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Ian Ziering joins the cast of ‘Swamp Thing’ TV series
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — 90210 is coming to 28401. An actor who spent a decade starring on a beloved TV show, is leaving Beverly Hills and coming to the cape fear to star in the latest Filmington flick.
Lumberton man guilty in Monkey Junction murder
WILMINGTON -- A Lumberton man was found guilty Thursday of first-degree murder for the 2017 killing of a woman in Monkey Junction. William Patrick Bernicki, 50, was accused of shooting and killing Brittany Ann Fullwood, 34, in 2017 inside her home at 5229 Woods Edge Drive. In addition to murder, he
First Alert Forecast: week-ending storm to push Wilmington past 100 inches of yearly rain
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Good Friday to you! Grab the umbrella as you head out the door today, and toggle on alerts from your WECT First Alert Weather App. A big rainstorm is on track to roll through the Cape Fear Region through Sunday. Highs will drive well into the 60s and bounce around that zone u
Police: Wilmington man ‘late for work’ wanted for hit-and-run
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police is searching for Robert Patrick Emerson after he allegedly hit a bicyclist with his car, drove away, and then told officers it was because he was “late for work.” According to a news release, a bicyclist was crossing the intersection of Wrightsville Avenue a
Season’s Eatings! Taste all Wilmington has to offer at ’12 Tastes (or more) of Christmas’
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — ‘ILM Lampoon’s 12 Tastes (or more) of Christmas’ promises to be the best holiday party this side of the nuthouse!. The event is Thursday night at Wilmington’s Brooklyn Arts Center. It will feature more than three dozen local restaurants, bars, bottle shops and breweries. Ther
Wilmington insurance agent allegedly embezzled thousands from clients
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington insurance agent is behind bars after allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from clients. North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey announced Wednesday the arrest of 69-year-old Roy Payton Warren Jr.
NC WFO WILMINGTON Warnings, Watches, and Advisories
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE. ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 AM TO 6 PM EST SUNDAY... The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a Wind. Advisory, which is in effect from 6 AM to 6 PM EST Sunday.
Slain North Carolina teen 'might be alive' if authorities hadn't overlooked evidence from 2016 case, prosecutor says
LUMBERTON, N.C. -- (WGHP) -- The kidnapping and killing of 13-year-old Hania Aguilar may have been prevented if authorities had properly handled DNA evidence from a separate case last year, a North Carolina prosecutor said.
First Alert Forecast: major storm to push Wilmington past 100-inch rainfall mark
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Hi on a Thursday! I hope you can take advantage of the nice weather today! Light winds, dry skies, and 50s and 60s for daytime highs will be ideal for errands and projects. Your First Alert Planning Forecast features dry weather for much of next week, too, but in between - wh
Here We Grow: New stores, restaurants set to open in Wilmington, Leland
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Development in southeastern North Carolina continues to boom with new restaurants and stores set to open in the coming months. New additions to the lifestyle center continue with the opening of I Love Juice Bar. The juice and smoothie shop opened in November and serves up fre
Grinch to appear at Christmas Village in Shallotte
LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The Grinch stole the show on Good Morning Carolina to preview an event happening in Shallotte this weekend. The Christmas Village is one of three vendor events the Town of Shallotte holds throughout the year.
Blue Christmas trees for sale at Wilmington lot in support of law enforcement
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - When you walk on the Barr Evergreens Christmas tree lot in Wilmington, a blue tree among a forest of green will most likely catch your eye. The business is selling trees painted blue in support of law enforcement.
Police: Wilmington woman walks into neighbor’s home with BB gun
WILMINGTON, NC (StarNews) — A Wilmington woman faces a misdemeanor charge after police say she walked into a neighbor’s home with a BB gun, complaining about bright lights.
Reverend asks for investigation into how NC school system handled sex misconduct reports
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Allegations regarding how school administrators handled alleged cases of sexual misconduct were front and center at the New Hanover County School Board meeting Wednesday night.
Construction Set To Begin In Early 2019 On Police And Fire Training Facility
Construction of Wilmington's $9.1 million police and fire training facility is expected to begin early next year, according to a news release Wednesday. Crews are almost done clearing the area where the Haynes/Lacewell Police and Fire Training Facility will be built, the city of Wilmington release s
Wrongfully convicted man allowed to proceed in case against SBI, NC Courts
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Joseph Sledge, the man who spent 37 years in prison for a double murder in Bladen County he did not commit, has moved another step closer to victory in his case against the state. The North Carolina Industrial Commission just ruled against two state agencies that were trying
Tree commission plants new life at Greenfield Lake
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Tree Commission planted 12 trees at Greenfield Lake Wednesday hoping to lessen the trauma our environment suffered during Hurricane Florence.
Murdered woman’s father speaks out; closing arguments in trial expected Thursday
WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Closing arguments are expected to begin Thursday morning in the murder trial of William Bernicki, who is charged with first-degree murder in the April 25, 2017, shooting death of Brittany Fullwood.
Blaze Pizza Set To Open Wilmington Location Next Week
Officials with Blaze Pizza have announced that the eatery will open its first Wilmington location Dec. 20 at 915 Military Cutoff Road in the Earth Fare grocery store-anchored retail complex called Renaissance Market.
SC Wilmington NC Zone Forecast
Coastal Horry- Including the cities of Myrtle Beach, Socastee, North Myrtle Beach,. ...WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EST THIS EVENING... ...COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST THIS MORNING...