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Archive - May 2011

Several events mark Memorial Day around Cape Fear

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Today we celebrate Memorial Day, a day to remember those who gave their lives to protect our freedom. You may already have plans to honor the fallen men and women, but we want to let you know about some holiday events in the Cape Fear. Full story...
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DWI checkpoints catch holiday weekend partiers

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video This Memorial Weekend, local police set up DWI checkpoints throughout Wilmington with the common goal of getting drunk drivers off the roads. Full story...
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SCC Rams hold off Gateway at juco world series

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The Southeastern Community College baseball team lost their first round game on Saturday at the national junior college world series. The Rams rebounded on Sunday though with a come from behind win with four runs in the ninth inning. Full story...
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North Brunswick falls short in 2-A east finals

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The season ended for the North Brunswick Scorpions on Saturday night. The Randleman Tigers beat North Brunswick to advance to the 2-A state championship next weekend. Full story...
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Hammerheads earn draw against Pittsburgh

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The Wilmington Hammerheads didn't get to play a complete 90 minutes on Friday night, but they did get to play a complete 90 minutes on Saturday night. Despite 90 minutes of play the Hammerheads couldn't score. The good news is Pittsburgh didn't score either. Full story...
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Scouts honor fallen soldiers with flags

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Thanks to Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from around our area, more than 5,000 flags have been placed at the headstones of veterans in Wilmington National Cemetery. Full story...
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ArtsFest brings all types of art together on Orange

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More than 50 artists from around the southeast are showcasing their work, everything from pottery to paintings, at this year's Orange Street ArtsFest. Full story...
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SCC Rams lose first game in juco World Series

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Western Oklahoma jumped out to an early five run advantage against Southeastern Community College on Saturday. The Rams caught up, but they never gained the lead. In order to win the national junior college division two world series the Southeastern CC Rams have to win five games in a row. If they lose again they'll be out of the tournament. Full story...
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Chadbourn Police investigating Memorial Weekend murder

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One man is dead and another is sitting in jail, charged with murder, after an early morning shooting in Chadbourn. Full story...
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JMU beats ODU for CAA baseball title

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The James Madison Dukes captured the CAA baseball title on Saturday afternoon at Brooks Field on the campus of UNC Wilmington. The Dukes earned an automatic bid to the NCAA baseball tournament, Full story...
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Blackbeard's anchor returns from the depths

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video A piece of history has been raised from the pits of the ocean, and it’s the largest artifact that's ever been recovered from perhaps the most infamous pirate's flagship. Full story...
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East Columbus Gators highlight our sports from Friday night; UNCW baseball season ends

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video The baseball season is over for the UNC Wilmington Seahawks, but the season is still going strong for the East Columbus Gators and the North Brunswick Scorpions. Click play video to see all of our highlights from Friday night. You'll see Seahawks, Screaming Eagles, Scorpions, Gators, Pirates and Sea Dawgs. Plus we've got a wet outcome in New York involving the Wilmington Hammerheads pro soccer team. Full story...
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Seahawks fall to JMU Friday afternoon

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The UNC Wilmington will play Old Dominion on Friday evening in the CAA baseball tournament at 7pm. The loser will be eliminated from the double elimination tournament. ODU picked up their first tourney loss on Thursday. UNCW lost on Friday afternoon to JMU. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST BEACH

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video Spring is in the air, and it's starting to feel like summer. That means it's time to hit the beach. So in this week's edition of "And the Winner is..." we want to know which of the natural treasures along our coast is the best? Which has the softest sand and the wildest waves? Which is the best strand to soak in some rays, build a sandcastle or just frolic in the sun? Let us know which is the BEST BEACH in the Cape Fear. Here's how the votes are washing in (9 a.m. Thurs.):
Ocean Isle Beach - 57%
Carolina Beach - 11%
Sunset Beach - 9%
Wrightsville Beach - 9% Full story...

Nursing assistant accused of having sex with patient

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video A nursing assistant is in jail charged with having sex with her patient at an assisted living facility. What's more, she allegedly paid the man. Full story...
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