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Roads in Wilmington impacted by heavy rainfall barricaded due to flooding

As heavy rainfall sweeps across the Cape Fear, over the past two days flooding has become an issue.

Cremation by Aquamation: a new way to say goodbye to your loved one

For years, North Carolinian funeral homes have only had cremation or burial services to offer. This month, Tranquility Cremation by Aquamation is changing that.

Gabby Petito once lived in Wilmington; friends share memories

Gabby Petito's story has caught the attention of those across the nation. Turns out, she lived and worked in Wilmington only a few years ago.

Almost 200 local businesses staying open with help of local COVID grants

There's some good news for thousands of workers in the Cape Fear. Millions of dollars in grant money is now headed to the hospitality industry.

Two Wilmington cops honored with national award for saving woman

Two Wilmington police officers have been honored with a national award.

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WPD: Six-month long drug investigation ends with two arrests

A six-month long drug investigation led to two people being arrested on Tuesday, police say.

NC business owner explains viral truck billboard is actually a pro-vaccine message

Charlotte business owner explains viral truck billboard is actually a pro-vaccine message.

‘My whole life in a van’: Islanders flee Spanish volcano

A wall of lava up to 12 meters (40 feet) high bore down on a Spanish village Wednesday as islanders scrambled to save what they could before the molten rock swallowed up their homes following a volcanic eruption.

Existing US home sales fell in August, price growth slows

Sales of previously occupied U.S. homes fell in August and prices that have been soaring eased, the latest sign the housing market is cooling as intense competition leaves many would-be buyers on the sidelines.

Inches of rain cause flooding problems around southeastern NC

The past two days of rain has left many places in southeastern North Carolina under water.

Willard plant nursery expands operation to include two new growing fields

Johnson Nursery Corporation in Willard is expanding its business. The wholesale plant nursery has added new 20-acre parcel of land, labeled Fields 11 and 12, to its operation.

Time capsule found inside foundation of old Wilmington church

A time capsule has been found while crews redevelop a church that's more than 100 years old.

U.S. to donate 500 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses to global supply

The Biden administration is purchasing 500 million more doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to donate to low- and middle-income countries, which will bring the total number of shots committed by the U.S. for the global supply to 1.1 billion, the White House said.

North Carolina man accused of assault of 4-year-old

A North Carolina sheriff's office has filed charges against a man after health care workers reported a 4-year-old child was brought to a hospital with a severe head injury.

Multi-use residential development proposed near Battleship

A developer is looking to build on the western side of the Cape Fear River directly across from Marina Grill.