Local News on Cable, or LNC5, is a joint venture between WVEC-TV (the local ABC affiliate), COX Communications Hampton Roads & The Virginian-Pilot. LNC5 is owned by the Belo Corporation. Launched on February 24, 1997 as LNC4 on COX Cable ch. 4. It later moved to ch. 5 after the launch of independent station WSKY-TV). LNC5 is available only on COX Communications in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia & northeast North Carolina (Knotts Island, NC only).
LNC5 airs WVEC's live newscasts & rebroadcasts them throughout the day. On weeknights, LNC airs and produces a 10 PM half-hour newscast titled "Pilot 13 News" & a weekend morning edition. LNC occasionally airs live broadcasts of major events in the Hampton Roads area, i.e. arrivals of military members.
On weekends & some holidays (i.e. Christmas), if ABC sports coverage (which airs on WVEC) interferes with WVEC's newscast (usually @ 6 PM), LNC occasionally airs a live newscast.