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Archive - Sep 2011

Battleship named Attraction of the Year

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Seven decades after entering World War II, the Battleship North Carolina has earned another honor. Last night the North Carolina Travel Industry Association honored the Battleship as its 2011 Attraction of the Year. Full story...
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Perdue campaign investigation nearing end

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The state investigation into Bev Perdue's campaign for governor is nearing an end, and the man in charge of that investigation said it would likely end with new charges being filed. Full story...
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Fall's arrival leaves hole, as Britt's Donuts closes till spring

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Fall officially arrived just after 5 a.m. And a sure sign summer's over is happening down at Carolina Beach. Full story...
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FEMA sets up Wilmington office to help with Irene questions

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The Disaster Recovery Center is for anyone who would like questions answered face to face, or for folks without access to a telephone. Full story...
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BCSO identifies suspect in Wednesday shooting

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Brunswick County Sheriff's detective have identified the suspect in a shooting Wednesday night. Justin Antwain Garvin, 19, is wanted for assault in a shooting at Stevenson Mobile Home Park in Stevenson Road in Supply. Full story...
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Fundraiser for cancer fight honors late judge

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Pancreatic cancer took the life New Hanover County judge and veteran John Carroll in May. Monday would have been his birthday. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Health Dept. hosts flu shot clinic; walk-in hours start Monday

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Flu season is upon us, and flu shots are already available. The Brunswick County Health Department will hold a Flu Shot Clinic tomorrow. You can go to the Health Department on a walk-in basis Monday–Friday beginning starting next week. Full story...
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New Hanover Public Library will display “Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory” Civil War photo exhibit in October

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The involvement of Confederate soldiers, African Americans and women is depicted in the Freedom, Sacrifice, Memory: Civil War Sesquicentennial Photography Exhibit, which will visit the New Hanover Public Library Oct. 1-29. The exhibit will educate and illustrate on a difficult period in history that the nation moved beyond. Full story...
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NC churches participate in DREAM Sabbath 2011

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Ten North Carolina churches are among 300 houses of worship nationwide that are participating in a campaign to raise awareness about young educated immigrants who are not authorized to be in the United States even though they grew up here. Full story...
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Greensboro sets up women-only homeless shelter

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A network of winter shelters for the homeless in Greensboro will expand this year to include the downtown YWCA building as a women-only site. Full story...
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George Bryan sets Wolfpack tight end record

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George Bryan made Wolfpack history on Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bearcats. The former New Hanover Wildcat became the all-time receptions leader for NC State tight ends. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Officers did work at Leland chief's house on town time

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video We are still uncovering more details of alleged corruption within the Leland Police Department. We've told you all week about issues with the department and Police Chief Tim Jayne. We've learned today that Jayne has had officers do work on his home and around his neighborhood for other homeowners. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Military solves mystery of drones washed up at area beaches

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video Folks at two area beaches had quite a surprise this morning. They found what turned out to be military target drones on the the beach. Full story...
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Ashley's Mason Boyles is back on top after suspension; New Hanover's best female runner competes with the boys

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video Ashley senior Mason Boyles hasn't been able to compete on the high school level since the spring of his sophomore year due to a suspension that centered around his residency. He's back in rare form along with New Hanover distance runner Shelby Howell. She's not running against the girls. Howell is competing against the boys instead. Full story...
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Blue Velvet 25th anniversary celebrated at Wilmington icon

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video This is the 25th anniversary of Blue Velvet. the David Lynch cult classic was shot here in Wilmington, and the city is almost like part of the cast. Full story...
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