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UNCW clinic offers affordable mental health services to the community

A program at UNCW is helping meet a critical need for mental health services in the Wilmington community.

1 arrested, 2 others sought in Columbus County home invasion

66-year-old reported missing after being last seen at N.C. stadium

N.C. high school teacher catches flak for response to sign encouraging prayer

Jamie Lee Curtis highlights Wilmington non-profit in Instagram post

N.C. homeowner shoots unruly man through door after he refuses to leave

After several months, NC mom’s disappearance now a death investigation

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  Police: Man wanted in hit-and-run that killed NC mother turns self in

Huge shark tagged off Canada pops up 1,000 miles south along Outer Banks in 18 days

Dozens of children under age 5 exposed to vaping products, NC Poison Control says

Apex teen claims she meant no harm by putting dish soap in ex’s drink

Missing N.C. teen found 'safe and sound’

Raleigh Uber driver shot in head while dropping off passenger, police say

3 charged during demonstrations over Confederate statue in Pittsboro

Demonstrations took place again in Pittsboro Saturday over a Confederate memorial with three people now facing various charges, officials say.

Franklin Graham comes to Wilmington

Evangelist Franklin Graham, son of the late Billy Graham, is coming to Wilmington Saturday, October 5. Graham will speak at Legion Stadium at 4 p.m.

N.C. middle school band teacher facing child rape charges dating back 30+ years

William Thomas Pendergrass III, of Raleigh, was taken into custody around 8 a.m. Friday on charges of indecent liberties with a child and statutory rape/sex offense of child 15 or younger.

NC State police ask for help locating ‘Fall’

With Thursday breaking an all-time heat record in the Triangle for October – N.C. State police had enough.

Teen charged after threatening to ‘shoot up’ Wilmington movie theater in social media post, deputies say

  Strange lights off the Outer Banks spark UFO debate: Was it aliens or the military?

Police: Mother sold child to couple in exchange for car

  Probation to be lifted for NC high school cheerleaders who held Trump banner during football game

WARRANT: 7-year-old boy found dead in N.C. home was covered ‘head to toe in bruises’

Silver Alert issued for missing endangered N.C. woman

National Weather Service official drowns while swimming at Outer Banks

A director with the National Weather Service drowned Monday while swimming in the ocean off the Outer Banks, officials confirmed.

Stepfather, mom charged in 7-year-old’s death in Fayetteville

Homicide detectives are investigating Wednesday morning after a 7-year-old child was found dead inside a Fayetteville home.

NC college professor posts photo appearing to mock student supporting Trump

The teacher said she had been cleared of any violations by the school, and that she couldn’t comment at this time.

NC man followed woman into bathroom at bar and sexually assaulted her, police say

A 33-year-old Apex man faces felony charges for following a woman into a bathroom at a bar and sexually assaulting her, Fuquay-Varina police said.

Zombies wanted: North Carolina town is staging ‘apocalypse’ survival test

A “Zombie Survival” event in North Carolina is in need of volunteers willing to “chase humans” who sign up to fight for their life.

Missing New Hanover County teen found safe, returned home

Investigators are reaching out to the public for help finding a missing 16-year-old girl.

Drivers must replace license plate every 7 years under new NC law

North Carolina drivers will have to get new plates every seven years under new DMV laws signed by the governor Friday.

After N.C. vaping-related death, doctor warns of using any e-cigarette device

Vaping and e-cigarette devices were quick to become the better, “healthier” alternative to smoking. But with each passing week, more severe illnesses and even deaths have been attributed to vaping-related lung disease.

N.C. man dies from infection typically caused by undercooked seafood

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has confirmed a man from Cary died from Vibrio vulnificus, an infection typically caused by eating undercooked seafood such as oysters, clams, shrimp and scallops.

  Missing 79-year-old Charlotte woman found safe, reunited with family

A 79-year-old woman who went missing in the Charlotte area has been found safe.

N.C. officer fired after rape victim says he sent her inappropriate messages

A Fayetteville police officer was fired after a rape victim said he sent her inappropriate messages.

First vaping-related death reported in North Carolina

A North Carolina hospital is reporting the state’s first death linked to vaping.

