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Wilmington

ONLY ON 3: Frucci returns home from Bermuda; says he's ready for his next adventure

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video After nearly a month alone at sea, Greg Frucci returned home to Wilmington Thursday night. Although he is happy to be reunited with family and friends, he says he's already ready to go back out on the water. Full story...
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16-year-old found shot to death in Wilmington

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A 16-year-old boy is dead after a shooting in Wilmington. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Holiday fireworks a go around the area this weekend

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video When you think of 4th of July, most likely the first thing that pops in your mind is fireworks. But with dry conditions and wildfires across the area, a lot of people are worried the big fireworks shows across the Cape Fear may be canceled. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Saffo says proposed hotel ship would require funds the city doesn't have

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video The new convention center has brought in a good amount of visitors but one man says his idea will attract even more folks to the center and the rest of the Cape Fear. John Voet says his hotel ship is what Wilmington needs. He’s proposing docking the ship downtown along the river walk. But for now, Mayor Bill Saffo says the city will not be moving forward with Voet's proposal. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Owner wants to bring hotel ships to Wilmington

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video The Convention Center has brought folks to Wilmington, but is it enough? Some folks say the lack of lodging is keeping them from choosing the Cape Fear facility. One man says he has a solution. Full story...
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Lawmakers OK major rewrite of NC annexation rules

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The biggest change in the law would let property owners block an annexation if 60 percent of them sign a petition of opposition. The town or city would be barred from trying again for three years. Full story...
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Two arrested in motel room robbery

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Two suspects are in jail after a robbery at a motel room on Market Street in Wilmington. Full story...
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Local fund raiser for Joplin tornado victims

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A local woman had a simple idea, and she acted on it. As a result she will send hundreds of dollars to Joplin tornado victims. Full story...
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Most expensive homes in state are in Brunswick County

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Three beach communities in Brunswick County are home to the most expensive home prices in the state, according to the latest Coldwell Banker Home Listing Report (HLR). Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: State Court of Appeals upholds Wilmington's annexation of Monkey Junction

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The NC Court of Appeals today upheld Wilmington's annexation of Monkey Junction. Opponents can still appeal to the NC Supreme Court. Full story...
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First ever Cape Fear Dragon Boat Festival a success

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video On Saturday at the Sawmill Point Marina nearly 1,000 people gathered to watch or participate in the first ever Cape Fear Dragon Boat Festival. Full story...
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Daytime shooting in Wilmington

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Wilmington police arrive to find a man shot Friday afternoon. Full story...
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Wilmington Police nab two for breaking and entering

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Wilmington police arrest one man for breaking and entering and soon arrest another. Full story...
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Wilmington pools not affected by drain recall

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When wilmington city pools open this weekend, there's no need to worry about a nationwide recall of pool drains. A city spokeswoman says the pools are not affected by a voluntary recall by eight manufacturers including a North Carolina-based company. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington residents frustration grows with piles of yard trash

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videoSome Wilmington residents are having trouble getting answers about why their yard waste is piling up and not getting picked up. They say the branches have been sitting in the yard for almost a month. Full story...
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