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McCrory won't call lawmakers back for special session

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video In what could be the final nail in the coffin for North Carolina's film industry, Gov. Pat McCrory says he will not call for the General Assembly to return to Raleigh for a special session. Full story...
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Evangelous finalist for Savannah chief

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video Wilmington's police chief is up for a top job in another city. Ralph Evangelous is a finalist to be chief in Savannah, GA. Full story...
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Fall wedding forces football coach to reschedule game

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You think fall weddings are inconvenient for college football fans? Imagine being a coach with a daughter who has her heart set on a Saturday in late September. Full story...
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Babysitter accused of spanking child with belt, burning him with cigarette

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video A Bladenboro man is in jail charged with child abuse after babysitting a 7-year-old boy. Full story...
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Missing Pender Co. teen found, Leland man charged

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video The Pender County Sheriff's Office says a missing teen has been found and a Leland man charged in connection. Full story...
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Thursday night high school football

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videoSeveral local high school football teams decided to play on Thursday in order to avoid the chance of playing in wet conditions on Friday. The weather forecast on Friday is scattered storms around the region. Regardless, we had our cameras out and about on Thursday. Full story...
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Duplin County K-9 dead, deputy suspended

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videoA Duplin County Sheriff's K-9 died last month after sitting in a hot squad car all night. The sheriff disciplined Kela's handler, but the punishment is not as harsh as some people think it should be. Full story...
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Changes at the top on Bald Head Island?

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videoSources tell WWAY that residents will ask for Bald Head Island Village Manager Calvin Peck to be fired at Friday’s meeting, and this won't be the first time. Residents and former employees said they are fed up with the way Peck has been running Bald Head Island and plan to ask for Peck to go. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach makes National Geographic list

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videoIf you're looking for one of the best surf towns to visit, look no further! National Geographic ranked Wrightsville Beach as one of the 'World's 20 Best Surf Towns'. Full story...
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5K Run for Preservation

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videoHundreds of runners crowded the streets of Downtown Wilmington Thursday night for the 5K run for Preservation. Full story...
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Judge agrees to delay in Cannon sentencing

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A federal judge has agreed to delay sentencing for former Charlotte Mayor Patrick Cannon in his public corruption case. Area media outlets report the hearing is now scheduled for Oct. 14. U.S. District Judge Frank Whitney agreed Thursday to a defense request to move the hearing from Sept. 25 so a New York psychiatrist can testify in Cannon's behalf. Full story...
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Captured fugitive returns to NC after 1973 escape

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Investigators arrested Carnes in Waterloo, Iowa, in April after facial recognition technology suggested that he applied for Iowa driver's licenses under two identities. They soon learned Carnes was wanted for escaping from prison in Huntersville, North Carolina, in August 1973, when he was serving time for the 1970 armed robbery of a convenience store. Full story...
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Man wanted in North Carolina arrested in Arizona

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Authorities in southern Arizona say they have arrested a fugitive who's wanted in North Carolina for kidnapping and indecent liberties with a child. Pima County Sheriff's officials say the Concord Police Department in North Carolina asked them to find 21-year-old Lindon Claridge, who reportedly was living in Tucson. Full story...
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Puppies found in pillowcase on Blue Ridge Parkway

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Animal control officials in Haywood County are taking care of seven newborn puppies after they were found tied up in a pillowcase and left on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Area media outlets report the puppies appeared to be two days old when they were found Sept. 5. Full story...
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Woman drowns in pool near Myrtle Beach

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A woman has drowned in a swimming pool near Myrtle Beach. Horry County Deputy Coroner Michelle McSpadden tells area media outlets that the body of 31-year-old Linda Thompson of Myrtle Beach was found in a community pool in the Arrowhead community west of Myrtle Beach shortly before midnight Tuesday. Full story...
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