Charri Russell and Talan Kingsley  (Photos: New Hanover County Sheriffs Office)
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New Hanover County mother, son arrested on child sex abuse charges

A New Hanover County woman and her teenage son are in jail on child sex abuse charges.
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Sheriff offers tips for safe holiday shopping

With Christmas just over 2 weeks away, many shoppers are still searching for gifts.
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Ship engineers sentenced for interfering with inspection at Wilmington Port

Two engineers from the Philippines will spend time in prison for interfering with a U.S. Coast Guard inspection at the Port of Wilmington.
Harold Garrish in 2015, celebrating his 97th birthday
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The 98-year-young Harold Garrish

Wilmington is home to a Pearl Harbor survivor. He's no stranger to the WWAY airwaves as we've followed his wonderful spirit on the dance floor and in the air.
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Fake ‘Happy Hour Playset’ sparks social media outrage, laughter

Before you start getting upset over what appears to be a "Fisher-Price Happy Hour Playset," take a moment to look it up on snopes.com.
Hundreds of area business leaders  gathered for the last Power Breakfast of 2016. (PHOTO: Ashley Sturm/WWAY)
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‘Wilmington’s Most Intriguing People of 2016’ speak at Power Breakfast

Hundreds of area business leaders gathered for the last Power Breakfast of 2016.
Former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus appears on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" on Dec. 4, 2016. (Photo: ABC News)
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Paula Broadwell: Petraeus cabinet talk ‘a bit of a shocker’

David Petraeus' former mistress says "it was a bit of a shocker" to learn the retired four-star general was being considered by President-elect Donald Trump for a cabinet position.
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USGS: 6.5 magnitude quake in ocean off California coast

The United States Geological Survey is reporting a 6.5 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Northern California in the Pacific Ocean.
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US 30-year average mortgage rate rises to 4.13 percent

Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed for the sixth straight week in the aftermath of Donald Trump's election win, marking new highs for the year.
The Register home decorated for Christmas on  November 7, 2016  (Photo: Taylor Yakowenko/WWAY)
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Hampstead home lights up neighborhood for good cause

It's a light show you can see from the highway, but this holiday display isn't just about the lights it's about giving back.
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What Did We Miss? Thief casually grabs $1.6M in gold from armored truck

This week we look at some bizarre thieves including a pair who accidentally stole a box of dog poop.