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Archive - Aug 2, 2011

Diligence gets new Commander Thursday

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A change of command ceremony will take place Thursday on the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. Cmdr. Douglas Goodwin will relieve Cmdr. Harry Schmidt. Full story...
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Sharks finish regular season on hot streak, host Swampdogs in CPL playoffs Thursday

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On Thursday the Wilmington Sharks will host their first playoff game since 2003. The Sharks will host the Fayetteville Swampdogs on Thursday at Buck Hardee Field in game one of a best of three series. Full story...
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Wilmington grocery store Carolina Farmin' grand opening Thursday

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A new grocery store in Wilmington that promises good 'ole down-home food is officially opening on Thursday. The farm fresh market, Carolina Farmin' is located at 2101 Market Street. Full story...
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Padgett wants travel policy amended after reimbursement request denied

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video Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett says the city's travel policy needs to be amended. At the council meeting Tuesday night, Padgett proposed changing the policy by stating any reimbursement request that doesn't meet the travel policy to not be paid, which can then be appealed by the individual. She also proposed requiring members to request in person the use of additional money known as pool money to cover any extra expenses. Full story...
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Brunswick baseball teams head to Dixie finals

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Baseball is big in Brunswick County. In fact Brunswick County may have two different Dixie Youth World Series winners by the end of the day on Wednesday. Full story...
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Marine from Wilson killed in Afghanistan

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Military officials say a Marine Corps sergeant from Wilson has been killed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Horse camp owner to refund money, offer kids free day

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A horse camp owner now says she'll refund money to two families after she moved her camp. This is an update to a story you saw ONLY ON 3. Full story...
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UNCW trying to figure out how emergency system failed

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video It took more than two hours for students and staff at UNCW to find out about a shooting near campus Friday. The university has acknowledged that its response to the gunman and a search for him on and around campus was unacceptable. Now the school is trying to move past the communication lapse by finding out what went wrong and how to make things better. Full story...
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Council candidates speak out about Padgett's spending

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video Elections for municipal offices are less than 100 days away, and candidates are working hard to get their names and viewpoints noticed. Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett is running for reelection, but she's making waves after being denied reimbursement for a trip she took to Washington, DC. Full story...
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Volunteers try to protect sea turtle nests from predators searching for meal

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video Topsail Beach has been busy this summer, and not just with tourists. Sea turtles have been making their way to the beach to lay their eggs, but now the are facing some hardships. The hatchlings must first survive their incubation period, which is sometimes compromised by natural predators, like foxes and coyotes, who love a tasty snack. Full story...
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Jury finds Brunswick Co. man not guilty of assault on deputies

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video Back in 2007 Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies shot a man, who was also charged with two counts of assault on a law enforcement officer. George Cooper says he never pointed a gun at the officers much less fired it, and today a jury at the Brunswick County Courthouse agreed with him. Full story...
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SC woman going to court over 'truck nuts'

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A Berkeley County woman will get a jury trial for a ticket she was given by police for displaying big plastic testicles on the back of her pickup truck. Full story...
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Seahawk men's basketball team ready to begin practice for Bahamas trip

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The UNC Wilmington men's basketball team will get an early jump on practice this season. Buzz Peterson's squad will start practice on Saturday, but the team won't be practicing at Trask Coliseum. Full story...
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FDA takes new look at what "gluten free" means

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The Food and Drug Administration is taking a new look at how to label foods "gluten free." Full story...
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Obama: Debt deal is only a first step

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The Senate has approved an emergency bill to avert a first-ever government default with just hours to spare. Full story...
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