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Hundreds attend last day of Wilmington Greek Festival

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) —The Wilmington Greek Festival made a return to in-person fun, celebrating its 30th anniversary. Hundreds of people came out to enjoy the last day of the 3-day long Wilmington Greek Festival on Sunday. The festival was hosted by Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Attendees were able...
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Marlins trade Josh Roberson to Rays to complete Louis Head deal

On Saturday, the Marlins sent right-hander Josh Roberson to the Rays. He represents the player to be named later that they agreed to trade in exchange for Louis Head. The timing is not a coincidence—exactly six months have passed since the Head acquisition (November 14, 2021), which is the maximum time period that MLB teams are given to determine PTBNLs.
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Woman Screams at Drive Thru Worker While Car Rolls Into Ditch

Fast food, it's a blessing and a curse if you ask me. It's a blessing because it's food. Usually, it's pretty good food too. It's a curse because sometimes it's not fast enough. And when our expectations are not met by the employees of our favorite fast food establishments, that's usually when Karma makes an appearance.

UPDATE: One person in custody after hitting pedestrian

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A person is recovering in the hospital after being hit by a car around 11 o’clock Friday night. The Wilmington Police Department Traffic Unit responded to the scene at Independence Boulevard and Park Avenue. 49-year-old Jonathan Keith was cited for driving while license revoked and...

Get to know the singing magician who will be performing in Brunswick

Russell Anderson, simply known as the singing illusionist (with a strong musical, theatrical, magical cabaret flair with an easily relatable character), is magically being reformed as the ‘Magical Showman,’ performing a variety of songs with magic. The StarNews recently interviewed the artist in advance of his Performing Art Series at the Leland Cultural Arts...

PETER HANS: Don't forget to make happiness happen

EDITOR'S NOTE: It is college graduation season and in the coming days we’ll feature commencement addresses from some universities and colleges across North Carolina. Here are remarks presented by Peter Hans, President of the University of North Carolina System, at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington commencement Saturday, May 14, 2022.

First Alert Forecast: humid & summery weekend to end with total lunar eclipse

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good to see you! We are in for a treat this evening! Earth’s shadow will eclipse the full moon for more than five hours this Sunday night; the event will begin very subtly at 9:32 p.m.; you’ll likely notice a more significant gray or red tint to the moon in the 10 o’clock hour. Eclipse totality will be achieved in the 11 o’clock hour and stay until nearly 1 a.m. - peaking at 12:11. The event will end completely at 2:50 a.m. Monday.
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Art League of Leland hosts its annual art exhibition and sale

LELAND, NC (WWAY) —Many people attended an art exhibition and sale featuring dozens of local artists, hosted by the Art League of Leland. The annual event was held Saturday and Sunday at Brunswick Forest Fitness Center. The art show was free and open to the public. It is the Art League of Leland’s biggest fundraiser of the year. More than 60 artists showcased their works, which included paintings, photography, and ceramics. Select pieces were awarded Best in Show, first place, second place, third place, and honorable mentions.

Wilmington-area standout high school sports performers for May 9-15

We're officially all-in for the playoffs, as the NCHSAA girls soccer tournament starts Monday. And last week's playoff openers around other sports certainly had their share of dramatics. From big offensive rallies to shutdown defense, Southeastern North Carolina has its fair share of teams still alive in the baseball and soccer tournaments.

Hand in hand, advocacy groups to regroup for clean energy

Clean energy supporters have a chance to speak out against fossil fuels Saturday during this year’s Hands Across the Sand. Hands Across the Sand is part of a national movement founded in 2009 by Floridian Dave Rauschkolb. Every year on the third Saturday of May, those who want to draw what organizers call “metaphorical and actual lines in the sand” line up to join hands in silence for 15 minutes.

Elon University softball team’s season ends with loss to UNC Wilmington

Up against the number No. 3 seeded University of North Carolina Wilmington Seahawks, who came into the game without a loss in the double-elimination tournament, the Elon University softball team needed a win to push itself into a winner-take-all championship game in the Colonial Athletic Association Softball Tournament. A strong start from the Phoenix was negated by the Seahawks late in the game, and the Seahawks won via mercy rule, 10-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning.