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Archive - Jun 16, 2011

Wilmington's Jay Ross loves his Super Bowl ring

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Wilmington's Jay Ross now sports a Super Bowl ring. The Green Bay Packers defensive tackle received the ring at a private ceremony in Green Bay Thursday night. Click full story in order to see Jay Ross and Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers showing off their rings together. Full story...
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Video Update: Scott Slocum explains the incident that led to his firing as Trask basketball coach

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video We've now posted a longer version of the Scott Slocum video that we originally aired on Wednesday night. Slocum explains his side of the story on a disorderly conduct charge that led to his dismissal as Trask basketball coach. Full story...
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Castle Hayne incorporation bill gets final OK, heads to ballot

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This afternoon the Senate signed off on a final change to the bill to give Castle Hayne residents the right to vote to incorporate. Both the House and Senate had unanimously passed the bill. Full story...
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Perdue ready to veto voter i.d. measure

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Gov. Beverly Perdue sounds ready to veto a measure heading to her desk that would require North Carolina voters to show photo identification before casting a ballot. Full story...
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Wilmington Convention Center becoming a success

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videoBefore it opened last fall a lot of people in town thought the Wilmington Convention Center would be a waste of money. Instead the center has been quite the opposite. Full story...
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Supreme Court to hear David's appeal of Jolly ruling

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The NC Supreme Court has agreed to hear Jon David's challenge of an order by District Court Judge Jerry Jolly. Full story...
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Two months after tornadoes, Bladen clean-up continues

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videoTwo months ago strong storms left behind a trail of debris in Bladen County. Four people died across the county in the storms. The tornadoes left plenty of damage as well as businesses and families left picking up the pieces of their lives. Today we went back to see how the clean-up is going. Full story...
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Topsail High principal reinstated

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Administrators in Pender County have pulled a quick about face with a school principal. The Pender County Board of Education announced today it has reinstated Marcus Skipper as principal of Topsail High School effective immediately. Full story...
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Berger's attorney, one other plead guilty to failing to file taxes

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The Department of Revenue says Sam Edwards of Ocean Isle Beach and Dennis Sullivan Jr. of Wilmington both admitted to five county of willful failure to file their state tax returns. Both men paid the taxes and interest they owed before entering a plea. Full story...
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Rep. Anthony Weiner resigns from Congress

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Embattled New York Rep. Anthony Weiner is resigning from Congress, saying he cannot continue in office amid the intense controversy surrounding sexually explicit messages he sent online to several women. Full story...
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Brunswick deputy cleared in shooting

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A Brunswick County Sheriff's deputy has been cleared after an incident in which he shot and killed a man last month. Full story...
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Hundreds of dogs seized from Caldwell Co. kennel

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Caldwell County animal control officers are rounding up nearly 300 dogs from a suspected puppy mill in Hudson. Full story...
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UNC releases public records after judge's ruling

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North Carolina has released documents showing a group of Tar Heel football players accumulated more than $13,000 in parking citations over a 3½-year period. Full story...
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Voter ID mandate gets NC legislative approval

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Republican-backed legislation requiring North Carolina voters to show picture identification before casting a ballot they know will count is headed to Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's desk. Full story...
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NC close to requiring checking sale of cold meds

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North Carolina could soon require retailers to check cold sufferers against a national database if they want a remedy containing the key ingredient needed to make the illegal drug methamphetamine. Full story...
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