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Archive - 2011

Fayetteville police expect crowd for bike giveaway

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An annual Christmas tradition in Fayetteville has police concerned because of the number of people expected to show up. Full story...
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NC woman could lose car for speeding

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A Fayetteville woman has become one of the first in North Carolina to be prosecuted under a law that allows police to seize the vehicles of those who run from officers. Full story...
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NC woman, 85, shoots husband; claimed mistreatment

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An 85-year-old North Carolina woman has been charged with killing her husband a day after complaining to authorities the man was abusing her emotionally. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Teacher admitted texting, blew 0.13 after school-night crash

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video Texting and driving is never a good thing, especially if you've been drinking. A New Hanover County teacher admitted she was doing at least of those things when she hit a van last week. Highway Patrol says she was doing the other. Full story...
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Woman donates $10,000 to make sure families have water this Christmas

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video Most of us cannot imagine living without water, but there are hundreds of people in New Hanover County who will spend Christmas without it. A Wilmington woman we spoke with today decided to do something about it. Yesterday she donated $10,000 to help out. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Dec. 21

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video On Wednesday night the UNC Wilmington men's basketball team had the lead in the second half against Wake Forest, but the Demon Deacons came up big down the stretch despite 32 points from UNCW freshman Adam Smith. Click play video to highlights from Winston-Salem along with local high school basketball holiday hoops. Click full story to see the complete high school basketball scoreboard from Wednesday night's play. Full story...
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NC gasoline tax to rise almost 4 cents in January to record 39 cents

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As expected, North Carolina's gasoline tax is going up by almost 4 cents a gallon starting with the new year. Full story...
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ILM travelers support the FAA's new rules on rest for pilots

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video The crash of Colgan Air flight 3407 killed 50 people nearly three years ago. The crash caused the Federal Aviation Administration to reconsider its regulations on pilots and sleep. Full story...
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Residents taking steps after man arrested for breaking into homes, stealing identities

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video When thieves break into your home, your high-dollar electronics may not be what catches their eye. New Hanover County deputies just arrested a man accused of entering homes and stealing personal information to commit identity theft. Full story...
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Family of wanted man says armed agents were too much

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video Yesterday we told you armed federal agents surrounded a home in Castle Hayne as they tried to execute an arrest warrant. The man they were looking for, Gary Canady, was not in the home, and today the US Marshals Service continues to look for him. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Secret Santa says 'Pay it forward'

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video Reports of "Secret Santas" paying off layaway accounts have swept across the country this holiday season, and Wilmington is no exception. We told you yesterday about a family that had their layaway balance paid off by a stranger just in time for Christmas. Now, a "Secret Santa" has come forward to tell his side of the story. Full story...
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Berger escorted from DSS Board meeting

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video New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger was escorted out of a DSS Board meeting today. Berger, who fellow commissioners removed from several boards, including DSS, yesterday, says what is happening to him is against the law. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Dec. 20

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video On Tuesday night we featured high school basketball action from Wilmington and Teachey. Click full story to see the complete high school basketball scoreboard from Tuesday night's play. Click play video to see it all in case you weren't with us Tuesday night at 11 for sports. This includes Duke's decisive victory over UNCW in women's basketball and several high school basketball holiday tournament games(four games for girls and one for boyrs). Full story...
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Brunswick commissioners push for voter ID

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There's a new local fight to require voters to show a photo identification before casting a ballot. At Monday night's Brunswick County Commission meeting, commissioners adopted a resolution to ask lawmakers to revisit the idea. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Online videos inspire over-the-top Christmas light displays, website in our area

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video The Christmas spirit is catching on, but not just any ordinary Christmas spirit. We're talking about the type of Christmas spirit that has some families transforming their homes into living light displays. Videos are making their way from e-mail to e-mail. Families are transforming their homes into spectacles. These light shows can even be found right here in the Cape Fear. Full story...
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