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Beauty queen overcomes tragedy, takes home crown

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videoIn November, a Columbus County beauty queen's life changed forever when she nearly died in a car accident. This month, Melissa Walsh got back on the stage for the first time since her accident. While the competition was stiff, her courage made her a fierce competitor. Full story...
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Atmosphere Academy: What causes thunder?

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videoIt is summertime, which means plenty of sunshine, heat and occasionally thunderstorms. In today's edition of Atmosphere Academy, Meteorologist Jerry Jackson helps a student learn about nature's own brand of fireworks. Full story...

Cape Fear Sevens Rugby Tournament wrapped up Sunday

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videoThe 35th Annual Cape Fear Sevens Rugby Tournament wrapped up Sunday at Ogden Park in New Hanover County. Fifty squads participated over the weekend, including a handful of international squads - some came from as far away as Africa. Full story...
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Burgaw wins Dixie Baseball Majors State Tournament

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videoBurgaw played host to the Dixie Baseball Majors State Tournament. Sunday night's championship game featured Burgaw versus Kenansville and as WWAY's John Rendleman reports, a fair amount of controversy. Full story...
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Wilmington Art Gallery holds Windows of Wilmington scavenger hunt

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The Wilmington Art Gallery wants to send people on a scavenger hunt. A new exhibit called The Windows of Wilmington is a collection of 34 pieces of art portraying various windows within a ten block radius of the gallery Full story...
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Downtown lit up by Fourth's fireworks

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videoThe sky over the Battleship North Carolina was lit up Saturday night. The Thirteenth Annual Battleship Blast brought hundreds of spectators to downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Explosion kills two

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Two workers have died after a fireworks truck exploded on Ocracoke Island. Three other workers were injured when the truck exploded as the workers prepared for the annual Independence Day fireworks display on the island's docks. Full story...
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Spectators gather at Southport parade

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Hundreds gathered in Southport Saturday for the state's official Independence Day celebration. It was where art, celebration and of course patriotism collided. It's been that way for three decades. Full story...
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Currie holds first ever parade on Fourth

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videoFourth of July celebrations have been a little leaner in many cities across the country, but while some are cutting back, one Pender County town held it's first ever Fourth of July parade. Full story...
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Wilmington hosts tea party of their own

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Protesters against high taxes and deficit spending by the government used Tax Day to get their message out in events across the country. One protest was right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Cape Fear Sevens Rugby Tournament underway at Ogden Park

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videoThe Cape Fear Sevens Rugby Tournament has become a traditional event held the first weekend of July. Teams from all over the country, and one from as far away as Africa, are in Wilmington to compete in what may be the event's finest field yet. Full story...
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Free fishing on the Fourth

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Some people spent this Fourth of July fishing, and for good reason. North Carolina law states that every Fourth of July, anyone can fish for free in all public fishing waters across the state. Full story...
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New citizens welcomed in Southport

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videoThe 37th Annual North Carolina Fourth of July Festival is well underway in Southport, and there was plenty of activity there Friday afternoon. The highlight of the day... 143 people became U.S. citizens, including one man who calls Brunswick County home. Full story...
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Friends reflect on life of Wilmington's Ed Kramer

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videoWith Independence Day almost here, we learn more about a Wilmington man who died serving his country. National Guardsman, Ed Kramer died earlier this week in Iraq. Full story...
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Staying safe in the water this Fourth of July

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videoThe ocean is a tempting place, but can be a scary and powerful place too. Wrightsville Beach is different from other area beaches because it has piers and deep troughs that can be dangerous. Full story...
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