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NC offshore energy panel: Drilling prospects iffy
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 4:29pm.

A science panel advising Gov. Bev Perdue on offshore energy development says oil and gas drilling is unlikely in waters within North Carolina's authority, but the coast has some of the best East Coast locations for wind power.

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Virgo to reopen with new plan, vision
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 4:07pm.

video D.C. Virgo Middle School will once again open its doors, but not in a way administrators planned. Recently, the state denied the school's application for charter status, so the school will be a public school, with a twist.

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Caterpillar met recently with local elected officials, school leaders as site pick nears
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 3:19pm.

video School officials in New Hanover County say Caterpillar talked to them and Brunswick County educators recently to discuss their schools. Why here? In an e-mail to Peoria County, IL, Caterpillar reportedly said it wants to move the factory closer to its facility in Cary and wants better port access.

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Santorum jumps into second place in delegate race
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 2:25pm.

Winning yesterday's Republican presidential caucuses in Colorado and Minnesota has propelled Rick Santorum into second place in the race for delegates.

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Trot Nixon heads Hall of Fame class
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 10:40am.

video WWAY's "Fifth Quarter" co-host Trot Nixon headlines this year's class of inductees into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, May 6 at UNCW's Burney Center.

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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Feb. 7
Submitted by John Rendleman on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 11:42pm.

video On Tuesday night we featured senior night at Ashley High School. We also featured a high school basketball matchup in the Waccamaw Conference between East Bladen and North Brunswick. Click full story to see all of Tuesday's scores. On top of that we talked with the general manager of the Atlanta Braves about the prospect of Wilmington becoming the next home of the Braves single A minor league baseball affiliate.

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The Rant: Take me out to the ballgame?
Submitted by wway news on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 11:27pm.

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FIRST ON 3: Council approves ballpark negotiations
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 02/07/2012 - 11:12pm.

video Wilmington City Council has unanimously approved a plan to negotiate with Mandalay Baseball Properties and the Atlanta Braves about bringing a minor league baseball team to the Port City.

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