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Labor Day weekend means heavy traffic, crowded beaches

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videoThe Labor Day weekend is underway. That means heavy traffic around here as people head to the beaches for the long weekend. According to AAA the roads should be a little less crowded this year, because more people are expected to fly. About one-third of all travelers in North Carolina are expected to make a trip to the beaches this weekend. Full story...
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American workers recognized on Labor Day

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videoOne-hundred-twenty-five years after the first Labor Day parade the American worker is being recognized for their dedication and long hours. The holiday weekend is the unofficial end of the summer vacation season but also the country's only official celebration of the American worker. Full story...
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Ocean Isle Beach considers limiting tent, cabana use

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videoWelcome to the beach, now take your cabana home with you. Ocean Isle Beach town leaders are considering a controversial idea. They want to limit the use of tents and cabanas in the beach community. Full story...
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Rep. Wright fails to file campaign finance report

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videoAnother day, another meeting about what to do with Wilmington lawmaker Rep. Thomas Wright. The State Board of Elections sent Wright a letter of non-compliance after he failed to file his semi-annual campaign finance report. The Board of Elections met this morning in Chapel Hill and discussed their course of action in Thomas Wright's latest breach of election law. Full story...
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Local inventor wins UNCW Albert Schweitzer Award

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videoThe winner of this year's prestigious UNCW Albert Schweitzer Award is a brilliant, unassuming local man. He's received worldwide recognition, but if you walked past him on the streets of Wilmington, would you recognize him? Full story...
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UNCW installs new security sirens, text-message system

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UNCW has one more way to keep the lines of communication open in case of an emergency. Full story...
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Number of young uninsured on the rise

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videoWe all tend to think we're fairly bulletproof when we're young -- who needs insurance at age 25, right? The number of uninsured young people is on the rise according to a new study. Full story...
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Aging population puts pressure on local health care system

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videoAn alliance between Davis Health Care Center and Coastal Area Health Education Center will bring more attention to the elderly as well as train doctors in the field of geriatrics. The number of elderly people nationwide is on the rise. Full story...
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WWAY’s Steve Rondinaro Goes National

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You can see another side of WWAY-TV3 anchor Steve Rondinaro as he hosts a national telecast on ESPN2 Wednesday night September 5 at 10 p.m. Eastern. Rondinaro will be anchoring the 2007 Drum Corps International World Championship Summer Music Games. Full story...
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AP falsely reports Rep. Wright campaign suspension

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A mistake by the Associated Press caused quite a commotion in Raleigh Wednesday night when it reported state Rep. Thomas Wright's campaign had been suspended. That has not happened yet. Full story...
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Husband of college student concerned about campus security

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videoBill Chamnin got a call from his wife, a student at the college, Monday afternoon...her battery was dead in a student parking lot. Chamnin came to help her. So did a school security guard, who wasn't much help. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Security device sparks fire in home

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videoA Wilmington man called our newsroom recently to tell us about a fire at his home. Gary Pace says the fire started when his ADT home security system malfunctioned. Now, he wants ADT to pay for the damages. But does he have a case? Full story...
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Two years ago Hurricane Katrina hit Gulf Coast

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videoTwo years ago Hurricane Katrina descended on the Gulf Coast. It was just the beginning of an epic ordeal that took 1,600 lives, shattered countless others. It also tore apart the geography of the entire region. Wednesday morning across New Orleans bells rang at 9:38 a.m. marking the moment two years ago the levees began to burst. Full story...
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Some Katrina evacuees stay in Wilmington

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videoIt is two years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the scars remain. Some Big Easy residents still haven't gone home. One victim of the storm relocated here and hasn't gone back. Katrina evacuee Daniel Aiena thought he would only be at Wrightsville Beach for a short time. Instead, the stay may be permanent. Full story...
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Greek wildfires concern locals

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videoThose wild fires ravaging southern Greece have drawn worldwide attention and concern. Members of Wilmington's Greek community have ties to areas not far from where fires are burning. As everyone anticipates the path the fires will take, people here with family in Greece can only wait. Full story...
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