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December 1, 2021
The Low Income Energy Assistance Program, or LIEAP, opens its applications Wednesday, Dec. 1.
More than two dozen laws are going into effect in North Carolina on December 1, 2021, and one is impacting a local ice cream shop. The change took them by surprise, and it involves new alcohol regulations.
Students at Cape Fear Community College Emergency Medical Services program got a chance to see a helicopter used for medical transport up close today.
A federal jury on Wednesday awarded a North Carolina man $6 million after finding a detective made up evidence and performed an inadequate investigation that led to convictions that sent him to prison for more than 20 years.
The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has released their latest Economic Scorecard for the region.
Four juveniles were taken into custody Wednesday after they hit two police vehicles with a stolen car and leading officers on a chase, authorities said.
Alec Baldwin told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an interview airing Thursday that he did not pull the trigger on a prop gun he was holding on a New Mexico film set when it went off, killing a cinematographer.
A North Carolina panel is considering whether to grant parole to a man convicted of rape nearly 40 years ago.
A sheriff says the parents of a 15-year-old boy charged in a shooting that killed four fellow students at Oxford High School in Michigan had been summoned to the school before the violence.
A UNCW professor has died after a year-long battle with brain cancer.
Jacqueline Avant, a Los Angeles philanthropist and the wife of music legend Clarence Avant, was fatally shot in Beverly Hills, California, early Wednesday, according to authorities and a Netflix spokeswoman.
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 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.
The most expensive home in New Hanover County has sold in Wrightsville Beach. Because of the hot housing market, Just For Buyers Realty says this is has happened already three times already this year.
The 2022 North Carolina Azalea Festival has a signature event before spring arrives. The 2022 Chef's Showcase will bring together five chefs from around the state to the Hotel Ballast in January.
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.
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.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- December 1st marks World AIDS Day. In Wilmington, many came together to remember the AIDS epidemic and to honor those lost to the disease. Men and women gathered at St. Jude's church Wednesday, remembering the aids…
CURRIE, NC (News Release) -- On Saturday December 4, from 10 am - 3 pm, Moores Creek National Battlefield will be holding a “Christmas in the Colonies” event. Park staff, volunteers, and other living…
A public forum will be held this month to discuss youth violence within the Columbus County community.
November 30, 2021
A new apartment complex is one step closer to coming to fruition after the Belville Planning Board approved a special use permit on Tuesday night.
The Wilmington Police Department is investigating a shooting that sent one person to the hospital Tuesday evening.
With a 3-2 vote by Carolina Beach Town Council, you have to pay to park at Carolina Beach year round, starting in the fall of 2022. The off season rate will be $2 per hour and $10 per day.
2022 will cost you more to visit Carolina Beach during the off season. The town voted Tuesday in favor of having year-round paid parking, beginning next fall.
After Black Friday and Cyber Monday, "Giving Tuesday" is a day set aside each year to remember the needy and organizations who help.
Governor Roy Cooper announced Tuesday that North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) Secretary Mandy K. Cohen, M.D. will be stepping down from the agency.
In a news conference, Gov. Roy Cooper and DHHS Secretary Dr. Mandy Cohen urged North Carolinians to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
The active 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially concludes Tuesday having produced 21 named storms, including seven hurricanes of which four were major hurricanes.
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.
A wildfire at North Carolina’s Pilot Mountain State Park had grown to more than 1,000 acres by Tuesday afternoon, twice its size of a day earlier, authorities said.
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the State of North Carolina has been awarded more than $38 million in federal funding to establish a new water assistance program for households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The accidental purchase of two identical Lucky for Life tickets in Saturday’s drawing produced not one but two $25,000 a year for life prizes for Scotty Thomas of Fayetteville.
The North Carolina General Assembly wrapped up late Monday nearly all of its work for the calendar year, although vetoes, redistricting rulings or other items could bring lawmakers back to Raleigh for more activity within weeks.
November 29, 2021
After more than 25 years, a family receives closure after the man who killed their missing loved one pleads guilty in a Brunswick County courtroom.
A fire destroyed the home of Jim Avett, father to The Avett Brothers, was started by a golf cart, he said.
Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey will miss the remainder of the season with an ankle injury.
The chief bookkeeper for North Carolina state government’s finances has asked an appeals court to block a trial judge’s recent decision that ordered her and other officials to allocate $1.75 billion to address education inequities.
A North Carolina police officer shot and killed a man who lunged at him with a machete and yelled at officers to kill him, authorities said.
A Raleigh family's vacation to Africa has been extended for reasons out of their control - new travel restrictions due to the omicron variant.
Incidents in which police officers kill or injure someone in North Carolina are going to be recorded statewide for the first time in a database. But the information will not be made available to the public.
Fire crews in North Carolina are working to control a fire in Pilot Mountain State Park that has already burned hundreds of acres.
November 28, 2021
Fire officials and park rangers rushed to the scene of a raging forest fire on Pilot Mountain Saturday evening. All access to the state park 20 miles northwest of Winston-Salem has been closed until further notice.
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 —…
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.
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.
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.
November 24, 2021
The U.S. Supreme Court said Wednesday it will consider whether North Carolina Republican legislative leaders can intervene in a federal court battle over a 2018 state voter ID mandate.
An 8-year-old boy became the sixth person to die Tuesday as a result of a man driving his SUV into a suburban Milwaukee Christmas parade, with a criminal complaint alleging that the suspect in the case steered side-to-side with the intent of striking marchers and spectators.
Tests conducted on a North Carolina town’s water supply found more than double the amount of a potentially cancer-causing chemical that’s considered safe, officials said.
November 23, 2021
The case of three white men charged with murder in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery went to the jury Tuesday after a nearly two-week trial in which prosecutors argued that the defendants provoked the fatal confrontation and defense attorneys insisted their clients acted in self-defense.
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.
Given the safety concerns, FDA said Merck agreed the drug would not be used in children.
US will ban travel from South Africa and 7 other African nations by non-US citizens beginning Monday due to COVID-19 variant.
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 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.
President Joe Biden's long-sought goal of free community college appears to be a victim of cost-cutting in his social spending plan, dealing a major blow to his vision for a historic expansion of educational opportunity to all Americans.
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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