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Pender County driver charged in crash that killed his passenger
BURGAW, NC (WECT) - A Pender County driver has been charged in connection with a fatal crash in September that killed one of his passengers and seriously injured another.According to Trooper Mathews with the N.C. State Highway Patrol, the deadly crash occurred on Sept. 22 on U.S. 117 near Pike Creek
Man arrested for making fake bomb threat at CFCC - WWAY TV
Deputies along with Cape Fear Community College Security personnel immediately evacuated the building, the release states. Once the building was clear of all students and faculty, deputies began their search.
Baby Trump blimp coming to Wilmington - WWAY TV
Trump Baby Blimp inflated (Photo: Andrew Potter / Twitter)WILMINGTON, NC (StarNews) — A famous balloon depicting President Donald Trump as a baby in diapers will fly over the Port City next week.Women Organizing for Wilmington (WoW) received the 20-foot-tall balloon and will inflate it over the grou
Drugs found at used car dealership; owner charged
CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The owner of a used car dealership is behind bars following a drug raid at the business. Alton Green, who owns O & G's Auto Sales just south of Vanceboro on US 17, was arrested Wednesday. Craven County Sheriff Jerry Monette told the New Bern Sun Journal that the dealers
Wilmington man sentenced for distributing heroin - WWAY TV
Prison bars (Photo: Andrew Bardwell / CC BY-SA 2.0)WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – A Wilmington man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling heroin to undercover agents while he was on probation for a prior federal drug conviction.According to a statement from the United States Attorney for the
Operation Tooth Fairy sends two Wilmington gang members in prison | Port City Daily
Two Wilmington men have been sentenced to prison for distribution of heroin. (Port City Daily/File)WILMINGTON — Two Wilmington gang members have been sentenced to prison for heroin distribution by the United States Attorney for the Eastern District Judge James Dever.Deandre Sweet, 27, has been sente
Brunswick Sheriff’s Office asking public for help to find missing man in Oak Island area | Port City Daily
Twenty-nine-year-old Chris Garner went missing Wednesday from the St. James area. (Port City Daily photo / Courtesy Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office)BRUNSWICK COUNTY — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help located a man who went missing from the St. James area on Wednesday.Chris
Topsail Beach reopens beach accesses, allows vacation rentals
Topsail Beach's 11 p.m.-7 a.m. curfew remains in effect. (Source: WECT)WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A revised State of Emergency will allow some beach accesses to reopen and short-term vacation rentals are again OK at Topsail Beach.Mayor Howard Braxton signed the revised SOE on Thursday morning and it wa
Pender County’s first brewery Salty Turtle expanding, eyes distribution | Port City Daily
SURF CITY — Marine-owned, Marine-operated Salty Turtle Brewing Company has nearly doubled its beer-making capacity while preparing for keg distribution to Raleigh and Charlotte.Co-owner, general manager, and active-duty Marine Dan Callender saidthe 10-month old breweryhas leased 1,200 square feet in
Man accused of sexually assaulting 5 year old girl - WWAY TV
The Pender County Sheriff’s Office says 54-year-old Zenaido Pablo Jacinto Martinez, of Rocky Point, was arrested on Monday following an investigation.
WPD: Burglar stole over $22,000 of items from home
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department is asking the public for help to identify a burglary suspect who reportedly stole over $22,000 worth of items from a home.According to a spokeswoman for the WPD, officers responded to the 1000 block of South Fifth Avenue on Sept. 4 after a cou
In North Carolina, hurricanes did what scientists could not: Convince Republicans that climate change is real
WILMINGTON, N.C. - It took a giant laurel oak puncturing her roof during Hurricane Florence last month for Margie White to consider that perhaps there was some truth to all the alarm bells over global warming. "I always thought climate change was a bunch of nonsense, but now I really do think it is
Wilmington gang members sentenced to prison on heroin charges
RALEIGH, NC (WECT) - Two Wilmington gang members were sentenced to federal prison for selling heroin, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.Deandre Sweet, 27, was sentenced to over 8 years in prison, while Kyeric Sweet, 25, received 7.5 year prison senten
NC state trooper shot, killed while conducting traffic stop; suspect in custody
Praying for NCSHP this morning as they try to pick up the pieces and move forward after the loss of one of their own this morning! ?— Zebulon Police Dept (@ZebulonPoliceNC)October 17, 2018
You got denied by FEMA. What now?
“FEMA’s disaster recovery program is not set up to make you whole. It’s a hand up and enough money to get you on the road to recovery," said Rebecca Kelly, a FEMA media relations specialist stationed in North Carolina. "It can provide you all kinds of services based on the information that you put o
Wilmington man gets 10 years in prison after guilty plea for selling heroin
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A Wilmington man was sentenced to at least 10 years in prison for selling drugs, according to a news release from the US Department of Justice.
Earth Fare announces opening date in Wilmington - WWAY TV
The supermarket, located at 943 Military Cutoff Road, will become the 11th Earth Fare location in North Carolina.
Man wanted for allegedly stealing $20K worth of items from home - WWAY TV
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police is asking for your help in identifying a burglary suspect.According to a news release, police responded to a home in the 1000 block of South 5thAvenue on Sept. 4 where a couple returned home from a weekend away to find roughly $22,215 worth of valuables stol
Two cold fronts set to bring fall back
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Hi and good Tuesday to you! Monday featured a toasty high of 85 and Tuesday will to have a summer flare to it, too. Don't get used to it! Two strong cold frontal passages are likely to whisk a cool, crisp fall feel back to the Cape Fear Region for most of the rest of the fore
Will Holland's Shelter Creek recover? - WWAY TV
Holland's Shelter Creek restaurant sign remains on the ground, after the restaurant was completely gutted out. (Photo: Monique Robinson/WWAY)BURGAW, NC — After 37 years of serving good eats and camping fun, one well-known Burgaw restaurant and campsite may never open its doors, again.Holland’s Shelt