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Family, friends gather to remember Gillikin

HARKERS ISLAND —Faith Gillikin was fondly recalled as “free spirited” Friday night at the Bridge Downeast. Family and friends gathered at a candlelight vigil to remember the 25-year-old Harkers Island native who was shot and killed on Saturday, May 7 in Wilmington. “I can’t express what this...
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Surf City PD searching for missing person

SURF CITY, N.C. (WECT) - The Surf City Police Department is searching for Darwin Omar Rivera-Ortega. Rivera-Ortega is 34 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall and about 130 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen at 8 a.m. on May 11 in his home in Surf City.
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Three high school seniors honored with 2022 Coastal Stewardship Award

The North Carolina Coastal Federation is honoring three graduating high school seniors with the 2022 Coastal Stewardship Award. Isabella Lettieri of Frisco, Madison Paige Reavis of Newport, and Nicole Coursey of Hampstead have been selected to receive the annual award for their accomplishments and activities that make them great coastal stewards.
HAMPSTEAD, NC
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Orange Street ArtsFest is returning to Wilmington Memorial Day weekend

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Orange Street ArtsFest (OSAF) will return Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 28th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Sunday May 29th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The celebrated street fair is held on Orange Street between Front and Second Streets, continues Second Street...
WILMINGTON, NC
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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.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific awarded for excellence in 2022 CRO Leadership Awards

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – The PPD clinical research business of Thermo Fisher Scientific has been recognized for excellence in the 2022 CRO Leadership Awards. This is the 11th consecutive year the business has been honored through this award program, which is based on a survey of pharmaceutical and biotech professionals conducted for Clinical Leader and Life Science Leader magazines.
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Vivace International music festival returns to Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC – Vivace Music Foundation and The Wilson Center at Cape Fear Community College are thrilled to announce the third edition of the Vivace International Music Festival. The festival will begin on August 3 and will run through August 14. Vivace will immerse Wilmington in world-class music, offering...
WILMINGTON, NC
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First Alert Forecast: summery with a decent spike in storm chances

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - As a front approaches from the northwest, spotty showers and storms - or, perhaps, a broken line of showers and storms - remain in your First Alert Forecast for late Monday into Monday night. While the best dynamics for widespread severe weather will likely focus on northern North Carolina northward through the Mid-Atlantic States, the Cape Fear Region will have at least a marginal risk for strong winds and large hail. Hopefully, this front will simply bring a bit more rain to area gardens that might still need it. Worth staying alert for some of those harsher extras just case...
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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.
LELAND, NC
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Get in touch with the earth on Mud Day

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Join The Children’s Museum of Wilmington June 24th and 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. for their annual Mud Day event. The messy fun is sponsored by Medac Urgent Care. This two day event encourages children and their caregivers to connect with the...
WILMINGTON, NC

One Wilmington-shot TV show is canceled, but another is renewed

Wilmington's film industry lost one Fox TV show over the weekend, but appears to have retained another one. Multiple industry publications, including Variety and Deadline, are reporting that quirky comedy "Welcome to Flatch," which shot largely in the Pender County town of Burgaw last year and in 2020, will be renewed for a second season.
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DMV adds Saturday hours to select offices

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (WECT) - The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (NCDMV) is adding Saturday hours at 16 driver’s license offices across the state beginning May 21. Services will be provided on Saturdays from 8 a.m.–noon at the DMV’s Wilmington office at 2390 Carolina Beach Rd, Suite 104 (South Square Plaza). The nearest office beyond Wilmington to add this service is in Jacksonville at 299 Wilmington Hwy.
WILMINGTON, NC
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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...
WILMINGTON, NC
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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.
WILMINGTON, NC
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ALERT: Upcoming “Hightown” film scene to include drive-by shooting

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The filming of a scene from the television crime drama “Hightown” that is scheduled for May 23, 2022 will include a drive-by shooting. The scene is being filmed on S. 20th Street between Market and Creecy and 206 S. 20th Street on Monday between the hours of 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.
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To medicate or not to medicate?: Breaking down the Healing Place controversy

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A controversy years in the making is back in the spotlight, as the Healing Place continues construction in Wilmington. During a recent visit, Attorney General Josh Stein said medically assisted treatment, or “MAT” is the gold standard of care, but that type of treatment is not being offered at the Healing Place, a new detox facility being built to address our area’s opioid crisis.
WILMINGTON, NC
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