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Archive - May 9, 2011

Mother of girl sexually battered on school bus says punishment doesn't fit crime

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videoSchool bus number 48 takes students from Acme-Delco Elementary and Middle schools to and from school every day, but Friday witnesses say one student crossed the line on a dare, and the victim's mother says not enough is being done about it. Full story...
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Murder victim's family talks about death

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videoAfter a shooting and stabbing at a Wilmington night club early Sunday morning, one man is dead and another injured. Tonight the family of the young man killed are speaking out about what happened. Full story...
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Neighbors get look at Market Street makeover plan

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video The Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization says Market Street needs a makeover. Monday night, the organization held a public meeting to educate the community on its plan for the corridor. Folks who attended say they have mixed emotions about the changes. Full story...
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Legislative district maps may be drawn soon

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North Carolina legislators have completed nearly four weeks of public comment on how boundaries for congressional and General Assembly seats should look for the next decade, and maps could be drawn very soon. Full story...
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McIntyre hosts Southeastern North Carolina in motion

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Event to get kids moving, promote healthy lifestyle. Full story...
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WPD weekend report: Masked men, quiet shooting victim, old lady won't let go of purse

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In addition to the homicide on Sunday morning, here are several other significant incidents from over the weekend. These cases are still under investigation. Full story...
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Recent youth violence topic at Stop the Violence rally Saturday

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Violence destroying our youth. It's enough to make some members of our community step up and do something. Full story...
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Gas prices dropping? Not here yet

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It seems like gas prices across the country have leveled off over the past week, but not in North Carolina. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Ken Cross leaving West Bladen for East Bladen

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West Bladen basketball coach Ken Cross has resigned in order to accept the vacant head coaching position at rival East Bladen High School. The Bladen County School Board approved the move Monday night. Full story...
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Jurors hear from murderer's family during sentencing

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Jurors heard a second day of testimony in the sentencing phase of Danny Lamont Thomas. Last week they convicted Thomas of killing four people in Chadbourn in 2005. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Four Pender Health Board members quit

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The chair of the Pender County Board of Health has resigned along with three members. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woman who fell from Myrtle Beach hotel was from Shallotte

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The woman who fell 14 stories to her death at a Myrtle Beach resort last week was from Brunswick County. Horry County Police say 34-year-old Heidi Robinson lived in Shallotte. Full story...
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Family says goodbye to woman run over by friend

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videoHighway Patrol says 22-year-old Kristy Nicole Yarbrough was run over by a friend off Old Stake Road just outside of Chadbourn early Saturday morning. Today family members in Bladenboro laid Yarbrough to rest. Full story...
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Local artist Deborah Cavenaugh calling it quits

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"Home is on my mind these days. Sometime in the spring or early summer, I will move away to a new, and yet unknown, home." -Deborah Cavenaugh Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wolfpack Club’s "2011 Coaches Caravan" stopping in Wilmington Wednesday

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NCSU's Debbie Yow, NC State's Director of Athletics, and Tom O'Brien, NC State's head football coach are coming to Wilmington to meet with Wolfpack fans... Full story...
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