Brunswick County attraction reopens for first time since Hurricane Florence

The Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site is now open to visitors, according to a news release from the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources. The historic site of an early Southeastern North Carolina settlement near Wilmington suffered significant damage from Hurric


Bill would ban talking on handheld phone in North Carolina

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) - Talking on the phone while driving without using hands-free technology could soon cost North Carolina drivers. The bill is called Hands Free N.C. It would make it illegal to talk on the phone while driving.