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Archive - Aug 14, 2009

BB&T Football Jamboree Recap

Wilmington teams got knocked around a bit on Friday night. Click on the title of this story for more info. Full story...

R.C. Soles interview with WWAY

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videoWe have been trying for a month and a half to interview State Sen. R.C. Soles about some concerning allegations regarding his personal and financial relationships with young men in Tabor City. Friday, he sat down for an interview with us during an appearance in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Local women's prison closes its doors

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videoA local women's prison facility will soon be a distant memory. It was expected to be cut as part of the new state budget. Come September, it's doors will close. Full story...
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Steve Rondinaro answers the urgent call for blood

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videoYou may have heard the urgent call for blood from the Red Cross this week. So did WWAY’s Steve Rondinaro and look where it landed him. Full story...
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Dog adoption back on in Brunswick County

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Dog adoptions are back on at the Brunswick County Animal Shelter. Adoptions were put on hold last month after two dogs tested positive for distemper, A highly-contagious respiratory disease. Full story...
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Mock town hall meeting organized for health reform

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One local woman wants to be heard loud and clear by our Congressional representatives on the issue of health care reform. Mary Kay Mason is organizing a "mock" town hall meeting to give concerned residents an opportunity to voice their opinions. Full story...
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J. Michael's celebrates 30 years

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If you are after the best cheesesteak in town, many will point you to J. Michael's. Sunday, the authentic Philadelphia-style deli is celebrating thirty years in Wilmington. Full story...
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NC town residents want chief to restore trust

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Residents of an eastern North Carolina town where sheriff's deputies have taken over law enforcement duties say they want a new chief who can restore trust in the police department. Full story...
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Snakes returned to NC owner

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An alligator seized from a pet store in Waynesville will have a new home, as will four snakes if they're confirmed to be Eastern diamondbacks, an endangered species. Full story...
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Marine Wounded Warrior unit to get new leader

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The Marine Corps' only East Coast wounded warrior battalion is getting a new commander. Lt. Col. George S. Benson will take command of Wounded Warrior Battalion-East from Lt. Col. Thomas C. Siebenthal on Friday. Full story...
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A challenge issued to Wilmington Police Chief

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videoThere was a rather unusual challenge issued Thursday. It happened during our Ask the Chief segment with Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous. Full story...
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The commute to work for many is getting longer and longer

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videoBetween the traffic and the headaches, the commute to and from work can sometimes feel like the longest part of the day. But more and more it is. There is a growing trend of people driving farther, just to have a job in this economy. Full story...
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Vick signing has this Eagles fan perplexed

The text from my friend Joel arrived at 8:36 last night.