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Archive - Jul 29, 2011

New UNC interim football coach credits Leland resident for motivation

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video Everett Withers was introduced as the interim head football coach at the University of North Carolina on Friday. At the news conference it took less than 30 seconds for Withers to credit a man who lives in Brunswick County. In fact Withers mentioned Mel Foels four times before he mentioned anyone else. Full story...
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Hammerheads win on muddy field in NY

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The Wilmington Hammerheads have to play back to back road games this weekend. The first game turned out to be a wet victory. The Hammerheads look to earn more points on Saturday in the Keystone state. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST AIR CONDITIONING REPAIR

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video In case you haven't noticed, it's been pretty hot out. Many people are counting their blessing for air conditioning. But when your A/C goes on the fritz, who do you call to keep you from getting too hot under the collar and get you feelin' cool again? We wanna know where to find the BEST AIR CONDITION REPAIR in the Cape Fear? VOTING IS NOW CLOSED. WE'LL ANNOUNCE THE WINNER TONIGHT ON WWAY NEWSCHANNEL 3 AT 6. Full story...

Pats cut New Hanover, UNC alum Crumpler

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The NFL may be back to work, but a New Hanover High alum is looking for work.Alge Crumpler was one of a number of players the New England Patriots cut today. Full story...
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Photographers help bridge distance for military families

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videoPicture this: A local non-profit is spanning the distance between military families while on deployment one photo shoot at a time. HeartsApart.org works to capture memories in pictures for military families that they can cherish at home or away. Full story...
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Tourism funds to pay to reverse Carolina Beach road diet

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videoJust one year after putting North Lake Park Blvd. on a diet, Carolina Beach Town Council has decided to fatten the road because of traffic issues. Most town leaders, residents and visitors agree two lanes is not enough for the busy weekend traffic that sometimes means about 30,000 vehicles a day. Full story...
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No NC schools adding classroom days

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All North Carolina public schools will be allowed to avoid adding five classroom days to the coming academic year and instead add time to improve teacher training. Full story...
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Swimming advisory lifted near Southport city pier

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The state Division of Marine Fisheries today lifted a water quality swimming advisory for a sound-side swimming area in Brunswick County. Full story...
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One of three Convention Center hotel bids pulled

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One of the three developers that wanted to build a hotel at the Wilmington Convention Center has withdrawn its bid. Full story...
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Eastern Equine Encephalitis found in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Health Department encourages people to protect themselves from mosquito bites and the risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Recent testing in the local sentinel chicken flock confirmed a positive sample of EEE in New Hanover County. This raises concerns about the mosquito-borne disease making its way into the human and equine populations. Human incidence of EEE is rare, but it is a dangerous disease. Full story...
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Civil trial over reputed Edwards sex tape delayed

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A judge has delayed the civil trial involving a purported sex tape featuring former presidential candidate John Edwards until 2012. Full story...
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Mentally ill get support from feds

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The US Justice Department says North Carolina must find homes for the mentally ill in communities and stop housing them in adult care homes where residents describe their lives as regimented and boring. Full story...
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North Carolina blaze kills firefighter, injures 10

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A firefighter in western North Carolina has died after rushing into an office building fire that also injured 10 of his colleagues. Full story...
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Descendants of original Siamese twins hold reunion

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Descendants of the original Siamese twins are having their annual family reunion, which marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Eng and Chang Bunker. Full story...
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Unemployment surges across Cape Fear

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As leaders in Raleigh finish up their legislative session and the folks in Washington wrangle about the debt ceiling, jobs seem to be disappearing in southeastern North Carolina. The newest numbers just released by the Employment Security Commission show the unemployment rate jumped in each of the five counties in our area from May to June. Full story...
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