Archive - 2011
"And the Winner is..." BEST CHARITY
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/23/2011 - 8:46am.

video In this edition of "And the Winner is..." we're in the giving spirit. There are many groups around the area that help people in need. Whether it's giving to the poor, helping victims in their time of need or just generally making life better for others, what is the BEST CHARITY in the Cape Fear?
Here are the leaders (9 a.m. Thursday)
Ocean Cure: 33%
Indo Jax Surf Charities: 23%
American Red Cross Cape Fear Chapter: 13%

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Christmas tree recycling starts Monday
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/23/2011 - 8:20am.

Recycling used Christmas trees will begin the day after the holiday for New Hanover County residents. The New Hanover County Environmental Management Department asks residents living outside city limits to take their trees to one of three locations this year.

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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Dec. 22
Submitted by John Rendleman on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 11:46pm.

video On Thursday night on WWAY we featured the championship game of the girls holiday high school basketball tournament at Laney High School. Undefeated Laney hosted Ashley, but the Bucs didn't capture the title. It went to the Screaming Eagles instead. We also featured highlights from the Wallace-Rose Hill boys basketball championship game. That title game showcased Topsail and East Carteret. Click play video to highlights from these games. Click full story to see the complete high school & college basketball scoreboard from Thursday night's play.

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Saffo says threat from Sen. Berger doesn't overrule city's rights
Submitted by Katie Harden on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 10:04pm.

videoWith Christmas quickly approaching, many leaders in Raleigh are packing up and heading home to spend time with their family and friends. But not everyone is full of the holiday spirit. North Carolina State Senate majority leader Phil Berger sent a letter to some city leaders, including Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, that's not so jolly.

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John Edwards asks to delay trial, citing illness
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 4:38pm.

Former presidential candidate John Edwards is seeking to delay his criminal trial over campaign finances. He says he has been diagnosed with a medical condition that will make it difficult for him to attend.

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With millions taking flight for Christmas, some advice on dealing with airline troubles
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 4:32pm.

video Millions of people will take to the skies this holiday season. Unfortunately, all too often traveling by plane can be a nightmare. So how can you effectively make your complaints or suggestions to the big airlines?

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Dewey Hill won't seek reelection
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 4:00pm.

Rep. Dewey Hill, who represents Brunswick and Columbus Counties, will finish his tenth term next year, but will not run again. After spending 20 years in Raleigh, Hill says it's time for someone else to bring some new ideas to the table.

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Onslow shooting victim 'alert and talking with family'
Submitted by WWAY on Thu, 12/22/2011 - 3:48pm.

Deputies in Onslow County are investigating a shooting. Sheriff Ed Brown said a man was shot three times.

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