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  1. Firefighters and family dodge death after explosive tractor-trailer crash, then woman pulls a gunRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday | WECT-TV Wilmington

    On Monday night, firefighters rushed to rescue a family stranded on a highway before a tractor-trailer smashed into their vehicles causing an explosion. In a bizarre incident later that night, the passenger of a car who drove through the barricade during clean-up waved a gun and ran into a firefighter.


  2. Autopsy: Woman found dead in ditch died of cocaine, fentanyl, alcohol toxicityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 27 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    A woman found dead in a ditch near Delco in September died from acute cocaine, fentanyl, and alcohol toxicity, an autopsy report released on Tuesday reveals. The body of 32-year-old Wanda Tiffany Reilly was found in a grassy ditch next to a church on Livingston Chapel Road on September 4 .


  3. After hurricane, couple moves everything out of home to be guttedRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 25, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Hurricane Florence destroyed roofs and homes across Delco in Columbus County. One couple's home will have to be gutted after wind ripped off parts of the roof and water poured in.


  4. A car is pulled from a flooded roadway in Columbus County on Thursday.Read the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    An elderly couple drove their vehicle around a barricade on NC 87 in Columbus County on Thursday and had to be rescued from the sinking car. The man driving the car tried to "gun it," according to Acme-Delco-Riegelwood Fire Chief Steve Camlin and when he did, the vehicle went straight into a flooded area.


  5. Fire chief says Acme-Delco-Riegelwood District was neglected during and after FlorenceRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Many people are on edge or at wit's end after going through the full force of Hurricane Florence. Nothing compares to the frustration that Chief Steve Camlin feels in the storm's aftermath.


  6. Riegelwood medical clinic runs on generator power and open during regular hoursRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Thanks to some friendly neighbors - hint, the Acme-Delco Riegelwood Fire Department and its generator - the clinic was able to power up and keep running. And this isn't the first time the medical facility has accepted the fire department's hospitality.


  7. LIST: Food, water, supply distribution sites now openRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 19, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Three Points of Distribution Sites, better known as PODS, opened Tuesday in New Hanover County. The sites offer Meals Ready to Eat , water and tarps to residents of New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington.


  8. LIST: Food, water distribution sites open Tuesday in New Hanover Co., RiegelwoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 18, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Three Points of Distribution Sites, better known as PODS, will open Tuesday, September 18 at 10am in New Hanover County. The sites will offer Meals Ready to Eat , water and tarps to residents of New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington.


  9. Columbus Co. officials release name of person found dead in ditch near DelcoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 6, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Officials with the Columbus County Sheriff's Office have identified a dead body found in a ditch near Delco on Tuesday as 32-year-old Wanda Tiffany Reilly. According to Columbus County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Michele Tatum, Reilly's body was found in a grassy ditch on Livingston Chapel Road around 4:20 p.m. After word of the investigation was released, the sheriff's office was contacted concerning a missing person from the Leland area who was last seen in the Livingston Chapel Road area.


  10. Overturned tractor trailer causing traffic backup on US 74/76 in DelcoRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 5, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    A wreck that involves an overturned tractor trailer is causing traffic delays Wednesday morning on US 74/76 in Columbus County.


  11. NCDOT to transition section of US 74/76 in Columbus County to superstreetRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 29, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    A section of U.S. 74/76 in eastern Columbus County will be redesigned into a "superstreet" which will include new medians and a traffic signal. According to a news release from the NCDOT, a 2.7 mile stretch of U.S. 74/76 between Water Tank Road in the Delco community to a point just east of the Brunswick County line will be reconstructed into a superstreet design.


  12. Columbus Co. Board of Education votes to close middle schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 6, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    During Monday night's meeting, the Columbus County Board of Education approved closing a middle school to help with its budget crisis. Chadbourn Middle will be closed for the 2018-19 school year and those students are expected to attend classes at Evergreen Elementary.


  13. Brunswick Co. board approves budget, adopts letter opposing methyl bromideRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Brunswick County leaders unanimously approved sending a letter to the state Department of Environmental Quality opposing an air quality permit for a logging company operating in Columbus County. At Monday night's meeting, Brunswick County commissioners adopted the letter, which is addressed to William D. Willets with the permit section of the NC Division of Air Quality.


  14. Commissioners urge citizens to not give up as they voice concerns about harmful chemicalRead the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    That was the message Columbus County commissioners gave residents from Delco and Riegelwood Monday night at the commissioners meeting. The residents voiced their concerns about a permit application that would allow a log treatment operation to release toxic gas that may be harmful to your health.


  15. Malec Brothers Transport responds to community concerns about methyl bromide dangersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    An Australian-based executive with Malec Brothers Transport LLC responded late Friday afternoon to concerns about the company's proposed use of the hazardous chemical methyl bromide in a pending permit application with the state. Hundreds of community members from Delco and the surrounding area have voiced heated opposition at two public comment hearings and an informational session put on by state environmental regulators.


  16. Environmental regulators visit logging site as comment period closes for methyl bromideRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Today at 5 p.m. is the deadline to submit public comments to the NC Department of Environmental Quality about Malec Brothers Transport LLC's permit application to use up to 140 tons of methyl bromide yearly to fumigate logs at their site in Delco. "There is no definite deadline to make a decision," said Megan Thorpe, communications director for DEQ, on Friday.


  17. More Read the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Outraged room of 350 begs state regulators to not allow toxic ch - WECT, weather & sports Wilmington, NC "This is my 10-year-old daughter. We live a half a mile away," said a father as he gestured toward his daughter.


  18. Methyl bromide hearing set for tonight; company leaders plan to attendRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    Community members, environmental regulators, advocates, and company leadership are expected to attend a public hearing Tuesday about a permit application that would allow a log treatment operation in Delco to release up to 140 tons of a potentially toxic gas into the atmosphere. The Department of Environmental Quality is hosting a Q&A information session at 6 p.m. followed by public comments at 7 p.m. at East Columbus High School located at 32 Gator Lane in Lake Waccamaw.


  19. Brunswick commissioner 'strongly encourages' Delco company to seek methyl bromide alternativeRead the original story w/Photo

    May 14, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The chairman of the Brunswick County Commissioners has expressed his opposition to a Delco-based shipping company's plan to treat logs with a potentially toxic gas. Frank Williams released a copy of a letter he sent to Malec Brothers Transport LLC on Monday addressing his concerns about the company seeking a permit from state regulators to use methyl bromide to fumigate logs for pests prior to shipping.


  20. Info session about permit application to use a potentially toxic gas moved to larger venueRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2018 | WECT-TV Wilmington

    The public is invited to a two-part event about a Delco-based company's permit application to use methyl bromide, a potentially toxic gas, to treat logs for pests before shipping. Starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, an information session at the East Columbus High School Auditorium will allow citizens to ask questions and immediately get answers from air quality leaders about the permitting process for Malec Brothers Transport LLC. East Columbus High School is located at 32 Gator Lane in Lake Waccamaw, NC, which is about a 20-minute drive from Delco.


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