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June 25, 2022
President Joe Biden on Saturday signed into law the most significant gun control bill in three decades, one day after the House approved bipartisan gun legislation that was approved by the Senate late Thursday and sent to Mr. Biden for his signature.
June 24, 2022
Wilmington is no stranger to the big screen, and Friday you can catch one movie filmed here for the first time in theaters. The Black Phone opened this weekend, and features local talent.
More than 200 people gathered by the New Hanover County Courthouse Friday after a lifechanging announcement that morning.
Joe Hull marked his 106th birthday on Friday, born on June 24, 1916 in Pennsylvania.
So far this year, most of the region is below the normal rainfall average that we'd expect this time of year.
Following the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade on Friday, reactions are pouring in from residents across the Cape Fear on both sides of abortions.
RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) — Today following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization Senate Leader Phil Berger and House Speaker Tim Moore sent a letter to Attorney General Josh Stein calling on him to take the necessary…
WASHINGTON (CBS News) -- President Biden declared it a "very solemn moment" Friday, hours after the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, as his administration determines how to move forward now that the Supreme Court has…
NEW YORK (CNN) -- Thursday night, both Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer had reason to celebrate. After decades of inaction on gun legislation, the two men were able to achieve something that neither had imagined possible just weeks before:…
Reaction is coming in from all over the state Friday after the Supreme Court ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years.
UKRAINE (CNN) -- The mayor of the southern Ukraine city of Mykolaiv, Oleksandr Sienkevych, has urged residents of the city to leave. "I suggest everyone who wants to stay alive to leave the city. About 230,000 people remain in Mykolayiv…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former top Justice Department officials have testified to the Jan. 6 committee that President Donald Trump hounded the department to pursue his false election fraud claims. They say he contacted the agency’s leader “virtually every day” and…
NEW BERN, NC (WWAY) – A federal jury convicted a Red Springs man yesterday on multiple charges of cocaine and crack distribution, possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking crimes, and being a felon in possession of firearms. According…
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision allowing states to ban abortion is stirring alarm among LGBTQ advocates. They fear that the ruling could someday allow a rollback of legal protections for gay relationships, including the right for same-sex…
RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) – Both national jackpots, Mega Millions and Powerball, offer big prizes in weekend drawings that now total $647 million. North Carolinians can play Friday night for a Mega Millions jackpot worth an estimated $312 million annuity, or $173.6 million…
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- On Saturday, July 9th from noon till 4:00 p.m., the Pathway Home will present the Basic Needs Drive. The Pathway Home program connects people transitioning from prison or jail to job training and support services in…
RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) -- A highway that stretches through eastern North Carolina is now an interstate, so drivers will start to see more "Interstate 587" signs.Commuters will travel more efficiently through Wilson, Greene and Pitt counties thanks to the newly improved I-587. …
RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) – The 2022 Special Olympics North Carolina (SONC) Summer Games concluded June 5 in the Raleigh area, ending a weekend of competition for over 900 Special Olympics athletes and Unified partners, individuals without intellectual disabilities, from across the…
The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is stressing the importance of safety for boaters this weekend as many take to the water in the coming weeks.
Kids and adults joined together over the weekend to help end violence and bullying in schools.
Police are investigating following an early morning shooting Saturday morning that sent one teenager to the hospital in Wilmington.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – The Children's Museum of Wilmington is thrilled to announce the grand opening of its newest exhibit Bodies in Motion, located in the Science Center. Bodies in Motion is sponsored by Delaney Radiology. Museum guests are invited to the official ribbon…
An historic decision by the Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place for nearly a half century.
June 23, 2022
One woman in Brunswick County is working to take care of all God's creatures, one opossum at a time.
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover County Social Services has funding and space available in the Special Assistance In-Home Program. The county's Adult Services unit within DSS provides case management for recipients of Special Assistance (SA) In-Home financial…
Genesis Block is partnering with Cape Fear Community College to bring a food hall and commissary to the campus.
High fuel prices are causing some emergency service providers to cut costs where they can, including Southport’s Fire Department.
Across the city of Wilmington, hundreds of kids and adults hopped in city pools participating in what’s being called the “World’s Largest Swim Lesson”.
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- Local contractors bored into one of the water lines of the Columbus County Public Water Supply System in Columbus County Water & Sewer District Ill. Staff are working diligently to repair service to customers. The…
With the high temps making their way in the Cape Fear experts say heat dangers are a cause for concern.
The United States Geological Survey (USGS) reports a 1.8 magnitude earthquake struck near Weaverville around 1:16 a.m. on June 25 at a depth of 1.3 km.
