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Archive - Sep 20, 2011

Hoggard volleyball team rolls on

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video Hoggard now has eight consecutive wins in volleyball. Head coach Ron Strickland knows what's it like to get to the state title game. This year's squad could be the fifth squad to get there if the Vikings keep improving. Full story...
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Duke defeats UNCW in soccer in Durham

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video UNC Wilmington had more shots than Duke, but the Blue Devils had more goals. Duke beat UNCW 4-1 on Tuesday night. Click play video in order to see the action from Durham. The video will be posted before midnight. Full story...
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Awards presented to Wilmington police officer of the year, firefighter of the year

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The Wilmington police officer and firefighter of the year were named at Tuesday's Wilmington City Council meeting. Full story...
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Travel policy and debris cleanup addressed at Wilmington City Council meeting

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video A resolution amending Wilmington City Council's travel policy passed after being continued in a meeting back in August. Full story...
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UNCW releases report into alert system failure during shooting near campus

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A shooting near UNCW back in July posed a threat to students when the gunman ran through campus, but a campus safety alert system failed to notify students for hours. Today campus police finally released a report about what went wrong. Full story...
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Wilmington's Casey Barth expected to sit out this weekend for UNC

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Former Hoggard High School kicker Casey Barth didn't play in the second half against Virginia on Saturday in Chapel Hill due to a pulled groin. Barth is not expected to play on Saturday for UNC against Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Full story...
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Murder suspect's brother arrested in Creekwood killing

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video A second man has been arrested for a murder last week in the Creekwood community. Wilmington Police say Jermaine Hankins, 21, turned himself in yesterday. He is charged with first degree murder, attempted murder and first degree burglary. Police also charged his brother Tevin with the murder last week. Full story...
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NC opens hearings on Progress-Duke Energy merger

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Critics are telling North Carolina regulators they should only allow Duke Energy and Progress Energy to merge and become the largest electric utility in the country if they also make revolutionary changes in how they operate. Full story...
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CNN produces series on Columbus County murder

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CNN.com has published a four-part series on a murder that happened 33 years ago in small-town Sellerstown, North Carolina. CNN Senior Producer Wayne Drash delves deeply into the story of the murder of a pastor’s family and speaks with the surviving family members and Sellerstown residents. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: East Columbus HS releasing early after water main break

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East Columbus High School is sending students home early today because of a water main break. Principal Mark Bridgers says the school day will end at 1:30 p.m. Full story...
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Pender County Manager to retire at year's end

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Pender County Manager Rick Benton has announced he will retire at the end of the year, reports the Pender Post. Full story...
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Brunswick County man wanted after early-morning shooting

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Brunswick County Sheriff's detectives are searching for a man involved in an assault. It happened just after 1 a.m. at a home on Clemmons Road in Bolivia. Full story...
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Toys"R"Us announces 2011 Holiday Hot Toy List

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With Christmas Eve a little more than three months away, many children across the country have already started making their wish lists and checking them twice in hopes that Santa will deliver their most desired present under the tree. To provide parents and gift-givers with a starting point with which to create their holiday shopping checklists, today Toys"R"Us unwrapped its annual Holiday Hot Toy List. Full story...
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Bus incidents mount in Brunswick County

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videoNews that a South Brunswick Middle School student was cut on the eyelid by a student with nail clippers on a school bus is not the first incident involving Brunswick County buses that's made the news in the past week. Some parents are worried it won't be the last. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: DA called special Grand Jury to indict mother of baby mauled

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videoWe have new information about the nine-day-old baby mauled to death by dogs in Bladen County. In a story you saw FIRST ON 3 online yesterday, the mother of the baby girl was arrested last week and charged with involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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