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December 3, 2021
Three people have been arrested in connection to catalytic converter thefts that spanned across several months, police say.
North Carolina’s 2022 elections under new legislative and congressional maps can begin as scheduled next week after state judges on Friday rejected demands from lawsuit filers who claim the lines have to be blocked because they so egregiously favor Republicans.
A prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges Friday against the parents of a teen accused of killing four students at a Michigan high school, saying they failed to intervene on the day of the tragedy despite being confronted with a drawing and chilling message — “blood everywhere” — that was found at the boy’s desk.
Netflix is making a movie about a famous Thanksgiving text mix-up that turned into a tradition and an unlikely friendship.
An upcoming health clinic is offering incentives from gift cards to a visit by Santa to encourage the community to get their COVID-19 vaccine ahead of the holidays.
Two men have been arrested for allegedly breaking into West Columbus High School last week.
As information regarding the Omicron variant of COVID-19 continues to develop, New Hanover County Health and Human Services is encouraging you to stay vigilant in the fight against COVID-19, potential variants, and the seasonal flu.
Authorities in Pender County need your help identifying the suspect wanted in connection with an armed robbery.
States, Native American tribes and U.S. territories will receive $7.4 billion in 2022 to improve water quality and access, the first installment from the infrastructure bill that President Joe Biden signed into law last month, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday.
A mall shooting in North Carolina that left three people wounded was the result of an attempted robbery and one of the wounded is the suspected robber, police said Friday.
Cape Fear Community College Associate Degree Nursing students will provide basic health assessments for free at Vigilant Hope this weekend.
An employee of a South Carolina skilled nursing and rehabilitation center has pleaded not guilty after she was indicted on federal charges of creating false COVID-19 vaccination cards.
The U.S. Golf Association is providing a national championship for players with disabilities that will start next year on the No. 6 course at Pinehurst.
A North Carolina man was sentenced to prison on Friday in a fatal shooting over a $20 debt.
The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College has announced that “Weird Al” Yankovic will return to Wilmington in 2022.
Three people, including a 3-year-old girl, were killed in a shooting, according to Elizabeth City police.
The current Surf City police chief, Ron Shanahan, is set to retire at the end of the month. The town announced on Friday who will head the department starting in January.
A woman was arrested after a social media video showed her about to smoke marijuana, according to the Columbus County Sheriff's Office.
The Winston Salem Police Department is searching for a missing teen Laela Kamoria Jones.
A New Hanover County man faces several sexual exploitation of a minor charges after child pornography was allegedly found on his cell phone.
HAMPSTEAD, NC (WWAY) -- The holidays are officially upon us, and Friday, Hampstead celebrated in style. They held their very first Christmas tree lighting in Kiwanis Park, which featured food trucks, entertainment, cookies, and crafts. What seemed like hundreds of…
The town's Parks and Recreation department has been working on "Leland in Lights" since the beginning of October.
NEW HANOVER COUNTY (WWAY) -- A good Samaritan is speaking out after rescuing a man stuck on a capsized boat. The U.S. Coast Guard at Wrightsville Beach say Thursday, a boat capsized near the Masonboro Inlet jetty. According to NC…
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — After a strong year in North Carolina, the state budget is presenting incentives that are changing for film makers.
The cause of a large fire has been deemed undetermined, according to Bald Head Island officials.
Officers have arrested a man for driving a stolen vehicle, according to the Wilmington Police Department.
COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- The Columbus County Fire & Rescue Association is hosting a fundraiser for a firefighter and family injured in a fire earlier this week. According to Columbus County Fire Marshal Shannon Blackman, the fire started just…
December 2, 2021
Carolina Beach locals lined a walkway to celebrate a woman's 97th birthday Thursday.
