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Debate over which taxes to raise and by how much

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State Democratic leaders have decided a $4 billion budget shortfall has to bridged with some kind tax increases. But they are divided about what kind of taxes to raise, and by how much. Full story...
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Perdue visits New Hanover County, answers still sought

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videoGovernor Bev Perdue's visit to New Hanover County Monday was brief. It left some of the educators she was targeting for support with more questions than answers, as the state continues to figure out how to deal with a nearly $ 5 billion budget shortfall.

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A look at HIV cases in the US

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A new website offers the first of its kind county – a level look at HIV cases in the US. According to www.MapHIV.org, the infection is concentrated in about 20 percent of American counties, with the highest numbers of cases in population centers like New York and California. Full story...
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Princess Street closed for month

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Commuters who use Princess Street will need to find a detour for the next month. On Monday, the city began construction on the 1200 block of Princess Street. The project is expected to last until July 24. Full story...
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FDA to take control over tobacco industry

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Major changes were made Monday for the tobacco industry. President Obama signed new legislation giving the Food and Drug Administration sweeping powers over the industry. The bill gives the F.D.A. the authority to regulate the marketing, advertising and manufacturing of tobacco products. Full story...
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Woman rescued after near drowning at Holden Beach

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A 49-year-old woman was in critical condition Sunday night after nearly drowning at Holden Beach. Holden Beach Police said at about 1:00 Sunday afternoon the woman was swimming at the east end of the beach, when she suffered some sort of heart problem. Full story...
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Out-of-towners enjoy the beach for first day of summer

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videoBring on the lazy days of summer. The season has officially begun. With temperatures soaring into the 90’s all weekend, it was easy to tell. WWAY's Margo Gray talked with folks who found the best place to cool off. Full story...
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Southport gears up for 4th of July

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Fourth of July is still nearly two weeks away, but already, Southport is gearing up for the big event. Artists from the region and beyond will display their work at Franklin Square Gallery for the new summer regional show. Full story...
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NHC Commissioners to decide on property taxes

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New Hanover County Commissioners are closing in on a tough decision. Monday morning they will vote for, or against, raising property taxes as part of the county's budget. Full story...
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Sunday Concert on the Coast in Holden Beach

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videoIt is officially summer. That means it is peak season for the Sunday night Concert on the Coast series in Holden Beach. WWAY's John Rendleman weathered the heat, to see who was shagging underneath the Holden Beach Bridge. Full story...
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Cooperative Bank reopening as First Bank

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videoFor the second time this year, a Wilmington-based bank has failed. The state Bank Commissioner Friday closed Cooperative Bank. Full story...
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Governor visits New Hanover Co. Monday

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For the second time this month Governor Bev Perdue visits New Hanover County today. The governor will hold an education rally at the Minnie Evans Arts Center on Halyburton Memorial Parkway. Full story...
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Sixth Annual Blueberry Festival

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videoIt's bigger, better and bluer than ever before. Thousands showed up for the 6th Annual North Carolina Blueberry Festival, which was in full swing Saturday. Full story...
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Bike rally held in memory of Brad Martin

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videoDozens of bikers gathered outside of Britt’s Motorsports to tour Wilmington on Saturday. It looked like your typical motorcycle rally, but this one had special meaning. It was held in honor of a father and son killed while riding. Full story...
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Cape Fear Rollergirls skate away with win

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videoSaturday marked the return of the Cape Fear Roller Girls to the Schwartz Center in downtown Wilmington, and the hometeam celebrated with a big win. Full story...
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