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Archive - Jul 13, 2011

Burgaw teams dominate state championship week for Dixie Youth softball tournament

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video The state championship for Dixie Youth softball concluded in New Hanover County on Wednesday. Want to see the winning teams? Want to see a few celebrations? We've got it. Full story...
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Softball players say extreme heat is 'just part of the game'

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video Though the weather has cooled off a bit from Wednesday evening's thunderstorms, it was preceded by record temperatures in the triple digits. The Dixie Youth Softball Tournament started this Saturday in Wilmington. Players keeping active in this horrible heat say its just part of the game. Full story...
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Strong storms cause power outages across the region

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Quick developing storms caused power outages across the Cape Fear, causing Wilmington International Airport to use emergency backup generators. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Exessive heat helped to produce strong storms Wednesday

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Record heat destabilized the atmosphere, allowing strong storms to develop. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Comic continues baseball trek solo

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video Can you think back to March? There was still a chill to the air, it definitely wasn't 100 degrees and the baseball season was just starting. Seems like a long time ago right? That's when our two local comics hit the road on a quest to attend every Yankees game this season. Full story...
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McAdoo loses appeal to play in Chapel Hill

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Former Tar Heel football standout Michael McAdoo wants to play for UNC this fall. He's about to run out of options though. He lost an appeal in court on Wednesday. Full story...
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High school football star busted on drug charges

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video A high school football star has been busted on drug charges. Omar Carr of Wallace-Rose Hill was arrested Monday after turning himself into the magistrate's office in Kenansville. Full story...
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SBI agents, K-9: Gas found in Strickland's home after fire

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The arson retrial of a Columbus County man with ties to former state Sen. R.C. Soles continues. Today jurors heard from fire investigators, who say they found gasoline inside Allen Strickland's home. Full story...
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Drug stops HIV spread among heterosexual couples, not just gays

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Experts are calling it a breakthrough for Africa in its effort to fight back against AIDS. Two studies in Africa have found that an AIDS drug that was already shown to help prevent the spread of the virus in gay men also works for heterosexual men and women. Full story...
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Despite recent accidents, Wilmington rated 'bicycle friendly'

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video A national organization says Wilmington is safe for cyclists, but some recent accidents suggest the opposite. Full story...
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Trooper gets four-day suspension

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol said Wednesday that one of two troopers involved in an incident with the wife of a Raleigh attorney has been given a four-day suspension without pay as punishment. Trooper Andrew Smith will begin serving the suspension immediately. Full story...
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CFPUA names new chairman

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During their regularly scheduled July meeting, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Board approved Jim Quinn as Board Chairman for fiscal year 2012. Quinn is a commercial and investment real estate broker affiliated with Creative Properties, Inc. Full story...
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NC Senate goes 6-for-6 on overriding Perdue vetoes

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The North Carolina Senate has made quick work of Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue's vetoes by voting to override all six that had been returned to the chamber since June. Full story...
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Three Sharks make CPL All-Star roster

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The Coastal Plain League All-Star game will be played next Monday in Fayetteville. Three Wilmington Sharks will be making the trip to Cumberland County for the game. Full story...
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Missing man's body found

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The body of a man missing since Monday has been found near the mouth of the Cape Fear River. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office helicopter spotted Hill's body around 10:30 a.m. Full story...
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