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Archive - Feb 7, 2011

FIRST ON 3: Former DA Rex Gore & Assistant District Attorney under SBI investigation for turning in false expense reports

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video Sources tell us the SBI is looking into whether Gore allowed Kelley to expense unofficial travel in order to help beef up her salary. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Commissioners vote to start investigation for code of ethics violation

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video A Brunswick County Commissioner is sticking to his guns when it comes to stepping down from the county's Department of Social Services board. The county voted to adopt a code of ethics and a code of conduct policy in December requiring county commissioners to resign from their boards to avoid any conflict of interest. Brunswick County Commissioners agree Charles Warren could be in violation of the codes and the board is now moving forward with censure proceedings. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Post Office, school buses refuse service to OIB road

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videoA residential road in such disrepair the Post Office refuses to deliver mail. North Wind Drive in Ocean Isle Beach is riddled with potholes and frequently floods after a heavy rain. Full story...
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Elizabethtown revitalization project moving forward

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Elizabethtown's town manager says despite some bumps in the road, the town's revitalization program is showing signs of progress. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Pantano will challenge McIntyre again for Congressional seat in 2012

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WWAY NewsChannel 3 has learned that Ilario Pantano will announce tomorrow that he will challenge Congressman Mike McIntyre again in 2012. Full story...
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Former ABC administrator Williams indicted

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videoFor the last several months, state and federal investigators have been investigating the New Hanover County ABC Board, including the activities of its former administrator Billy Williams. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover alum Jay Ross soaking in Super Bowl experience - UPDATE: Packers & Jay Ross win Super Bowl !!

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videoNew Hanover High grad Jay Ross is a defensive lineman on the Packers' practice squad. His family here in Wilmington is anxiously waiting for Super Sunday hoping Jay will be part of a Super Bowl-winning team. UPDATE: The Packers won and Jay will stop by WWAY when he returns to the Port City to tell Wilmington all about it. Full story...
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Wilmington contractor pleads guilty in deal with former ABC administrator

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According to the Criminal Information, Lee Cowper outbid other contractors for the construction of four ABC stores in the New Hanover County area. In June, 2006, COWPER entered into an oral agreement with the New Hanover County ABC administrator to build a detached two-story garage on the administrator’s residential property for $100,000. Construction was completed on the garage on October 2, 2006. COWPER received two separate payments of $40,000 and $60,000 from the administrator. However, the total cost to COWPER for the garage was $143,148. Full story...
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Super Bowl XLV most-watched program in US TV history

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Green Bay's victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the Super Bowl has surpassed last year's record-setting game in the Nielsen Co.'s preliminary ratings measurement of big cities. Full story...
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Investigators think dad shot wife, daughter before taking own life

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The murders happened inside her family's home on Grassy Creek Road in the southern part of Catawba County near the town of Denver. Full story...
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