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Girl wakes up with masked man hovering over her

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A 15-year-old girl reported that she woke up to see a man with a mask standing over her. She said she fought with the man, pulling his mask off, and he ran out. Full story...
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WPD: Suspect holds gun to man's head at Rum Runners

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A victim in the incident approached the officers and said the man had pulled the gun inside the club, “racked” it and put it to the victim’s head, allegedly because the victim had disrespected the suspect’s girlfriend. Full story...
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WPD: More fights break out at the Rhino Club

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A WFD Fire Marshal closed the Rhino Club for a City Code violation. The crowd spilled out into the street and a couple of fights broke out. Full story...
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Orton Gardens open for spring

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The historic plantation gardens will be featuring late winter and early spring blooms. Camellias are in abundance now and you can look forward to the Azaleas later this year. Full story...
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School employees simulate poverty

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The poverty experience brought social workers, counselors, nurses and administrators together for a day of realistic role play. Full story...
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Doctor's former patient fights for life

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video It's been nearly five years since a Wilmington surgeon had his license revoked by the N.C. Medical Board. Some of Dr. Steven Olchowski's patients are still suffering. WWAY's Nadine Maeser met Brenda Naylor, a woman whose gastric by-pass procedure went horribly wrong. Brenda Naylor knew the complications of gastric by-pass, but she never expected to lose her house, her job and her ability to walk. Full story...
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Note sent from "Old Books on Front Street" after weekend move

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Throughout the day we averaged 100 people boxing, packing, moving, unloading, dismantling bookshelves and scavenging the city for boxes. Full story...
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Repeat drug dealer gets 12+ years in prison

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Powell was arrested during a traffic stop by the Wilmington Police Department and was found in possession of a quantity of heroin packaged for distribution. He has four prior felony convictions for narcotics offenses. Full story...
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"Builder" Magazine says Wilmington housing market "Best Bet" to recover this year

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Builder Magazine recently presented their annual list of the top 20 real estate markets expected to see recovery and prospectively, a healthy year. Full story...
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Atmosphere Academy: A winter to remember

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videoFor snow lovers, it has been a winter to remember. Snowstorms are actually more common in our area than you think. Meteorologist Jerry Jackson has more in the atmosphere academy. Full story...

Pay-to-park season starts at Wrightsville Beach; bring more quarters

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videoStarting today until the end of October beach visitors must pay to park. This year the parking rate is up from $1.50 to $2 per hour. Full story...
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Governor looks at privatizing liquor sales

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North Carolina is the only state where local ABC boards sell spirits. Full story...
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Ghost hunter to search Battleship NC

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Tales of ghosts aboard the Battleship North Carolina are nothing new. Next month a world-renowned expert will check them out for himself. Full story...
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Sewage spill in Wilmington

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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Operations crews responded to and resolved a spill of approximately 3,500 gallons at a manhole located on the Ogden Interceptor sewer main between the end of Jamey Court and the intersection of Grathwol Noland Drives in Wilmington. Full story...
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UNCW student wins surfing competition

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The Association of Surfing Professionals Longboard Qualifying Series 2-Star Ocean Beach PLA Pro saw Tony Silvagni (Kure Beach, NC), 23, clinch the event win by navigating through wild 10 to 12 foot surf at San Diego’s Ocean Beach Pier. Full story...
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