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Archive - Sep 9, 2011

FIRST ON 3: Thompson responds to Berger's issues and accusations

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video Commission Vice Chair Jason Thompson sat down with WWAY tonight to talk about Berger's issues and accusations. He discussed the widening rift between Berger and fellow commissioners, Berger's refusal to take responsibility for his own problems and where the commission goes from here. Full story...
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Week # 4 - High School Scoreboard

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Week four of the high school football season is complete. Topsail is no longer undefeated. Hoggard, Laney and North Brunswick remain unbeaten. In fact the Vikings, Bucs and Scorpions all posted impressive victories and for the second week in a row all four high schools in New Hanover County won. Full story...
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For children too young to remember, 9/11 still creates perspective

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video September 11, 2001, is a day many of us will never forget. But for some, it's a day they don't even remember. A group of fifth graders at Mary C. Williams Elementary were babies the day terrorists attacked America. They don't remember the events of the day that shook our world, but they have a pieced-together view of it from family members, teachers and the media. Full story...
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Pender County to open debris sites Monday

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Pender County will open two vegetative debris collection sites on Monday for residents to bring Hurricane Irene storm vegetative debris for disposal. Only vegetative debris will be collected at these sites. The sites will be open for debris disposal through Sunday, September 25, at which time material will no longer be accepted. Full story...
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"And the Winner Is..." BEST MEXICAN RESTAURANT

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video Where do you go to put a little spice in your life? This week would like to know which local restaurant serves up the best Mexican food in the Cape Fear. Here's how the votes are grilling up (4p Thurs.):
La Costa - 34%
K-38 Baja Grill - 20%
Camino Real, Surf City - 13%
VOTE NOW!
Full story...
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Former Bladen Schools chief, fire marshal among public workers indicted

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video Former Bladen County Schools Superintendent Greg Killingsworth is among a group of former public employees in Bladen County indicted by a grand jury for financial crimes. The District Attorney's office says the grand jury returned the indictments Tuesday. Full story...
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Firefighters hurt fighting apartment fire

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Two Wilmington firefighter were taken to the hospital with minor burns while fighting a fire at Osprey Landing Apartments on Fall Drive. A WFD spokesman said the firefighters were hurt by falling debris. Full story...
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WECT anchor e-mails support to Commissioner Berger; Says he's lived through similar issues

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The following e-mail exchange between WECT morning anchor Bob Townsend and County Commissioner Brian Berger was discovered Friday on the New Hanover County computer server. Full story...
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President Obama to promote jobs bill in NC

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The White House said Friday in a news release that Obama will visit the Raleigh-Durham area Wednesday to talk about the $447 billion program of tax cuts and new spending he unveiled Thursday before a joint session of Congress. Full story...
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UNCW students come together to honor 9/11 victims

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Students honored local first responders and those who served on September 11. The main attraction was the human formation of the twin towers surrounded by a pentagon. Thousands of students participated, and each held a name of one of the victims of 9/11. Full story...
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Etheridge becomes adviser for NC storm recovery

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Former US Rep. Bob Etheridge is moving from one state job to another, this time helping fellow Democrat Gov. Bev Perdue manage North Carolina's recovery efforts following Hurricane Irene. Full story...
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NC reports nearly 3K DWI citations over Labor Day

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State and local police cited nearly 3,000 motorists across North Carolina for driving while impaired during a Labor Day-themed campaign. Full story...
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NC man tied to NYC/DC terror threat?

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One of eight men accused of plotting terror in North Carolina may be behind what U.S. officials call a credible threat of a plan to bomb American cities on the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: 'Teen Mom' sentenced for viral fight video

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video A judge has sentenced MTV "Teen Mom 2" star and Oak Island resident Jenelle Evans for her role in a fight caught on video that went viral on the Internet. Full story...
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Info on 9/11 ceremonies this weekend

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Information on various 9/11 events and ceremonies going on around the Cape Fear this weekend. Full story...
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