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Recent Articles by Carole
Kita, Wood found not guilty of all charges in Pender ‘mob’ incident
Former New Hanover County Deputy Jordan Kita and Austin Wood appeared in Pender County Court Thursday, February 18 facing charges filed against them in connection with a ‘mob’ incident that happened on May 8, 2020.
Published February 18, 2021 at 7:56 PM
National Weather Service releases more details about deadly tornado
Three people died and 10 people were injured as the tornado ripped through 22 miles of Brunswick and Columbus counties on February 15, 2021 in less than 30 minutes
Carole Wirszyla and
Published February 17, 2021 at 7:34 PM
UPDATE: Counties gear up to distribute vaccine
Bladen County Hospital is the first in WECT’s five-county viewing area to receive a shipment of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday evening
Published December 15, 2020 at 8:50 PM
Cheri Beasley requests hand-to-eye recount of random sample, Brunswick precinct first local county to schedule recount
Cheri Beasley requested a hand-to-eye recount of a random sample of precincts Wednesday night.
Published December 4, 2020 at 6:06 PM
WPD identify victim in deadly shooting at Meares and South 12th Street
Wilmington Police Department is conducting an investigation into a shooting that happened Friday afternoon
Published November 28, 2020 at 11:54 AM
COVID-19 vaccine developed by Moderna receives validation following Phase 3 study
In this first analysis, of the 95 cases of COVID-19 observed, only five were detected in the vaccine test group versus 90 in the placebo group. This resulted in a vaccine efficacy rate of 94.5%.
Published November 16, 2020 at 5:04 PM
Check the location of your polling place for election day
Unlike with early voting where people can choose where to vote, Election Day ballots must be cast at the polling place assigned to each registered voter.
Published November 3, 2020 at 8:58 AM
Enrollment is complete for Moderna’s Phase 3 COVID-19 vaccine trial
Moderna, Inc. announced Thursday it had completed enrollment of 30,000 participants in the Phase 3 coronavirus vaccine trial
Published October 23, 2020 at 6:38 PM
Pender County Schools votes against Plan A for K-5 students
Pender County Schools Board of Education votes against transitioning K-5 students to Plan A at a meeting Tuesday evening.
Bryant Reed and
Published October 13, 2020 at 7:40 PM
As the pandemic forces some spots to close downtown, other businesses see opportunity
New businesses are opening as more restaurants and bars are succumbing to the economic challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic
Ashlea Kosikowski and
Published October 9, 2020 at 4:59 PM
Ocean Isle Beach bears the brunt of Hurricane Isaias
Isaias briefly intensified to a Category 1 hurricane Monday, August 3 before making an official landfall at Ocean Isle Beach in Brunswick County at 11:10 p.m.
Published August 4, 2020 at 4:59 PM
Counties issue guidance in preparation for Hurricane Isaias
Hurricane Isaias is currently on track to impact southeastern North Carolina with significant rain, high winds, storm surge and flooding.
Published July 31, 2020 at 7:35 PM
New Hanover County Board of Education approves proposal to change to Plan C
At an interim meeting held Tuesday evening, Board of Education members considered a switch to reopening New Hanover County Schools under Plan C—virtual learning—for the first grading period.
Published July 28, 2020 at 9:43 PM
Local volunteers needed for first phase III coronavirus vaccine trial in the US
A Wilmington medical practice has been selected by Trial Management Associates, LLC (TMA) to conduct the first COVID-19 vaccine Phase III trial in the United States.
Published June 26, 2020 at 5:11 PM
Five people arrested after protesters take to the streets downtown
Shortly after 11 p.m. Tuesday, protesters took to the streets in downtown Wilmington and tensions rose when they sat in the middle of North 3rd Street
Published June 17, 2020 at 7:00 AM
Large crowds gather as curfew approaches
Throughout the evening, there were alternating moments of silence, chanting and reading of names of those who had died at the hands of law enforcement.
Published June 4, 2020 at 12:09 AM
Prosecutors drop drunken driving charge against Springsteen
Crimes of the Cape Fear: FBI Colcor sting uncovered hotbed of corruption in Southeastern North Carolina
Gov. Cooper to give COVID-19 update today
CFPUA detects heightened bacteria level in Burnt Mill Creek after wastewater spill
Rehab work planned for 40-year-old Pender County bridge