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Search for man who jumped in Cape Fear River to resume in morning

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Witnesses say they saw a white man jumped into the river, and started to float up the river towards the Coast Guard Diligence before losing sight of him. Full story...
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Final US Senate debate features underdog

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videoThe third and final scheduled debate for the US Senate seat held by Democrat Kay Hagan was once again a jab-trading event. However, Thursday's showdown in Wilmington featured the underdog, who finally got a chance to take the stage. Full story...
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JUST IN: Judge in NC gay marriage case denies delay

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videoA federal judge overseeing a pair of challenges to North Carolina's gay marriage ban has denied a motion from lawyers for Republican legislative leaders seeking more than a weeklong delay in the case. Chief U.S. District Court Judge William Osteen Jr. in Greensboro issued a ruling late Thursday denying a request from House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate leader Phil Berger that they be given until Oct. 17 to prepare arguments supporting their motion to intervene in the case. Instead, Osteen gave them until noon Friday. Full story...
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Meth investigation leads to arrest, child abuse charge

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A meth arrest also turned into a call to social services in Onslow County. Full story...
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25th annual Take Back the Night

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videoThe 25th annual 'Take Back the Night' march and rally was in Downtown Wilmington Thursday night. The goal for the night was to raise awareness and remember victims of domestic violence. Supports say the March helps support and empower the survivors of domestic violence. Full story...
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NC man charged in death of pregnant girlfriend

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Robeson County authorities have arrested a man in connection with the death of his pregnant girlfriend. Multiple media outlets report 29-year-old Christopher O'Brian Lennon is charged with first-degree murder and murder of an unborn child. Lennon was arrested on Wednesday after he was indicted by a grand jury. Full story...
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McCrory speaks at Wilmington energy summit, discusses latest gay marriage fight

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videoGov. Pat McCrory came to Wilmington Thursday to speak at the Coastal Energy Summit at the Wilmington Convention Center, but the governor was also asked about the latest developments in the fight for and against gay marriage in North Carolina. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: NWS Looks at Forecasting Changes

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videoTonight on Explore with George, George Elliott visits The National Weather Service in Wilmington. Full story...
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Under the Dome returns to Wilmington

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Some good news tonight for Hollywood East. "Under the Dome" is returning to Wilmington for Season 3. Full story...
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EBOLA: How safe are NC's ports?

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videoThe threat of Ebola passing through our nation's airports has been highly publicized, but what about our nation's ports... Like the one right here in Wilmington? Full story...
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Trot Nixon raises awareness for WHAT at the Picnic with Purpose

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video Fifth Quarter co-host Trot Nixon spoke at the "Picnic with a Purpose" at the Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach today. Nixon told his own story about his teenage years. The picnic brought awareness to "WHAT". Full story...
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Topsail Beach Fire Department concerned about overgrown driveways

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video The Topsail Beach Volunteer Fire Department wants to change a town ordinance after 40 years of driveway concerns. The fire chief says they have been sending letters to 25 residents for two years and now they're having the town's attorney look into the problem. Full story...
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Group: Gun ban at NC State Fair is illegal

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A gun-rights group has asked a North Carolina court for a temporary injunction to keep the state from enforcing its ban on concealed weapons at the State Fair. Full story...
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Voter registration deadline Friday

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videoTomorrow is your last chance to register to vote in November's election. A US Supreme court decision yesterday blocked a federal appeals court ruling that would have restored same-day registration in North Carolina this fall. Full story...
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Deputies: Man assaults handicapped son

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videoThe father of a handicapped child is accused of assaulting his son. Full story...
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