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Brunswick Co. officials seeking man last seen a week ago
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a man last seen about a week ago. According to a Facebook post from the sheriff’s office, Roland Evan King Jr., who goes by Junior, was last seen driving a pearl-colored 2003 Kia Optima wi
Where and what to eat and drink at this year’s Cape Fear Craft Beer Week
WILMINGTON — The Cape Fear region’s craft beer industry continues to grow — kombucha maker Panacea Brewing recently joined the ranks as the area’s 20th craft beer producer — and the breweries are ready to celebrate.
Police searching for missing North Carolina woman who hasn’t been seen since Monday morning
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Police are looking for a missing woman who was last seen leaving her home Monday morning, WBTV reports. Vatsla Watkins, 39, reportedly left her home early Monday morning in a silver 2004 Mercedes-Benz C230 with North Carolina license plate of 8215CP.
Some North Carolina food stamp recipients to get April benefits early
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCT) - The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has some good news for food stamp recipients about their April benefits. Health officials said families and individuals who usually receive Food and Nutrition Services benefits between the 1st and 11th days of each mon
Leland wants an extra-territorial district that would double the area it controls
LELAND — Doubling Leland’s control over land outside its corporate limits is worth “millions” to the town, one town councilman said Monday. Leland is in pursuit of establishing an extra-territorial jurisdiction — or ETJ — on land within a roughly two-mile radius outside its existing corporate limits
Leland man charged with manslaughter after 18-year-old dies from alcohol poisoning
LELAND, NC (WECT) - A Leland man is facing an involuntary manslaughter charge after he allegedly provided alcohol to an 18-year-old girl who died after drinking too much last year.
Queen Azalea fires back on comments about her controversial Facebook post
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - With less than two weeks left before she’s crowned as the 2019 Azalea Festival queen, Briana Venskus is defending a controversial Facebook post. Last November, the actress and Wilmington native reacted on Instagram when she says she was denied a television role.
Investigators: Husband claimed wife had impairment to cover tracks
BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- Investigators say a Holden Beach man accused of murdering his wife falsely claimed she was mentally impaired in an attempt to cover his tracks. Phillip Harry Brock, 71, was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder in the death of Judy Brown Brock, 71. Judy Brock ha
North Carolina thrift store worker to buy dream home with $4 million prize
RALEIGH, N.C. — A McDowell County man said he plans to buy his dream home after he won a $4 million lottery prize, according to the North Carolina Education Lottery. “This feels like a dream come true,” Larry Fitzgerald said. “I want to buy a house that has plenty of land so I have room to restore m
Mother reacts to potential Belville Elementary redistricting
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Students in one Brunswick County neighborhood may be going to a new school next year if a proposed redistricting plan is approved. Now one parent is reacting to the proposal.
71-year-old man arrested for murdering wife in Holden Beach
HOLDEN BEACH — A Holden Beach man is in custody after being charged with first-degree murder of his wife. Judy Brock was first reported missing Friday. Wednesday, law enforcement officers located Brock’s body in a wooded area in Sampson County, according to a Holden Beach Police Department release.
Bulldog from North Carolina named Cadbury's newest 'bunny'
WILMINGTON, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) - Cadbury announced the winner of their first ever 'Bunny Tryouts' this week and the winner is a bulldog from Wilmington, North Carolina!. Cadbury wanted to give one lucky pet the chance to star in their iconic annual commercial.
U.S. Marshals track murder suspect to North Carolina, make arrest within 24 hours
RICHMOND, Va. -- After tracking a man to North Carolina, U.S. Marshals made an arrest in the attempted murder of a Henrico Sheriff's Deputy shot just 24 hours earlier. Just before 11 p.m. on March 19, Richmond Police Officers responded to the shooting of a Henrico County Sheriff’s Deputy in the 2700
Police seek identity of J. Michael’s dine-and-dash suspect
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Detectives with the Wilmington Police Department are asking for the public’s help to identify a man who skipped out on his tab at J. Michael’s Philly Deli earlier this month.
Shooting at Best Western in Monkey Junction leaves one woman injured, one man in jail
NEW HANOVER COUNTY — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s department has made an arrest in the shooting of a female victim who was shot in the chest. “Shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday night a female came into the lobby area of the Best Western located in Monkey Junction suffering from a gunshot wound to t
Sheetz to hire more than 400 workers in North Carolina
The convenience-store chain is looking to hire more than 400 employees in North Carolina and more than 2,500 full-time and part-time employees company-wide. The announcement comes after Sheetz was named one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America in February.
Woman reported missing near coast found dead in Sampson County, husband charged with murder
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Judy Brown Brock, a Holden Beach woman who was reported missing Friday, was found dead in a wooded area in Sampson County on Wednesday. According to a news release from the Holden Beach Police Department, Philip Harry Brock, 71, Judy’s husband, has been arrested and c
Death-penalty defendant James Bradley sues New Hanover Sheriff McMahon for ‘cruel and unusual punishment’ in jail
NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Convicted murdered James Opleton Bradley, currently facing a death-penalty trial for a third murder, is suing New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon, along with a detention center officer and the facility’s healthcare provider, for “cruel and unusual punishment.”
Man faces 450 years in prison for poaching Venus Flytraps
Archie Lee Williams, Jr. (41) of Brunswick County, North Carolina, has been charged with 73 felony counts of taking 216 Venus Flytrap plants. He could face 450 years in prison and is being held on a $750,000 bond.
WPD looking for suspect in Home Depot larceny
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Wilmington police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man it says stole tools from Home Depot. On Wednesday, the Wilmington Police Department released pictures of a man pushing a shopping cart with tools in it on Feb. 17. The post states the man left the store w