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Police find stolen pistol from Pender Co. during Wilmington traffic stop

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Police arrested a man they say had a pistol stolen from Pender County in his back pocket when Wilmington officers stopped a car he was riding in near Hillcrest last night. Full story...
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Lee to take oath of office for NC Senate

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videoNew Hanover County's new state senator will be sworn in to office Tuesday. Michael Lee will take the oath of office to serve in the 9th District NC Senate seat during a ceremony at 1:30 p.m. at Wilmington City Council Chambers. Full story...
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UNCW alum Scott Dean joins WWAY as chief meteorologist

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videoScott Dean has joined WWAY NewsChannel 3 as the station's new chief meteorologist. Scott, a UNC Wilmington alum, returns to Wilmington after spending the last seven years at WTVD, the ABC station in Raleigh-Durham. Full story...
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SURPRISE SQUAD gives a jolt to the start of the school year!

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videoSomething was percolating inside cape fear community college's union station today. The WWAY Surprise Squad teamed up with Perry's Emporium to give folks quite a jolt. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman discusses finding grandmother dead in Pender Co.

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videoAnnie Anderson's granddaughter called police after she pulled up to her grandmother's home and saw broken glass outside the door. Amber Jennings said she was planning on taking her grandmother out to eat for her birthday, and when she didn't show up, she knew something was wrong. Full story...
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Ice Bucket Challenge finds our John Rendleman

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videoThe answer turned out to be a resounding yes. WWAY's John Rendleman responded to his challenge from the football team at Laney High. Click the play video icon to see a rather large chest of ice water get dumped all over our sports director. Full story...
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West Bladen out to improve on 5 win season

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videoFootball season is here. We want to remind you the 5th Quarter is the place to be every Friday night for gridiron coverage throughout the season. Football is not just a Friday thing at News Channel 3. We try to provide coverage on the other nights as well. On Tuesday night that included the West Bladen Knights. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council delay means city could soon be out of compliance

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videoCity Council met tonight and the future of Wilmington was front and center. On the agenda how to regulate the growth of Wilmington’s suburban areas and a decision was madebut everyone was not in agreement. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Teen prostitution victim says man who solicited her not in courtroom

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videoThe trial is underway for the former Northwest cop accused of paying a 17-year-old girl for a sex act. In opening statements, prosecutors said Michael Hayes and the girl were getting undressed when three men acting as the girl's pimps tried to rob him. Full story...
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UPDATE: City council votes to support bike, pedestrian projects

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Wilmington City Council voted to put pen to paper to support state funding for bike path improvements. The state now requires a letter of support from local governments if they want funds for these type of projects. Full story...
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DFI to begin soliciting developers for Water St. parking deck

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videoThe Wilmington City Council voted 5 to 1 on a resolution to move forward with the Water Street parking deck proposals. Full story...
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WDI wants to study municipal service district

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videoThe Wilmington City Council spoke with Wilmington Downtown Inc. about establishing a municipal service district. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington Hash House Harriers 2nd Annual Red Dress Run

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videoDozens gathered at the Pour House on Market Street as the Downtown Wilmington Hash House Harriers hosted their second annual Red Dress Run. Full story...
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Hearing set for Camp Lejeune Marine accused of faking own kidnapping

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Military officials have scheduled an Article 32 hearing this week for a Marine accused of faking his own kidnapping in Iraq as well as failing to return to his base after visiting relatives in Utah. Full story...
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NC lawmakers reach compromise on coal ash measure

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State House and Senate leaders say lawmakers have reached a compromise on legislation that would make Duke Energy curb pollution from its 33 coal ash dumps across North Carolina. Full story...
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