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Archive - Feb 6, 2009

Man suspected of killing mom, stepdad could face death penalty

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Gerard Altman appeared in a New Hanover County court Friday, and was denied bond. He's charged in the deaths of a couple, found in their Ogden home earlier this week. Full story...
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Apartment complex evacuated because of fire

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Witnesses say the fire appeared to have started in an upstairs unit at Campus Edge Apartments, possibly in one of the kitchens. Full story...
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Stricter testing for children's products on the horizon

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videoLast year, the federal government approved a new law that would require stricter testing for kid's products, but some business owners are worried a new child product safety law could put them out of business. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride makes it to Port City and honors Black History Month

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videoLocal historians say much of the credit for building the majestic places that make up historic downtown Wilmington goes to many enslaved and free African-Americans. Full story...
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Investigators spend Friday trying to find cause of boat fire

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videoInvestigators are still trying to determine what caused a fire Thursday morning at the South Harbor Village Marina on Oak Island. The fire tore through three boats, sinking one; other boats were damaged as well. Full story...
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MySpace hopes Facebook will follow suit as they clean their network

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Earlier this week, WWAY told you MySpace found 90,000 convicted sex offenders on it's social networking site. Those criminals got the boot, but many more may have slipped through the cracks. Full story...
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Murrayville Elementary School students became authors Friday

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Some newly published authors spent the day enjoying the work of their peers, and lending some words of support. Full story...
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Red Dress Luncheon raises money for heart disease

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It was a sea of red today at the Landfall Country Club. The ladies were dressed up for the annual Red Dress Luncheon to raise money for heart disease. Full story...
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Ocean Isle Beach book to hit shelves soon

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It features more than 200 color photos from Old Brunswick Town to Calabash, and plenty of stories from times gone by. Full story...
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Hundreds of dogs rescued from alleged puppy mill

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Animal rescue workers in eastern North Carolina have rescued about 300 dogs living in what investigators said was a puppy mill. Full story...
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Governor's office offers reward in woman's death

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The Governor's Office is offering a reward for information in the death of a North Carolina woman found dead in her driveway. Full story...
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NC investigator's accused killer faces new charges

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A North Carolina man charged with killing a state insurance investigator now faces more than two dozen embezzlement charges for keeping customer insurance premiums. Full story...
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Security boosted when students with guns arrested

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Two students have been arrested after unloaded shotguns were found in their car, leading officials to bring extra security to their North Carolina high school. Full story...
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NC bank using bailout funds for mortgages

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A North Carolina bank says it will use all the money it received from the federal government to fund mortgages to promote economic activity. Full story...
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Whats Happening: February 6-8

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videoIf you live in New Hanover or Brunswick County, it is a sweet weekend to head outdoors. Plus, there is a reason to pamper your pooch on Sunday. Full story...
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