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May 25, 2022
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (AP) — The family of a Black man who yelled that he couldn’t breathe before he died in a North Carolina jail in 2019 has reached a $3 million settlement in its wrongful-death lawsuit. That's according to court…
The North Carolina General Assembly is in session, with a controversial bill making its way to its first senate committee. WWAY spoke with local residents for their thoughts on the proposed bill.
Parents are on edge and preparing for difficult conversations after a shooting in Texas killed 19 elementary schoolers and two teachers.
Today, Governor Roy Cooper released a video on critical gun safety reforms to protect our communities.
The NC 4th of July Festival Committee is accepting entries for the annual parade held on July 4 in downtown Southport.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – A Wilmington man was sentenced today to 180 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine, over 40 grams of fentanyl, and over 100 grams of heroin, all while using firearms to…
ERWIN, N.C. (WTVD) -- Two brothers were swept away by the currents of the Cape Fear River during severe storms Monday, leaving one man dead and the other missing. According to a friend of the missing man, six people were…
Johnny Depp called his ex-wife’s accusations of sexual and physical abuse “insane” as he returned to the witness stand in his libel suit against Amber Heard.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Momentum Distillery, a new boutique micro-distillery in downtown Wilmington, is slated to launch a series of new products this summer. The distillery, located at 318 Nutt St. in the Cotton Exchange, had a soft opening during…
The head of the Food and Drug Administration testified about a series of setbacks that led to a months-long delay in inspecting the plant at the center of a nationwide baby formula shortage.
Debris from two houses that collapsed into the surf on North Carolina’s Outer Banks are washing onshore, prompting the National Park Service to issue warnings to visitors walking along the Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Steven Milligan of Wilmington tried his luck on a $5 scratch-off and won a $200,000 prize. Milligan bought his lucky Sapphire 7s ticket from the Gas Center on Market Street in Wilmington. Milligan arrived at lottery…
WILMINGTON, NC (AP) -- The families of four people — including three teens — who died in a February plane crash off the North Carolina coast are suing the companies that owned the plane and employed the pilot, who also…
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- We are just days away from the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and lots of people will be crowding to the beaches in our area. One local beach town is making it…
Local solar installation company Cape Fear Solar Systems designed and installed a solar array in the shape of an American flag to honor U.S. veterans.
WILMINGTON (StarNews) -- The tiny Brunswick town of Belville is planning for growth. Nestled between the Brunswick River and ever-expanding Leland, there's not much room for the town to take on the influx of new residents the county is continuing…
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has seized more than 200 grams of pills and arrested an alleged drug dealer after a three-month long investigation.
WHITEVILLE, N.C. (WWAY) - Whiteville baseball's quest for state title #10 is very much alive and well. The teams were tied at 1 after the first, but a 3-run 3rd gave Whiteville a lead they wouldn't give up. Ace Ty…
BOILING SPRING LAKES, N.C. (WWAY) - South Brunswick's historic season continues. Cam Burgess was on the mound and gave up no runs. Jaden Marvin hit his first homerun of the year deep to left to increase the lead to 4-0.…
May 24, 2022
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WWAY) - Coastal Christian hosted a signing day for the May commits. 2 Centurion runner student-athletes committed. Hear from them in the video below. Kaitlyn Harrison- UNC Greensboro (XC and Track) Michael Cooke- Covenant College (XC and Track)
Another proposed development has neighbors in New Hanover County anxious about its potential impacts.
The 911 calls from a deadly shooting in Kure Beach have been released.
A national search to find a replacement will begin immediately.
A new tiny home community in Wilmington is beginning to finally look like a neighborhood.
A resurgence of COVID-19 cases have health officials encouraging the unvaccinated to reconsider, especially those living in marginalized communities.
Later Tuesday, the Army Naming Commission is expected to formally disclose its recommended names for the bases named after Confederate generals.
The 16 weeks of Friday evening concerts kicks off this Friday at the Middleton Park Ampitheater in Oak Island.
