Sgt. 1st Class Elis A. Barreto Ortiz, 34, was killed in action Sept. 5 “when a vehicle-borne improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle in Kabul, Afghanistan,” officials said in a news release. “The incident is under investigation.”
Ryan Nyquist of Wilmington is going to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan. USA Cycling recently named the three-time world champion as the head coach of the first BMX Freestyle teams that will compete for gold medals.
President Trump carved out a few minutes to talk exclusively with WBTV’s Christine Sperow to discuss Hurricane Dorian, NC-9′s special election, the 2020 presidential election and the Republican National Convention in Charlotte.
Tuesday’s District 9 special election is prompting both the President and Vice President to make a trip to North Carolina. Vice President Mike Pence stopped by Wingate University to show his support for Republican Dan Bishop.
The board acknowledged that many counties with elections on Tuesday, Sept. 10, have announced that their early voting sites will be closed for parts of this week because of anticipated effects from Hurricane Dorian.
Residents of The Farm neighborhood in Brunswick County had startling start to their day as possible tornadoes from the outer bands of Hurricane Dorian tore through many of their homes early this morning.
A driver got stuck in high waters on Highway 117 in Castle Hayne Thursday just before 1p.m. The National Weather Service reported a flash flood in that area around 12:45 p.m. with severe flooding in front of the IGA.
Vice President Mike Pence is scheduled to visit Union County on Sept. 9 to stump for Republican Dan Bishop, who is locked in a hotly contested race to represent North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District.
Senator Thom Tillis tweeted on Monday afternoon that he had spoken with President Trump on the phone earlier that afternoon and that he had promised to provide support for North Carolina with Hurricane Dorian closing in.
Here’s a quick “how-to” stay updated with the latest by using our free WBTV Weather App providing you the information you need to keep your family safe as Hurricane Dorian approaches the U.S. coastline.
President Donald Trump has criticized North Carolina’s governor for vetoing a bill that would have required the state’s sheriffs to recognize requests by federal immigration agents to hold jail inmates believed to be in the country illegally.