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State ends Bad Check Program

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It's a sign of the times, and businesses in Bladen, Columbus and Brunswick Counties are paying the price for it. District Attorney Jon David announced today the state eliminated the Bad Check Program for the three counties David represents to save money. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: 'Teen Spirit' to hold open casting call Saturday

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The ABC Family original movie "Teen Spirit" is looking for young adults who can pass for all types of teenagers popular kids, jocks, nerds, EMO, goth, hipsters, etc. to fill the student body of an "All-American stereotypical high school." Producers are also looking for background actors of all ages to play parents, senior citizens, restaurant patrons, etc. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Three recent deaths attributed to heroin overdoses

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The Wilmington Police Department is investigating three fatal heroin overdoses since Friday, February 25, 2011. The substance is individually package in bindles labeled "Black Magic." We strongly advise anyone who comes in contact with this substance to contact your local law enforcement agency. Full story...
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WILMINGTON JOURNAL: Brunswick Co. NAACP supporting Commissioner Charles Warren

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In July of last year, Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren was appointed by his fellow commissioners to serve as a board member of the Department of Social Services. Not only did he assume his duties as a DSS board member, but he eventually became chairman of the board as well. According to Commissioner Warren, the first African-American Brunswick County commissioner to be elected in 28 years when he took the seat in 2008, a storm began brewing in September when a decision was made to terminate the director of DSS. Full story...
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The Rant: February 28, 2011

What happened over the weekend is just the latest in a long and strange saga involving R.C. Soles and a group of young men. WWAY's Kevin Wuzzardo has tonight's edition of The Rant.

ONLY ON 3: Behind the scenes of 'Another Cinderella Story'

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videoGet your glass slippers polished and your pumpkin warmed up, Wilmington is now home to a fairy tale. The Warner Bros. production "Another Cinderella Story: Once Upon a Song" has been filming in the area for weeks. Today WWAY got a sneak peak behind the scenes. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Flip's sign can stay (for now) after city realizes mistake

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videoThe owner of Flip's Bar-B-Que House on Oleander Drive received a notice from the city to take down his sign by tomorrow, but after we started making calls, the city says it made a mistake, and the sign can stay up a little longer. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Tabor City Police - The craziness stops when R.C. is in the ground

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videoThe saga involving former state Sen. R.C. Soles and a group of young men he defended in court has lasted for years. One Tabor City Police officer says it will not end when one of those young men, B.J. Wright, is finally arrested. He says it will take something more. Full story...
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A sweepstakes parlor moves out; a hookah bar moves in

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video Many sweepstakes parlors left town after North Carolina banned them but those weren't the only businesses forced to close their doors. A ban on hookah bars left many business owners with nowhere to turn one couple is ignoring the ban and hoping for better luck in a new location. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Goolsby says US 17 signs would replace old ones; DOT says probably not

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Sen. Thom Goolsby says his plan to rename US 17 will not spend unnecessary money. Today Goolsby clarified his bill, which calls for $100,000 in DOT money to pay for new signs. The senator says the legislation will only replace signs that are in need of repair. Those signs would then have the name "US Marine Corps Highway." Full story...
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