As we head into memorial day weekend heat related illnesses are on the rise along with the scorching hot temperatures. WWAY's, Monique Robinson, spoke with a "Wilmington Health"

In the Port City, Boy Scouts decorated the Wilmington National Cemetery with hundreds of flags early Saturday morning. 

A Wisconsin man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents after the girl told the judge she that wanted him "locked

It's one of the more interesting structures off the coast of North Carolina and you have a chance to help make it even cooler. It's The Frying Pan Tower, the former U.S Coast

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Staying safe amidst the heat

As we head into memorial day weekend heat related illnesses are on the rise along with the scorching hot temperatures. WWAY's, Monique Robinson, spoke with a "Wilmington Health" nurse practitioner for all the tips to keep you healthy.

‘Baby, It’s Hot Inside’ campaign to stop tragedies in hot cars

Last year, 52 children died in hot cars across the country, but North Carolina Department of Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey say each event was preventable and demands better education. 

Wilmington National Cemetery dressed in red, white & blue ahead of Memorial Day

In the Port City, Boy Scouts decorated the Wilmington National Cemetery with hundreds of flags early Saturday morning. 
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Hampstead neighbors block off private roads to beach traffic

You may remember last year we reported on a Pender County community that pays to maintain its own private road and started charging a toll for drivers using it as a cut through to Surf City.
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Tourists flock to Cape Fear beaches for Memorial Day Weekend

Some are from just a mile or two down the road, but some travel far just to spend time in Cape Fear.

New Oak Island restaurant gears up for Memorial Day

Austin Alfonso, the owner said this was a very opportune weekend to open.

North Carolina Maritime Museum opens new exhibit dedicated to Coast Guard

It highlights the role that they have played over the years.
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Story time at Wrightsboro Elementary

Friday WWAY's Amanda Fitzpatrick got to read to "Llama Llama Red Pajama" to Ms. Zamorski's pre-kindergarten class at Wrightsboro Elementary School in New Hanover County.
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Frying Pan Tower gearing up for epic dive event

It's one of the more interesting structures off the coast of North Carolina and you have a chance to help make it even cooler. It's The Frying Pan Tower, the former U.S Coast Guard light station that's now privately owned and in need of some refurbishing.
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Hawaii hiker missing for more than two weeks found alive

A woman who went missing in Hawaii for more than two weeks has been found alive.
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Cooking catfish with Chef Dean Neff

Local chef, Dean Neff specializes in seafood creations. He is sharing some of his signature dishes with WWAY.

Man arrested for allegedly carjacking, robbing Bladen school bus driver

The suspect in an early morning carjacking that happened at Elizabethtown Middle School earlier this week is now behind bars.
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Wisconsin man who kidnapped Jayme Closs gets life in prison

A Wisconsin man was sentenced Friday to life in prison for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents after the girl told the judge she that wanted him "locked up forever" for trying to steal her.

United Airlines extends cancellation of Boeing Max flights

United Airlines is canceling another month's worth of flights with Boeing 737 Max planes that were grounded after two deadly accidents.

As Sharpe as it gets, UNCW Baseball onto the CAA Championship

Zarion Sharpe allowed just one run on the mound for UNCW baseball on Friday night to lead the Seahawks past William & Mary into the CAA title game.

4-year-old child dies after being in South Carolina hot car

A South Carolina coroner's office says a 4-year-old child has died after he was found locked in a hot car.

Adam Levine leaving ‘The Voice’ after 16 seasons

Adam Levine is leaving NBC's "The Voice" after 16 seasons.

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As Sharpe as it gets, UNCW Baseball onto the CAA Championship

Zarion Sharpe allowed just one run on the mound for UNCW baseball on Friday night to lead the Seahawks past William & Mary into the CAA title game.
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Walk-off against Heritage puts Hoggard softball in the State Championship

Skyler Walker scored the winning run in the bottom of the 8th inning on Thursday night to propel Hoggard to the 4-3 walk-off win over Heritage. The Vikings now advance to the Class 4A Softball State Championship.
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New Hanover baseball falls in game two of the East Finals at D.H. Conley

Robbie O'Neal held the New Hanover bats at bay on Thursday night, as D.H. Conley won game two of the series, 10-0.
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Roupp strikeouts 11 as UNCW Baseball downs No.1 seed Elon

Landen Roupp struck out 11 Elon hitters on Thursday night, as UNCW baseball blew past the Phoenix in the CAA tournament, 8-3.

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