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Archive - Feb 2, 2011

National Letter of Intent Day

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video Playing collegiate sports is a lifelong dream for some students. On Wednesday some dreams came true as student-athletes around the area put their "John Hancock" on national letters of intent. Full story...
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Noble Middle School closed Thursday

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Noble Middle School in New Hanover County is closed Thursday due to a power outage, according to a school district spokeswoman. Full story...
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Civitas Poll: Voter opposition to taxpayer financed campaigns increases

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Eighty-three percent of voters oppose the use of taxpayer dollars to fund politician’s campaigns, according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. The poll also found a majority of voters want judicial candidates indentified by party affiliation. Full story...
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Oak Island "Teen Mom" not all she's cracked up to be

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video Wednesday means one thing. It's time for WWAY's weekly "Teen Mom 2" wrap up. The MTV show is on it's fourth week of the season and our local celebrity Oak Island teen mom Jenelle Evans is working to get her life in order but is it just for show? Full story...
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NC House passes health overhaul challenge

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North Carolina lawmakers are launching their attack on a key provision of the federal health care overhaul law. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Brunswick Co. man upset pit bull roams neighborhood

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video Held hostage in his own neighborhood. A Brunswick County man says he can't walk down his street because of a neighbor's pit bull. Joe Trull says he's called Brunswick County Animal Control and the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office, but they haven't helped. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Man charged with impersonating officer after posing as woman on Craigslist

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video A Brunswick County man is accused of posing as a sheriff's deputy after he sent an e-mail to another man he was allegedly trying to scare. But that's only half the story. The whole incident started with the website Craigslist. The man who was arrested had been on the site posing as a woman. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Egypt protests hit home for UNCW student

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video Everything happening in Egypt right now seems a world away. But for one UNCW student, the crisis in Egypt hits close to home. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council member wants any left over money to go in her pocket first

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video With these tough economic times, people are thinking twice when it comes to spending money, but Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett has had no problem running up her travel expense tab and even exceeding the limit. Tuesday night City Council voted unanimously to let Padgett dip into some more cash, but one member says it's the first and last time it will happen. Full story...
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State Republicans introduce 'Balanced Budget Act of 2011'

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This week, they initiated important steps to achieve these goals by introducing the Balanced Budget Act of 2011 (SB 13) which would give Gov. Bev Perdue additional authority to reduce spending for the remainder of the current fiscal year. This bill passed out of the Appropriations Committee today. Full story...
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State auto insurance rate not going up

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The Rate Bureau filed for a rate review indicating no change in rates for private passenger cars and motorcycle insurance policies for 2011. Full story...
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Wilmington Police search for attempted murder suspect

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Wilmington Police are looking for a man accused of attempted murder after a shooting early Tuesday morning. Full story...
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Thieves loot NC firehouse while firefighters sleep

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Some apparently quiet thieves have taken televisions and computers from a North Carolina fire department while half a dozen firefighters were sleeping. Full story...
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Soldier wanted in NC arrested in Fla. Keys

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A US Army soldier suspected in the shooting death of a North Carolina man was arrested in the Florida keys. Full story...
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Kaine, Foxx to see 2012 Democratic convention site

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Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine says Charlotte and North Carolina have a good economic story to tell, and he will join the city's mayor in looking at the site where the story will be told. Full story...
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