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Archive - Dec 1, 2009

December first brings about new laws

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videoMore than 50 new state laws go into effect today. One aims to keep career criminals off the streets. Full story...
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Troops from Lejeune could be headed to Afghanistan

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videoTuesday night, President Obama will outline a new war strategy for Afghanistan. That plan includes sending tens of thousands of troops to war. Some of the first troops to deploy could be part of a Marine battalion from nearby Camp Lejeune. Full story...
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Local middle school students assist Special Olympics team

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videoSome Special Olympics team members in New Hanover County got to show off their basketball skills Tuesday thanks to some local middle schoolers. Full story...
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Follow-up: Police identify man killed in 10th Street shooting

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There is new information Tuesday night in a fatal shooting in downtown Wilmington. It happened around 6:30 Monday night. Detectives now say three men were shot in the incident. Full story...
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Clarification on new laws surrounding license plates and texting

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WWAY would like to clarify something we reported on Monday in regards to some of the new state laws. Starting Tuesday, license plate frames cannot cover the state name... Full story...
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Brunswick County looking for input on new superintendent

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videoA school superintendent is not elected by voters, but you can still have a say in who fills that role; at least that's the case in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Update: New Hanover/Harnett Central game officially moved to Saturday

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The New Hanover High School football game against Harnett Central will be played on Saturday instead of Friday for the State 4-A Eastern Championship. Full story...
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Perdue: NC Medicaid program spending over budget

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says North Carolina's Medicaid program is breaking the budget the Legislature gave state officials this summer. Full story...
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NC DOT begins bridge study after fatal plunge

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The North Carolina Transportation Department is studying 17,000 bridges in hopes of preventing more deaths like the one last weekend when a man fell through a gap between bridges on a Raleigh road. Full story...
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Obama picks Walker for US attorney in eastern NC

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President Obama has nominated a Raleigh attorney to be the U.S. attorney for eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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NC researchers launch deep-sea coral watch off US

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Deep-sea researchers are leaving North Carolina on a mission to find places where sea creatures congregate. Full story...
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NAACP to file complaint against NC school district

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The state chapter of the NAACP says it will file a complaint against an eastern North Carolina school system alleging that its practices have hampered black students. Full story...
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One killed, one wounded in Wilmington shooting

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videoWilmington Police need your help figuring out what led to a fatal shooting Monday night. Two men were shot inside a home on Tenth Street; one was pronounced dead hours after the incident. Full story...
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Exercise the key to looking and feeling young

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Want to keep yourself looking and feeling young? A new study suggests the best way may be through exercise. Researchers have found people who are physically active have cells that are biologically younger than those who are inactive. Full story...
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Results being protested in Columbus County

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Three candidates in Columbus County are protesting the results of last month's election. Candidates in the Fair Bluff and Sandyfield mayoral races, as well as... Full story...
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