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Recovery Comedy Show to raise money for ‘Heart of Wilmington’

Friday night, a unique group of comedians will take the stage at Morning Glory Coffeehouse to raise money for a non-profit dedicated to helping solve the opioid crisis.


Wilmington is considered a ground zero of sorts for drug abuse. Local and state leaders call it a crisis. Our Extraordinary Person of the Week knows all about the problem. She herself suffered from addiction.

Wilmington’s Pachinko World makes news in Japan

A former WWAY Extraordinary Person of the Week is making news in Japan.

A ‘WARM’ welcome to 280 teens in town to help rebuild

Right now there are nearly 300 teenagers in town on a mission. Many of them have traveled across the country, on their own dime, to come work here for a week. Such an outing can make you feel all warm inside and WARM is why they are here.

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Color Keeper, Part 2

There is something new at the annual Flag Retirement Ceremony at Oakdale Cemetery. It's a tremendous show of respect.

CONGRATS! Ashley HS teacher gets a new Prius to drive for a year

The New Hanover County Educator of the Year is now driving around town in her new Prius!


The aftermath of Hurricane Matthew will be felt for years and years to come. Communities have united but there are still victims who are getting lost in the mix as time passes.


Volunteers are critical when a disaster hits and here in the Cape Fear, there is always a chance of mother nature causing damage.


A UNCW student is getting national attention from the boss of her boss. The CEO of Chick-fil-A surprised her with thousands of reasons to keep up her award winning ways.

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Nonprofit assistance grant program

The nonprofit grant program will provide $700,000 in assistance to the nonprofit community in New Hanover County, allocated through grants of no less than $10,000 and up to $50,000 per organization.

AP-NORC poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don’t want shots

Those findings underscore the challenges facing public health officials as soaring infections in some states again threaten to overwhelm hospitals.

Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site

Firefighters have officially ended their search for bodies in the debris of the collapsed Surfside condo building.

Wilmington Police investigating shooting on Metting Road

A Wilmington Police spokesman said officers responded to a call about a shooting in the 3600 block of Metting Road just before 3 p.m. this afternoon.