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Jacqueline Annette Carton Vreuls, 50, certified dive master and former flight attendant
HAMPSTEAD — Jacqueline Annette Carton Vreuls, 50, of Olde Pointe, passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Jackie was born Jan. 19, 1968, in Dayton, Ohio. She lived in Poughkeepsie, New York, and Charlotte, where she graduated from UNCC. She spent several years living in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where sh
Pender County officials deny responsibility for trailer, building permit delays three months after Florence
BURGAW — On Friday, Pender County officials responded to displaced residents’ complaints of delays and inefficient management of the permitting process for FEMA trailers and home re-building.
Top Stories No. 1: Hurricane Brings Major Flooding, Damage
It could have been a lot worse. Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wrightsville Beach on the morning of Sept. 14 as a Category 1 hurricane, with the eye crossing the New Hanover County beach town around 7:15 a.m., according to a National Weather Service report on the storm.
ENOUGH ALREADY! Wilmington tops 100 inches of rain this year
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: It rained in Wilmington today. A lot. That’s been the story all year, as the Port City’s precipitation has fallen in unprecedented amounts.
The year’s brightest comet streaks by North Carolina this weekend
The night sky will come alive this weekend when a green comet streaks by Earth on the heels of the Geminid meteor shower‘s display of green fireballs. Comet 46P/Wirtanen began brightening in November, but it will make its closest approach to Earth on Sunday and be visible with the naked eye. The com
Two charged after deputies seize 100 pounds of pot
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says two men are in jail after deputies seized about 100 pounds of high-grade marijuana. According to a news release detectives conducted a week-long investigation that led them to get a a search warrant for a home at 5006 Park Ave.
Wilmington police investigating homicide after man found shot to death
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington Police Department is investigating a homicide that happened just before 6 p.m this evening on S. 13th Street in the Hillcrest Housing Community.
North Carolina authorities looking for man charged with multiple counts of child rape
UNION COUNTY, N.C. – Deputies in Union County are looking for a man accused of multiple counts of child rape. Daran Marte Wingo, 31, faces several charges of statutory rape of child by adult and multiple counts of indecent liberties with a child.
Former youth pastor charged with child sex crime
LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Leland Police say they have charged a former youth pastor with sex crimes involving a child nearly a decade after the alleged crimes. Police say Merle Darnell Davis, 65, faces one county of statutory sex offense of a 13-, 14-, or 15-year-old and three counts of indecent liberties
Man wanted on multiple counts of child rape in North Carolina
The Union County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for 31-year-old Daran Marte Wingo. Deputies report several arrest warrants have been issued against Wingo, charging him with multiple counts of statutory rape of a child by an adult and multiple counts of indecent liberties with a child.
WPD looking for man suspected of punching fire chief
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington police are searching for a man suspected of punching a government official on Tuesday. According to a news release from the Wilmington Police Department, Chardrick Tywain Conyers-Hall, 27, of Wilmington, punched Wilmington Fire Chief Cecil Martinette on Tuesday aro
Wilmington Int'l Airport on another record pace
NEW HANOVER COUNTY -- With Wilmington International Airport in the midst of (another) record-breaking year for passenger traffic, officials have begun $60 million in projects to expand nearly everything at ILM.
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
Gov. Cooper met with unhappy crowd during Pender County visit
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Governor Roy Cooper was met by an unhappy crowd this afternoon during a tour of areas recovering from Hurricane Florence. Residents of the Whitestocking neighborhood in Burgaw want to know when they will finally get some assistance.
Storm Still Hitting Beach Bookings
With the 2018 holiday season in full swing, nearly a third of Wrightsville Beach’s hotel rooms remain unavailable for booking because of damage caused by Hurricane Florence. Two of the island’s three major resorts were forced to close for repairs after the storm, which made landfall near Wrightsvill
Bathroom furnishings distribution center sets up shop in Pender County
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A New York based supplier of bathroom furnishings is establishing an 80,000 square foot distribution center in Rocky Point. According to a news release from the NC State Port, Fine Fixtures Inc. will utilize the Port of Wilmington for imported shipments of its products.
Pender County emergency officials issue warning about flooding in low-lying areas
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Emergency management officials in Pender County issued a warning on Thursday ahead of heavy rainfall in the forecast Friday and Saturday. According to WECT meteorologists, the National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for southeastern North Carolina from Friday
FEMA assistance deadline extended to Dec. 19 as Governor Cooper tours Pender County
BURGAW — North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced today that the deadline for victims of Hurricane Florence to register for FEMA assistance has been extended to Dec. 19, according to a release from the governor’s office.
Pender County To Get Another Distribution Firm
Growing a list of Pender County industry announcements this year, a New York-based bathroom furnishings supplier is set to add another distribution company to the Cape Fear Industrial Complex, officials announced Thursday.
Police searching for man who punched Wilmington Fire Chief in the face, twice
WILMINGTON — The Wilmington Police Department is searching for Chadrick Tywain Conyers-Hall, a convicted felon who physically assaulted Wilmington Fire Chief Cecil Martinette.