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DA: No officers charged in Hewett jail death

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videoAfter a full review of security video and a SBI investigation, New Hanover County District Attorney Ben David has decided not to charge any officers in the jailhouse death of former Brunswick County Sheriff Ron Hewett. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3 UPDATE: Flood watch in effect through Sunday

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A Flood Watch has been issued for the majority of Southeastern NC...including Robeson, Columbus, Brunswick, New Hanover, Bladen, Pender, Duplin, and Onslow Counties...through Sunday evening. Full story...
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WWAY SURPRISE SQUAD perks up Pender shoppers

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videoOur Surprise Squad was out and about again today. This time, we're making the day of some unsuspecting people at the Hampstead Food Lion. Full story...
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Laney hits the field at the stroke of midnight

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videoToday is the first day high school football teams are permitted to hit the practice field for the upcoming season. Most squads waited for the sun to come up, but that was not the case at Laney. The Buccaneers waited for the clock to strike midnight. Our report from Buctown includes standout Tariq Lane. The senior has decided to attend Laney after contemplating a move to Charlotte. Full story...
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Explore with George: Queen Anne's Revenge Exhibit

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The Queen Anne's Revenge exhibit opens tomorrow at Fort Anderson. The exhibit will feature treasures from Blackbeard's historic ship that sunk near Beaufort Inlet in 1718. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Dosher trustees to delay layoff discussion

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A Dosher Memorial Hospital spokesman says the Board of Trustees has delayed discussions about possible layoffs. Full story...
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Third man heads to prison in 2012 murder

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videoA conviction in a 2012 murder means a Columbus County man will spend the rest of his life in prison. A jury today found Tarrence Shakil Hazel, 21, guilty of first-degree murder and robbery. Full story...
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NC House 1 vote away from passing $21B budget

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The North Carolina House is closing in on approving a $21 billion budget full of cuts, policy shifts and a raise for public school teachers averaging 7 percent. Full story...
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Douglass Academy meets enrollment numbers for upcoming school year

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videoState regulators say a Wilmington charter school should have enough students this fall. Douglass academy had until today to provide records showing they have at least 65 students. Full story...
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Lots to do and see at the 50+ Coastal Lifestyles Expo

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videoIt was a day of celebrating life after 50 at the Wilmington Convention Center. The 50 plus coastal lifestyles expo featured free seminars, health screenings, giveaways, and plenty of vendors including WWAY. Full story...
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Two cases of Eastern Equine Enchephalitis confirmed in New Hanover County

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The New Hanover County Health Department is warning people to protect themselves from mosquito bites after two cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been confirmed in the county. Full story...
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DA: Columbus County Sheriff's Deputies cleared for using deadly force

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video Two Columbus County Sheriff's Deputies cleared for their use of deadly force. Full story...
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Coal ash bill in limbo after NC Senate adjourns

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The North Carolina Senate has adjourned without finalizing a bill requiring Duke Energy to clean up its 33 leaky coal ash dumps in the state. The move comes nearly six months after a spill coated 70 miles of the Dan River with sludge. Full story...
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Police use ankle bracelet monitor to track down man wanted for armed robbery

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Police arrested one of two wanted men after they say the duo robbed another man at knife-point while he was trying to buy heroin. Full story...
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Crews work to stop sunken ships leaking oil off NC

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Experts say there are at least 13 ships sunk off the North Carolina coast that could leak oil. Full story...
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