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108-year-old time capsule opened in Wilmington, revealing the history inside

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A history lesson over a century in the making was held this afternoon at the former Pearsall Memorial Presbyterian Church on Market Street. The building was bought by PBC Design Build in 2019. But former church members didn’t let the new owners forget about a time capsule placed in the structure’s foundation in 1913.
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How did Winnabow get its name?

An unincorporated community in east-central Brunswick County, near the intersection of U.S. 17 and N.C. 87, Winnabow is named for the antebellum plantation of the Russell family, which was located nearby. Daniel Lindsay Russell (1845-1908), a congressman and later governor of North Carolina from 1897 to 1901, was born at...
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Concerts, movies return to Founders Park in Leland

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The Town of Leland is bringing back Live at the Park and Movies in the Park. They are free events at Founders Park, located at 113 Town Hall Drive. The concert series kicks off with Chocolate Chip & Co. on Thursday, Sept. 30. All concerts start at 6:30 p.m. and will feature local food trucks on site.

Bolivia Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Bolivia: Saturday, September 25: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Sunday, September 26: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Monday, September 27: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Tuesday, September 28: Sunny during the day; while

Novant Health, NHRMC announces Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shot availability

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Novant Health announced Friday, following emergency use authorization by the U.S. FDA., Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster shots will be available for eligible individuals beginning Monday, September 27. The booster dose can only be administered at least six months following the first series of vaccinations. Eligible...
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Wilmington recycling company turns your trash into treasures

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A new coastal-conscience waste and recycling company is working to keep plastics local and out of the ocean. Turtletrash was launched in July by Brice Barnett and Kelsey Smart. The company is currently only doing plastic pickups in the southern part of Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, but they hope to expand.
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Cape Fear Fair and Expo returning next month after being cancelled in 2020

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The 2021 Cape Fear Fair and Expo returns on October 29th and runs through November 7th at the Wilmington International Airport. After being cancelled last year for the pandemic, fair and expo manager Skip Watkins says this year proof of vaccination will not be required, but masks and social distancing are encouraged.

K-9 Dex proves his agility is up to the mark in dog trials

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Wilmington K-9 officer Dex placed 4th in agility in the U.S. Police Canine National Patrol Dog trials held in Wilmington this week. According to a tweet by WPD, Dex came in 4th out of 66 dogs in agility. Dex and his handler were on a regional...

A time capsule is opened more than a century after being buried

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Members of a church community got a peek into the past today when they witnessed the opening of a time capsule. The time capsule was found buried in the cornerstone of Pearsall Memorial Church on Market street in Wilmington. It’s believed to be from 1912. The...

Save up to $0.29 per gallon - survey shows cheapest gas station in Wilmington

(WILMINGTON, NC) Gas prices vary across in the Wilmington area, but if you’re willing to head for the cheapest station, you could be saving up to $0.29 per gallon. According to a survey by GasBuddy, Sam's Club at 412 S College Road was the cheapest station in the area, with regular listed at $2.79 per gallon at the pumps Wednesday. That was compared to Exxon at 815 Pine Grove Dr, where a gallon of regular was selling for $3.08.
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UNCW Chancellor Sartarelli announces retirement

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The University of North Carolina Wilmington will soon be searching for a new leader. Chancellor Jose Sartarelli has announced his plans for retirement. Sartarelli says his last day at UNCW will be on June 30, 2022. On Friday, he released the following message:. Every fall, when...

A time capsule that's over a century old is opened

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