WPD confirms male victim in deadly shooting at Meares and South 12th Street

Wilmington Police Department is conducting an investigation into a shooting that happened Friday afternoon

Virus keeps Black Friday crowds thin, shoppers shift online

In normal times, Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year, drawing millions of shoppers eager to get started on their holiday spending.
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Holiday nostalgia could boost mental health amid COVID-19

Celebrating the holidays this year could be a much-needed mental health boost, even if they don't look much like the celebrations of the past.

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You can still help those hit hardest by this year’s hurricanes during the holidays

Police arrest one man accused of kidnapping two people at Myrtle Beach hotel

Two of WPD’s canines ready for retirement

Wilmington cancels holiday events including annual parade and tree lighting

WECT anchors share recipes of their favorite Thanksgiving appetizers

WECT anchors share recipes of their favorite Thanksgiving appetizers
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Female soccer player poised to play for Vandy’s football team

“Let’s make history,” senior Sarah Fuller wrote Friday on Twitter with a photo of herself wearing a football jersey with a soccer ball between her feet while holding a football in her hands.

  Emergency crews have responded to a house fire off Town Creek Road NE in Leland

  Northside Church provides 500 free Thanksgiving meals

  WPD responds after shots fired along Orange St.; no injuries reported

  Visits with Santa continue in Wilmington with added safety precautions

  Grief counselor shares tools for navigating holidays

Man charged in connection to home invasion in Tabor City

Local organizations to offer free meals, food for Thanksgiving

Regional task force continues work on justice initiatives

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  US colleges mull new virus protocols for students’ return

The coronavirus presented huge challenges for the fall semester for U.S. colleges that opened the academic year with in-person learning, including some that took a battering from outbreaks.

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Seahawks’ comeback earns Siddle his first win as UNCW hoops head coach

  Hoggard Volleyball hosts senior night before first home match

High school senior athletes are normally honored at their final home game of the year.

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  Attorney raises the bar with millions of views on TikTok

  New Hanover elections board pushes hearing in Chief Justice election

  WRAAP, Food Bank distribute meals ahead of Thanksgiving

Other organizations are distributing food throughout the holiday weekend.
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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes flight in virus times

Instead of the usual path through Manhattan, this year’s parade was kept to the area in front of Macy’s flagship store and aimed at a television audience instead of live crowds.

Employee fatally shot at Duplin County chicken plant

Historic Wilmington Foundation executive director steps down

  “It’s a lost art, nobody wants to do it”: Independent living facility resident makes baskets from pine needles

  A flipped flotilla keeps the annual tradition alive