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Archive - Aug 5, 2011

FIRST ON 3: 64-year-old Kure Beach commissioner arrested for having weed

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video A Kure Beach Town Commissioner has been charged with narcotics charges, according to Kure Beach Police. Full story...
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Sharks outslug Swampdogs to even series

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In a must win situation the Wilmington Sharks destroyed the Fayetteville Swampdogs on Friday to even the CPL playoff series at one game apiece. The deciding third game of the first round playoff series will be played Saturday night in Cumberland County. Full story...
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S&P downgrades US credit rating

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The US credit rating has been downgraded from AAA by S&P. This is the first time in the history of credit ratings that the US rating has been downgraded. Full story...
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Wilmington mom among group named ABC World News 'Persons of the Week'

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videoA Wilmington mom was among a group of mothers named "Persons of the Week" on Friday's edition of "World News with Diane Sawyer." Full story...
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NC counties and cities report good credit, outlook not so good

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A bond rating agency has told five of North Carolina's biggest counties and two of its larger cities that they retained their good credit rating but their outlook is negative. Full story...
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Hammerheads beat the Blues at Legion

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video The Wilmington Hammerheads improved their record to 13-6-3 with a victory over the Los Angeles Blues on Friday night at Legion Stadium. It's the second win this season for Wilmington over LA. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST RESTAURANT AT THE BEACH

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video The beach is certainly a great treasure in our area. And with that treasure comes plenty of terrific places to eat. Whether it provides a delicious menu and overlooks the ocean, pours a cold drink with a relaxing view of the Intracoastal Waterway or is the ideal spot to stop and get a bite to eat on the island, we want to know what is the BEST RESTAURANT AT THE BEACH along our coast. Here's how the votes are coming in (4 p.m. Thurs.):
22 North, Wrightsville Beach - 38%
The Fish House, Oak Island - 26%
Michael's Seafood, Carolina Beach - 13%

We'll reveal the winner TONIGHT on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 6! Full story...

Stocks mostly lower after a day of wild swings

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Stocks are closing mostly lower after a day of whipsaw trading. The Dow Jones industrial average traded in a huge range of 400 points. Full story...
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No wallowing! Mud Day good, clean fun

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One way to stay cool on a hot day like this, get a little wet... even if the water is a little muddy. Or make that, really muddy. Full story...
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Wright out on $1.027M bond, Soles subpoenaed to testify against 'Frog'

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video He has no job and no known source of income, but a Columbus County man with ties to R.C. Soles is a free man after someone posted another big bond for him. Full story...
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Museum campers unveil their own exhibits

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The Cape Fear Museum today capped off a summer camp of a different sort. Full story...
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Wynton Marsalis blowing into town early next year

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Internationally renowned jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra are coming to Wilmington early next year. Full story...
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NC judge orders mediation in SBI case

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A North Carolina judge has ordered mediation between the state and the former State Bureau of Investigation agent whose testimony led to the release of a Raleigh man who had served almost 17 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit. Full story...
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Autopsy: Mangum's boyfriend died from 1 stab wound

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An autopsy reveals that the boyfriend of Duke lacrosse accuser Crystal Mangum died from a single stab wound. Full story...
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Police remove 69 animals from Raleigh house

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Animal control officers have removed 69 animals from a house in Raleigh. Full story...
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