Archive - Jul 2007
Edwards criticizes U.S. arms sales to Arab nations
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 5:45pm.

John Edwards says the Bush administration's plan to sell $20 billion worth of weapons to friendly Arab states amounts to a foreign policy of convenience.

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Black fined $1 million, 10 months in prison on corruption charges
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 5:42pm.

Former state House Speaker Jim Black has five months to pay a $1 million fine on state political corruption charges.

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Water restrictions remain in place
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 5:21pm.

Despite recent thundershowers, New Hanover County's Stage 1 Water Conservation Alert remains in effect. Customers should remember always to conserve water as a matter of practice. This notice affects all New Hanover County Water and Sewer District Water Customers in the area bordered by the following.

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Attempted murder suspect under house arrest in Landfall
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 5:15pm.

videoAn attempted murder suspect turned himself in to authorities after five weeks in hiding. But he's no longer in the custody of sheriff's deputies. Mark Ackerman is actually under electronic house arrest at his parents' home in the gated community of Landfall. Ackerman is charged with attempted first-degree murder.

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Dog fighting is local problem
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 4:55pm.

videoVirginia isn't the only area where dog fighting occurs. Local animal control officers say it is a problem in our area. Animal Control Services Manager Jean McNeil said, "We have fighting that does go on inside our county."

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WPD making presence known in Creekwood
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 4:50pm.

videoWilmington Police are making their presence known in a local neighborhood prone to violence. Police say they haven't always had the best reputation in Wilmington's Creekwood neighborhood. They're trying to change that. Police officers are patrolling Creekwood on foot.

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City Council candidates teaming up
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 4:43pm.

Harper Peterson is collaborating with a former mayoral candidate Jeff Kohl and Kevin Delahunty, running for political office for the first time. The three are hoping to create a majority on the City Council.

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WPD looking for shooting suspect
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 07/31/2007 - 4:24pm.

Wilmington Police are looking for a shooting suspect. The shooting happened around 11:30 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of 30th Street. Tyrone Tyson of Wilmington was shot in the thigh by a man who claimed Tyson took his money.

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