Cluck Yeah! Popular Chicken Chain to Open Second Location in Wilmington Area: You Could Win Free Chicken For a YearAsh JurbergNewsBreak Contributor
Escape to the Coast: Road Trip from RTP to Wrightsville BeachMaria ColonNewsBreak Contributor
Hunting for Seaglass in the Cape FearTravel Cape FearNewsBreak Contributor
Romantic Things to Do on the Beach for Couples on a DateTravel Cape FearNewsBreak Contributor
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Pendo founder’s Topsail Island family compound plans get pushback from neighbors
Fondly referred to by locals as “The Point,” it’s the last remaining tract of undeveloped land in town and currently zoned conservation.
Neighbors concerns growing about proposed development on Topsail Beach
TOPSAIL BEACH, N.C. (WECT) - Neighbors in one coastal town have growing concerns about a man’s contract to purchase 150 acres of conservation land, and plans to rezone and develop it. “We don’t want resort-type communities. We don’t want gated communities. This is not the nature of this town,”...
Surf City to host free ‘Pirate Treasure Hunt Hike’ for families
SURF CITY, N.C. (WECT) - Pender County has announced that a “Pirate Treasure Hunt Hike” will take place at Soundside Park on Saturday, April 29. According to the announcement, the free, family-friendly event is part of their Year of the Trail celebration. Participants will not be allowed to bring pets on the hike.
Pack-out event helps Onslow County’s CHEW program
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) — Healthcare personnel in Jacksonville are giving back to their community. The Onslow Memorial Hospital hosted a Pack-Out event on Friday for the CHEW Program. Over the past month, they have been collecting donations of food to give to children in need. The event was almost cancelled because of too little donations. […]
New Hanover Sheriff's Office investigate stabbing at Circle K
The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is investigating a stabbing that occurred Friday morning. Deputies responded to the Circle K convenience store, near the entrance to Wilmington International Airport at 2455 N. 23rd St., around 9 a.m. Friday. According to a news release from the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office, two men got...
Topsail Beach holds public hearing to discuss proposal of paid parking
PENDER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — On Topsail Island, two of the three beaches, Surf City and North Topsail Beach, have paid parking. There’s one holdout but it might not hold out for long. Thursday night, a town hall event in Topsail Beach focused on proposed changes to —...
Onslow County man sentenced to life without parole
JACKSONVILLE - It took seven years for justice to to be served to a Jacksonville man thanks in part to a jailhouse snitch. Deonte Meadows, 27, of Onslow County was found guilty by a Duplin County jury of the first-degree murder of Dondi Hutcherson, Jr and possession of firearm by felon March 28.
Onslow County in need of foster parents
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (WNCT) – Across the state, and here in the east, licensed foster parents are becoming harder and harder to come by. The shortage makes it more difficult to find homes for the thousands of children within the foster care system. In Onslow County, there are more than 125 foster children, but only around […]
Pet of the Week: Sophia from the Pender Co. Humane Society
BURGAW, N.C. (WECT) - Sophia, a 13-year-old “Mame” Shiba Inu mix, is available for adoption from the Pender County Humane Society. Up-to-date on her vaccinations, spayed and microchipped, she is also housetrained and good with kids. She gets along with certain dogs, but her handlers say that she can get a little cranky due to her age.
Local farms invite people to pick their own strawberries
CALABASH, NC (WWAY) — Now that spring has sprung, area farms are welcoming customers to pick their own fresh strawberries. Indigo Farms in Calabash, says traditionally, “you pick” season for strawberries starts in early to mid-April, but the berries have started ripening early, and are large in size, and sweet.
Push on in Onslow County to find foster parents
COMING UP AT 10/11: Licensed foster parents are becoming harder and harder to come by. Onslow County Health & Human Services is working to help connect more foster parents with foster children. Claire Curry will have more on this during tonight's newcasts. Push on in Onslow County to find foster...
Travel delays expected next week during Surf City Bridge inspection
SURF CITY, NC (WWAY) — If you frequently travel across the Surf City Bridge, you can expect delays next week. The NC Department of Transportation will be inspecting the bridge beginning April 3rd through April 5th from 9:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. To minimize delays, the lanes will be...
NEW INFO: Man dead, teenager wounded in Onslow County shooting
Private schools look at safety protcol after Nashville shooting. Security footage from the covenant school in Nashville shows how easily the school shooter was able to enter. It also makes some question if every school should have bulletproof glass. Updated: 7 hours ago. POLICE: Fast food burglar caught eating cinnamon...
Man convicted of second-degree murder and rape in New Hanover Co. considered for parole
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - A man given a life sentence by the New Hanover County Superior Court for second-degree murder and second-degree rape in 1992 is being considered for parole as of Thursday, March 30. Billy Gene Ellis is 58 years old and held at the Tabor Correctional...
State seeking death penalty for man charged with fatal stabbing of hemp store clerk
SURF CITY, N.C. (WECT) - District Attorney Ben David says the state is seeking the death penalty for a man charged in the fatal stabbing of a hemp store clerk in August of last year. Charles Michael Haywood, 22, appeared in court on Monday, March 27, and will be charged...
Area sheriffs release statements after repeal of pistol purchase permit law
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Following a veto override by the North Carolina General Assembly of a bill to repeal pistol purchase permits, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is clarifying how purchases will work. The bill is effective immediately, meaning that anyone looking to buy or transfer a handgun...
A few lists to help you appreciate the local food scene
There's a lot to know about the food scene in New Hanover, Pender and Brunswick counties. One of the ways we try to help our Port City Foodies readers is to break the important information down to the basics. In recent weeks, we've written a few of these pieces that can offer an insight in what's happening in local bars, restaurants and other foodie businesses. Click below to read a few of them.
New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office adds new K9 ‘Snoop’
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has added another K9 to its force. ‘Snoop’ is a one-year-old Labrador Retriever who was introduced Thursday on the Sheriff Office’s Facebook page. He becomes the 10th canine in the Sheriff’s Office. Snoop...
Skywatch Bird Rescue opening for season Saturday
CASTLE HAYNE, NC (WWAY) — The first day of the 2023 season at Skywatch Bird Rescue is Saturday. For the rest of the season, the group will be open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00p.m. Skywatch says on event days such as Saturday you...
The biggest snowfall ever recorded in Pender County, NC history
Stacker looked at the biggest 1-day snowfall in Pender County, North Carolina using data from the National Centers for Environmental Information.
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