CHARLOTTE, NC (WWAY)—Celebrate the world on a grand scale at Carowinds’ Grand Carnivale, a larger-than-life international festival with extravagant sights, pulsing rhythms, delicious international food, a spectacular parade, block parties, and fun traditions from around the globe. The limited-time event…
HOLDEN BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- A woman has been arrested in Brunswick County after trying to grab a customer's bag while she was leaving the bank. She assaulted and attempted to steal, take and carry away another person's personal property…
RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) -- Methane gas – commonly referred to as “natural” gas – has been piped through our communities for heating and cooking for a century, and for just as long, has been subject to dangerous leaks. On Thursday,…
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The Bellamy Mansion Museum of History and Design Arts invites the public to explore a new exhibit on Black excellence in North Carolina building and a talk on the impact Black women's organizations have had on…
GREENSBORO, NC (WWAY) -- Transgender people born in North Carolina will now be able to correct the gender marker on their birth certificates without the need for surgery under a consent judgment issued today by a federal court as a…
June 22, 2022
CHARLOTTE, NC (AP) — NASCAR Hall of Fame promoter and track Bruton Smith has died at the age of 95. His company, Speedway Motorsports, said he died of natural causes. Smith started promoting races in the 1940s and built one…
June 21, 2022
RALEIGH, NC (WTVD) -- Children, as young as 6 months, are now authorized to get a COVID-19 vaccine. There are some indications the demand to vaccinate North Carolina kids might not be strong. The latest information from the North Carolina Department…
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A late-session effort to authorize and regulate sports gambling in North Carolina is pressing forward in the state House. A divided House judiciary committee voted Tuesday for two bills. One is the exact same legislation that…
June 18, 2022
The Robeson County Sheriff's Office is searching for a South Carolina man who is wanted for a murder that took place during a Fairmont home invasion in May.
The North Carolina Supreme Court has reinstated a man’s murder and robbery convictions in the death of his co-worker.
June 17, 2022
MANTEO, NC (AP) — Officials on the North Carolina coast say there are more sea turtle nests on a portion of North Carolina’s Outer Banks this season than at the same time last year. The announcement from Cape Hatteras National…
The fellows (L to R): Dr. Detlef Knappe, North Carolina State University; Dr. Ralph Mead, University of North Carolina Wilmington; Dr. Jamie DeWitt, East Carolina University; and Dr. Lee Ferguson, Duke University (Photo: Jeff Janowski /…
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Wilmington Police Department is asking for help in finding a missing teen. Her name is Brianna Johnson, she is…
Both North Carolina senators -- Republicans Thom Tillis and Richard Burr -- voted for the measure.
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The Calabash Fire Department is excited and pleased to announce that Keith McGee will be starting as chief of the department on July 1st, 2022. Chief McGee comes to us after serving as chief of…
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Today, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Title IX – the landmark civil rights law that has opened doors for generations of women and girls – the U.S. Department of Education released for public comment…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced Wednesday that it is providing logistical support to import the equivalent of about 16 million 8-ounce baby formula bottles from Mexico. That starts this weekend as part of efforts to ease nationwide supply…
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal advisory panel says Americans 65 and older should get newer, souped-up flu vaccines. The panel unanimously recommended certain flu vaccines for seniors, whose weakened immune systems don’t respond as well to traditional shots. Options…
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Wednesday said the Fed will continue to raise interest rates in an effort to combat inflation as Americans across the country feel the burden of the fastest price increases in 40 years.
Stein was part of the executive committee investigating Carnival. North Carolina will receive $42,830.10.
Baltimore Ravens outside linebacker Jaylon Ferguson has died at the age of 26, the team announced Wednesday morning. The cause of his death has not been released.
Officials say a squirrel had gotten into some wiring and caused the outage that impacted more than 3,000 customers in the downtown area.
President Joe Biden will call on Congress in a speech Wednesday to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes until the end of September, senior administration officials said, framing the move as necessary to provide relief to American consumers but itself not enough to resolve the problem of surging energy prices.
Yellowstone National Park is celebrating its 150th anniversary as it faces its biggest challenge in decades. Floodwaters that tore through the park this week destroyed potentially hundreds of bridges, washed out miles of roads and drove out more than 10,000…
Uber is letting passengers share rides with strangers again, after putting the option on pause for two years due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The boy had been inside the car, which was parked outside his home, for several hours before he was found dead on Monday, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office.
Stocks rose broadly on Wall Street Tuesday, clawing back some of the ground they lost in their worst weekly drop since the beginning of the pandemic.
June 20, 2022
The bidding started with $25,000 on June 12 and ended with $19,000,100 from an anonymous bidder on Friday, according to a news release from eBay.
June 19, 2022
About 6,000 bees were recently removed from inside the walls of an Omaha couple's 100-year-old home.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New global data shows that emissions of heat-trapping gases coming from making cement have doubled in the last 20 years. That's much faster than carbon pollution from burning coal, oil and gas. In fact, even during the…
Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov, who won the Nobel Peace Prize last year, auctioned off his medal for $103.5 million on Monday, with proceeds donated to help Ukrainian child refugees.
June 15, 2022
President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on U.S. oil refiners to produce more gasoline and diesel, saying their profits have tripled during a time of war between Russia and Ukraine as Americans struggle with record high prices at the pump.
June 14, 2022
K-pop sensation BTS announced plans for solo projects from the individual band members, but the company behind the global superstars say they are not taking a hiatus.
June 13, 2022
Thousands of people across the world will be taking part in the "world's largest swim lesson" later this month, offering the opportunity for people of any age to learn the important skill.
Coca-Cola is partnering with Brown-Forman to make a new canned cocktail combining Coke and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. The drink, which also will be available in a zero-sugar option, is hitting shelves in Mexico later this year before expanding globally.
