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THE RANT: Bravo to New Hanover Co. Commission for stepping up and taking a stand; Berger needs to take it like a man
Submitted by Scott Pickey on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 10:43am.

video While various boards, councils and commissions around the Cape Fear are languishing in dysfunction, under investigation or have lost public trust, the members of the New Hanover County Commission did something rare these day: They took a stand and did what was right for the greater good.

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Reward offered for CB store robber
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 10:40am.

The Carolina Beach Police Department is offering a reward for information leading the arrest of a man who robbed a store earlier this month.

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North Carolina wins Race to the Top—Early Learning Challenge Grant
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 10:33am.

While the exact amount of the grant will be announced later, the state's application was for approximately $70 million. North Carolina's grant will allow the state to strengthen efforts to ensure that all children are able to start kindergarten with a strong foundation for future learning.

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Give & receive TODAY at Krispy Kreme to help Salvation Army
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 8:29am.

We'll be at Krispy Kreme at 2822 South College Road in Wilmington Friday from 5:30 a.m. till 6:30 p.m. Stop by and donate at least five non-perishable food items or five dollars, and you'll get a coupon good for a dozen glazed donuts.

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Christmas Bird Count starts this weekend
Submitted by Tim Buckley on Fri, 12/16/2011 - 6:00am.

video It's going to be a big month for bird watchers across the Carolinas. Christmastime means it's time for counting birds with the Audubon Society.

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FIRST ON 3: Berger 'wasn't expecting to be ambushed' as commission pulls him from community boards
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 11:59pm.

video New Hanover County Commissioners have removed Commissioner Brian Berger from most of the community boards he sits on. The Commission made the decision at its Agenda Briefing this afternoon. It's still pending an official vote at Monday's County Commission meeting.

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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Dec. 15
Submitted by John Rendleman on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 11:55pm.

video On Thursday night we went one on on with UNCW men's basketball coach Buzz Peterson to get his thoughts on the CAA opener this weekend. UNCW will face the VCU Rams on Saturday in Richmond, Virginia. On Thursday night we also featured high school hoops from Pender County where the winless Pender boys hosted undefeated New Hanover. Click full story to see the complete high school basketball scoreboard from Thursday night's play. Click play video to see it all in case you weren't with us Thursday night at 11 for sports. This includes the interview with Buzz Peterson.

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Navassa Mayor calls newspaper article "a lie"
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Thu, 12/15/2011 - 11:38pm.

The city of Navassa has faced criticism in recent months for its handling of the city's finances, but now a new issue has come to light. Our partners at the Local News Review published an article Thursday saying Navassa Mayor Eulis Willis signed a contract with Shalimar Construction, in which the city would pay for 14 private sewer taps on private property.

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