Petty Officer 1st Class Zachary Martishius, a native of Leland, North Carolina, protects America from cyber threats as a member of U.S. Fleet Cyber Command.
Pools will be open to the community on Saturday from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. There will be food trucks, water safety tips and family games throughout Memorial Day Weekend.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans have unveiled a wide-ranging proposal they say would help parents stay informed about what their children are being taught and how they’re being treated by doctors. The measure also would tread into…
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein says he's recovering from a “minor stroke” that prompted doctors to remove a small blood clot.
Ferry service along the North Carolina coast is experiencing interruptions because of a rising number of COVID-19 cases in crew members and mechanical issues on the vessels themselves.
May 23, 2022
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans are strongly considering legislation that would expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults. The idea is contained in a summary of a wide-ranging health care access measure being…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee is investigating allegations that Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn had a conflict of interest in a cryptocurrency he promoted and engaged in an improper relationship with a member of his staff. That's according to…
RICHLANDS, N.C. (WTVD) -- Michelle Watson received a phone call this weekend that she could not believe. Her newly purchased home was suddenly unlivable. Watson's new neighbors called her shortly after 1 p.m. Saturday to tell her that a truck…
A 53-year-old man has died after drowning at a popular waterfall in western North Carolina.
North Carolina Senate Republicans are strongly considering legislation that would expand Medicaid coverage to hundreds of thousands of additional low-income adults.
May 21, 2022
Federal authorities have accused a North Carolina man of operating a $7 million Ponzi scheme that defrauded at least 75 investors and using the money he gained to make mortgage payments and pay for private schools for his children.
Authorities say a North Carolina school bus driver is charged with driving while impaired after an accident in which a construction worker was hit.
May 20, 2022
The North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) is recognizing the Leland Police Department for completing the Law Enforcement Risk Review Process.
May 19, 2022
DELCO, NC (WWAY) -- Men & Women United for Youth & Families of Delco, North Carolina Scholarship Fundraiser will take place Saturday, May 28th, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The…
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Parents of infants in North Carolina are struggling to feed their babies during the current baby formula shortage. But instead of helping parents in this perilous position, scammers are looking to take advantage of this crisis…
ST. JAMES, NC (WWAY) - St James American Legion Post 543 will hold their traditional Memorial Day ceremony on Monday, May 30th at 11:00 AM. Veterans from Post 543 will conduct the ceremony in front of the Veterans Memorial at…
May 17, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) — David Rouzer wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in North Carolina's 7th Congressional District. Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC-07) released the following statement in response to North Carolina Primary results: "I’m proud of this decisive election victory and…
The North Carolina primary has arrived.
Polls are open from 6:30 am to 7:30 pm on Election Day.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to improve accountability in policing. It's a meaningful but limited action on the second anniversary of George Floyd’s death that reflected the challenges in addressing racism, excessive use of…
Rolando Reyes, 72, the gunman's grandfather, told ABC News he had no idea his grandson had purchased two AR-15-style rifles or that they were in his house.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy came to Congress representing Sandy Hook. Now he is begging his colleagues to finally pass legislation that addresses the nation’s continuing gun violence problem. During an impassioned speech on the Senate…
WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive recall is getting most of the blame for the U.S. baby formula shortage, but experts say the products have long been vulnerable to this type of crisis. They point to decades-old policies that have allowed…
UVALDE, Texas (AP) — The superintendent of a Texas elementary school where an 18-year-old gunman shot and killed 18 children and three adults said his heart is broken today. Hal Harrell, superintendent of the Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District, said…
Multiple people are dead, including several children, after an "active shooter" incident at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, law enforcement sources told ABC News.
The last public pay phone, still featuring the classic Bell System logo, was unplugged from the streets of New York City, on Seventh Avenue and West 50th Street in Midtown Manhattan.
A five-year-old Manteca California little league player is going viral with his walk-up dance.
