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NC Senate OK’s bill telling sheriffs to act on ICE requests

One North Carolina General Assembly chamber has approved Republican legislation demanding sheriffs pay attention to the immigration status of jail inmates and be obliged to help federal agents seeking their custody.

ICE agents arrest 24 people across NC in latest operation

ICE arrested roughly 24 people in North Carolina during its latest operation, officials said Monday.

Judge postpones deadline for ICE to release minors from family detention facilities

A federal judge in California on Thursday gave the Trump administration 10 more days to release migrant children who have been detained with their parents for more than 20 days, frustrating advocates who have raised concerns about the growing coronavirus cases among immigrant detainees.

Harvard and MIT sue to block ICE rule on international students

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging the Trump administration's decision to bar international students from staying in the U.S. if they take classes entirely online this fall.

NCDOT says be cautious, roads may re-freeze overnight

The Cape Fear made it through the 2020 snowstorm pretty much unscathed.

Ice storm forces closures on the Blue Ridge Parkway

A wintry concoction of freezing rain and ice across western North Carolina on Friday has led the National Park Service to shut down a majority of the Blue Ridge Parkway, all the way through Virginia.

Homeland Security, ICE leaders focus on detainer refusals

The Trump administration’s leaders on immigration enforcement are traveling to North Carolina, where state Republican leaders and Democrats are at odds over inmate-holding policies by sheriffs.

NC woman gets prison for hiding foreign athletes from ICE

The founder of a now-defunct private school in North Carolina has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for hiding foreign student-athletes from federal immigration authorities.

ICE agents arrest man released by North Carolina sheriff

Federal agents have arrested a Mexican citizen who was released by a North Carolina sheriff's office after he was convicted and sentenced for a drunken driving death in January.

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Mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations recommended for New Hanover County employees

The New Hanover County Health and Human Services Board is recommending COVID-19 vaccinations be mandatory for eligible New Hanover County employees.

Leland man charged with vandalizing Local’s Tavern

A man has been charged with vandalizing a Leland business over the weekend. 

City Council votes to permanently remove Confederate statues from downtown Wilmington

More than a year after the City of Wilmington removed two Confederate statues from downtown Wilmington, a decision has been made to not return them.

Multi-million dollar contract extended to preserve Wrightsville Beach Bridge

A preservation contract has been awarded to cover expenses to preserve the life of the South Banks Channel Bridge at Wrightsville Beach.