NEW HANOVER COUNTY (WWAY) -- Thursday evening, the New Hanover County Planning Board voting to deny rezoning land by the battleship to be riverside urban mixed use, putting…
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — As the cases of the COVID-19 omicron variant becomes a big topic of conversation, with reported cases of the variant appearing in the United States, there are a lot of questions surrounding it.
Authorities have arrested a North Carolina woman and accused her of forging bills and claim forms to get more than $70,000 from an insurance company, the N.C. Department of Insurance said.
Duke Energy electric customers in North Carolina will see a new line-item charge on their bills to repay $1 billion in special bonds the company issued last week to repay the company for its infrastructure repairs after 2018 and 2019 storms.
A North Carolina man has turned himself in to police after more than 40 shots were apparently fired at an apartment complex, authorities said.
Even Christmas trees aren’t immune to the pandemic-induced shortages and inflation plaguing the economy.
A North Carolina sheriff’s office says three of its jail officers have been attacked by inmates in an eight-day span, but all three are back at work after they were briefly hospitalized.
North Carolina Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper vetoed on Thursday legislation that would bar officials from counting mail-in absentee ballots received after Election Day, even if their envelopes were postmarked on or before that date.
The Town of Belville is cautioning residents to be on the lookout after a small black bear cub was seen in the Olde Towne neighborhood Thursday morning.
The Biden administration is moving to toughen testing requirements for international travelers to the U.S., including both vaccinated and unvaccinated people, amid the spread of the new omicron variant of the coronavirus.
A former manager at a North Carolina-based security company says in a lawsuit that she was fired because of her race and for raising concerns about what she said was a culture of racism.
December 1, 2021
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program, or LIEAP, opens its applications Wednesday, Dec. 1.
Some North Carolina laws that took effect on Wednesday are designed to protect expectant mothers behind bars, keep more elementary school-age children accused of misdeeds out of court and force police officers to speak up about excessive force.
A North Carolina appeals court on Tuesday blocked enforcement of parts of a trial judge’s recent order that demanded $1.75 billion in state taxpayer funds be spent — without express legislative approval — to address public education inequities.
The "Carolina Squat" adaptations for trucks are now illegal in North Carolina.
The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries has certified a new state record red hind and it was caught by a Wilmington man.
A New Jersey man who was a fugitive for nearly two years and who was captured in North Carolina has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for failure to register as a sex offender, according to a federal prosecutor.
A North Carolina man whose girlfriend was missing for a week has been charged in her death, police said.
Alec Baldwin said he feels incredible sadness and regret over the shooting that killed a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set, but not guilt.
The United States Postal Service (USPS) wants to make sure boys and girls get things on their Christmas list this year.
A man accused of putting razor blades and screws in pizza dough at supermarkets in Maine and New Hampshire was sentenced Thursday to four years and nine months in federal prison.
A prosecutor considering criminal charges against the parents of a boy accused of killing four students at a Michigan school said Thursday their actions went “far beyond negligence” and that the gun “seems to have been just freely available” to the teenager.
Federal prosecutors said Thursday that a North Carolina woman deserves a prison sentence for bringing her 14-year-old child into the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday unveiled his new HIV/AIDS strategy to end the more than 40-year-old epidemic, calling for a renewed focus on vulnerable Americans —…
A person in California who had been vaccinated against COVID-19 became the first in the U.S. to have an identified case of the omicron variant, the White House announced Wednesday as scientists continue to study the risks posed by the new virus strain.
The Powerball jackpot has climbed $12 million in last two days, adding up to a $264 million jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing.
Four people are dead, including a police officer, after officers responded to a domestic disturbance call Tuesday in Clayton County, just south of Atlanta, state investigators said.
November 30, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) — CNN indefinitely suspended anchor Chris Cuomo on Tuesday after details emerged about how he helped his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, to face charges of sexual harassment earlier…
Authorities say a 15-year-old sophomore opened fire at his Michigan high school, killing three other students and wounding six other people, including a teacher.
