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May 20, 2022
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…
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…
A plant native to Mexico is expected to soon be in a rare bloom in two towns in the Cape Fear region. A century plant is expected to bloom in Cerro Gordo and Kure Beach.
In an effort to increase resources that assist with investigations, the Surf City Police Department has become a member of the North Carolina Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.
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…
RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) – John Robbins of Wilmington, after winning $2 million on a $20 scratch-off, said he asked a coworker to check his ticket to make sure he wasn’t dreaming. “He looked at it and said, ‘Man you got…
CAROLINA BEACH, NC (WWAY) -- Carolina Beach Police Department's K9 Demi will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Demi's vest will be embroidered with the…
After almost two years of planning, a request for changes to multiple stop sign locations in Carolina Beach will be granted.
Eight veterans will be memorialized this weekend in the Veterans Memorial Reef 2nd annual Fallen Heroes Ceremony.
The North Carolina League of Municipalities (NCLM) is recognizing the Leland Police Department for completing the Law Enforcement Risk Review Process.
A Sunset Beach teen faces charges after cars were damaged and broken into.
Earlier this week, the FDA and CDC authorized COVID-19 booster doses for children ages 5-11. The New Hanover County Pandemic Operations Center will begin administering these booster doses beginning Friday.
May 19, 2022
Those who visit Carolina beach know they have pay-to-park year-round - but the higher- fines for infractions has given them sticker shock.
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WWAY) - It was a scorcher Thursday, but it seems the Viking soccer team is playing with fire. The team still only has 1 loss in 2022, and have advanced to the third round of the playoffs. Goals…
UNCW held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday afternoon for the Randall Library Renovation and Expansion.
A woman from Columbus County is raising awareness for a rare eye condition for Healthy Vision Month.
New Hanover County Sheriff's Office was gifted a large donation to benefit its Safe Summer program.
It’s National Emergency Medical Services Week, honoring those who work on front lines. Novant NHRMC EMS is touting new equipment helping them better treat patients.
ELIZABETH TOWN, NC (WWAY) -- On May 17th, 2022 The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office Vice/Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant in the 400 Block of Center Road Elizabethtown North Carolina. The search…
A newly released hit hits closer to home for some locals. The new movie, Firestarter is based off the 1984 movie by the same name filmed in Wilmington. The explosive new trailer rekindled old memories for Jennifer Bunch. The mom and pediatric nurse was apart of the original film, playing Drew Barrymore's double.
Not only hurt, but killed, which is what happened this week in New Jersey, when a hole caved in on two teenagers, one died in that accident.
Thursday was the hottest day of the year so far. While many have the option to stay indoors with air conditioning, those who work outdoors have to adapt.
An ex-Horry County deputy will spend 18 years in prison for his role in the death of two women who drowned in a transport van.
This weekend is the annual White Late Water Festival. All day Thursday, workers set up the stage for the festival's local live music, and started putting up the many tents vendors will need.
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.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Blooms and Branches Garden Center is now open to the public at 5523 Oleander Dr. Wilmington, NC 28403. Following the Grand Opening event on May 14th, 2022, Wilmington's newest garden center is now open with regular…
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Dr. Brian Arbogast and Dr. Stephanie Kamel of the UNCW Department of Biology and Marine Biology have been awarded $313,867 grant from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission to conduct the first comparative conservation assessment of small…
A new navigational channel, the Hatteras Connector, has been established in Hatteras Inlet by Coast Guard Sector North Carolina allowing unimpeded vessel traffic offshore.
May 16, 2022
WINSTON-SALEM, NC (WWAY)- Police in Winston-Salem are investigating a series of shootings in which seven people were wounded and none of the cases are random. Police are still working to learn what led up to the shootings, but they said…
RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) - Duke Energy Corp.’s electricity-generating subsidiaries for North Carolina have offered regulators several energy mixes to comply with a state law demanding significant greenhouse gas reductions by the end of the decade. Monday's filings with the North…
RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) -- Today, Governor Roy Cooper announced that North Carolina educators now have access to an improved online tool to help them connect students with opportunities to explore potential careers. The work-based learning tool, called “The Navigator,” brings…
BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) – Brunswick County Health Services received notification that a local fox tested positive for rabies this week, prompting health officials to remind residents to stay aware and take precautions to protect themselves, their loved ones, and their…
The Wilson Gate will experience phased closures over the next three months for security upgrades beginning May 25 at 6:00 p.m.
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles will add Saturday hours at 16 driver license offices starting May 21 as the agency prepares for the busy summer season. Services will be provided on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-noon…
May 14, 2022
A flatbed truck crashed through a concrete railing on the Highway 17 overpass in New Bern.
A North Carolina agency is assuming temporary control of a portion of a county social services department after an investigation revealed systemic problems.
May 13, 2022
PITTSBORO, N.C. (WTVD) -- When the school year started, Dr. Karen Barbee knew she was going to be busy. Barbee operates Renaissance Wellness Services, which primarily provides mental health services in public schools. "I remember warning my staff at the…
RALEIGH, NC (WWAY) -- Today, Governor Roy Cooper joined U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo at the Kramden Institute in Durham to announce the Biden-Harris Administration's Internet for All initiative. The $45 billion investment in affordable, reliable high-speed internet access…
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Governor Roy Cooper ordered all U.S. and North Carolina flags at state facilities to be lowered to half-staff from sunrise to sunset on Monday, May 16 in honor of National Peace Officers Memorial Day. Each year…
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…
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…
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), is announcing a State Opioid Response (SOR) grant funding opportunity that will provide nearly $1.5 billion to…
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – The United Service Organizations (USO) is hosting a complimentary Military Appreciation Lunch for the local military community in the Wilmington, N.C., area May 19 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the Harris Teeter store at…
May 18, 2022
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Joe Biden has invoked the Defense Production Act to speed production of infant formula and has authorized flights to import supply from overseas. He is facing mounting political pressure over a domestic shortage caused by the…
With energy costs soaring, the summer months approach and inflation continues to rise, here are 5 tips to help you lower your utility bills.
BUFFALO, NY (AP) -- Shortly before police say he opened fire, the white gunman accused of killing 10 Black people at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket allowed a small group of people to see his long-simmering plans for the attack,…
NEW YORK, NY (CNN) -- Businesses are blaming credit and debit cards for higher prices at some stores. Credit card giants Visa and Mastercard raised their interchange rates, also called "swipe fees", last month. Merchants pay the fees to banks…
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A former Minneapolis police officer pleaded guilty Wednesday to a state charge of aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. As part of the…
The U.S. Soccer Federation has reached milestone agreements to pay its men’s and women’s teams equally.
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced Wednesday that their show will go on in September 2023.
RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- A new study from The Trevor Project on LGBTQ Youth Mental Health is showing rates of suicidal thoughts are trending upward. The disturbing findings are noted as May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Asian American…
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo's police commissioner says the white gunman accused of a racist rampage at a supermarket planned to keep killing people if he had escaped the scene. Police Commissioner Joseph Gramaglia spoke to CNN on Monday, while…
Russia's war in Ukraine has accelerated inflation across Europe, with prices for energy, materials and food surging at rates not seen for decades.
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.
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.
May 4, 2022
Officials say the Biden administration has begun expelling Cubans and Nicaraguans to Mexico under pandemic-related powers that deny migrants a chance to seek asylum, expanding use of the rule even as it publicly says it has been trying to unwind it.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — As women in the United States find themselves on the verge of possibly losing the constitutional right to access abortion services, courts in other parts of the world, including in many historically conservative societies, have moved…
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.