TOKYO (CNN) -- President Joe Biden said Monday that the United States would intervene militarily if China attempts to take Taiwan by force, a warning that appeared to deviate from the deliberate ambiguity traditionally held by Washington. The White House…
Two people are dead, multiple people were injured and "heavy damage" reported after a destructive tornado tore through northern Michigan Friday afternoon, authorities said.
PYEONGTAEK, South Korea (AP) — President Joe Biden is visiting a South Korean computer chip factory that is the model for a similar plant to be built in Texas. And he says it shows how deeper ties with the Indo…
A new poll shows President Joe Biden’s approval rating dipped to the lowest point of his presidency in May, with deepening pessimism emerging among members of his own Democratic Party. Only 39% of U.S. adults approve of Biden’s performance as…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly discovered emails show that Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was more deeply involved in baseless efforts to overturn the 2020 election than previously known. The conservative political activist urged Republican lawmakers…
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Abortion providers in Oklahoma say they will no longer provide the service in the state after the governor signs the latest anti-abortion measure heading to his desk. The bill passed Thursday is part of an aggressive…
LONDON (AP) — Scientists who have monitored numerous outbreaks of monkeypox in Africa say they are baffled by the disease’s recent spread in Europe and North America. Cases of the smallpox-related disease haven’t previously been seen among people with no…
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Depression is a serious and common challenge facing the more than 16 million Americans caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s disease. Family caregivers of individuals living with dementia-related illnesses such as Alzheimer’s are at greater…
Russia's war in Ukraine has accelerated inflation across Europe, with prices for energy, materials and food surging at rates not seen for decades.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Tesla and SpaceX chief executive officer Elon Musk has met with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro to discuss connectivity and other projects in the Amazon rainforest. The meeting, held in a luxurious resort in Sao Paulo…
May 18, 2022
Authorities in the southwest German town of Walldorf have ordered some cat owners to keep their pets indoors until the end of August, to protect a rare bird during its breeding season.
Doctors have prescribed a wheelchair, cane and physical therapy to help heal Pope Francis’ bad knee.
May 16, 2022
Russia’s war in Ukraine is hitting new hurdles on the battleground and internationally. Europe is moving Monday to sharpen and expand its response to Russia’s invasion.
May 12, 2022
North Korea has imposed a nationwide lockdown to control its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak of the pandemic.
Finland "must be aware of the responsibility and consequences" of joining NATO, Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement Thursday, adding that Russia "will be forced" to take retaliatory steps if the country joins the alliance.
May 11, 2022
Ukraine's top prosecutor says the country plans to hold its first war crimes trial of a captured Russian soldier.
Balenciaga launched it's new Paris sneaker this week and images of the shoes have people talking.
Whether at home, school or in the workplace, research shows having a dog around can improve people's wellbeing.
May 9, 2022
Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II will not attend the opening of Parliament on Tuesday amid ongoing mobility issues.
KYIV, UKRAINE (WWAY) -- This bomb-sniffing dog named Patron was awarded a medal for his work finding mines in parts of Ukraine during the war with Russia. Ukrainian…
Russian President Vladimir Putin has sought to cast Moscow’s military action in Ukraine as a forced response to Western policies and a necessary move to ward off a potential aggression.
May 7, 2022
Space researchers want to send a coded message to aliens, including illustrations of nude humans.
May 5, 2022
LVIV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukrainian fighters at Mariupol’s pulverized steel plant are holding out against Russian troops in an increasingly desperate effort to keep Moscow from taking the strategic port city. The wife of one of the fighters said the…
The World Health Organization is estimating that nearly 15 million people were killed either by the coronavirus or by its impact on overwhelmed health systems in the first two years of the pandemic.
February 14, 2022
Do Coastal Homes Actually Need Additional Insurance Coverage? Over the course of a lifetime, property ownership, assets and your geographic location are variables that can very likely change. Southeastern North Carolina has become one of the most attractive relocation destinations,…
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.