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FIRST ON 3: Judge sets aside former cop's prostitution with teen conviction

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videoA Brunswick County jury has convicted a former Northwest Police officer for two crimes, but the conviction on one count may not stand in the long run. 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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Dodgeball more than a hit for Wilmington adults

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videoDodgeball for some reason or another over the course of time vanished as a recreation choice for school children. It's now back on the forefront again, with adults. In fact Monday marked the opening night of the new dodgeball league at the Wilmington Athletic Club. It's more social than combative, but the competitive juices definitely come out when the whistle is blown. Full story...
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Brunswick County dealing with 'mass exodus' of teachers

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Brunswick County Schools experienced a huge loss in teachers this past school year. More than 180 teachers left the district, and with the first day of school fast approaching, Brunswick County still has more than ten spots to fill. Full story...
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WPD says it took appropriate disciplinary action after May use of force

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video The Wilmington Police Department says it took appropriate disciplinary action after two officers used force during an arrest in May. Today, police released video showing what happened. Full story...
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Development chief: Project Diamond still in the works

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A project that could bring business and jobs to the Brunswick-Columbus county line may not be dead after all. Full story...
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Lee takes Senate oath from judge appointed to NC Supreme Court

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New Hanover County's new state senator took his oath of office from the newly-appointed NC Supreme Court justice today in Wilmington. Full story...
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NC justices uphold order that led to rate rise

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The state Supreme Court has upheld a decision by North Carolina electric power regulators that allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise rates on residential customers of the former Progress Energy by 7.5 percent over two years. Full story...
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Video released of UNCW seahawk statue theft

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videoUNCW Police have released security camera footage of the July theft of a seahawk statue on campus. They also announced that Crime Stoppers of the Cape Fear is offering a reward for information about the theft or for the return of the statue. Full story...
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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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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 was how to regulate the growth of Wilmington's suburban areas. A decision was made, but everyone was not in agreement. Full story...
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