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Archive - Jun 2009

Five arrests made in local waters

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Numbers are in from this past weekend's Operation Dry Water, a crackdown on boating and drinking. Full story...
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Joyces still contend ILM barking up the wrong tree

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It has been going on for nearly a week now, and it looks like it's going to end in a lawsuit. The man who has been camped out in his giant oak tree to save it from being cut down is back on his branch, and on Monday, protesters joined the rally. Full story...
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Brunswick's Mobile Evacuation Bus ready just in case

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The Mobile Evacuation Bus is Brunswick County's new tool to assist in emergencies. It has room to transport 20 patients on a stretcher and 10 wheelchair patients. It can be easily reconfigured to transport up to 30 wheelchairs or used as a rehabilitation unit at major fire and rescue scenes. Full story...
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Illness spreads through Camp Dixie

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A camp for children and teens in Bladen County is closed for the week after dozens of campers and staffers got sick. Full story...
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WWAY again teaming up to help send supplies to soldiers overseas

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You might be feeling patriotic this week. As we approach the Fourth of July holiday, put that patriotism to work! WWAY is partnering with The Big Talker FM for the 6th Packages from Home drive, dedicated to the 120th Combined Arms Battalion and 30th Heavy Brigade Combat Team, currently serving in Iraq. Full story...
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Class is in session at the Atmosphere Academy

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videoWe're beginning a new segment at WWAY called Atmosphere Academy. Every Monday, meteorologist Jerry Jackson will be joined by an area student with a question about meteorology. Full story...

Pender inmates may soon have ample space to pray

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About a year ago, we visited the Pender Correctional Facility's worship space and were told, by prisoners and the chaplain, the space is just not big enough to accommodate all who want to pray. On Monday, Chaplain James Spirtosanto told us about three-quarters of the funds they need have been collected. Full story...
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Good summer reads

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videoThe lazy days of summer are often spent lounging on the beach with a book. From local authors to timeless classics, there are plenty of good reads to keep you entertained without leaving your beach chair. Full story...
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