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Archive - Sep 28, 2011

Suspect denies murdering woman in Edgecombe county

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The man accused of killing a woman in Edgecombe County says he didn't kill her, although prosecutors said all the evidence points to him. Full story...
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We Sea Change local student video premiers

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Wilmington is used to some pretty big film premiers and this one We Sea Change, had all of the excitement of a Hollywood blockbuster. Full story...
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Court hears appeal of murder conviction in police officer's death

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video A Wilmington man convicted of killing a police officer appealed his second-degree murder conviction today. In February of 2009 Anthony Pierce led Wilmington Police on a chase after fleeing from an officer during a traffic stop. Full story...
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Local science standout heads to nationals

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video A Topsail Middle School 7th grader is heading to Washington after his science project took top honors in the state. Full story...
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Hampstead man arrested after death of his step-father

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video A family controversy leads to a breaking and entering and a murder. It happened in the northern part of Hampstead early Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Surf City Post Office removed from Postal Service closure list

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U.S. Representative Mike McIntyre announced today that the Surf City Post Office has been removed from the closure list by the United States Postal Service. Full story...
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Andy Rooney to end his regular run on "60 Minutes"

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Andy Rooney, the curmudgeonly essayist who has appeared on CBS's "60 Minutes" for more than 30 years, will end his run as a regular commentator on the popular TV news magazine this Sunday, producers said. Full story...
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Bank at 17th & Shipyard robbed

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The Wilmington Police Department is looking for a man who robbed the Wachovia at Shipyard Boulevard and 17th Street this morning. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: New Hanover Co. spends $600+ to promote town hall; Only 15 show up

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video We've learned that the county spent more than $600 to do a telemarketing blitz to alert people in the area about the town hall. A total of about 15 people showed up, and most of them said they learned about the meeting because of the sign in front of the school. That works out to be about $45 per person. Full story...
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Civitas Poll: Perdue sees lowest approval ratings in nearly two years

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Despite satisfactory ratings for her handling of the Hurricane Irene disaster, Gov. Bev Perdue’s job approval rating is at its lowest percentage among North Carolina voters in nearly two years. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA asks AG to help with Leland; AG has different story

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video Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David told us he has asked the Attorney General to appoint another attorney to be the point person for anyone who wants to come forward with allegations against the town or the police department, but the AG's office says that's not exactly the case. Full story...
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Public speaks out again regarding Titan

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video It's an issue that has stirred up strong opinions in the Cape Fear, bringing Titan Cement to the area. The state issued a draft air permit for the proposed Titan Cement plant last month. Now they are looking to the public to help them decide whether to alter it, or deny Titan the permit all together. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Michigan says incentives led 'Iron Man 3' to NC

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According to the Detroit Free Press, Michigan originally offered Marvel $13 million in incentives, but upped that to $20 million to match North Carolina. The Michigan Film Office told the newspaper that the film chose North Carolina instead because the money was guaranteed. Full story...
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Alfy Hill gets offer to play for USC Gamecocks

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video The South Carolina Gamecocks made a formal offer to former West Brunswick Trojan Alfy Hill earlier this week. The former Trojan defensive lineman and linebacker won't be eligible to play division one football until 2013 though after stops at Alabama, East Carolina, Itawamba CC and Los Angeles Valley CC where Hill currently plays. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue suggests ignoring constitution and letting Congress skip elections; Updated with audio

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"I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them - whatever decisions they make - to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me on that," Perdue said. Full story...
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