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Archive - Aug 9, 2011

Bus routes to beaches may be too good to be true

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video To most, the idea of having bus routes that could drop you off a few yards from water's edge seems too good to be true, and it just might be. There may soon be bus routes to our area's southern beaches if Wave Transit gets its way. Full story...
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Sharks keep season alive against Steamers

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The Wilmington Sharks survived a must win game on Tuesday night in Edenton. The playoff game turned out to be a home run derby, but the Sharks outslugged the Steamers to keep the Sharks season alive. Full story...
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Southport business takes stand against bench law

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video With the weather as hot as it has been, a seat in the shade is a good spot to be this summer. But if Southport leaders get their way, benches protected from the sun on one of the city's busiest corners could soon be gone. Full story...
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5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon is guest speaker at BB&T Football Jamboree luncheon

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videoThe 25th annual BB&T Football Jamboree kicks off at Legion Stadium in Wilmington Friday. All 10 head coaches got together Tuesday for a media luncheon. WWAY’s 5th quarter co-host Trot Nixon was the keynote speaker. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Missing man's dad says car that took him found

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It's been almost three weeks since 18-year-old Al'Quon Flowers was last seen in downtown Wilmington. Today, there still is no sign of Flowers, but we do have some new information on the case you'll see FIRST ON 3. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Julia's Florist

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videoWe often hear from viewers who want to see more coverage of positive things in our community. So tonight, we are featuring Julia's Florist here in Wilmington. The 22-year-old flower shop is providing non-profit organizations in the community beautiful decorations for their events. Full story...
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Deputies find 155 pot plants at Scotts Hill home

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Investigators found more than 150 marijuana plants at a Pender County home yesterday. The Pender and New Hanover County Sheriff's Offices narcotics units seized the pot plants at 104 Wyndham Way in the Scotts Hill community. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police catch driver who ran after fight with girlfriend led to car accident

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A woman at the scene told WWAY it started when she got in a fight with her boyfriend who then drove away and ran the stop sign at St. Andrew's, T-boning another car. The man then got out of his car and ran away. Full story...
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Local mom working to make global difference

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video One mom right here in Wilmington is making a world of difference across the planet. And she is getting recognized by some pretty important people. Full story...
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Classic Jeep helps raise awareness, money for military groups

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A classic car is touring the southeast for a good cause, but this vehicle isn't shiny or sleek. A 1952 Willys CJ-3 Jeep along with a USO jeep crew are giving area residents the chance to give video salutes to the military. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Drugs, ex led to 'Teen Mom' probation violation

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MTV's "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans is out of jail on a $10,000 secured bond. Police arrested the reality star from Oak Island last night on a probation violation. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Strickland case delayed; you can have TCPD phone numbers, too

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videoAnother day and yet another court date for a young man with ties to former state Sen. R.C. Soles. Full story...
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Jacksonville SEAL killed in Afghan crash recalled as daring

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Family and friends are remembering a Navy SEAL killed in a weekend helicopter attack in Afghanistan as physically slight but ever ready to take on a challenge. Full story...
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Boil water advisory issued for some Leland neighborhoods

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The water consumers of Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO, in Brunswick County are experiencing periods of low pressure and outages in the distribution system in the Old Town Subdivision, the areas affective are Albemarle Place, and North Olde Towne Wynd to Windsor Drive. Full story...
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UNCW releases early men's hoops schedule for 2011-2012 season

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UNC Wilmington's first road game of 2011 will be against the Maryland Terrapins in College Park. That's not the only ACC opponent for UNCW though. Full story...
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