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Red Cross opens shelter for Holly Shelter wildfire evacuees

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The American Red Cross has opened emergency shelters for residents of Pender and Onslow County who have been asked to evacuate their homes as a result of a wildfire in the Holly Shelter area. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Onslow County declares State of Emergency because of fire

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A wildfire burning mainly in Pender County has led Onslow County to declare a State of Emergency. County Commission Vice Chair Paul Buchanan signed the order this afternoon. Full story...
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Smoke from NC wildfire cancels Marine exercise

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Smoke from wildfires in North Carolina has caused New River Air Station to cancel a training exercise. Full story...
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Study: Even routine weather can be costly

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The day-to-day weather may be the source of lots of small talk, but that comes at a big price. Full story...
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Camp Lejeune security level lowered

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Camp Lejeune officials say base security has returned almost to normal after nearly two months of being at an enhanced status because of the death of Osama bin Laden. Full story...
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Big city got you down? Stress study may show why

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It may be no surprise that living in a big city can be bad for your mental health. Now a brain-scanning study may help scientists understand why. Full story...
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UNC may hoop it up on aircraft carrier

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The ship that buried Osama bin Laden at sea may host the first ever college basketball game on an aircraft carrier. The Navy and the NCAA are in talks to hold the "Carrier Classic" on Veterans Day. Full story...
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Federal agency begins survey about Lejeune water

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A federal agency is beginning a survey of diseases that may be related to contaminated water at Camp Lejeune, where officials believe as many as 1 million people might have been exposed to toxins. Full story...
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Pender wildfire grows to 10,000 acres; State of Emergency likely

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A wildfire burning in Pender County since the weekend has now grown to about 10,000 acres and is about five miles wide, according to an e-mail from County Manager Rick Benton forwarded to WWAY. Benton also says the so-called Juniper Road Fire is moving toward NC 53 and NC 50 in the Maple Hill area, but no homes are in danger at this time. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Smoke from Pender Co. wildfire drifting all the way to Roanoke Rapids

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Roanoke Rapids Fire Chief Gary Corbet said brush fires to the south and east of Halifax County, which originated Friday, have pushed smoke so high it has managed to drift all the way to Roanoke Rapids and other parts of the Roanoke Valley. Full story...
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