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February unemployment numbers better across Cape Fear
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 9:26am.

After a surge in unemployment across the region in January, new numbers released today show better a jobs picture for the Cape Fear in February. According to the Department of Commerce's Labor & Economic Analysis Division the unemployment rate in the Wilmington area was 10.7 percent in February. That's down from 11.3 percent in January and 11.2 percent in February 2011.

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Rabid raccoon found in New Hanover County after fight with dogs
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 04/05/2012 - 9:15am.

A raccoon in New Hanover County has tested positive for rabies. The Animal Services Unit got word from the state lab today of the positive test of the animal found on Sycamore Avenue in Castle Hayne.

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Gingrich hopes NC is springboard to open convention
Submitted by Kevin Wuzzardo on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 10:57pm.

video Newt Gingrich clearly has no plans to get out of the presidential race. When a reporter pointed this out after a rally at UNC Wilmington Wednesday, Gingrich said, "I want to commend you. You're the first reporter to state the obvious."

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Laney wins championship in extra innings
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 10:37pm.

video After topping Ashley 8-6 Tuesday night, Laney advanced to the championship game of the Spring Break Baseball Tournament. The Bucs took on Leesville Road in the finale.

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Corps of Engineers does emergency dredging on Bald Head Island channel
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 9:44pm.

The Army Corps of Engineers had to do emergency dredging of the channel off the coast of Bald Head Island. Last week, river pilots discovered what they call a speed bump in the area of Reach Two. The speed bump caused the channel to not have the depth safe for commercial shipping traffic.

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Randy to the Rescue: Windowscreen
Submitted by wway news on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 7:05pm.

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ONLY ON 3: Fire destroys vacation home on Bald Head Island
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 04/04/2012 - 5:02pm.

video Bald Head Island officials say fire destroyed a vacation home on the island early this morning. No one was in the five bedroom, five bath house, valued at more than $1.5 million, at the time.

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