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December 7, 2021
NEW HANOVER COUNTY (WWAY) -- After decades of drinking water polluted with GenX and other forever chemicals, local and state leaders say a…
The Cape Fear's last known Pearl Harbor survivor died recently, being one of the many honored today at a ceremony at the historic Hannah Block Community Center.
Changes are coming in 2022 to Carolina Beach's paid parking program.
A Columbus County woman is accused of embezzling thousands of dollars while working at an automotive business in Tabor City.
The Heide Trask High School wrestling program has paused all activities due to a COVID-19 exposure during an away match.
A New Hanover County middle school teacher has been suspended with pay after being charged with assaulting a female.
A 9-month-old pit bull puppy is this week's Pet Pal.
A 19-year-old man has been arrested in New Hanover County for sex crimes.
Churchgoers are reacting after a large amount of money was found hidden inside a bathroom wall in American pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen's Texas church.
Amazon Web Services suffered a major outage Tuesday, the company said, limiting service at many key and popular sites.
Two Robeson County firefighters are charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) while heading to a fire call on November 27, the day after Thanksgiving, according to North Carolina Highway Patrol.
A state-wide Amber Alert has been issued for a missing one-year-old girl reportedly abducted in central North Carolina.
A few dozen survivors of Pearl Harbor are expected to gather Tuesday at the site of the Japanese bombing 80 years ago to remember those killed in the attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.
The local film industry is going strong, attracting well-known actors like Mel Gibson to the Cape Fear.
A North Carolina funeral home director who was accused last summer of hiding two corpses on residential property is facing new charges from a state agency, according to a news release.
December 6, 2021
The start of North Carolina candidate filing for U.S. House and legislative seats was blocked on Monday by an appeals court panel — only to be restored hours later when most Court of Appeals judges agreed they wanted to decide whether a longer filing delay was warranted.
23-year-old Walter Wade Ange appeared in court on Monday afternoon after allegedly driving a car into an apartment early on Saturday morning.
Melvin Ray Williamson, 72, was sentenced to 12-19 years in prison.
Potential candidates began filing for office on Monday as the filing period began for 2022 elections.
When Carolina Beach Town Council voted 3-2 in favor of year-round paid parking last week, the reaction to the new was almost immediate, with many people being strongly against the decision.
The New Hanover County Board of Education held a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday night, voting on several important things and discussing a budget that included raises for teachers and staff.
Commissioners made a motion on Monday to request the General Assembly to pass legislation that would make it illegal for anyone to discharge a firearm across a roadway in Bladen County.
The Red Cross says that all who come to give between Dec. 17 and Jan. 2 will receive an exclusive Red Cross long-sleeved T-shirt, while supplies last.
No children were physically injured during this shooting.
LELAND, NC (WWAY) -- Tuesday, Leland firefighters got an early Christmas gift, but it won't fit under any tree. The Leland Fire Department rolled a brand…
Toyota is preparing to build a $1.3 billion electric vehicle battery plant near Greensboro, North Carolina, that will employ at least 1,750 people, government officials said Monday.
A mom is outraged that her daughter was able to check out a book titled Redneck Night Before Christmas from her Rowan County elementary schools library.
A suspect in at least 15 sexual assault cases in a North Carolina city in the 1990s has been identified through DNA testing, police said Monday.
December 4, 2021
A fire that burned 1,050 acres on Pilot Mountain in Surry County, North Carolina, is finally 100% contained, the N.C. Forest Service reported Saturday.
A former North Carolina charter school principal says in a lawsuit that he was fired after two months for hiring a culturally diverse staff and his COVID-19 mask mandate.
December 3, 2021
A good Samaritan is speaking out after rescuing a man stuck on a capsized boat.
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.
Three people, including a 3-year-old girl, were killed in a shooting, according to Elizabeth City police.
The Winston Salem Police Department is searching for a missing teen Laela Kamoria Jones.
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.
December 2, 2021
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.
Former “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett denied Monday that he staged an anti-gay, racist attack on himself in downtown Chicago, testifying at his trial that “there was no hoax.”
The prosecutor overseeing the case against the student accused in last week’s deadly Michigan school shooting and who took the rare step of charging his parents left open the possibility Monday that school officials could also face charges, saying “in this case, a lot could have been done different.”
The Powerball jackpot has climbed $10 million for the Monday night drawing, totaling now $280 million.
Medina Spirit, a 3-year-old colt whose Kentucky Derby victory in May came under scrutiny because of a positive drug test, collapsed and died after a workout Monday at Santa Anita in Southern California.
U.S. health officials said Sunday that while the omicron variant of the coronavirus is rapidly spreading throughout the country, early indications suggest it may be less dangerous than delta, which continues to drive a surge of hospitalizations.
CNN fired anchor Chris Cuomo on Saturday after details emerged about how he assisted his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as the politician faced sexual harassment allegations earlier this year.
A judge imposed a combined $1 million bond Saturday for the parents of the Michigan teen charged with killing four students at Oxford High School, hours after police said they were caught hiding in a Detroit commercial building.
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.
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.
December 1, 2021
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.
A religious group based in Ohio announced Monday that a violent gang in Haiti has released three more hostages, while another 12 remain abducted.
Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin will speak in a video call Tuesday, the Kremlin said, as tensions between the United States and Russia escalate over a Russian troop buildup on the Ukrainian border that’s seen as a sign of a potential invasion.
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.
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.
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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