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‘I have to see my child in a casket. His mother gets to see him stand before a judge:’ Mother speaks out after losing her son to gun violence

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - It was a normal Saturday night for Toni Dekine, until she got the phone call that changed her life. “I received a phone call that he had been hurt,” she says. “Not sure how hurt he was. So we jumped in the car. We went and picked up his grandmother and we went there as fast as we could. My baby was gone.”
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Wrightsville Beach Police investigating after body found in Banks Channel

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — The Wrightsville Beach Police Department is investigating after a body was found in Banks Channel on Monday. According to a press release from the Wrightsville Beach Police Department, shortly before 5 p.m. Monday, officers with the Wrightsville Beach Police Department responded to a call for service in the 500 block of Waynick Blvd.
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC
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Eastern Carolina’s most famous chef launches new venture

KINSTON, N.C. (WITN) - Chef Vivian Howard has launched Viv’s Fridge, a smart refrigerator that will offer prepared meals for families to enjoy at home. Howard is best known for her PBS show “A Chef’s Life,” in which she won an Emmy. WITN is told the...
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Person charged following weekend deadly shooting in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police have made an arrest in a homicide case that occurred over the weekend. 25-year-old Malik Delquan Jones is charged with First Degree Murder, Discharging a Firearm in an Enclosure, and Discharging Firearm in City Limits. He is currently being held without bond at...
WILMINGTON, NC
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Wilmington Housing Authority cuts per diem payments in half

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Residents that rely on the Wilmington Housing Authority for weekly income are scrambling today. WHA announced it would be cutting weekly per diem payments in half for residents displaced from their homes. There has been an ongoing project to renovate WHA housing projects that have become un-livable due to mold and damage from previous hurricanes.
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Wilmington’s staffing shortage hits community and public services hardest

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The City of Wilmington is working to address staffing shortages across the city, and while public safety applicants are on the rise, the city’s biggest need right now is in the community and public services areas. Employees like tree trimmers and other landscapers, parks and rec services, and people to fill in potholes and make repairs to sidewalks are the positions that are the most vacant.
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WHA cuts displaced families' per-diem income in half, citing financial struggles

Displaced residents have hit another setback: they'll be receiving less financial help from Wilmington Housing Authority from now on. WHA residents who are displaced to hotels and corporate apartments are given a per diem payment to help them manage increased food and transportation costs caused by the displacement. More than 150 families, including hundreds of children, have been displaced from their apartments and homes since last year because of a long-neglected mold crisis in the Wilmington Housing Authority.
WILMINGTON, NC
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