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Wilmington police looking for missing man
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department announced on Wednesday that it is looking for Anthony J Richards. Per the WPD, Richards is 60 years old and 5 feet and 9 inches tall with brown eyes and hair. He was last contacted by his family via text on June 24. The WPD says he needs his medication.
First look: New raw bar and seafood restaurant opening soon in Wilmington
Ash Aziz is poised to open the 23rd restaurant of his career this month. After his first local restaurant (Rialto in Wrightsville Beach), then downtown's Circa 1922, and a couple of decades -- Perla Raw Bar is next. The oyster bar on Ashes Drive in Renaissance Park off Military Cutoff Road is slated to begin hosting soft-opening events mid-October, including a fundraiser for NourishNC. It’s been in the works for a couple of years, but Aziz said...
Events planned throughout southeastern NC celebrating fall, Halloween
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Several communities throughout southeastern North Carolina have announced upcoming events in celebration of fall and Halloween. During the month of October, the Surf City Police Department will be handing out bags containing flashlights, blinking rings, glow sticks and coloring books at Surf City Town Hall, located at 214 W Florence Way in Hampstead.
New movie on Hulu shows off plenty of iconic Wilmington locations
If you haven't watched any creepy movies yet this month, you won't find a new movie much creepier than "The Appendage," which premiered Monday on the Hulu streaming service and is being billed as "A Huluween Original." Even better, the movie was made in Wilmington and features a number of...
The last picture show: Wilmington movie theater is set to close soon
Wilmington is a three-multiplex town, but not for long. AMC Classic Wilmington 16, located near the intersection of Market Street and Kerr Avenue, will show its last movie on Oct. 15. In an email, Barry Brakeville, corporate communications director with AMC Theatres, said "I can confirm that AMC will cease operations at AMC...
Wilmington Police Department warning public of telephone scam
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department is warning the community of a telephone scam involving someone falsely identifying as a WPD officer. One person reported that they were contacted by someone and the phone number that showed up on the caller ID was a WPD officer. “The scammer...
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Kittens Up for Adoption in wilmington, NC
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to wilmington..
Wilmington's Riverfest: What you need to know about the street fair, parking and the food
The smell of waffle cones, popcorn, turkey legs and the breeze coming from the river only mean one thing, the return of Riverfest to downtown Wilmington. What's happening? Riverfest,...
Weekend Legends and Lore walking tour coincides with Burgwin-Wright fall craft fair
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Chronicling 300 years of Wilmington, NC history in an hour and 30 minutes might seem impossible, but Cape Fear historian and podcaster Hunter Ingram is up to the challenge. He stopped by WWAY’s Good Morning Carolina, where he told co-host Donna Gregory. some of...
Two people arrested on drug charges following traffic stop
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Two people have been arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop Monday night. Wilmington Police say they stopped a vehicle around 10:00 p.m. in the 3500 block of Princess Place Drive for a violation. Officers say they located several small baggies of crack cocaine,...
Surf City Police Department needs your help identifying larceny suspects
SURF CITY, NC (WWAY) – The Surf City Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying two individuals involved in a recent felony larceny at Lowe’s Home Improvement store. On Thursday, September 28th, the suspects, captured in surveillance footage, were involved in a felony larceny incident...
This Week's 3 Most Expensive Houses Around Surf City!
Surf City, North Carolina is known for its beautiful beaches and stunning real estate properties. Recently, three of the most expensive properties in the area were sold, each offering unique features and luxurious living spaces.
Tech Talk: Importance of nationwide alert tests
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – A test of the nation’s emergency alert systems is scheduled to begin at 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Jessica Holt, with U.S. Cellular, and Anna McRay, certified emergency manager and New Hanover County Emergency Management assistant director, spoke with WECT about the importance and applications of the test.
Despite some pushback, efforts to combat COVID remain in the Wilmington area
Mike Forte will never get another COVID-19 shot. The vice-chair of the Brunswick County Board of Commissioners said he personally experienced a severe, adverse reaction to his second COVID-19 vaccine shot. "I never got a booster shot after that − I never will," he said. "Anybody within earshot of me,...
52nd annual Fish Fry to be held Oct. 4
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The 52nd annual Wilmington Shrine Club Fish Fry is being held on Wednesday, Oct. 4 at three different locations. Wilmington Shrine Club, the National Guard Armory at Carolina Beach Rd. and on Old Eastwood Rd. next to Tex’s Tackle will be serving fish at 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. or until fish runs out.
This area of New Hanover County is seeing rapid development. Here's why and what's ahead.
If you've driven down Carolina Beach Road recently, you’ve likely seen “for sale” and “under contract” signs dotted along this busy thoroughfare. In the past year, an increasing number of residential complexes have been approved for development, including Sea Breeze Townhomes, McQuillan Pines, and the coming Pierson Point.
911 center focuses on mental health for first responders
A 911 center in Wilmington is taking a new approach to helping first responders cope with their mental health, according to reports from WECT.
19 things to do in the Wilmington area for an event-packed weekend
Festival season kicks into high gear in Wilmington this weekend with the return of Riverfest, which will bring thousands of people downtown for the Port City's biggest annual fall celebration. But there's lots more going on as well, including multiple concerts by big-name touring acts; several chances to catch performances...
Patriots keep rolling offensively in 42-21 victory over Dixon, win third straight, improving to 4-2
HOLLY RIDGE — How good has the West Carteret offense been over the past three weeks?. The Patriots have produced 155 points, scored on 23 of 28 possessions, averaged 427 yards, and committed just two turnovers. They kept rolling Friday night, capturing their third straight win in a 42-21...
First Alert Forecast: temperatures to span the 80s and 40s
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Your First Alert Forecast opens with a pleasant Wednesday across the Cape Fear Region. Expect similar conditions to recent days, including warm sunshine, 0% rain chances, fresh northeast breezes, and high temperatures mainly in the lower 80s. A sharp cold front will direct your First Alert...