Queen Elizabeth II is officially the second-longest reigning monarch in world history, with 70 years and 127 days on the throne as of Monday, June 13.
June 9, 2022
SWITZERLAND (CBS News) -- This rare albino Galapagos giant tortoise made its public debut at the Tropiquarium zoo in Switzerland on Friday, June 3rd, 2022. The…
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook has failed another test of its ability to detect blatant, violent hate speech in advertisements submitted to the platform by the nonprofit group Global Witness. The group created ads with dehumanizing hate speech calling for…
June 8, 2022
Ukrainian authorities say that workers have pulled scores of bodies from smashed buildings in the devastated city of Mariupol in an “endless caravan of death."
WASHINGTON (CBS News) -- There have been more than 1,000 monkeypox cases reported to the World Health Organization in the current outbreak outside the countries in Africa where it more commonly spreads. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said the risk…
WILMINGTON, NC (AP) -- It’s the inflation you’re not supposed to see. From toilet paper to yogurt to corn chips, manufacturers are quietly shrinking package sizes without lowering prices. It’s dubbed “shrinkflation,” and it’s accelerating worldwide. In the U.S., a…
June 7, 2022
During the program, workers receive 100% of their pay for working only 80% of their usual week, in exchange for promising to maintain 100% of their productivity.
June 6, 2022
Lawmakers from Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party will hold a no-confidence vote on Monday, in the latest challenge aimed at ending the political career of the United Kingdom’s controversial leader.
June 3, 2022
As the invasion reached its 100th day on Friday, Russia seemed increasingly unlikely to relinquish the territory it has taken in the war.
June 2, 2022
WASHINGTON, DC (CBS News)— The U.S. Transportation Department on Wednesday made it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba, lifting flight restrictions that were established during the Trump administration. The restrictions had prevented U.S. airline flights and chartered flights from going…
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- A new tower installed at Lea Island north of Wilmington will help track migratory birds on the North Carolina coast, thanks to a partnership between Cape Fear Audubon, Audubon North Carolina, and UNC Wilmington’s Danner…
June 1, 2022
BOSTON (AP) — Environmental and health groups are pushing dozens of fast food companies, supermarkets chains and other retail outlets to remove PFAS from their packaging. Known as “forever chemicals" for their persistence in the environment, PFAS have been used…
February 14, 2022
Do Coastal Homes Actually Need Additional Insurance Coverage? Over the course of a lifetime, property ownership, assets and your geographic location are variables that can very likely change. Southeastern North Carolina has become one of the most attractive relocation destinations,…
November 29, 2021
If you are currently pregnant or are thinking about having a baby, vein health should be on your mind. This is especially the case if there is a family history of varicose veins. Dr. Kamran of Scarless Vein Care weighs in.
June 9, 2021
Our last 'Teacher of the Week' for the 2020-2021 school year features one of the zaniest and most positive educators you'll likely ever meet.
June 2, 2021
Students at Heide Trask High School are now home for summer vacation but recently we visited the campus to surprise one of the teachers as our 'Teacher of the Week.'
May 26, 2021
For many children across the Cape Fear, the school year comes to an end in just a few days and summer vacation is about to begin.
May 19, 2021
Students tend to learn at their own pace but one veteran Pender County teacher has a unique way of reaching students at her school.
May 12, 2021
Few things in life are more satisfying than discovering one's true purpose. Sometimes, life takes us down one path until we realize its time to head another direction.
May 5, 2021
During the pandemic, teachers have provided a sense a stability and connectedness for many students, and we found one that really stands out.
April 28, 2021
Teachers have a unique way of helping students experience the world around them in a whole new way.
April 21, 2021
Research shows exposure to a foreign language at an early age can boost a child's analytical abilities because their brains are like sponges wired to absorb and learn new things.
April 14, 2021
With the end of the school year quickly approaching, teachers at Holly Tree Elementary School are covering as much ground as possible to make up for face-to-face instructional time missed earlier in the year due to COVID-19.
April 7, 2021
Third graders in Madeira Billingsley's class at Mary C. Williams Elementary School are learning about poems.
March 31, 2021
When Brandon Puhalski is not surfing or fishing outside, he stays busy with his other passion -- teaching elementary students about math.
March 24, 2021
From Broadway to the Cape Fear, the pandemic dimmed the lights of performing arts venues during the last year including local school productions.
March 17, 2021
Many students and teachers are feeling the weight of the pandemic as it stretches into a second school year.
March 10, 2021
When third-grader students at Bolivia Elementary School arrived in class recently they got quite a surprise.
March 3, 2021
Elementary students enrolled in New Hanover County Schools return to full-time, in-person learning on Monday.
February 24, 2021
The pandemic disrupted schools nearly a year ago and its been a challenging time for students especially younger kids who have had to do remote learning or socially distance themselves while at school with classmates.
February 17, 2021
Some of morals and basic life lessons we remember as adults were instilled by our our elementary school teachers.
February 10, 2021
The ability to flow confidently on a skateboard is no easy task. Like any other skill, it requires lots of patience and dedication.