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Archive - May 2011

Wilmington area unemployment down slightly

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The unemployment rate in the Wilmington area dropped slightly last month. The rate was 9.5 percent in April, which kept pace with the state rate. Both were down two-tenths of a point from March. Full story...
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NC gas prices down slightly for holiday weekend

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High gasoline prices may keep North Carolina drivers close to home for Memorial Day weekend, unless they take into account that those numbers actually have dropped slightly since the first of the month. Full story...
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Blackbeard's anchor to be recovered off NC coast

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An anchor from what's believed to be the wreck of the pirate Blackbeard's flagship may see daylight again for the first time in almost 300 years. Full story...
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New documentary on Battleship just in time for Memorial Day

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videoEveryone in Wilmington knows the Battleship North Carolina, but how much do you know about it? A new documentary "Battleship North Carolina: The Showboat Legacy" explores both the past and present of the USS North Carolina. Full story...
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UNCW tops ODU... Ashley can't hold on... North can't hold on... East Columbus wins

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video The UNCW baseball team started off the CAA baseball tournament on the right foot. Thursday wasn't just a night for college baseball though. It marked the first night of the eastern high school baseball best of three series for three local squads. Full story...
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Community rallies behind District Attorney Jon David

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video Although Judge Jerry Jolly isn’t his biggest fan, District Attorney Jon David still has his supporters who say what is happening is wrong and they will not stand for it anymore. Full story...
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Amber Alert issued in Greene County

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The Greene County Sheriff'S Office is searching for a missing child. Cathy Victoria Wells is a 1-year-old White female, approximately 2 feet 3 inches tall, weighing 18 pounds. She has brown hair, and brown eyes. Police say her abductors are Christy Dubois and Rodney Wells. Dubois, 35, white female with brown hair. Full story...
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Local attorneys arrested on tax charges

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Two local attorneys were arrested Thursday on tax charges. Charges filed by the North Carolina Department of Revenue led to the arrests of Wilmington attorney Dennis Hayes Sullivan Jr., 43, and Brunswick County attorney Sam Edwards, 67. Full story...
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Local cops learn about cybercrimes from FBI

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Crimefighters from all over southeastern North Carolina are now more prepared to defend our area against cybercrimes. The Federal Bureau of Investigation met with officers today to talk about a growing problem: crimes via the World Wide Web. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington residents frustration grows with piles of yard trash

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videoSome Wilmington residents are having trouble getting answers about why their yard waste is piling up and not getting picked up. They say the branches have been sitting in the yard for almost a month. Full story...
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