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Wilmington ‘Haiti Awake’ founder says desperation is driving mass migration at border

Thousands of Haitian migrants are continuing to be sent home at the Texas border after attempting to cross over into the United States. 

‘Missing White Woman Syndrome’; a look at racial disparities in missing person cases

Concerns arise surrounding missing person cases involving people of color, that often go unmentioned, and some people are calling it 'Missing White Woman Syndrome'.

Event in Wilmington helps veterans waiting years for disability benefits

A three day event called the Veterans Experience Action Center kicked off Thursday at American Legion Post 10 on Pine Grove Drive in Wilmington.

Wilmington man hit by suspect on the run describes incident

A Wilmington man is sharing his story after a suspect running from police crashed into him, nearly sending him into a building.

Bullying on the rise in local school board meetings

Earlier this week, Governor Roy Cooper expressed concern over the "fevered pitch of recent meetings," asking for an end to bullying from adults. "Threats. Bullying. Intimidation. None of this belongs in our public schools," Cooper said, "particularly by adults."

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Standing water from recent rain causes problems for New Hanover County auto shop

After two days of torrential downpours, flooding continues to affect many areas across the Cape Fear region.

At least 1 dead, 12 hurt in Tennesse grocery store shooting

Police say a shooting at a Tennessee grocery store east of Memphis has left one person dead and wounded 12 others, and the shooter was later found dead.

Pender County property tax bills arriving soon

Pender County property owners can expect to see their tax bills in their mailboxes shortly.

Oak Island to host joint emergency services training exercise Thursday

The Town of Oak Island will host a multi-agency Joint Emergency Services Training Exercise Thursday evening.

Application period for CARES Act II Fisheries Relief Program closes Oct. 1

Assistance is available to eligible commercial fishermen and marine aquaculture operators, seafood dealers and processors, and for-hire fishing operators who can document a greater than 35% revenue loss in 2020 compared to the previous five-year average due to COVID-19.

North Carolina family finds unknown woman in mother’s casket

A North Carolina funeral home said it has reached out to apologize after two sisters who went to view their mother’s body instead found another woman wearing her clothes inside the casket.

Migrant camp along Texas border shrinks as removals ramp up

A camp where almost 15,000 migrants had waited along the Texas border just days ago was dramatically smaller Thursday, while across the river in Mexico, Haitian migrants in a growing camp awoke surrounded by security forces as a helicopter thundered overhead.

Remains of North Carolina World War II soldier identified

An agency which accounts for missing U.S. soldiers said Thursday it has accounted for a North Carolina man who served in World War II and disappeared during a battle.

1,000+ athletes to compete in YMCA Wrightsville Beach Sprint Triathlon this weekend

The YMCA Wrightsville Beach Sprint Triathlon will take place this weekend for its 42nd year.

‘Tiger King 2’ coming to Netflix

Get ready all you cool cats and kittens, Netflix has announced "Tiger King 2" is coming to the streaming service.