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Archive - Apr 2011

Senate votes to establish stock car racing as official state sport

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The North Carolina Senate has put the pedal to the metal, voting to establish stock car racing as the official state sport. Full story...
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George Elliott headlines Habitat fashion show

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WWAY's George Elliott starred in a fashion show for a good cause today. Habitat for Humanity hosted the event at Carrabba's Italian Grill. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Orton owner told to stop work on wetlands

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videoFor nearly a year, the gates at Orton Plantation in Brunswick County have been locked. Now we are finding out more about what's going on behind the iron bars, and some if it may land the owner in trouble Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wrightsville Beach taxi ticket sparks reaction

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videoYesterday we told you about a cab driver ticketed in Wrightsville Beach for pulling over and picking up a customer. Today we hear from those familiar with the island to see what they have to say about the incident. Full story...
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Pender deputies search for armed robbery suspect

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man wanted for the armed robbery of a Hampstead business. Full story...
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Elementary students publish textbook

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Today a class of fourth graders at Bradley Creek Elementary School presented the first signed copy of their book to Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo. Full story...
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Landfill to do electronic recycling weekly

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Do you have electronics you need to get rid of, but you're not sure where to dispose of them properly? Well, starting today and continuing each Wednesday, New Hanover County residents can drop off electronic waste for free at the landfill off US 421 North. Full story...
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Gary Busey's in town

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The horror sequel "Piranha 3DD" just got even scarier. Gary Busey, who often looks like a human piranha, has been added to the film's cast. Full story...
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Overnight fire kills paraplegic

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A Brunswick County man is dead after an early-morning house fire. Sheriff's deputies are investigating the fire that happened before 2 a.m. off Hewett-Burton Road near Leland. Full story...
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NC House spending plan considered by budget panel

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North Carolina House members are picking at a state budget proposal largely written by Republicans that critics say make deep cuts in public education and health programs but GOP leaders say protects classroom teachers and health services for the poor. Full story...
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