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Eight years later, Brandon Smith’s family and friends gather for a vigil to remember him

Eight years ago, Brandon Smith was shot 27 times in Wilmington by the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office.

Wilmington Black Lives Matter chapter protests at 1898 Memorial

The Wilmington Black Lives Matter chapter met at the 1898 Memorial to protest racial injustice and equality. The focus on Wednesday night was on the handling of the deaths of Brandon Smith and Brandon Webster. 

Vigil held for men and women killed by law enforcement four years ago

Each officer involved case was investigated and each officer or Sheriff's deputy was found to be in the right.

Deputies seize 10 Black Panther weapons during news conference at courthouse

A news conference held by members of the Revolutionary Black Panther Party on the steps of the New Hanover County Courthouse ended Sunday when law enforcement arrived and seized members firearms.

Exclusive interview about controversial Black Panther march

It's a controversial topic many people across the Cape Fear are talking about. Sparked by the revolutionary Black Panther Party announcing they are planning an armed march in Wilmington this weekend.

Family asks feds to probe death of man accused of shooting Wilmington detective

videoAn attorney representing Brandon Smith's family is calling for a US Department of Justice investigation into the circumstances surrounding Smith's death, according to a letter sent July 10.

Brandon Smith’s family speaks out

videoThe family of Brandon Smith killed by law enforcement after allegedly shooting a sheriff’s deputy last year is speaking out. Saying they’re still frustrated with what they see as a lack of answers.

NAACP calls for investigation into ‘excessive force by police’ in New Hanover Co.

video North Carolina NAACP President Rev. William Barber says he believes street justice is overtaking courtroom justice in Wilmington. Now the civil rights group is calling for change.

Gang possibly targeting Wilmington police, says FBI

videoMembers of one Wilmington gang are "committed to engage in shootings," possibly focusing on law enforcement, after the shooting death of Brandon Devone Smith, according to an FBI memo sent to the state's police chiefs.

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Strike dodged with deal between film and TV crews, studios

An 11th-hour deal was reached Saturday, averting a strike of film and television crews that would have seen some 60,000 behind-the-scenes workers walk off their jobs and would have frozen productions in Hollywood and across the U.S.

Hundreds of people gather at the New Hanover County Arboretum for Pumpkin Palooza

Today, hundreds of people gathered at the New Hanover County Arboretum for the 4-H Pumpkin Palooza yesterday evening.

One national retail chain held a hiring event at all of its Wilmington locations to prepare for the holiday rush

Today one national retail chain held at all of its locations in the local area, ahead of the holiday season rush.

Veg-Out Festival held in Wilmington’s Riverfront Park showcased vegan and vegetarian vendors

Today, a festival held in downtown at the Riverfront Park gave attendees a chance to learn about vegan and vegetarian lifestyles.