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Archive - Jan 24, 2011

DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Rhino Club patron stabbed to death overnight

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According to witnesses, a large crowd from the club exited at closing time and a fight broke out. Witnesses said 30 – 40 people were involved. Three men were stabbed. All three victims were driven to the New Hanover Regional Medical Center by people at the scene. One of the men, age 20, had been stabbed in the chest. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. The other two victims are being treated for stab wounds that do not appear to be life-threatening. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Murder victim's family speaks exclusively to WWAY

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videoWilmington Police are investigating the first murder of the year after a fight outside a downtown Wilmington bar early this morning. Police say as many as 40 people were involved in the fight outside the Rhino Club that killed one man and sent two more to the hospital. Full story...
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Goolsby says alcohol revenue should be used to help get downtown safe

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video Wilmington city leaders have been brainstorming ways to clean up the downtown bar scene for months. Now that a young man lost his life after visiting a local bar city leaders say something needs to change and it needs to change fast. Full story...
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UNCW falls on the road to ODU in Norfolk

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video What was expected to work for Old Dominion on Monday night did. Whatever was expected to work for UNC Wilmington did not, especially in the first half. UNCW only managed 15 first half points. Click play video in order to see our game highlights from Norfolk. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: Rhino Club owner refuses interview opportunity to talk about murder outside his club

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We called owner Sean Tobin and invited him on our 5:30 newscast to talk live and unedited about the history of his club and what happened last night. He told us that because of the "slanted" way we've covered the club in the past, he would never talk with us. According to Wilmington Police, they've been called to the Rhino Club almost 200 times in the last three years. Full story...
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DOWNTOWN VIOLENCE: City leaders react to murder outside Rhino Club

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video Violence tied to bars in downtown Wilmington has been making news for years. It's sparked a lot of debate but little action. Many folks say this proves downtown Wilmington needs a serious logistical makeover, but what exactly needs to be fixed? Full story...
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'The King's Speech' gets 12 Oscar nominations

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The British monarchy saga "The King's Speech" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture and acting honors for Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush. Full story...
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Three men plead guilty, sentenced in cold case murder

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Three of four co-defendants in a 2007 murder were sentenced in New Hanover County Court today. Full story...
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New Cinderella film project starts here in February

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A division of Warner Bros. has set up shop in Wilmington to film “A Cinderella Story” which will air on the ABC Family television network - according to the Greater Wilmington Business Journal. The production staff offices have housed their operations in the Burnt Mill Business Park while they produce and shoot the 90-minute film, a contemporary Cinderella story with music. Full story...
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New Hanover School Board approves snow make-up days

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During the New Hanover County Board of Education's retreat on Sunday, the Board reviewed and approved make-up days for the district's five calendars – Traditional, Pre-K, Year-Round, Isaac Bear Early College and Wilmington Early College. Full story...
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