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Archive - 2011

Rock in 2012 with WWAY and ABC

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As 2011 winds down, ring in the new year with WWAY and ABC by celebrating the 40th anniversary of "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" and look back at the top stories in news, weather in sports in the Cape Fear. Full story...

NC State beats Louisville 31-24 in Belk Bowl

North Carolina State coach Tom O'Brien took a lot of heat when he decided to part ways with star quarterback Russell Wilson and go with unproven junior Mike Glennon as his starter. It all worked out on Tuesday night in the Belk Bowl, with Glennon throwing for 264 yards and three touchdowns to lead NC State over Louisville 31-24 - and earn MVP honors in the process. Full story...

Girl returned to NC as police search for father

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A little girl is back in North Carolina with her grandparents as police search for her father, who they plan to charge with the shooting death of the girl's mother. Full story...
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Preventive care: It's free, except when it's not

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Many Americans are finding out that free preventive care under the nation's health overhaul isn't always free. Full story...
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Tractor topples, girl dies, driver charged with DWI

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A four-year-old North Carolina girl is dead, and a relative faces charges of driving while impaired after a farm tractor they were riding rolled off a gravel road into a small creek. Full story...
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NC workers file complaint against call center

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The National Labor Relations Board is investigating a complaint by workers at an Asheville call center that they were warned they could be fired for talking about forming a union. Full story...
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Raleigh citations for begging top 400 this year

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North Carolina's capital city is pushing panhandlers out of its downtown district and nearby areas, with police issuing more than 400 citations this year. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: High winds across the area Tuesday

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Winds gusted almost to hurricane force at times Tuesday, although no major damage has been reported in the area. Full story...
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Wilmington shoppers say they would be sad to see Sears go

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video It's quitting time for more than 100 Sears and Kmart stores across the country. Sears Holding announced Tuesday that the company would have to close the stores, fueling speculation about whether Sears, which has a 125-year history, can turn itself around and survive. Folks in Wilmington say they go out of their way to shop at Sears because of its long history. Full story...
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Hoggard, New Hanover meet in Brogden Tournament championship

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video Hoggard and New Hanover will meet on Wednesday night at UNCW's Trask Coliseum. The championship of the 18th Annual Leon Brogden Holiday Basketball Tournament is at stake. This will be the first time New Hanover and Hoggard have faced each other in the Brogden championship game since 1994. New Hanover won that year by a single point. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Welcome Home Angel helps make life easier for disabled kids

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video In this week's edition of "Just Add Hope," we're showcasing Welcome Home Angel. It's a home makeover program for children with disabilities. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Office looking for missing man

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a man missing since Sunday. Investigators say Chad Brumley, 36, was last seen in the Leland area. His sister last talked to him by phone Sunday. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: UNCW Police believe personal info safe after Christmas break-ins

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video Usually winter break on campus is a quiet time for a university. But at UNC Wilmington, a Grinch took advantage of the Christmas peace to break-in to a couple of campus buildings. Full story...
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Staffer: Rep. Coble released from hospital

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US Rep. Howard Coble is home from a Greensboro hospital after recuperating from the effects of a respiratory ailment. Full story...
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Land donated for proposed NC hiking trail

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About 500 miles of the planned 1,000-mile trail are complete. Plans call for the hiking trail to stretch from Clingmans Dome in the Great Smoky Mountains to Jockey's Ridge on the Outer Banks. Full story...
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