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Archive - Jul 28, 2011

Critter expert discusses newest pests infesting our area

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video Cockroaches, bed bugs and ants, oh my! Hundreds of pest control technicians convened in Wrightsville Beach to share secrets and tips of how to better master bugs and rodents. Though very tiny, some even invisible to the naked eye, pests can multiply quickly, rapidly becoming a huge problem for homeowners. WWAY spoke with a critter expert about some of the newest pests that have made a home for themselves in this area. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Hit & run suspect in court, has several prior charges

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videoThe woman accused of hitting 21-year-old Cody Khan earlier this month and then driving away was in court facing numerous charges this morning. It was a busy day in court for Kane, who had to be in two separate courtrooms for four separate charges. We attempted to catch up with Kane after court, asking her if she had anything to say to Khan's family. Full story...
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Brett Blizzard basketball camp wraps up

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video WWAY Full Court Press co-host Brett Blizzard has been busy with a high school basketball summer league, a basketball school and a basketball camp. Blizzard finally has some relief. Camp wrapped up on Thursday. Click play video to see camp highlights and one of the best Brett Blizzard slam dunks of all time. Full story...
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Everett Withers takes over UNC football helm

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It didn't take long for the North Carolina Tar Heels to name a successor to Butch Davis. On Thursday evening the Tar Heels named Everett Withers as the new UNC interim head football coach. Full story...
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Government suing Taco Bell franchisee over employee firing

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The federal government is suing a North Carolina Taco Bell franchisee, claiming the company fired an employee whose religious beliefs prohibit him from cutting his hair. Full story...
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End of 'One Tree Hill' brings fans from far and wide

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videoAs you probably know, the cast and crew of "One Tree Hill" are in the middle of shooting their ninth and final season here in the Port City. The end of an era has fans traveling to Wilmington from near and far. Full story...
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Swimming advisories and alert lifted in New Hanover County

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The state Division of Marine Fisheries today lifted three water quality swimming advisories and one swimming alert in New Hanover County. Full story...
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Wave considers car fee to finance beach buses

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videoNew Hanover County's public transportation could be getting closer to making waves at the beach. The Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority is considering charging residents more to have a car to help finance new bus routes to the beach towns. Full story...
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Chase suspect makes first appearance

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Laquinn Damon Hines is charged with possession of a weapon by a felon, misdemeanor hit and run, speeding to elude arrest, driving during revocation and wreckless driving. Full story...
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Abortion restrictions become NC law after veto override

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Women seeking abortions in North Carolina will be required to wait 24 hours and receive state-mandated counseling and an ultrasound before a procedure. Full story...
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Verizon helps recycle electronic junk

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Drivers sat in lines at Verizon Wireless this morning not for the latest high-tech gadget, instead they were getting rid of their old stuff. Full story...
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Beach Water Quality Swimming Advisory issued for sound-side site in Brunswick County

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An advisory against swimming was posted today at a sound-side site in Brunswick County, where state officials found bacteria levels in the water that exceed the state and Environmental Protection Agency's recreational water quality standards. Full story...
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BB&T Jamboree set for August 12th

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Football practice all across the state officially starts on Saturday for high school football teams. That means it's about to be jamboree time in New Hanover County. The BB&T Jamboree will kickoff in Wilmington on August 12th. Full story...
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UNC AD steps down in midst of NCAA probe

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Butch Davis was fired on Wednesday. On Thursday the aftermath at UNC Chapel Hill continues with the resignation from director of athletics, Dick Baddour. Full story...
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NHSO nets robbery suspects, stolen weapons in sting

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New Hanover County Sheriff's Deputies say they've caught two men accused of stealing weapons and jewelry from a house. Full story...
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