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Archive - Jul 7, 2011

ONLY ON 3: Three rescued after boat capsizes

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video Three boaters are safe this morning after their boat capsized. New Hanover County dispatch says it happened on the ocean side of Rich's Inlet north of Figure Eight Island. Full story...
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Big Shots AAU basketball tourney in Myrtle Beach brings out big name college coaches

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video July is one of the few months college basketball coaches can watch high school basketball players in person. Loads of college coaches watched the hoops action in Myrtle Beach on Thursday. WWAY was there to see the coaches watch the Flight 22 Blizzard Athletics team that is based out of Wilmington. Full story...
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Mother of disabled child learns of son's reported sexual abuse nearly one year later

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video After her disabled son was reportedly sexually abused, the boy's mother says she was not informed for nearly a year and now wants justice. Full story...
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Operation Firecracker results released

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State and local police across North Carolina made nearly 1,200 arrests for drunken driving offenses during the July Fourth holiday period. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: As HP investigation nears end, a look at differing stories

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video It's been more than a week since WWAY broke the story involving a Raleigh couple who accused two Highway Patrol troopers of crossing the line. The Highway Patrol says an internal investigation underway since the allegations came to light will soon come to a close. Full story...
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Sunken skiff passengers cited for underage drinking

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Five young men face legal consequences for underage drinking after their skiff sank inland near Wrightsville Beach on Tuesday, July 5. One of the young men was hospitalized that day due to his intoxication; a warrant stands for his arrest for boating while impaired. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Gov. Perdue talks about troopers' texts; Investigation results expected Friday

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"I think the messages were totally inappropriate... the content of the messages," Gov. Bev Perdue said. "I don't believe they're criminal, and I don't believe they're offenses to fire over, but I do believe the messages were wrong." Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Almost 1,200 drivers busted for DWI over holiday weekend

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State and local law enforcement officers cited 1,192 motorists for driving while impaired during the “Booze It & Lose It: Operation Firecracker” campaign, which ran June 27-July 4. A total of 42,997 traffic and criminal citations were issued statewide. Full story...
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Pender Co. Board of Health picks new health director from Madison Co.

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Carolyn Moser has been selected by the Pender County Board of Health as the Health Director for Pender County. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Columbus Co. hog farm pleads guilty to dumping waste into stream

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Freedman Farms, Inc. and its president, William B. Freedman, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in New Bern to violating the Clean Water Act when they discharged hog waste into a stream that leads to the Waccamaw River. Full story...
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Lawyer in murder case seeks records from SBI agent

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A defense attorney says the testimony of a fired State Bureau of Investigation agent is crucial to his defense of a Winston-Salem man charged in the death of an elderly woman 20 years ago. Full story...
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Planned Parenthood sues NC budget

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Planned Parenthood is going to federal court to fight the new North Carolina budget that cuts it off from receiving federal and state funds for family planning. Full story...
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GA woman accused of plot to kill ex-husband in NC

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A Georgia woman has been arrested and accused of trying to hire a man to kill her husband at a restaurant in North Carolina. Full story...
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Feds probe Wake jail on immigration

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating complaints that immigration detainees have been mistreated at the Wake County jail in Raleigh. Full story...
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Sanford police officer dies in rappelling exercise

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Officials have released the name of a Sanford police officer who died while rappelling during a training demonstration. Full story...
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