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Police seek driver in Wilmington hit-and-run that injured motorcyclist

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department is offering a reward for information leading to the arrest of a driver who struck a motorcyclist during a hit-and-run earlier this month.


Voluntary annexations in Leland continue, western town limits could expand

LELAND —Voluntary annexation requests in Leland are not slowing down in 2019. Last week, the town received two more applications to annex property near Brunswick Forest into its municipal limits.


North Carolina Winter Weather: Should You Warm Up Your Car?

CHARLOTTE, NC — Brutally cold Arctic air is headed toward North Carolina this weekend — expect an overnight low in the low 20s on Sunday night and Monday night — so it's time to renew the debate over whether you should start your car to warm it up before you start your commute or school run.


Postponed repeatedly over flooding concerns, Settler’s Village gets Leland council hearing

LELAND — On Thursday, Leland’s Town Council will review information on Settler’s Village for the fourth time. Council first hosted a public hearing on Settler’s Village in October. That hearing was continued to November, which was then continued to December, which was most recently continued to Janu


City breaks ground on new $30M hotel in downtown Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington is making more room for visitors. City leaders met Friday morning downtown to break ground on a new $30-million hotel. The new Aloft hotel will be located next to the Coastline Conference and Events Center on Nutt Street and add 125 more rooms for travelers.


Jimmy John's sandwich shop comes to Leland

LELAND -- A new Jimmy John’s sandwich shop located at 503 Olde Waterford Way is now open and ready to serve gourmet sandwiches to the people of Leland. “This will be our first store in Leland and our team is excited to serve fresh, fast and tasty sandwiches to a new set of customers in the area,” sa


Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office warns of phone scam

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office has released a statement warning that another phone scam is making its way through the community. According to a Facebook post, a person receives a phone call claiming to be a Brunswick County deputy.


Deputy in eastern NC thought he saw a gun, fired two shots into car, attorney says

A Pender County Sheriff’s deputy thought he saw a passenger in a car point a gun at him, so he opened fire on the car Thursday, according to the officer’s attorney. The deputy, a three-year veteran with the sheriff’s office on the vice and narcotics unit, fired two shots into the car, attorney Barry


Things to do for Jan. 18

"Mamma Mia!": By Opera House Theatre Co. "Mamma Mia!" (promoted as Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!) is a jukebox musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, based on the story of Bueno Sera, Mrs. Campbell, written by Dennis Norden, and based on the songs of ABBA. Featuring s


WPD: Gang member arrested on drug charges

WILMINGTON -- Wilmington Police said Thursday morning that a validated gang member is behind bars. Jarrin Anthony Clarida, 26, was arrested after a monthlong investigation into a drug distribution operation by the Wilmington Police Department’s Gang Unit.


George William Cook Jr., 55, millwright who worked in construction

George William Cook Jr., 55, passed away peacefully Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019, at SECU Hospice House of Bolivia. He was born June 11, 1963, in Wilmington to father, the late George William Cook Sr. of Wilmington; and mother, the late late Edna Farr Cook of Wilmington.


Local fans meet royal wedding cake baker

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The royal baker is in town for the 2nd annual Azalea Festival Chef’s Showcase. Claire Ptak will be working in One Belle Bakery’s kitchen in Wilmington to prepare her dessert.


Loaded gun seized from 13-year-old at NC middle school

NEWPORT, N.C. (WNCT) - A 13-year-old student was found with a loaded gun at a Carteret County middle school Thursday afternoon. The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office said they seized a 9mm Ruger handgun from a Broad Creek Middle School student just before the 2:50 p.m. school release bell rang.


Flight 22 to host 10th annual MLK Day Jam

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)–It’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday and there will be tons of celebrations around the Cape Fear area. There will even be high school basketball teams hitting the hardwood to celebrate the legacy of Doctor King.


Brunswick County leaders talk water infrastructure projects, and where to find $216 million dollars

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — If all goes as planned, Brunswick County is just a few years from solving sewer and water capacity concerns, and providing water nearly free of perfluorinated contaminants. But it’ll cost $216 million.


North Carolina man jailed on $5 million bond for murder

GREENVILLE — A North Carolina man is jailed on a $5 million bond after authorities say he killed a man at an apartment complex last year. WITN in Greenville reports police said warrants were obtained for Ricardo Hardison last Friday after he had been on the run for nearly two months. Authorities fil


‘Stuart Little’ comes to life with cast of children

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Following the adventures of a little mouse born into a human family, ‘Stuart Little’ has been delighting children for more than 70 years. Starting Friday, Jan. 18, you and your family can watch as the novel comes to life on stage.


Man wanted after allegedly crashing car into Wilmington Riverwalk

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are searching for the man who allegedly his car into the Riverwalk on Christmas Eve. According to witnesses, 22-year-old Nathan Foley did not stop at the stop sign at Orange and Water streets around 9:30 a.m.


Deputies: Inmate escapes detention center in North Carolina

TAYLORSVILLE, N.C. — Deputies in North Carolina are searching for aninmate who escaped from the Alexander County Detention Center on Thursday evening. Officers said the inmate, identified as Jason Mullen, who is from the Statesville area, may have stolen a car from the Catawba Valley Community Colle


Things to do for Jan. 22-23

MLK Celebration: Bakari Sellers, CNN News commentator and former South Carolina state legislator, will be the guest speaker at 6:30 p.m. at Kenan Auditorium, UNCW, 515 Wagnoner Drive. Sellers will speak on “When Tomorrow is Today: The Fierce Urgency of Now!” The celebration also features poetry and