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CFCC Marine Technology program's status

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videoAll this week, we've been exploring the Marine Technology program at Cape Fear Community College. State budget cuts could sink their unique offshore training program. Thursday, Hailey Winslow wraps up our series with the program's current status, and what's at stake. Full story...
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Annexation bill passes House, might meet resistance in Senate

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The way North Carolina cities and towns go about annexing land could be changing. A bill is making its way through the legislature, offering some big changes to the state's annexation laws. Full story...
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Columbus County woman inspires next generation

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videoAt age 93, Sarah Sledge will tell you she doesn't have a secret to longevity. But it's clear that the children who attend her Columbus County camp keep her young. Full story...
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One woman's trip to Holden Beach was anything but a vacation

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videoA beach vacation is supposed to be a quiet escape from reality. For Julia Mittelberg, her visit to Holden Beach was anything but. The Illinois woman did not expect this. Full story...
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Marino on Money: July 23

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videoIf you are in the market to adopt children, you know how financially straining it can be to sort through the legalities of providing a good home for a child that needs it. Thursday night, financial planner Ross Marino has more advice on how to make the whole process more cost effective. Full story...
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Local company makes big donation to Packages from Home

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Our Packages from Home initiative got a big boost Thursday. Employees at Victaulic in Leland collected boxes full of items to send to the military men and women overseas. Thursday they brought their donations to the WWAY lobby. Full story...
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Whats Happening: July 24-26

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videoFor once, you can tell your kids to go play in the mud - and a festival this weekend is expected to draw blues fans from across the region. Full story...
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Pender County residents say no to public boat ramp

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Pender County has $3.8 million in grant money from the state for a public boat ramp. Most everyone agrees the area needs one. It is just a matter of where. Residents at one spot are determined not to have a public boat ramp in their neighborhood. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Drowning in more water bill problems

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videoJulie Little called our newsroom recently, upset about her bill from the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority. The agency has fixed the computer glitch that caused billing problems all over New Hanover County, but a new problem has cropped up.

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Winnabow volunteer firefighters presented much needed equipment

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There was a much needed boost for the Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department Wednesday. Firefighters were presented with $9,000 in equipment from Firehouse Subs, which included a defibrillator and forcible entry tools, like axes. Full story...
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A malfunction has many worried about blood borne diseases

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videoImagine paying your doctor a visit, only to learn weeks after, you may have been exposed to a blood borne disease. That is what New Hanover Community Health Center is warning some of the patients about, after discovering a malfunction device used for diabetes testing. Full story...
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New law is leaving identity thieves out in the cold

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videoLast year, nationally, more than 10 million of us were victims of identity theft. Now, North Carolina lawmakers are taking extra steps to keep consumers safe. A new law will allow consumers to block their credit lines free online. Full story...
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Baseball state championships on the line in Southport

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videoJuly has certainly been a loaded month for baseball state championships. More titles were on the line Wednesday in Southport. WWAY's John Rendleman was there. Full story...
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The students on board the Dan Moore

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videoThis week, we are taking an in-depth look at Cape Fear Community College's Marine Technology program. WWAY's Hailey Winslow takes us on board and introduces us to the students; each who share a vision to turn their sea training into future careers. Full story...
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Fight homelessness, one quarter at a time

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videoNew meters are popping up across Downtown Wilmington, but they're not for parking. They're part of the city's ten year plan to try to end chronic homelessness. Full story...
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