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Archive - Sep 14, 2011

ONLY ON 3: Leland police chief punched officer during bachelor party

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video We have confirmed with two independent sources that Leland Police Chief Timothy Jayne recently punched one of his officers during a bachelor party in Myrtle Beach. The sources, who wish to remain anonymous, tell us Jayne slugged Officer John Holman and that other officers had to pull him off. Myrtle Beach Police were not called in to investigate. Full story...
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Wilmington's gay and church communities respond to possible new amendment

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video North Carolina is one of the last states in the Southeast without a constitutional amendment making it clear that marriage is only legal between a woman and a man. That all might change come May after the North Carolina General Assembly recently agreed to put an amendment banning gay marriage on next year's ballot. Full story...
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Two men arrested after over $20,000 of stolen property found at residence

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Two men were arrested after over $20,000 worth of stolen goods was found at a house in Onslow county. Full story...
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Leland Police stand by training that led to harassment complaint

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The Leland Police Department stands behind a training exercise that led to a harassment complaint from a female officer. Full story...
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Topsail drops soccer conference opener

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video The East Central Conference is clearly one of the top conferences in the state for 2-A soccer. Two of the top East Central squads played on Wednesday. Topsail hosted East Duplin. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: State fines Progress Energy for death at Wilmington plant

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The North Carolina Department of Labor has fined Progress Energy after a death at the company's L.V. Sutton Steam Electric Plant in Wilmington. Cory Rogers, 24, died March 15 after hydrogen gas exploded during maintenance. READ THE CITATIONS INSIDE Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Free ride leads to carjacking

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A weekend carjacking landed a suspect in jail and an alleged victim in the hospital. One of the victims says the situation could have been much worse. Full story...
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Legends tennis returns to Landfall this weekend

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video After a nine year absence the Landfall Legends tennis event is returning to the Country of Landfall. Former US Open champion Tracy Austin headlines the list of pros that will play in Wilmington this weekend. Full story...
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Southport man pleads guilty to statutory rape

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Brunswick county man pleads guilty to statutory rape. The District Attorney's office says 22-year-old Joshua Benjamin Higgins of Southport pleaded guilty to two counts of statutory rape for incidents that occurred with a 13-year-old girl in 2009. Full story...
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CFPUA bond sale means more rate hikes down the road

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A leaky, out-dated water system means repairs, and that means money. And guess who gets to pay? Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge Sasser defends bond policy

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video As you saw ONLY ON 3 last night, in the last four months, hundreds of people in Columbus County, including some with violent charges, have been issued unsecured bonds. The judge responsible for the new bond policy spoke to WWAY this afternoon to defend the policy. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wrightsville Beach has highest median home value in the state

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Wrightsville Beach has the highest median home value in the state, according to an analysis of federal data by American City Business Journals. The median value of Wrightsville Beach houses is $983,000 -- the 130th highest in the country. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland police officer shot in groin with training bullets wins harassment complaint against department

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We have learned that a Leland police officer recently filed a harassment charge against the police department - and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found in her favor late last week. Multiple sources tell us Sherry Lewis was shot in the private area multiple times with training simulation ammunition by fellow officers. Full story...
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After marriage question, NC Legislature goes home

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The North Carolina General Assembly has left Raleigh following a three-day session in which lawmakers agreed to put a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage on next year's ballot. Full story...
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Obama touts jobs bill benefits for small business during NC visit

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video President Barack Obama is touting the benefits of his new jobs bill for small businesses, which he says have not rebounded from the recession as well as large corporations. Full story...
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