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Southport police chief, top lieutenant fired amid criminal investigation

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The City of Southport has fired its police chief and top lieutenant, who were both arrested for public corruption charges that ultimately shut down the entire police department.

WECT - 2018-10-19 14:53:00

Southport's Claire Herrington, county teacher of the year, helps 'spread the magic'

Brunswick County Schools 2018-19 Teacher of the Year Claire Herrington urges teachers across the state to “spread their magic.”As a third-grade science teacher at Southport Elementary School, Herrington lives for the magical moments in the classroom.“And you have at least one of those every day,” sh

THE STATE PORT PILOT - 2018-10-18 13:02:00

Oak Island silent as court records show more details, prompt more questions, about mayor’s son | Port City Daily

After Justin Brochure's bond was lowered in June, he posted bail and was released. He had contact with a minor and was re-arrested last week for violating his pretrial release agreement. Now, he's back out.

PORTCITYDAILY.COM - 2018-10-19 11:30:00

Surf City reopens beach, allows vacation rentals, warns people can enter some areas ‘at their own risk’ | Port City Daily

Damage along the Surf City beach after Hurricane Florence. (Port City Daily/File photo)SURF CITY — After being closed for weeks, Surf City’s beach has been reopened.According to the Surf City Police Department, which sent a notice Friday afternoon, “vacation rentals are allowed, the beach is open, a

PORTCITYDAILY.COM - 2018-10-19 20:44:00

Duke Energy sends out estimated bills, says customers can wait to pay - WWAY TV

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — If you are a Duke Energy customer, you could see something different about your bill this month. A Duke Energy spokeswoman says there are around 250,000 customers who could be affected.Duke Energy is sending out an estimated bill to some customers for September. That’s becaus

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-10-19 22:50:54

New award inspired by memory of law enforcement officer who was a domestic violence victim

The Silent Witness exhibit, part of Thursday's Take Back the Night march and rally in downtown Wilmington, stands along the Cape Fear Riverwalk. The life-sized figures represent those whose lives were taken by domestic violence.

WECT - 2018-10-19 03:23:00

City of Wilmington finishing first phase of post-Florence debris pickup; more collections planned

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - By the time City of Wilmington crews are finished with Hurricane Florence debris pickup, they will have collected more than 10 times the amount of debris picked up after Hurricane Matthew.

WECT - 2018-10-19 21:32:00

Drivers put blue painters tape on windshields in honor of fallen Highway Patrol Trooper Conner

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Blue painters tape. It’s another way Southeastern, NC is honoringfallen Highway Patrol Trooper Kevin Conner.

WECT - 2018-10-19 18:24:00

In North Carolina, hurricanes did what scientists could not: Convince Republicans that climate change is real

WILMINGTON, N.C. - It took a giant laurel oak puncturing her roof during Hurricane Florence last month for Margie White to consider that perhaps there was some truth to all the alarm bells over global warming. "I always thought climate change was a bunch of nonsense, but now I really do think it is

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-10-18 12:30:22

First round of New Hanover County debris pickup expected to be complete by Thanksgiving | Port City Daily

Only a few areas in the county have completed the initial pickup of debris from Florence (Port City Daily/Courtesy NHC)WILMINGTON — The City of Wilmington is almost complete with its first pass through of collecting debris from Hurricane Florence while New Hanover County is still working to service

PORTCITYDAILY.COM - 2018-10-19 17:06:00

Brunswick Sheriff’s Office asking public for help to find missing man in Oak Island area | Port City Daily

Twenty-nine-year-old Chris Garner went missing Wednesday from the St. James area. (Port City Daily photo / Courtesy Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office)BRUNSWICK COUNTY — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is asking for help located a man who went missing from the St. James area on Wednesday.Chris

PORTCITYDAILY.COM - 2018-10-18 11:00:00

Baby Trump blimp coming to Wilmington - WWAY TV

Trump Baby Blimp inflated (Photo: Andrew Potter / Twitter)WILMINGTON, NC (StarNews) — A famous balloon depicting President Donald Trump as a baby in diapers will fly over the Port City next week.Women Organizing for Wilmington (WoW) received the 20-foot-tall balloon and will inflate it over the grou

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-10-18 15:57:05

Man arrested for making fake bomb threat at CFCC - WWAY TV

Deputies along with Cape Fear Community College Security personnel immediately evacuated the building, the release states. Once the building was clear of all students and faculty, deputies began their search.

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-10-18 15:49:16

Pender County driver charged in crash that killed his passenger

BURGAW, NC (WECT) - A Pender County driver has been charged in connection with a fatal crash in September that killed one of his passengers and seriously injured another.According to Trooper Mathews with the N.C. State Highway Patrol, the deadly crash occurred on Sept. 22 on U.S. 117 near Pike Creek

WECT - 2018-10-18 16:18:00

Operation Tooth Fairy sends two Wilmington gang members in prison | Port City Daily

Two Wilmington men have been sentenced to prison for distribution of heroin. (Port City Daily/File)WILMINGTON — Two Wilmington gang members have been sentenced to prison for heroin distribution by the United States Attorney for the Eastern District Judge James Dever.Deandre Sweet, 27, has been sente


Free well water testing in New Hanover County next week - WWAY TV

Any resident with a private well in a flood-affected county is eligible to participate. You do not have to live in the counties where pick up/drop off locations are available. There are a limited number of kits, so they will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-10-18 20:36:32

Cape Fear Museum to reopen Friday with free admission as post-hurricane work continues

According to a news release, the museum sustained water damage to offices and some gallery spaces during Hurricane Florence. The museum's collection fared well during the storm with only minor, cosmetic damage to a few items.

WECT - 2018-10-18 19:20:00

Volunteers needed to monitor shoreline changes in Oak Island - WWAY TV

“Monitoring events are critical to our evaluation of the restoration projects, they identify any needed adaptations and enable us to report the findings to the project funders and regulatory agencies,” said Ted Wilgis, education coordinator for the federation’s Wrightsville Beach office. “We couldn’

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-10-18 18:24:54

Wilmington man sentenced for distributing heroin - WWAY TV

Prison bars (Photo: Andrew Bardwell / CC BY-SA 2.0)WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – A Wilmington man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for selling heroin to undercover agents while he was on probation for a prior federal drug conviction.According to a statement from the United States Attorney for the

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-10-18 14:15:41

Wilmington gang members sentenced to prison on heroin charges

RALEIGH, NC (WECT) - Two Wilmington gang members were sentenced to federal prison for selling heroin, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.Deandre Sweet, 27, was sentenced to over 8 years in prison, while Kyeric Sweet, 25, received 7.5 year prison senten