Man reported missing in Bladen County found safe; Silver Alert canceled

A Silver Alert has been canceled for a missing and endangered man in Bladen County after he was found safe dozens of miles away in neighboring Sampson County.

  NCHP: Woman drove 10 miles in the wrong direction on I-85 before fatal crash

The wreck happened on I-85 southbound at Exit 102, Lake Road, near Greensboro. Troopers say a fatality has been reported.

N.C. mom charged after viral video shows baby left in unattended vehicle at junkyard

Deputies say Jennifer Shipman, 35, is charged with one count of misdemeanor child abuse.

Blue Cross North Carolina CEO charged with drunken driving

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina issued a statement Thursday saying that its president and CEO, Patrick Conway, was in a car accident in June.

One injured in small plane crash in Bladen County

At least one person was injured when a small plane crashed while landing at an airport in Elizabethtown Tuesday afternoon.

Gaston County man facing child sex crime charges following DSS report

Gaston County police say they arrested 36-year-old Travis Duane Proctor following an investigation by the Department of Social Services in Cleveland County.

28 wild horses drowned off Outer Banks in ‘mini tsunami’ created by Hurricane Dorian

The same terrifying wall of water that blasted Ocracoke Island during Hurricane Dorian on Sept. 6 is being blamed for washing 28 wild horses to their deaths in North Carolina’s Pamlico Sound.

‘Snake skeletons’ washing up on Outer Banks may be alive with eggs, park service says

Strange “snake skeletons” recently found coiled up on Outer Banks beaches have been identified not as animal remains, but as egg casings, according to the National Park Service.

Man with crossbow accidentally shoots, kills 58-year-old in North Carolina, police say

A North Carolina man died after a crossbow accident on Sunday, police say.

Soldier from Fayetteville dies during training in S.C.

A soldier from Fayetteville died at Fort Jackson in South Carolina over the weekend, according to the base’s Twitter account.

Missing 19-year-old found safe, Sunset Beach police say

The Sunset Beach Police Department said a missing 19-year-old has been found safe.

  Supporters gather after high school football game canceled amid cheerleading probation debate

There was no high school football game Friday night at North Stanly High School, but there was a large group of people across the street.

A beloved grizzly bear at the NC Zoo dies

Yepani arrived in Asheboro from Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo in 1994, the first grizzly to take up permanent residence.

N.C. dad finds 3 teens passed out in running car – his message after the discovery

The father said when he first saw the teens he thought they were just fooling around, but for some reason, he felt like he needed to go back and check.

  Community members respond after North Stanly HS cheerleaders put on probation for posing with Trump sign

They are still allowed to cheer, but have been put on notice to discontinue this type of behavior by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association.

N.C. sheriff indicted, accused of helping in murder plot of former deputy

Granville County Sheriff Brindell Wilkins is accused of obstructing “public and legal justice by withholding knowledge of a credible threat made by an individual known to the Sheriff to imminently kill" the deputy.

NC man arrested near Carowinds for drugs had 43 warrants from 2007, cops say

A set of South Carolina drug agents who arrested a Charlotte man for crack cocaine possession found out the suspect had 43 pending arrests warrants dating back 12 years, according to police.

High school cheerleaders ‘on probation’ after posing with Trump banner, NC district says

Cheerleaders at a N.C. high school were put on probation after a picture of them with a pro-Trump banner during a football game circulated on social media.

Two dead in Caldwell County domestic incident

Two people found dead at a Caldwell County home Sunday have been identified as 54-year-old James Lee Webb and 48-year-old Maxine Farmer Webb.

Trooper seriously injured in crash, driver charged with DWI

The crash happened around 10:12 p.m. on NC 115 near Damascus Church Road and the Broadway Volunteer Fire Department.

‘Eno’ the emu dies while being restrained during capture, N.C. officials say

Animal services employees were attempting to capture the large bird and relocate it to an animal sanctuary.

Search is on to find large, ‘elusive’ snakes living underground in North Carolina

It’s tough to miss a snake that grows to 7 and a half feet long, but state biologists in North Carolina are asking for the public’s help to find them.

USGS: Earthquake reported 4 miles outside Cherokee in NC mountains

The 2.5 magnitude earthquake is the third reported quake in the North Carolina/Tennessee mountains in the last three and a half weeks, according to USGS mapping information.

