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Archive - Sep 2011

Pender School Board to interview 10 for superintendent slot

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The Pender County School Board is moving forward on its search for a new superintendent. The board says it received 28 applications to replace Allison Sholar, who is moving to Currituck County. Full story...
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Wilmington man finishes 162-game baseball odyssey

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video Last night was a wild one in Major League Baseball. Two different leagues, two different Wild Card races and two historic collapses. One Wilmington super fan had a front row seat. Steve Melia completed his 162-game journey last night. Full story...
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City of Wilmington dictates to downtown business owners what they can't put in their own windows

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video The City of Wilmington's decision to enforce a sign ordinance that limits how much of a building's window is used for advertising, is not only affecting businesses downtown. Full story...
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Bank robbery suspect arrested after nearly 5-hour standoff

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Police say the man suspected of an armed bank robbery earlier Wednesday barricaded himself inside a duplex on Greenville Avenue. The suspect, 38-year-old Clay McArthur, was arrested after a nearly five-hour standoff. Full story...
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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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