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Avelo Airlines offers $49 flights out of New Haven’s Tweed to these destinations

Avelo Airlines announced it added Wilmington, N.C. as its 14th destination from Tweed New Haven Regional Airport back in June. The announcement came just a month after it unveiled another three destinations from Tweed New Haven Regional Airport in May: Chicago's Midway International Airport, Baltimore-Washington International Airport and Raleigh-Durham International Airport.
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Lake Waccamaw father and daughter recognized for saving three drowning swimmers

LAKE WACCAMAW, N.C. (WECT) - Saturday, June 4th was all but an ordinary day at the lake for one father and daughter. Walt Williamson and his 8-year-old daughter Jean Aubrey were going for a day of jet skiing on the water at Lake Waccamaw, something they do frequently on summer days, and as they were beginning to go to their boat dock, they saw something troubling in the water.

Five things to know about driving golf carts at Brunswick's beaches

Earlier this summer, Southport Police Chief Todd Coring was riding through town when he saw something that stopped him in his tracks. A golf cart, driven by an underage driver, was cruising the streets, pulling a teen riding a skateboard and holding a dog on a leash. Coring held his...

Sunday Wreck Injures Local Singers

Two well-known local musicians were injured in a collision Sunday at Midway and Union Valley Roads. Ryleigh Madison Bunch and Dustin Chapman were on their way to band rehearsal when the wreck occurred, according Ryleigh’s mother Kayla Bunch. “Thankfully everyone involved is okay but they’re banged up and Ryleigh...

Tiresome issue won’t stop Wrightsville Beach sand project

Some 300,000 tires that have broken free from a decades-old artificial reef are scattered along an area of seafloor tapped as the new sand borrow source for Wrightsville Beach. The tire debris field is not halting plans to pump material from the offshore site next spring onto the town’s ocean...
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Wilmington Police: DNA evidence leads to arrest in 1995 rape cold case

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A man in prison since 1997 for multiple convictions has received new charges from a 1995 rape, according to the Wilmington Police Department. Police say a recently-processed DNA rape kit linked 55-year-old Freddie Anthony Jackson to a rape that took place in 1995. Jackson had...

‘It’s always shocking:’ city councilman reacts to shooting arrest

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Four months after a deadly shooting in Wilmington, Cameron Gerald, 21, is charged with first-degree murder. Gerald made his first courtroom appearance on Tuesday. In addition to the murder charge, he’s facing charges for failure to appear on a felony charge and possession of stolen guns. The judge offered no bond, meaning he will remain behind bars until his next appearance on September 1.

Court records provide insight, and raise questions regarding Commissioner Julia Olson-Boseman’s banking records

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - As the investigation continues into Commissioner Julia Olson-Boseman possibly mishandling client money, the state bar wants financial records, including bank statements. Through court documents, WECT found at least four bank accounts linked to Olson-Boseman. In those documents, Olson-Boseman’s attorney emailed requests to banks for statements and deposits from accounts at First Citizens Bank, First National Bank, and the State Employees Credit Union.

N.C. Maritime Museum at Southport to host historic hurricane program

SOUTHPORT, N.C. (WECT) - The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport announced that it will host a program on Aug. 16 concerning historic hurricanes that affected the state. The presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Southport Community Building at 223 E. Bay St., per the announcement. Doors will open at 6:30 for admission.
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Brunswick Co. charter school teacher resigns after alleged shooting threat

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY)– A teacher at a charter school in Brunswick County has resigned after an alleged threat by a student. “It’s crazy, the situation, the situation is crazy” is how 6th and 7th Grade Science Teacher, Alexis Crelin describes the situation that unfolded at Classical Charter Schools campus in Southport on Friday August 5th.

Convicted felon charged in 1995 rape case

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A man currently serving time in prison has been charged in connection to a rape that occurred in 1995. The Wilmington Police Department says a recently processed DNA rape kit linked Freddie Jackson, 55, to the crime. Jackson has been charged with First Degree Rape, First...

BEACH BITES: Hamburger Joe’s

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WBTW) — At Hamburger Joe’s in North Myrtle Beach, doing it right means doing it with family and just a few ingredients. For more than 30 years, this Grand Strand staple keeps it simple — and it works. “We’ve just become, maybe not a household name but a family tradition when […]

First Alert Forecast: modest heat relief one day closer...

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Your First Alert Forecast continues to hinge on a cold frontal passage by the weekend. Ahead of the front, Wednesday will be another very sweaty day with the heat index cresting at stessful values like 102, 104, etc. While rain odds dot the forecast period, the cold frontal passage should generate the most widespread showers and storms between late Thursday and early Friday. Behind the front, drier and slightly cooler air remains likely to filter in over the weekend. Wilmington has a good shot to dip into the 60s for the first time since July 11, and some far inland backyards and farmsteads may even push all the way down to around 60!

Video shows a recycling truck dump flaming materials onto the road

LELAND, N.C. (WECT) - User-submitted video shows a recycling truck dump a pile of flaming materials on to the pavement near 1014 Grandiflora Drive in Leland. One video, sent in by Felicia High, shows a recycling truck labeled “Pratt Industries Recycling Division” with flames billowing out. Then, the truck dumps the flaming materials onto the pavement.

Wilmington firefighters help save two dogs from car accident

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Crews with the Wilmington Fire Department were able to save two dogs from a flipped over car at 16th and Market streets in Wilmington. The WFD say in a release on August 9 that they recently responded to a flipped car. The human passengers made their way out of the car, but the dogs were still inside.