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As public comments near end, debate over cement plant continues

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video The proposed cement plant in Castle Hayne has been the topic of debate for years. This morning, opponents showed how it would affect the Northeast Cape Fear River. Meanwhile, the plant's GM says there's little to worry about. Full story...
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Civitas Poll: Voters overwhelmingly support drug testing public assistance recipients

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There is broad support among North Carolina voters for drug testing those who receive public assistance, according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. Full story...
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FEMA opens temporary help center for Irene victims

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Two months after Hurricane Irene swept along the Cape Fear Coast, FEMA is back in Pender County this weekend to help storm victims. Full story...
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Three locals among NC child porn sweep

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Three men from our area are among 24 people arrested in a statewide child porn crackdown called Operation Spyglass. Full story...
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Topsail High principal suspended

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Topsail High School's principal has been suspended, but no one is saying why. Pender County Schools spokeswoman Joyce Keith says Marcus Skipper was suspended Monday with pay. Keith said in an e-mail to WWAY, "There are no further comments." Full story...
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Pat Byrd is out as West Bladen football coach

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The season is over for the West Bladen football team. The Knights won't be in the state playoffs due to a 1-9 record in the regular season. Head coach Pat Byrd has stepped down with the school looking to go a different direction. Full story...
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NRCC backing opponents Pantano, Rouzer

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With the North Carolina primary still more than six months away, it appears the Republican Party is hedging its bets in the race to challenge Rep. Mike McIntyre. Full story...
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Governor calls Wilmington news conference, expected to announce 'Iron Man 3'

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Wilmington will host an iron man triathlon this weekend, but it could also soon be home to the latest edition of the "Iron Man" movie franchise. Gov. Bev Perdue has scheduled a 2:30 p.m. news conference for "an economic development announcement." The event is slated for 1223 N. 23rd Street, which happens to be the address of Screen Gems Studios. Full story...
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Judge denies Edwards's bid to dismiss campaign case

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A federal judge denied on Thursday a bid by former presidential candidate John Edwards to have the criminal case against him thrown out, paving the way for a trial to begin in January. Full story...
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Man hit, killed while loading moving van

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A man loading a moving truck in Brunswick County was hit and killed today by a car. Highway Patrol says the 63-year-old, who's name has not been released, was loading the truck on Green Hill Road near Duffer Blvd. Full story...
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