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New Hanover County Schools announces new principal assignments
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - On Thursday, June 8, New Hanover County Schools announced the new principal assignments for the upcoming academic year. Assignments will become effective on July 1, and NHCS provided short biographies of each principal:. Michael Perez at Ashley High School. “Mr. Mike Perez was the Principal of...
Hazy conditions continue to affect the Cape Fear
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — As the Canadian wildfires continue to rage, their impact can be felt here in the Carolinas. Smoke from those fires have created a haze across much of the area, especially along the coast. At Wrightsville Beach, a layer of haze can be seen on...
Topsail Annandale Elementary celebrates ribbon cutting for new sign
HAMPSTEAD, NC (WWAY) — Members of the community gathered in Hampstead on Thursday morning to celebrate the ribbon-cutting for the new sign at Topsail Annandale Elementary School. The Pender County Board of Education voted to rename Topsail Elementary School to Topsail Annandale Elementary School in August. It came after...
Here's what New Hanover County cut to fund its tax-rate reduction
Port City United’s Community Building Plan received around a 75% budget cut to its technical certification initiative. The Connected to Education, Employment & Entrepreneurship Program (CTE³) is aimed at adult family members of students in areas impacted by inequities. The program helps them complete trade and training programs.
Assault charges dismissed for man accused of throwing fentanyl at law enforcement
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Prosecutors have dropped charges against a man accused of throwing fentanyl at law enforcement after a detective told investigators his side of the story. The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office arrested Lewis Rudolph Drayton in January in an incident that shut down part of I-40 for...
Man hospitalized after shooting in Wilmington; police investigating
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department announced on Tuesday that it is investigating a shooting that took place on Sunday, June 4. According to police, officers were sent to the 500 block of Plum Nearly Lane at around 1:15 a.m. for a potential shooting. “Upon arrival, officers located...
Two families displaced after apartment fire in Wilmington
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Wilmington firefighters responded to an apartment building fire early Wednesday morning, June 7. Per the Wilmington Fire Department, crews were called to a working structure fire at Wickslow Drive. The WFD says that crews rescued a cat, and that all occupants had escaped the fire without...
First Alert Forecast: nice weather pattern unfolding...
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Not all, but most Cape Fear backyards received some beneficial rain and / or occasional thunderstorm activity since Tuesday. Your First Alert Forecast for Thursday evening features mostly clear skies as drier air sweep into the area thanks to northwest breezes. After an official high of...
Trial underway for man charged in 2019 fatal hit and run on Carolina Beach Road
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The trial continues on Wednesday, June 7, for Wilmington-resident Richard Sean Lesink in connection to a fatal hit and run in 2019. Lesink was arrested by N.C. State Highway Patrol on July 27, 2019, for his supposed part in a fatal collision that claimed the life of Sheila Faircloth, who was riding her bike at the time on Carolina Beach Road.
It's a good weekend for theater-lovers in Wilmington, as well as for fans of the blues
Welcome to the weekly Port City Life newsletter with me, StarNews reporter John Staton. I'll be offering up some ideas for things to do this weekend, and letting you know about some tasty restaurant news as well as fun and newsy stories that might interest you. Let's get started. ...
Wilmington Police select new deputy chief as another retires
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Police Department (WPD) has selected their new deputy chief, as the previous prepares to retire. Former Captain Kelvin Hargrove has been selected as the departments next deputy chief. Deputy Chief Hargrove has almost 3 decades of experience at the police department, and has...
Police say officers seized 38 grams of crack, 116 bindles of fentanyl during traffic stop
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Wilmington Police Department officers stopped a car in the 2900 block of Market Street on Tuesday, June 6. Police say the car was stopped for suspicion of DWI, and that the driver was arrested on that charge. The WPD says that Akhir As-sabur Dupree Jefferson...
Community invited to visit vendors at 95th ‘Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs Leadership Conference’
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - New Hanover County Fire Rescue and the Wilmington Fire Department are to co-host the 95th annual Southeastern Association of Fire Chiefs Leadership Conference. The event, being presented by the SEAFC and North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs, will be held at the Wilmington Convention Center on...
NC Billfish Series continues with Outnumbered winning Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH — The N.C. Billfish Series continued last weekend with the 50th annual Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament. The Wrightsville Beach-based competition pulled in 30 boats, with Outnumbered of Wrightsville Beach capturing the Level I division with three blue marlin releases. The field of boats combined to release...
Home sales are down across the US. But they are selling the fastest in these NC cities
Some US 50 cities, including some in NC, have the hottest housing markets right now.
Road section closed due to sinkhole at Hanover Landing Apartments
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A section of a private road at Hanover Landing Apartments was closed off due to a sinkhole that formed on Sunday, May 28. According to the property manager, it collapsed into a storm drain, and as of June 6, they are waiting on a quote for a construction contract to fix the damage.
Actress in ‘The Chinese Lady’ speaks on historical significance ahead of first performance
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – Thalian Hall is hosting the first local production of ‘The Chinese Lady’ with an all-Asian cast about the story of the first Chinese woman to ever set foot in the United States. Performances will be held on June 8-10 and June 15-17 at...
Growth On The Menu At The Greeks, With Plans For New Ogden Eatery Underway
Two new locations are underway for The Greeks, a family-run restaurant that has served traditional Greek fare to the Wilmington area for more than a decade. In addition to a forthcoming space in a new development underway at Leland Town Center, slated to open early next year, the restaurant recently announced it will also open a third local Greeks in the Ogden Market Place off Market Street. Yanni Papanikolaou, who operates The Greeks with his parents, George and Roula Papanikolaou, said the family has long eyed the shopping plaza as a potential location for another Greeks eatery.
Wilmington police locate runaway juvenile
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The Wilmington Police Department announced at on Thursday, June 6, that 15-year-old Kristina Colsch has been located. They had been declared a runaway juvenile on Tuesday.
ILM approves contract to expand airport parking
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — At a Wednesday night meeting, the ILM Airport Authority approved a $4.6 million contract for a new parking lot. Trader Construction was awarded the contract, which will add 650 parking spaces. Additionally, an option is available to add approximately another 325 spaces at $1.95 million.
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