Two brothers arrested for an alleged attack on Jussie Smollett told Chicago police how the ex-“Empire” actor orchestrated the hoax, telling them via text message to meet him “on the low,” paying for supplies and holding a “dry run” in downtown Chicago, the lead investigator testified Tuesday.
The active 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially concludes Tuesday having produced 21 named storms, including seven hurricanes of which four were major hurricanes.
November 29, 2021
Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, who was the social platform’s first CEO in 2007 until he was forced out the following year, then returned to the role in 2015, is once again out of the job — this time, he says, by choice.
The recent discovery of hundreds of packages in a wooded area north of Alabama’s most populous city have led authorities to question a FedEx driver, a sheriff said Monday.
Lee Elder, who broke down racial barriers as the first Black golfer to play in the Masters and paved the way for Tiger Woods and others to follow, has died at the age of 87.
November 26, 2021
Stephen Sondheim, the songwriter who reshaped the American musical theater in the second half of the 20th century with his intelligent, intricately rhymed lyrics, his use of evocative melodies and his willingness to tackle unusual subjects, has died.
Given the safety concerns, FDA said Merck agreed the drug would not be used in children.
It was the worst day for Wall Street's benchmark index since February.
The long-awaited report by the Interior Department stops short of recommending an end to oil and gas leasing on public lands, as many environmental groups have urged.
US will ban travel from South Africa and 7 other African nations by non-US citizens beginning Monday due to COVID-19 variant.
November 24, 2021
At least 31 migrants bound for Britain died Wednesday when their boat sank in the English Channel, in what France’s interior minister called the biggest tragedy involving migrants on the dangerous crossing to date.
President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22, the administration planned to announce Tuesday.
November 23, 2021
President Joe Biden on Tuesday ordered 50 million barrels of oil released from America’s strategic reserve to help bring down energy costs, in coordination with other major energy consuming nations, including China, India and the United Kingdom.
November 16, 2021
Russian officials on Tuesday rejected accusations that they endangered astronauts aboard the International Space Station by conducting a weapons test that created more than 1,500 pieces of space junk but a White House official said the move by Russia would threaten activities in space “for years to come.”
November 13, 2021
Steve Bannon, a longtime ally of former President Donald Trump, has been indicted on two counts of criminal contempt of Congress after he defied a subpoena from the House committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
November 1, 2021
Elon Musk, the richest person in the world, says he will sell $6 billion worth of Tesla stock and donate the proceeds to the United Nations’ food agency if it could show how the money would solve world hunger.
October 31, 2021
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Sunday she has contracted COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms.
October 29, 2021
Face to face at the Vatican, President Joe Biden held extended and highly personal talks with Pope Francis on Friday and came away saying the pontiff told him he was a “good Catholic” and should keep taking Communion.
October 25, 2021
"We write with grave concerns about reports of costly, cruel, and unnecessary tax-payer funded experiments on dogs commissioned by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases," the letter said.
Microsoft said Monday the same Russia-backed hackers responsible for the 2020 SolarWinds breach continue to attack the global technology supply chain and have been relentlessly targeting cloud service companies and others since summer.
October 24, 2021
Florida's top health official was asked to leave a meeting after refusing to wear a mask at the office of a state senator who told him she had a serious medical condition, officials have confirmed.
Deadline driven, President Joe Biden brought two pivotal senators — Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer — to his Delaware home Sunday for talks aimed at resolving the disputes that have stymied the Democrats' wide-ranging social safety net and environmental measure.
With computer-generated imagery, it seems the sky’s the limit in the magic Hollywood can produce: elaborate dystopian universes. Trips to outer space, for those neither astronauts nor billionaires. Immersive journeys to the future, or back to bygone eras.
October 22, 2021
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II was back at Windsor Castle on Friday and in good spirits after revelations that she spent the night in a London hospital earlier this week.
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.
February 3, 2021
Some students across the Cape Fear have returned back to class for in-person instruction but a number are still learning remotely due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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