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Two men facing felony gun charges for separate incidents

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Police Department responded to the 100 block of Dock Street last Friday, May 20th around 10:20 p.m. to serve a warrant. 30-year-old Codey Guerrero was taken into custody without incident and is charged with two counts of Possession of Firearm by a Felon, Disorderly Conduct, Assault and Battery, and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.
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Southport PD increases patrols at elementary school

Live Nation and City of Wilmington work to address long lines, visibility, and more at amphitheater. Live Nation and City of Wilmington work to address long lines, visibility, and more at amphitheater. Updated: 5 hours ago. |. Holly Childs resigns from Wilmington Downtown, iNC. Frances Weller celebrates 40 years at...
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First Alert Forecast: rain & storm chances ahead of holiday weekend

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Great to see you on this Friday afternoon. Your First Alert Forecast opens with good rain odds as a front approaches the Cape Fear Region. Despite the abundance of moisture, droughts have a way of breaking up rain systems, so rain odds remain conservative at 50% through Friday evening. Keep your WECT Weather App handy for the unlikely event an urgent bulletin needs to find you.
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North Carolina man sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, fentanyl and heroin while armed

A Wilmington man was sentenced Wednesday, May 25, 2022 to 180 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute over 500 grams of methamphetamine, over 40 grams of fentanyl and over 100 grams of heroin, all while using firearms to protect his drug dealing, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of North Carolina.
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Dr. Aswani Volety named as new Chancellor of UNCW

On Thursday, May 26, the University of North Carolina Wilmington announced its newest Chancellor-Elect — Dr. Aswani Volety. He will take over for Chancellor Jose Sartarelli on July 1, who announced his retirement in September 2021. The tenth leader of the institution was elected by the Board of Governors...
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Catching predators: police department busy wrangling alligators

SOUTHPORT, Brunswick County — Members of a southeast North Carolina police department have been busy catching predators this week. The Southport Police Department has relocated three alligators. The most recent was captured in a driveway of a Southport home and relocated unharmed to a nearby body of water. Police...
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Orange Street ArtsFest returns for Memorial Day weekend

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – The Thalian Association Community Theater is holding its annual Orange Street ArtsFest this weekend on May 28 and 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The festival will be held inside and around the Hannah Block Historic USO Building/Community Arts Center at 120 South 2nd Street. Festivities include art, entertainment, a street fair and a playroom at the Children’s Museum of Wilmington. The event is free, but Thalian would appreciate donations.
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City of Wilmington hosts baby formula drive and distribution

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The City of Wilmington is hosting a Formula Drive & Distribution to help families in need of baby formula. Starting today, Friday, May 27, 2022, unopened cartons of unexpired and non-recalled baby formula can be dropped off at the Fit for Fun Center at 302 S. 10th Street in Wilmington.
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Hoggard women’s soccer, South Brunswick and Whiteville baseball teams advance in playoffs

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Three area high school teams advanced Thursday night in their quests to bring home state championships. The top-seeded Hoggard Vikings continued their march through the Women’s 4A soccer bracket. Ella Johnson scored two goals leading Justin Schatz’s squad to their their third shutout win in the NCHSAA tournament, 3-0 over #5 Holly Springs. Hoggard will host the Eastern Regional Final next Tuesday against the winner of the match between Chapel Hill and Cardinal Gibbons.
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