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Imprisoned man charged with indecent liberties with a minor for incident nearly 40 years ago
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office has secured warrants for David Jordan, 68, for indecent liberties in connection to an incident nearly 40 years ago. Jordan, who was convicted in 1986 and is currently in prison for similar offenses with another minor child, was reported...
Man sentenced for wrong-way crash that killed two Wilmington teens in 2017
A 44-year-old man charged for a DWI crash that killed two Laney High School graduates in 2017 was sentenced to serve time in prison. A Robeson County judge sentenced Broderick Lamont Jones 18 to 23 years. He was charged with two counts of death by vehicle and was previously charged with two counts of second-degree murder. Records from the North Carolina Department of Adult Correction indicate he was convicted in late January. His projected release date is Jan. 3, 2039.
Man sentenced to 18 to 23 years for crash that killed two Wilmington teens
ROBESON COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Broderick Jones has been sentenced to 18 to 23 years in connection to a crash that killed two Wilmington teens in Feb. 2017. According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, he was convicted on Jan. 24 of two counts of death by vehicle; he had previously been charged with two counts of second-degree murder. Each offense carries a minimum term of eight years and nine months and a max term of 11 years and six months. They are set to be served consecutively, according to the DPS website.
Man arrested for allegedly possessing 1.5 pounds of meth
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Police Department has arrested a man for allegedly possessing 1.5 pound of methamphetamine. A two month investigation concluded earlier this month surrounding narcotic sales by 33-year-old Marc Tyler Brinson. Brinson was stopped on Eastwood Road and charged with two counts of Trafficking in...
Women’s Tennis Team Plays Five Straight Road Matches
WILMINGTON, North Carolina – UNCW travels to New York and Virginia over the next 11 days for five matches as Coach Hans Olsen’s club seeks momentum for the upcoming Colonial Athletic Association Women’s Tennis Championships. The Seahawks, 6-6 overall and 0-1 in the CAA, came up short in their last contest, a 5-2 home loss last Thursday vs. Elon. The…
Man arrested in Wilmington following chase, law enforcement vehicle block-in
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A man has been arrested following a chase Tuesday afternoon in Wilmington. Deputies were serving multiple felony warrants to Jeremy David Caison when he took off in his car. The Sheriff’s Office tried to stop him, but Caison eluded Deputies twice. The...
Wave Transit to host bus ‘storytime’ rides for children
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Wave Transit is scheduled to host “Storytime on the Bus” at three New Hanover County public libraries in the coming weeks. “Ride the WAVE while you enjoy storytime! These free 20-minute bus rides are for children ages 6 and younger and their caregivers,” stated the announcement from New Hanover County Public Library.
Former New Hanover County commissioner appointed to UNC Board of Governors
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Woody White has been appointed to the University of North Carolina Board of Governors, according to a March 22 announcement. “The UNC Board of Governors oversees the operations, public policy and budgets of the 244,000+ undergraduate and graduate students in the 17 constituent university campuses across North Carolina and the NC School of Science and Math,” states the announcement.
Junior League of Wilmington hosting 14th annual ‘Touch a Truck’ event
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The annual ‘Touch a Truck’ event is returning to Wilmington for its 14th year. The Junior League of Wilmington event is taking place on April 23rd at GLOW Academy. It’s scheduled to run from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. The first hour will...
New scholarship created to help local African American youth
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - A new $1,500 scholarship for African American youth looking to study the building arts and sciences is set to be awarded for the first time this year. The Howe Scholarship Endowment for African American Study of Building Arts and Sciences was announced during an event at...
Veterans to be honored at Battleship NC for National Vietnam War Veterans Day
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Lower Cape Fear LifeCare will honor Vietnam veterans on National Vietnam War Veterans Day on Wednesday, March 29 at the USS Battleship North Carolina. The Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event will include battleship tours from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a brief appreciation program at...
16 sweet things to do in Wilmington this weekend, including the Wilmington Theater Awards
With the 10th annual Wilmington Theater Awards getting ready to happen on March 23 — the first time the awards show celebrating Wilmington's theatrical community has been held since the pandemic — it's a good time to remind people that, back in March of 2020, the 9th annual Wilmington Theater Awards almost didn't happen.
State of Homeless Forum: Hope and concern for the unhoused in Cape Fear
At least 100 people showed up to the event — so many that organizers had to pull out extra chairs and some still stood at the back of the room. The State of Homelessness forum was led by two churches focused on the most vulnerable: Vigilant Hope and Hope Recovery. Both organizations preach outdoors, and they are working together to share a Christian message of fighting poverty in the community.
Appeal denied for man sentenced in 2020 Wilmington attempted breaking and entering incident
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Garry Junior Jones, 45, had his appeal denied in relation to a 2020 incident that involved the attempted breaking and entering of a Wilmington home. “The State’s evidence at trial showed, ‘a little bit after midnight’ on 15 November 2020, Defendant entered the yard of a private home in Wilmington and ‘was trying to get into’ the homeowner’s storage shed. Specifically, Defendant ‘grabb[ed] the door’ and ‘rattle[d] the knob’ in a way the homeowner said the homeowner would do ‘to make sure it’s locked,’” stated the court in its decision.
Raw Video: Two vehicles with flashing blue lights involved in crash at Shipyard Blvd
COMMUNITY CLASSROOM: Teacher wants lounger and wiggler feet for flexible learning for students. A teacher at Ogden Elementary School is hoping to make learning fun and flexible for her students. Updated: 6 hours ago. |. The Bolivia Fire Department responded to a house fire on Benton Road at around 10...
New Hanover Co. offering surplus property for sale to nonprofits then general public
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Nonprofit organizations will have an opportunity to inspect and purchase surplus property from New Hanover County beginning Monday, March 20, before it is sold to the general public. A list of available property can be found here. “Viewing of available items is by appointment only, as...
Sundown Performance Series at the CAM announced
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - Cameron Art Museum has announced it will host the Sundown Performance Series, a new free performance series “designed to connect art and social justice.”. The performances, which are free and open to the public, will take place in the PNC USCT Park directly in front...
Wilmington group's anti-violence plan is adopted by Buncombe County. Is New Hanover next?
Sokoto House has a saying: "Demonstrate to educate. Educate to liberate." Now, some of the ideas coming out of the Wilmington community organization are beginning to gain traction both statewide and nationally. Recently, an anti-violence study co-authored by Sokoto House director Abdul Hafeedh bin Abdullah was adopted as the official policy of Buncombe...
Inaugural Howe Scholarship now open for eligible applicants
WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY)– Improving diversity in STEM programs, that’s the goal of an inaugural scholarship announced today in Wilmington. The Howe Scholarship Endowment was named in honor of the Howes. They were a multi-generation family of African-American builders and carpenters who contributed to construction in Wilmington from the...
Nickel Creek in Wilmington, NC Jul 22nd, 2023 – presale password
New Nickel Creek presale password has finally been published!. Members with this presale code will have the chance to buy tickets earlier than the public!. You may never have another chance to watch Nickel Creek’s event in Wilmington, NC so make sure you use this pre-sale password . Here...
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