Hiring red flags, officer safety cited as concerns in Southport police audit

A lengthy audit of the police department in Southport shows several areas of concern for newly-installed Chief of Police Todd Coring to tackle.

Facebook bug gave third parties access to photos for 6.8 million accounts

A glitch caused third parties to be able to access more photos that they should’ve between Sept. 13 to Sept. 25, but the company has fixed the issue.
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Girl, 7, died in Customs and Border Protection custody last week, report says

The girl died of dehydration and shock hours after being taken into CBP custody while crossing into the U.S. illegally with her father in New Mexico.

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Southport-Fort Fisher ferry operating on one-boat schedule

Report alleges school administrators used ‘intimidation’ to cover up ‘unethical’ behavior

First Alert Forecast: week-ending storm to push Wilmington past 100 inches of yearly rain

Pender County emergency officials issue warning about flooding in low-lying areas

Get those gifts under the tree in time

Holiday delivery deadlines you need to know
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  Michael Cohen claims Trump knew hush money payments wrong

Michael Cohen — who for more than a decade was a key power player in the Trump Organization and a fixture in Trump's political life — said he "gave loyalty to someone who, truthfully, does not deserve loyalty." Cohen spoke in an interview with ABC that aired Friday on "Good Morning America."

Police: North Myrtle Beach mother charged with four felonies in deaths of two newborn babies; remains found

Jury deliberates for less than 30 minutes, returns guilty verdict for man accused of killing Wilmington woman

Governor Cooper tours Pender County to survey Florence recovery efforts

Boiling Spring Lakes residents ready for well-traveled road to be repaired

Manhunt follows chase into Horry County; two suspects in custody

Judge bars tree-removal company accused of price gouging from collecting fees

Tech Connect: new devices help you fight back against porch pirates

WECT’s Frances Weller given StarNews Lifetime Achievement Award

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  How Sandy Hook changed responses to mass shootings

The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School six years ago changed the way law enforcement and citizens respond to mass shootings.

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UNCW preps for Furman while taking final exams

  Hoggard’s Blair Barefoot named WECT Athlete of the Week

Hoggard’s Blair Barefoot is this week’s WECT Athlete of the Week.

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New Hanover County crews to conduct live fire training Monday

N.Y.-based business announces distribution center at Cape Fear Industrial Complex

Reverend requests independent investigation into how NHC school system handled sexual misconduct allegations

Ian Ziering added to cast of ‘Swamp Thing’

First Alert Forecast: major storm to push Wilmington past 100-inch rainfall mark

Hope you can take advantage of the nice weather today! Light winds, dry skies, and 50s and 60s for daytime highs will be ideal for errands and projects. A big rainstorm remains likely to lumber through the Cape Fear Region between Friday and Sunday.
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  Trump faces questions over hush money payments as inauguration spending comes under investigation

Reports Thursday said that President Trump was at a 2015 meeting where hush money payments were arranged on his behalf, and that there is now a federal investigation into how his inauguration funds were spent.

  NC election fraud: Concerning number of absentee ballots not returned in Columbus Co.

Amid fraud probe, an election redo might require new primary

Wilmington nears landmark 100 inches of rain for 2018

Cape Fear River Watch, SELC explain Chemours consent order in public session: ‘This is a first step’