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Carolina Beach passes beach smoking ban pending new state legislation

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videoA smoking ban on the sand at Carolina Beach was approved Tuesday night, but with a few stipulations from town council. According to the town's attorney, current state statute does not allow the town to outlaw smoking at the beach. Full story...
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Fans excited for Sparks on set in Southport

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video An anxious crowd waited for the chance to catch a glimpse of some of their favorite stars Wednesday in Southport. After close to an hour, "Safe Haven" stars Josh Duhamel and Julianne Hough, along with writer Nicholas Sparks, finally arrived. Full story...
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Wrestlers support local girl's fight against cancer

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videoA local 12-year-old girl is fighting a rare form of brain cancer; find out how you can show your support. Full story...
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Teen volunteers battle heat to finish week of service

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video Potentially record-setting heat in Wilmington today was not enough to keep some volunteers from their work. Group Workcamps volunteers from across the country have been working all week repairing homes for the needy. Full story...
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Workers at Wilmington restaurant donate time, tips to Colorado shooting victims

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video Workers at a Wilmington restaurant are donating their time and money to support victims of the Colorado movie theater shooting, and you can help. Red Robin lost one of its own in the shooting. The restaurant's store here Wilmington is doing its part to help victims and their families. Full story...
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Boat building expert prepares for CFCC Boat Show

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videoBefore you head to the boat show, learn to appreciate the true building of boat building by watching this interview with a local boat building expert. Full story...
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Leland police stepping up fight against elderly heat cases

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The dangers of heat can especially impact the elderly community. The Leland Police Department is expanding their efforts to keep at risk residents safe through these hot summer months. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Moldovan journalists hope American dream will inspire homeland

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video Three journalists from the Republic of Moldova were in Wilmington today to learn more about how our community works. With a touch of southern hospitality and many volunteer hours, the group says they're ready to take the mission back to Moldova. Full story...
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WPD Cop Camp hits the ice

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The Wilmington Police Department's Cop Camp headed to the Wilmington Ice House today to cool off in style. Full story...
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Donations needed for volunteer project that helps fix up homes

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The Cape Fear Volunteer Center needs your help raising money and volunteers for the Reach the Beach effort. Full story...
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The Hippie Ball: Have fun, give back

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video A local program teaches vocational and woodworking skills. Full story...
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Bid on guitars signed by James Brown and Whitney Houston, help families in need

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You can still help a local non-profit step up to help sick children and their families. Dare to Care for Children is auctioning guitars signed by music legends James Brown and Whitney Houston with proceeds helping those in need, and you can bid right now. Full story...
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Help 'Dare to Care for Children' assist families in need through online auction

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video Losing a child to disease is hard enough, but one in our area family is fighting to avoid that horror again. A local non-profit has stepped up to help them and other families in need, and you can help, too, by bidding on guitars signed by music legends James Brown and Whitney Houston Full story...
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Volunteers build new roof for American Legion post in Carolina Beach

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video The American Legion in Carolina Beach is getting help with a new roof on its building, and it's all for free. Home Depot found a way to give back to the American Legion Post 129, by donating a number of supplies and a team of volunteers to help fix their leaking roof. Full story...
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The Giver Shirt lets customers target donations to charities of choice

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videoYou've seen it before, the business of giving. It's a simple concept: the consumer buys a product, the company donates a portion of the purchase to a good cause. But The Giver Shirt is different. Full story...
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