Virginia college student dies after being struck by lightning in Outer Banks

A Virginia college student has died after being struck by lightning in the Atlantic Ocean in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Silver Alert issued for missing NC teen

A Silver Alert has been issued for a 15-year-old boy from the east, who has dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

  NC House Republicans override Gov. Cooper’s budget veto while he’s at 9/11 memorial event

N.C. House Republicans called a surprise vote and overrode Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget veto on Wednesday morning, according to a tweet by State Sen. Jeff Jackson (D-Mecklenburg).

Trump jubilant in tweet blitz over NC victories, calls it ‘big night’ for Republicans

President Donald Trump launched a tweet blitz overnight Wednesday to celebrate party victories in two North Carolina races for U.S. Congress, calling it a “big night for the Republican party.”

N.C. gun store break-in tied to ‘organized distribution network,’ investigators say

Data from the ATF shows North Carolina ranks among the top ten states for the number of guns stolen from private owners and stores.

Over 43,000 without power as Dorian lashes Cape Fear

Tens of thousands of people are without power Thursday night as Hurricane Dorian continues to lash the Cape Fear region.

Tornado warning for Brunswick, New Hanover counties

A tornado warning has been issued for Brunswick, Pender, Bladen and Columbus counties through 8:15 a.m.

  VIDEO: Behind the scenes at the National Weather Service forecast operations in N.C.

While covering the approach of Hurricane Dorian at the North Carolina coast, WBTV meteorologist Al Conklin was granted a behind-the-scenes look at the National Weather Service operations.

Government closings due to Hurricane Dorian

Government closures due to Hurricane Dorian

How do Outer Banks wild horses survive hurricanes like Dorian? They use their butts

The mass evacuation of North Carolina’s Outer Banks for Hurricane Dorian will not include the herds of wild horses roaming freely on the fragile barrier islands.

North Carolina judges toss districts drawn for GOP advantage

A North Carolina trial court has rejected state legislative district maps, saying lawmakers took extreme advantage from drawing districts to help elect a maximum number of Republican lawmakers

Hurricane Dorian could trap people in the Outer Banks. NC governor orders evacuation

The mandatory state evacuation for all barrier islands on the North Carolina coast from the Virginia line to the South Carolina line is effective at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4.

Some stock up in central NC as Hurricane Dorian track includes much of state

People are starting to stock up ahead of Hurricane Dorian as each new advisory continues to show the major storm possibly on track for North Carolina.

  Carolina crews brace for Dorian impacts

Hurricane Dorian is eyeing the U.S. after hovering over the Bahamas for a day and a half, causing deadly destruction. Response crews are prepared and plans are in place to handle what Dorian could bring to the Carolinas.

Over 800 Airbnb homes available for displaced residents, relief workers during Dorian

Over 800 Airbnb hosts are offering their homes for free to displaced residents and relief workers deployed to help with Hurricane Dorian.

400+ arrested in North Carolina ALE operation

ALE and local North Carolina agencies participated in a statewide crackdown, leading to 444 people arrested on alcohol, drug and gambling charges.

  N.C. rescue opens temporary shelter for hurricane animals

Piedmont Animal Rescue in Mooresville is looking for volunteers as it opens a temporary emergency shelter for hurricane animals.

N.C. mom seeks justice after day care worker charged with abusing her son

A former day care worker is charged with breaking an infant’s leg who was in her care, warrants show. Now, the child's mother wants answers.

NC day care worker charged with breaking infant’s leg

The worker is accused of twisting a 6-month-old child’s left leg – causing an oblique fracture of the left femur, warrants show.

Casting company seeks extras, triplets, ventriloquist for movie filming in Wilmington

Tona B. Dahlquist Casting has announced that it is looking for extras of all ages for the upcoming movie Mob Rules.

Tourists alerted to mysterious rolling balls of poop in Great Smoky Mountains

In what may be the oddest public notice ever issued by the National Park Service, tourists are being alerted that brown balls seen rolling across trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are animated animal poop.

Wilmington police seek missing 16-year-old girl

The Wilmington Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing teenage girl.

  VIDEO: Octopus spotted slinking across sandbar on N.C. beach

Kris Chapin was with her family when they spotted the creature slinking across the sandbar in the sound in South Topsail Beach.