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WPD hosts open house for children

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Some youngsters got a behind the scenes look at the Wilmington Police Department Thursday. Plenty of police vehicles were open to the public including Segways and police cars. Full story...
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Whats Happening: June 11-14

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videoWith the school year coming to a close, you may be looking for something for you and your family to do. There are plenty of options this weekend, from festivals and plays to beach wrestling and midnight basketball. Full story...
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Housing nonprofit to add 1,000 jobs in Charlotte

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says a housing assistance nonprofit organization plans to add more than 1,000 jobs in Charlotte over the next five years. Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol starts new canine program

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Six months after it dissolved its old canine program amid criticism of dog welfare, the North Carolina Highway Patrol has implemented a new one with new dogs and new handlers. Full story...
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School says Easley axed over economy

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The chancellor of North Carolina State University has told former first lady Mary Easley in her termination letter that she was let go because of "the recent economic downturn." Full story...
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NC officials investigate over 54,000 dead fish

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More than 54,000 dead fish have been found in Blounts Creek in eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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After-school program owner charged with indecent liberties

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A New Hanover County man is in jail under a $1 million secured bond. John Maisenhelder is charged with three counts of taking indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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Suspect named in Wallace Pizza Hut shooting

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Murder charges could be filed Thursday in a Duplin County shooting. It happened around 10:30 Tuesday night at the Pizza Hut on Highway 117 in Wallace. Full story...
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Water quality alert in Brunswick County

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A water quality swimming alert is in effect in Brunswick County. State health officials found high levels of bacteria in the Cape Fear River at the beach area near the municipal pier in Southport. Full story...
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Garden Tour grants available

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The Azalea Festival is big business in our area. Each year money from the Azalea Garden Tour goes back to the community, and you may be able to get some of it. Full story...
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Willy freed after recuperating

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videoSea turtles are often in the news in this area, but one particular reptile has made headlines from here to England. Willaminia, or Willy as she's called, has been at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in North Topsail where she has been recuperating since April. Full story...
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Burgaw window decorations

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North Carolina’s Blueberry Festival is still two weeks away, but there's already a blue tint in Burgaw. Some businesses are competing for the best blueberry window design. Full story...
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Making sure your wireless signal is secure

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videoIf you're wireless at home or at work, and don't have a lock on your wireless network, hackers and piggy backers can use your internet portal, which slows down your connection speed and opens the door to potential malicious attacks. Full story...
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Eaton Elementary turns into wax museum

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videoWith only two days left before summer vacation, kids at Eaton Elementary were showing off before the year is up. Students in Ms. Abernathe's third grade class dressed up as famous historic figures and created a “wax museum” of their own on Wednesday. Full story...
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State Senate approves new district map

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The N.C. Senate gave final approval today to a redrawing of districts in New Hanover and Pender counties. The House approved the plan last month. Full story...
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