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WFD Chief Hill stepping down

There's a major change coming at the top of the Wilmington fire department. Chief Sam Hill is stepping down next March. It will likely mean significant changes, changes that some say are long overdue.

City adds more firefighters

videoThe City of Wilmington will soon be adding more than a dozen new firefighters to its force, but first the men and women have to go through months of rigorous training. That training started Tuesday in the classroom. But in the weeks to come, the rookie firefighters will have to endure much more -- for little money.

Junior firefighter faces arson charges

A junior firefighter from Brunswick County is facing criminal charges. The crime: arson. Seventeen-year-old volunteer firefighter Leroy Jolly Jr. is accused of setting two fires in Boiling Spring Lakes this month.

Wrightsville Beach fire leaves many homeless

videoA fire at a Wrightsville Beach apartment house has left a number of people homeless. Investigators say a pot of cigarette butts ignited on the third floor deck. The fire quickly spread to the vinyl siding of the house.

High temperatures dangerous for firefighters

videoOn hot days like this, hot jobs can sometimes be dangerous. Firefighters may have the toughest job around on days like this, packing on heavy gear to protect themselves in a fire.

Southport Police offering reward for arson information

The Southport Police Department is offering a $1,000 reward, for information in a string of arsons.

Robeson residents evacuated as crews fight woods fire

Robeson County officials evacuated as many as 40 homes as a wildfire that had been controlled sprang to life and burned 100 to 200 acres of woods.

Detectives investigating Pender High School fire

Detectives are investigating Thursday morning's fire at Pender High School. Around two a.m. five unidentified people went onto the campus and burned down a mobile classroom.

Cape Fear Red Cross looking for volunteers

When a disaster like a fire strikes they jump into action. But the American Red Cross says it is in need of volunteers. Saturday the Cape Fear chapter recruited nearly 20 new volunteers. They attended training sessions, including several courses on mass care and shelter operations.

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White House begins talks with lawmakers on COVID-19 relief

Top aides to President Joe Biden have begun talks with a group of moderate Senate Republicans and Democrats on Biden's proposed $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.

Delaware picks up come from behind win over UNCW Men’s Basketball

A 10-foot jumper by senior guard Ryan Allen with 15.9 seconds left lifted Delaware to a 67-62 victory over UNCW, salvaging a split of the Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball series on Sunday afternoon in Trask Coliseum.

Biden to lift Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in military

Multiple people familiar with the matter confirm to ABC News that President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order on Monday that will lift the Pentagon’s ban on transgender people serving in the military.

‘Barney Miller,’ ‘Sanford and Son’ actor Gregory Sierra dies

Gregory Sierra, who had memorable roles in the 1970s sitcoms “Barney Miller” and “Sanford and Son,” has died after battling cancer. He was 83.