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Archive - May 25, 2011

Twin-engine plane crashes in Western N.C.

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Authorities say a twin-engine plane en route from Georgia to Kentucky has crashed in a mountainous western area of North Carolina, killing people aboard. Full story...
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It's down to the wire in the high school baseball & softball playoffs

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Between the high school baseball state playoffs, the high school softball state playoffs and the CAA baseball tournament there's going to be a lot of tournament action around our region the next few days. Click full story for a schedule of playoff games and times. Full story...
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CAA baseball tourney preview: UNCW plays ODU on Thursday; Pope earns first team All-CAA

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video The UNC Wilmington Seahawks haven't won the CAA baseball tournament since 2006. Will the Seahawks be able to win the tournament this week? If they do they'll earn an automatic bid to next month's NCAA tournament. Full story...
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Randy to the Rescue: Master Bedroom

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videoBedroom need a makeover? It is Randy to the Rescue. In this week's installment, Randy shows you some simple ways to help add some flair to the master bedroom. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Hurricane Hunters provide vital forecasting tool

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video When the tropics get active, the famous Hurricane Hunter aircraft are meteorologists' eye in the sky. These are more than just planes. They are working laboratories sent on missions that would make most queasy. Full story...
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TROUBLESHOOTERS: Trip to coffee shop wrought with potholes

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video Getting a caffeine fix could lead to you fixing your car. At least, that's what one man claims. Stephen Abarno says one shopping center is riddled with deep potholes, and nothing is being done about it. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge Lewis's role in David-Jolly battle causing Republican rift

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videoPolitics in Brunswick County are about as hot as the weather this week. The GOP there is reeling after learning that Republican Judge Ola Lewis is behind a squabble with Republican District Attorney Jon David over traffic court. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Berger late to County Assembly Day at General Assembly

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videoBrian Berger's issues with attendance continue. The New Hanover County Commissioner arrived more than an hour late to County Assembly Day at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Check thieves target area businesses

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videoIf you own a small business, the New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has a warning for you. Two local businesses have recently fallen prey to theft. Dustin Mintern owns Diesel Addiction off Castle Hayne Road. He tipped us off to this story after a group of men came into his shop and walked away with checks they cashed for more than $10,000. Full story...
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Hospital ERs see surge of people using bath salts to get high

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videoIn a week it will be illegal in North Carolina, but for now bath salts are a popular legal drug getting some folks high, while others believe it's a new low. Full story...
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District Court Judge John Carroll has died

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District Judge John Carroll has died. Carroll served New Hanover and Pender Counties. Full story...
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Plane crash lands near West Brunswick High School

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video A single-engine plane has crash landed near West Brunswick High School in Shallotte. Brunswick County Emergency Management says no one was hurt. Full story...
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RBC, Two Guys battle in court over old debt

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One year after filing a nearly $500,000 lawsuit against a Wilmington restaurant owner, RBC Bank is still waiting for a decision. Full story...
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CFPUA board checks out Sweeney work

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The expansion of the Sweeney Water Treatment Plant in Wilmington is almost complete. It's projects like this that have led to recent CFPUA rate increases. Full story...
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John Edwards: US green-lights prosecution for alleged campaign law violations tied to affair cover-up

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The United States Department of Justice has green-lighted the prosecution of former presidential candidate John Edwards for alleged violations of campaign laws while he tried to cover up an extra-marital affair, ABC News has learned. Full story...
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