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Man killed in wreck Friday on Greenville Loop Road

Stan Johnson, 77, lost control and struck a tree. WILMINGTON -- A Wilmington man was killed Friday in an early morning wreck on Greenville Loop Road, according to the Wilmington Police Department. At about 6:15 a.m. Friday, Stan Johnson, 77, of Country Club Road, was driving east at an "excessive sp

STAR NEWS ONLINE - 2018-03-20 16:20:13

Arrested for stealing a salad, Wilmington mother is now detained in Atlanta facing deportation

Irma Carranza Cruz was arrested after the owner of Famous Toastery of Wrightsville Avenue accused her of stealing a salad. (Port City Daily photo/COURTESY PHOTO) WILMINGTON - A former employee of the Famous Toastery has been in an Atlanta detention facility for around one month after being accused o

PORTCITYDAILY.COM - 2018-03-19 17:06:00

Murderer sentenced to prison for Hardee's kidnapping and robbery

David Ashely Bates, Sr (Photo: Brunswick County Jail) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) - A Wilmington man who was on parole for murder when he robbed a fast food restaurant is going back to prison for up to 20 years. According to the district attorney's office, David Ashley Bates pleaded guilty to two co

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-03-19 14:13:13

Family of man in parking lot hit-and-run asks Wilmington: Why no charges?

The parking lot at Might as Well Bar and Grill in Wilmington where Vince Iventosch was run over last month (Port City Daily photo/MICHAEL PRAATS) Warning: Contains an explicit photo of an injury. WILMINGTON - What started out as a typical Saturday night out would soon become a nightmare for Wilmingt

PORTCITYDAILY.COM - 2018-03-19 19:00:00

2018 NC Azalea Festival Queen has been announced!

Beth Troutman (Photo: NC Azalea Festival) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - As spring gets underway Tuesday that means we are closer to the 2018 NC Azalea Festival. The festival announced Monday that this year's Queen Azalea is Beth Troutman. Other invited guests include Adrian Wood, Miss North Carolina 2017

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-03-19 23:59:51

Construction worker who died after falling several stories identified

WFD responds to man falling several stories at construction site in downtown Wilmington on March 16, 2018. (Photo: WFD/Twitter) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - Wilmington Police say the construction worker who fell several stories to his death has been identified as Ramiro Felipe, 32, of Leland. The NC Depa

WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 - 2018-03-19 17:15:04

Woman sentenced for fatal shooting at mall

WILMINGTON, N.C. -- A North Carolina woman who shot and killed her ex-boyfriend's new girlfriend in broad daylight in a mall parking lot was sentenced to between 31 years and 40 years in prison. It is reported that 20-year-old Traneta Campbell pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and discharging

SPECTRUMLOCALNEWS.COM - 2018-03-18 21:25:00

Carolina Beach town council looks to buy Freeman Park land

CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. -- Much of Carolina Beach's Freeman Park may soon become part of the town. Right now, most of the non-public land is owned by private corporations and the county. The town council is looking to change that, with hopes of buying more than 300 acres adjacent to the camping beach

SPECTRUMLOCALNEWS.COM - 2018-03-19 23:12:00

Man dies in fall at North Carolina construction site

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) - A man has died in a fall at a construction site in southeastern North Carolina. Local media outlets reported the worker fell about 2:30 p.m. Friday from scaffolding outside an apartment complex in downtown Wilmington. Investigators say the man fell about 50 feet (15 meters) w

GREENSBORO.COM - 2018-03-19 13:00:19

WPD looking for missing teen - WECT TV6-WECT.com:News, weather & sports Wilmington, NC

The Wilmington Police Department is asking for public's help to find Malik Nixon. The 14-year-old was last seen Friday around 8 a.m. on Wellington Avenue. According to the department's Facebook post, he is 5'3", 145 lbs and has a small scar in the center of his forehead. He was last seen wearing a b


Pender County fire crews battle early morning blaze

East Creekview Drive in Hampstead house fire (Photo: Ryan Johnston/Facebook) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) - According to a Pender County Fire Marshal a home in Hampstead caught fire Saturday morning. Fire Marshal Tommy Batson said the two people and their pets are safe. Batson said the call came in arou


Man dies at Wilmington construction site

WILMINGTON -- A 30-year-old man fell six stories and died Friday while working at a downtown construction site. The man, whose identity has not been released, was working on the Cape Fear Hotel Apartments construction site in the 200 block of North Second Street when he fell from the top level of sc


Wilmington Police searching for missing 14-year-old

WPD is searching for Malik Nixon (center), 14, who has been missing since Friday morning. (Port City Daily photo/Courtesy of Wilmington Police Department) The Wilmington Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing teen. Malik Nixon, 14, was last seen Friday around 8 a.m.


ONLY ON WWAY: Wilmington family grieving after Good Samaritan fatally injured, suspect charged

Hakeem Sanders (Photo: NHSO) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - A Wilmington family is grieving as they prepare to remove their loved one from life support tonight, after they say he interrupted a domestic dispute. "He's a hero. He tried to help a stranger and it cost him his life," said David Pearson. - Adver


Duo identified, charged in lotto ticket theft at Leland gas station

Leland Police say these two people on the photos above for allegedly stealing lottery tickets. (Photo: Leland Police) BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) - Leland Police Department have identified the suspects wanted for stealing lottery tickets from a gas station. A couple is accused of walking into the Ex


St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival draws large crowds downtown

St. Patrick's Day Parade downtown (Photo: Jenna Kurzyna/WWAY) WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - There was not a lot of getting pinched on Saturday because it was a sea of green along Front Street in downtown Wilmington for the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival. The parade started at 11 a.m. and went from


Wilmington man charged with murder after assault victim dies

A Wilmington man is facing a second-degree murder charge after a man he allegedly assaulted Monday night passed away. According to officials with the Wilmington Police Department, Hakeem Kaalf Sanders, 31, was involved in a domestic incident with a woman inside the Safeway Food Market on Wilshire Bo


Man charged with dozens of child sex crimes in two counties

Jason Lee Ramsey is in jail charged with dozens of child sex crimes in two counties. (Photo: PCSO) PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) - A Rocky Point man is in jail charged with dozens of child sex crimes in two counties. According to a news release the Pender County Sheriff's Office and Kure Beach Police Dep


Construction worker dies after falling 6 floors in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) - A construction worker has died after Wilmington Fire says he fell 6 floors while working in downtown Wilmington this afternoon. It happened around 2:30 p.m. on 2nd and Chestnut streets at the Cape Fear Hotel Apartments. WFD say he was part of a construction crew that was repl


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do