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Archive - 2011

WWAY's Thursday night sports - Dec. 22

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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. Full story...
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Saffo says threat from Sen. Berger doesn't overrule city's rights

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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. Full story...
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John Edwards asks to delay trial, citing illness

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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. Full story...
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With millions taking flight for Christmas, some advice on dealing with airline troubles

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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? Full story...
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Dewey Hill won't seek reelection

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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. Full story...
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Onslow shooting victim 'alert and talking with family'

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Deputies in Onslow County are investigating a shooting. Sheriff Ed Brown said a man was shot three times. Full story...
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Neighbors spring to action to save puppies from house fire

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video Neighbors rallied together last night to try to save a Leland home. Although the house at the end of Jennifer Court suffered significant fire damage, neighbors were able to help contain the fire and even saved a few puppies. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Sen. Berger tells Mayor Saffo to back off fighting annexation law, or else

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Sen. Phil Berger has informed the mayors of several cities and the North Carolina League of Municipalities that should the cities continue to fight this new law in court, the General Assembly – which holds the sole Constitutional Authority over municipal boundaries – will simply create permanent municipal lines to stop these cities from imposing forced annexation. Full story...
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Motrin caplets that may work slowly recalled

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Johnson & Johnson has issued another recall of Motrin pain relievers, at least the sixth in two years. This time, it's because the pills may not dissolve and begin working as soon as intended as they approach their three-year expiration date. That could delay relief of pain. Full story...
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Walmart pulls formula after baby's death

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Walmart and health officials awaited tests Thursday on a batch of powdered infant formula that was removed from more than 3,000 stores nationwide after a Missouri newborn who consumed it died from a rare infection. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Short YouTube clip pokes fun at Charles Warren

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A short YouTube clip was e-mailed to many people around Brunswick County Thursday poking fun at DSS Chairman Charles Warren. Full story...
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Church van accident leaves state without O negative blood

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A serious crash involving a tractor trailer and a church van in Transylvania County Wednesday night has depleted our supply of O negative blood in the Asheville area, and we are now utilizing blood supplies from areas across the region. WLOS-TV reports 15 people were taken to area hospitals, including both drivers and 13 passengers. Many of the patients were children. Full story...
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NC Elections Board dismisses McCrory complaint

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The North Carolina State Board of Elections has unanimously dismissed a complaint against the 2008 gubernatorial campaign of Republican Pat McCrory. Full story...
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Raleigh fire captain dies in wreck; daughter hurt

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Officials say a Raleigh fire captain is dead after a traffic accident in which his daughter was seriously injured. Full story...
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Dip in NC gasoline prices may spark holiday travel

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A sharp drop in gasoline prices since spring may be the spark North Carolina motorists need to travel during the Christmas holiday. Full story...
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