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BREAKING NEWS: NC 4th of July Festival Events cancelled for Saturday due to Tropical Storm Colin

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Tropical Storm Colin has forced officials with the NC 4th of July Festival to cancel events scheduled for Saturday. The system quickly developed in the early morning hours off the coast of the Carolinas, prompting tropical storm warnings along the North and South Carolina coast from Charleston, SC to Duck, NC. There is a high risk of rip currents and winds gusts of up to 30 miles per hour.
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Leland man killed in driveway shooting

Washington county Sheriff's investigators want to know who apparently ambushed a Leland man and shot him inside his car. Investigators say retired farmer Ben Walker was returning home from a local restaurant, when the incident took place. They say Walker was shot in his car. Right now, investigators aren't saying...

SBI investigating officer involved shooting at Carolina Beach motel

CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. (WECT) - Authorities are on the scene of an officer-involved shooting at the Dolphin Lane Motel in Carolina Beach. Sgt. Colby Edens with the Carolina Beach Police Department says the incident happened just after midnight early Saturday morning. It’s unclear what led to the shooting or if anyone was injured.
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UPDATE: Police identify body found in Banks Channel

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Wrightsville Beach Police have identified the body found in Banks Channel earlier this week. Paul Parker, 25, is the person pulled from the waterway on June 27. Wrightsville Beach Police responded to a call for service in the 500 block of Waynick Blvd. on...
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Wilmington man convicted of trafficking cocaine, other narcotics

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A Wilmington man pleaded guilty to several drug charges in New Hanover County this week. Gerald Jacobs, 40, pleaded guilty to one count trafficking in cocaine by transportation, one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, and one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver MDMA, according to the district attorney’s office.

Years after Hurricane Florence, homes in Jervay are finally being demolished: Here's why

Nearly four years after damage from Hurricane Florence forced many Wilmington residents out of their public housing units, one building remains boarded up and fenced off. Situated a block back from Dawson Street between Eighth and 10th Streets, a row of contemporary-looking housing units stand silent, ringed by a chain-linked fence with boarded-up windows. ...

Sunset Beach police ask for public’s help in car thefts

SUNSET BEACH, N.C. (WECT) - The Sunset Beach Police Department is asking for the public’s help after three vehicles were stolen overnight from Sea Trail in Sunset Beach. The SBPD is asking residents with Ring cameras in the areas listed below to review any footage that may assist its investigation and call 910 579-6297:
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‘Bash at the Beach’ schedule released

LELAND, N.C. (WWAY) – The second annual Bash at the Beach will take place at West Brunswick again, and will feature 11 local teams. Games begin Friday at 5:30 and continue Saturday at the same time. FRIDAY:. 5:30 — South Columbus vs. South Brunswick. 6:30 — Havelock vs....

New law limits Leland annexations

Every week more and more changes are coming to Brunswick County. Here's the latest. Southport Marina will become Morningstar Marinas Southport as new owner takes over. Find out what it'll mean for boaters. In Shallotte, Coastal Church bought the former Coastal Cinemas building for their new church facility, which will...

From Loft to Launch: Boatbuilder Mark Bayne Sends his Work to Sea

This master shipwright and longtime professor at Cape Fear Community College reinvented its wooden boatbuilding program. Master shipwright Mark Bayne is standing in an open bay at his workshop in downtown Wilmington. Here, he has been teaching the art of building wooden boats at Cape Fear Community College for the past 10 years.
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WAVE Transit expands hours and stops, shortening wait times

NEW HANOVER COUNTY (WWAY) — Starting Sunday, WAVE Transit is cutting the wait time in half for three routes in Wilmington. Routes to Market Street, Carolina Beach Road, and downtown Wilmington will offer rides every thirty minutes rather than every hour. WAVE Transit also plans to add more stops on Market Street between College and Gordon Rds.