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Car crash ends with drug arrest in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man faces several drug charges following a car crash in Wilmington over the weekend. Wilmington Police Department officers arrived at a car crash at Wrightsville Avenue and South College Road on Sunday. Police say one driver ran a red light and struck another vehicle. “After...
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Wilmington film industry booming, but lacking in extras

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The film industry is breaking records in 2021, both in North Carolina as a whole and in Wilmington specifically. However, the industry is currently struggling in one area. “Everything we’re hearing is that Wilmington is the place to be,” said Wilmington Regional Film Commission director Johnny...
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Man accused of trying to hide bag containing drugs after wreck

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A collision of two vehicles after one driver ran a red light on Sunday, September 19, at the intersection of Wrightsville Avenue and South College Road, led to multiple charges. According to Wilmington Police Department, the driver of the vehicle that caused the wreck, 28-year-old Keifer...
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Wilmington attorney accused of visa fraud to be sentenced next year

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — Former Wilmington attorney Roydera Hackworth pled guilty to visa fraud last week. Hackworth, 63, allegedly impersonated another attorney while submitting immigration-related documents for clients, despite being suspended from practicing law since 2012. Hackworth is scheduled to be sentenced in January. The allegations that she forged another...
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Hardwire Tattoo & Body Piercing

Hardwire Tattoo & Body Piercing has been serving the Wilmington, N.C., area for more than 20 years. Hardwire is equipped with the latest technology and equipment, using vegan ink for tattoos. They have artists to suit every tattoo style from traditional to old school to tribal. The talented artists of Hardwire will work with you to design your perfect tattoo.
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Wilmington launches pilot project to connect homeless to services

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Work is underway to connect those who are homeless in downtown Wilmington with social services as part of a pilot project developed in collaboration between the City of Wilmington and the Wilmington Downtown, Inc. The pilot project includes conducting an assessment of downtown Wilmington and the...
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New Hanover High reverses decision to require clear backpacks

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover High Schools’ Principal Philip Sutton has reversed his decision to require students to have clear backpacks following a shooting in late August. Sutton recently made that announcement in a letter to students and parents. A student was injured during a shooting on August 30....
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Castle Hayne car wash owners look to build new business park

The owners of a car wash in Castle Hayne are looking to add two new commercial buildings to their land in order to start a business park. The buildings, which total 11,000 feet of commercial space, are proposed behind the Coastal Carolina Car Wash at 6100 Castle Hayne Road, according to a community notice about the development.
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NHHS principal reverses decision, will not require students to wear clear backpacks

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Students at New Hanover High School will not have to use clear backpacks, a reversal that was announced by Principal Philip Sutton on Friday. Sutton wrote in an email to students and parents that “the overwhelming feedback we got from our school community was that while clear backpacks might be an effective security measure, requiring them creates challenges for students that we didn’t intend.”
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First Alert Forecast: fall front to focus significant showers and storms

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Good Tuesday to you and thanks for checking into your First Alert Forecast! Balmy southeast breezes will support widespread clouds, periods of rain, and isolated storms across the Cape Fear Region Tuesday. The risk of severe storms and tornadoes is low but not quite zero. Though rain is “fair game” for any spot, the coverage may be highest west of Wilmington. The National Weather Service has opened a Flash Flood Watch for all Lower Cape Fear counties, so please be alert for localized poor-drainage and lowland flooding in times of heavy rain. Tuesday temperatures ought to reach the lower and middle 80s in the air and hold near 80 degrees in the surf. Two to four-foot breakers to harbor a moderate to high rip current risk and there is a chance for nuisance flooding around high tide.
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New novel features Cape Fear area landmarks

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The new novel Mailbox by the Sea features several landmarks, locations and businesses familiar to people in the Cape Fear. Novelist Mark Grady, a Carolina Beach native, set his romantic suspense story in his hometown, where two young people meet and fall in love at Britt’s Donuts, where the male character works.
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Report from Cape Fear Collective highlights wage inequality and lack of affordable housing

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A new report from Cape Fear Collective, with support from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, details a “tale of two economies” in our region. The report, which can be viewed here, found home ownership is out of reach for many workers and details severe wage inequality in the region, particularity for women of color. Researchers spent a year studying the region to better understand the economic challenges and opportunities.
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Laney's Mari Brown shines against old team, lifts Buccaneers over Ashley

Mari Brown made his return to Ashley High School Monday night and played the role of victorious villain. With members of the Ashley student section chanting 'traitor' toward their former classmate, Brown stole the show. The senior wide receiver who transferred to Laney this summer hauled in seven catches for 136 yards and three touchdowns as the Buccaneers (4-0, 1-0 Mideastern) rolled to a 58-22 win over the Screaming Eagles (1-2, 0-1).
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2021 National Patrol K9 trials begin around New Hanover County

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The 2021 National Patrol K9 trials kicked off today around New Hanover County, showcasing dozens of dogs in a variety of competitions. The dogs compete through Thursday for Top Dog. Today and Tuesday’s events in Wilmington include obedience and evidence recovery, with criminal apprehension...
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