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Archive - Jan 11, 2012

UPDATE: Man shot during robbery has died

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videoStore clerks in New Hanover County have become famous for protecting themselves from would-be robbers. Now that trend has moved out to Columbus County, where there was a a robber was shot and killed near Lake Waccamaw. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Jan. 11

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video The Wake Forest Demon Deacons lost on Wednesday night, but Wilmington's Ty Walker had one of the best games of his career despite the loss. The former New Hanover Wildcat had 8 points, 8 blocked shots & 9 rebounds against Maryland. Click play video to see our Ty Walker highlights. You'll also see Buzz Peterson talk about the recent UNCW turnaround. The Seahawk men's basketball team will be shooting for their fifth win in a row on Thursday. Georgia State will host UNCW on Thursday in Atlanta. Full story...
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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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