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Archive - Apr 16, 2011

Severe weather leaves Bladen County in disarray

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video Severe weather ripped through Bladen County Saturday, leaving trees down, buildings destroyed and some without their lives. Full story...
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Three dead in Bladen County

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The Bladen County Emergency Operations Center confirms there are three people dead after storms ripped through Bladen County this afternoon. They say two people are dead in Ammon north of Elizabethtown. One person is dead in Bladenboro. Full story...
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Killer storm coverage planner

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Marissa Jasek is in Ammon tonight, and Katie Harden is in Bladenboro. They'll be returning to the station later to update these stories and post video from the scene. Full story...
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Pender Co. Sheriff's Office: Tornado touchdown in Rocky Point

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office says a tornado was spotted this evening near Rocky Point and that a tornado has touched down behind fire station No. 7 in Rocky Point. Full story...
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Hammerheads will play on Sunday

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The Rochester Rhinos are in town, but they won't be playing the Wilmington Hammerheads Saturday night. The game has been re-scheduled for Sunday afternoon due to Saturday's severe weather. Full story...
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Send us your storm photos and videos

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If you have photos or video of the severe weather moving through our area, e-mail them to us at pictures@wwaytv3.com. Make sure to include your name and where you were when you shot it. Full story...
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Storms pummel NC, damaging homes and businesses

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A severe storm system whipping across North Carolina has done major damage to homes and businesses in the central part of the state. Full story...
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South Brunswick football standout dies in overnight shooting

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WWAY honored South Brunswick running back Marcus Hankins with our high school football player of the week award last November. The standout athlete died Saturday during an early morning shooting. Full story...
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Spring Shred Event at Crescent State Bank

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Crescent State Bank along with WWAY hosted the Spring Shred Event, an identity theft, recycle and fraud protection event. It gave folks a chance to shred any financial and legal documents, receipts, floppy disks, CDs and VHS cassettes for free. Full story...
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Wind grounds air show for Saturday

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With a line of strong storms approaching our area and a tornado watch up until 9 p.m., the Coastal Carolina Air Show has canceled Saturday's activities. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue to veto jobless benefits, cuts

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Gov. Bev Perdue is vetoing legislation that would keep unemployment benefits flowing for about 37,000 long-term jobless workers but also force her to accept a double-digit budget cut. Full story...
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THE RANT: New Hanover Co. goes from "financially strong" in February to $1.8 million in the hole in April. How???

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Two months ago, Commission Chairman Jonathan Barfield said New Hanover County was "financially strong." Now Barfield says the county is almost $2 million in the hole and wants to raise property taxes. MR. BARFIELD, WHAT IS GOING ON? Full story...
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Cole Bros. Circus fined for buying endangered elephants

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John Pugh, Wilbur Davenport, and Cole Brothers Circus Inc., entered plea agreements in U.S. District Court in Beaumont, Texas to resolve Endangered Species Act violations related to the purchase and sale of two Asian elephants named “Tina” and “Jewel.” Full story...
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Cat killed in house fire

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WFD crews responded to a residential structure fire at 2111 Creecy Ave. The fire was quickly docked down. A primary search revealed all clear, however, on secondary search a cat was found to have perished in the fire. Full story...
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