Download the power of the WECT News application right to your iPhone!

WECT delivers local news and weather coverage of the Wilmington area. Features include:
- Breaking news alerts
- Live, local news headlines and stories
- Live radar
- Storm tracking
- Sports
- Video
- And so much more!

Also serving Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender counties.

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What’s New

Version 6.2.12

We update the WECT app regularly so we can make it better for you.
Turn on automatic updates to make sure you get all the latest features and improvements.
Thanks for trusting WECT as your key source for news, weather, sports, and more.

New in this version:
-- Bug fixes.
-- Improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

WiseCrackingBroad ,

Dependable & comprehensive

Look forward to my Star News everyday
— for 23 years! Great coverage of local events & news. Dedicated staff & excellent customer service. Lucky to have this fine team in our community. I love newspapers! Also subscribe to The New York Times & rely on Wall Street Journal, too.

betn2nature ,

Please take notice of Wallace

I’m from Wallace ... but have you ever noticed that Duplin county is rarely included in any news, weather, maps, etc? WECT focuses on New Hanover, Pender, Columbus, Brunswick & Bladen counties. Wallace is a 35 mile drive into Wilmington. It would be nice to know we folks here in Duplin were recognized as valuable viewers as channel 6 news and weather are watched most prolifically in the Wallace area, and not to mention most of us in south Duplin shop in New Hanover county - ALWAYS have. I’ve always felt I was a part of the greater Wilmington area but feel we are not considered a part of you guys. How about taking notice of us? As a matter of fact, New Bern, Little Washington and Greenville leave us out too, but these areas are not as close as Wilmington ... New Bern does end its weather map at Kenansville but still get little reference to us - WECT does not show us on your map. Ha! Not funny!

JfromNC ,

The "new" app needs work

I find the new layout to be a jumble of huge and small pictures, different layouts popping up during the same viewing session, articles out of order i.e. latest news toward the bottom as you scroll. Like reading a newspaper that's come apart in the wind!


71.7 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Spanish

Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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