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Brunswick County Schools to close for students on May 1 due to rally

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Brunswick County Schools will be closed for all students on May 1 due to the planned teachers rally in Raleigh, the school system announced Thursday.


Fire crews hold controlled burn in Brunswick County

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Those flames you might have seen in Brunswick County Thursday morning were always under control. Fire crews from Leland and Winnabow held a controlled burn Thursday morning in Leland. The burn was at a home on Village Rd. in Leland.


Wilmington man sentenced for crack cocaine offences

WILMINGTON -- A Wilmington man was sentenced to 9 years in prison for distributing crack cocaine. Andrea Bloodworth, 57, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine and a quantity of cocain


Free dump week in Brunswick County

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Brunswick County Solid Waste and Recycling is offering a free dump week for county residents. Through Saturday, April 20, Brunswick County property owners and residents can dispose of all materials, except for regular household trash and hazardous waste, at the Brunswic


N.C. Gov. Cooper Vetoes ‘Born-Alive’ Legislation

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper has vetoed a measure written by Republicans and backed by social conservatives that addresses a doctor’s responsibilities if an abortion results in an infant born alive.


N.C. music community mourns 2 musicians killed in Durham County head-on crash

DURHAM COUNTY, N.C. (WNCN) - People throughout the North Carolina music community are mourning the deaths of two musicians killed in a recent head-on crash in Durham County. Alex Almasy, 56, and Carter "Ray" Doyle, 71, were killed on Farrington Mill Road near Kepley Road on April 10. Those close wit


Brunswick Co. resident to appear on Wheel of Fortune tonight

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - A Brunswick County woman will appear on Wheel of Fortune on Tuesday, April 16. Tilita Alexander, who is from Belville, will compete in tonight’s episode.


Austin Winchester Sends Verbal Commitment to NC State

Austin Winchester, a 6'6" freestyler from Wilmington, North Carolina, has verbally committed to the Wolfpack for 2020-21. Current photo via Austin Winchester. Fitter and Faster Swim Clinics is the proud sponsor of SwimSwam’s College Recruiting Channel and all commitment news. For many, swimming in c


Traffic stop leads to chase, fatal motorcycle crash

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A traffic stop turned into a deadly chase in New Hanover county on Tuesday. According to the NC Highway Patrol, a preliminary investigation revealed that around 10 p.m. a trooper tried to stop a motorcyclist for speeding on US 74 in New Hanover County.


Wilmington family left homeless after reportedly falling victim to housing scam

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Paula Grado and her family of nine say they were scammed out of $1,900 when they tried to rent a home last month. Grado found the two bedroom home on Facebook marketplace, Craiglist, Zillow and Trula; all under the same name. When her family went to the home to see it in pers


NC deputies: Couple lured woman to home, beat her, pepper-sprayed her, lit hair on fire

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - A New Hanover County couple is behind bars, accused of luring a woman to their home, assaulting her with pepper spray, and lighting her hair on fire late Tuesday night.


North Carolina governor vetoes 'born alive' abortion bill

(CNN) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have required doctors to try to preserve the life of any infant born alive during an attempted abortion.


Officials say N.C. charter bus fire is suspicious

GASTON, N.C. (WAVY) - A charter bus went up in flames Wednesday night in Northampton County. According to Gaston Fire-Rescue-EMS, crews were dispatched to the scene at 8:30 p.m. They arrived to find the vehicle engulfed in fire. Officials said the bus had been parked at the location near Pleasant Hi


Benefit golf tournament to be held in Caswell Beach

BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- The Southport-Oak Island Golf Classic, an annual fundraising event for the Southport-Oak Island Area Chamber of Commerce, will be held on May 4 at Oak Island Golf & Country Club in Caswell Beach. The 4-person Captain’s Choice tournament will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun star


Car chase ends at South Brunswick High School

BOILING SPRING LAKES -- A car chase in Brunswick County Wednesday ended on the South Brunswick High School campus. According to Brunswick County Schools spokesman Daniel Seamans, the incident happened at about noon. A vehicle chase that reportedly started in Boiling Spring Lakes lead to campus, with


Popular Myrtle Beach pizzeria to open in Wilmington

Sure, Wilmington may have wood-fired pizza ovens, but what about coal-fired?. Long-time pizzeria owner Anthony Calda said he is bringing his popular Myrtle Beach restaurant Calda's Coal Fire Pizza to Wilmington.


North Carolina TV station evacuated after report of suspicious package, police say

ASHEVILLE, N.C. — A hazardous device team was called Thursday afternoon to a television news station after a report of a suspicious package, according to Asheville police. Christina Hallingse, with Asheville police, said that at about 1:40 p.m., they received a call about a suspicious parcel in the


Severe weather in Pee Dee's Friday forecast

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Friday's weather in eastern South Carolina could be rough and include damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and hail. As of Wednesday evening the chance of severe weather existed on an arc from Florence east. By Thursday morning that threat existed from the upstate east, according t


Fire at Ocean Crest Motel ruled accidental

OAK ISLAND, NC (WECT) - The massive fire that gutted a portion of the Ocean Crest Motel in Oak Island last month has been ruled accidental. The investigation was conducted by the SBI, the ATF and the Office of State Fire Marshall.


Aberdeen Planning Board Rejects Proposed N.C. 5 Subdivision

Concern about the impact of high residential density in the proposed Blake Village development along N.C. 5 prompted the Aberdeen Planning Board to unanimously recommend denial of the application on Thursday.