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Archive - Jan 11, 2012

Perdue signs executive order to change state rules for unemployment benefits extension

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Governor Beverly Perdue has signed an executive order changing state rules so that as many as 25,000 long-term jobless workers could keep getting extended unemployed benefits after the end of the month. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Interest in 'Teen Mom' arrest overwhelms sheriff's new spokesman

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videoLast night's arrest of "Teen Mom 2" star Janelle Evans may not have been too surprising given her criminal record. But for Brunswick County Sheriff's spokesman Del Routh, who is still fairly new to the job, the huge influx of media attention was a little overwhelming. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Site of deadly shooting working with sheriff to prevent future problems

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videoIt's been more than three weeks since a deadly shooting in Columbus County. Now the sheriff's office and the property owner where the shooting took place are working together to make sure this does not happen again. Full story...
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Case delayed for suspects in cop sucker punch

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An off-duty Wilmington Police officer allegedly assaulted by two men in a bar will have to wait to see what will happen with his accused attackers. Full story...
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Wilmington couple pleads guilty to federal charges

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The US Department of Justice says Maurice and Jessica Lott received a suspicious package that was mailed from Washington state to Wilmington last March. The couple picked up the package containing marijuana, ecstasy and oxycodone from the post office. Full story...
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Man charged with rape of child

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Jabarr Johnson has been in prison for kidnapping since April 2009. Now he's charged with first degree rape of a child and two counts of sex offender use of a social website. Full story...
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Leaders discuss business of education over breakfast

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videoLocal and state leaders met for breakfast this morning and to discuss business of education. The New Hanover County School Board held a breakfast meeting to inform leaders about the importance of considering education as a top priority, especially when it comes to planning the 2012 budget. Full story...
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CFCC drama instructor in new Mark Wahlberg film

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If you catch the latest Mark Wahlberg film, Contraband, which opens nationwide on Friday, you might recognize a familiar face from Wilmington. Full story...
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Hammerheads release 2012 soccer schedule

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The Wilmington Hammerheads will open the 2012 USL Pro Soccer schedule on the road against Orlando on April 15. The Hammerheads will open their home schedule on Saturday, April 21 against Harrisburg. Click full story for the entire 2012 Hammerheads schedule. Full story...
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Student arrested after ECU sorority house break-in

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Police officers in Greenville arrested a 19-year-old they said broke into a sorority house. Full story...
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Ford recalls 450,426 minivans and SUVs

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Ford says it's recalling nearly half a million minivans and SUVs because of a pair of mechanical issues. Full story...
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Obama may move convention speech to Bank of America Stadium

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President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is considering moving the final day of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Bank of America Stadium to sell more skyboxes to wealthy donors, according to three Democrats involved in the fundraising. Full story...
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NC residents complain of higher electric rates

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Some residents are complaining about what they are paying for electricity from the North Carolina Eastern Municipal Power Agency. Full story...
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East Carolina U. defends firing newspaper adviser

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East Carolina University won't say why it fired the student newspaper's adviser, but is asking people to trust that it's not related to the paper's decision to print full-frontal photos of a streaker at a football game. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Jan. 10

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video On Tuesday night we featured high school basketball action from Wilmington and Hampstead. Click full story to see the complete high school basketball scoreboard from Tuesday night's play. This includes two different teams who put their undefeated records on the line. Undefeated New Hanover held off Ashley, but just barely. Undefeated Croatan held off Topsail, but it took overtime for the Cougars to win. Full story...
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