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Publix supermarket back on track at Oak Island

After being in what appeared to be hibernation for almost three years, development activity on the planned Publix supermarket has renewed. Oak Island Town Council last week approved extending a development agreement relating to the partial closure of two streets for access to the project, located be


Golf club, police department working to help Oak Island Coast Guard community

OAK ISLAND, NC (WECT) - Just a few good golf shots away from the Oak Island Golf Club is Coast Guard Station Oak Island, home to 41 active Coast Guard members. Due to the ongoing partial government shutdown, active duty service members did not receive their paychecks on Tuesday, the first time in hi


Crash in Brunswick County causing delays on Highway 17

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Highway Patrol is investigating a crash causing delays on Highway 17 near Leland Thursday morning. The Highway Patrol in Brunswick County told us a trooper is on scene responding to the crash, but could not tell us any details about the accident.


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.


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.


Oak Island is looking for parking revenue, someone to run its pier complex

OAK ISLAND — Oak Island is looking to secure new streams of revenue. The town is shopping for a leasee to run its pier house restaurant and its newly-obtained event space, and a management firm to oversee paid parking services.


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.


First Alert Forecast: short term warmth ahead of sharp temperature drop

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Happy Thursday! Your First Alert Weather Team is keeping close tabs on a low pressure system which will work through the Cape Fear Region this weekend. Until then, enjoy plenty of dry time and above normal temperatures in the short term. Looking ahead to next week, expect a s


A green card holder voted illegally 3 times in North Carolina. The judge scolds election officials

RALEIGH, N.C. — Hyo Suk George lived legally in the United States for nearly 20 years before she voted in her first election, coaxed to cast her ballot by an enthusiastic town council member at church.


Polar vortex to bring freezing blast of air to North Carolina

RALEIGH (WTVD) -- The polar vortex. It's kind of the winter buzzword. People hear it and think "that sounds bad!" It's always been there, but in recent years we hear about it, probably because it makes a cool hashtag. #polarvortex But what is it?


Jack Ruben Hardin, 91, member of Old Shallotte Baptist Church

CAROLINA SHORES — Jack Ruben Hardin, 91, formerly of Bostic, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, at Autumn Care of Shallotte. He was born Oct. 25, 1927, in Rutherford County, the son of the late Worth Hardin and Pattie Henson Hardin.


NC workshop planned to help white women understand white supremacy, end harms of racism

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A workshop is planned in Wilmington to help white women understand how they are complicit in white supremacy, and make changes to advance racial justice by ending the harms of racism.


The Government Shutdown Is Hitting Home In North Carolina

How is the partial government shutdown affecting North Carolinians? The federal impasse is in its fourth week with no end in sight. President Donald Trump demands funding for a wall along the southern border of the United States and says the shutdown could last months or even years.


2020 will be a hot election year in North Carolina. Candidates are already lining up.

The new year is barely two weeks old. So why are so many candidates kicking off their campaigns for next year?. Candidates already are off and running in elections that won’t take place for more than a year. They’re raising money, looking for staff and drumming up support.


Gamecocks offer another 2021 prospect from North Carolina

South Carolina tight ends coach Bobby Bentley stopped by Shelby (N.C.) High School on Thursday morning to drop off an offer. The...


‘Swamp Thing’ is Now Casting Families in Wilmington, North Carolina

Swamp Thing is now families in Wilmington, North Carolina. TW Casting is looking for real families and friends for a crawfish boil scene for scenes filming on January 29th and 30th in Wilmington, North Carolina. Producers are seeking talent ages 12 to 70 years old to work on the scene. Talents will


New director named at NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher

KURE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Mention sharks to Hap Fatzinger and a change comes over him. He leans forward, talks a little faster, smiles a little bigger. The long-time Wilmington resident and avid outdoorsman really wants his audience to get it. But let’s be clear. The excitement, some might even call i


NC Wilmington NC Zone Forecast

Coastal Pender- Including the city of Surf City. .TODAY...Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. Northeast winds around. 5 mph, becoming southeast this afternoon. .TONIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of showers. Lows.