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Archive - Oct 18, 2012

Wilmington business makes pitch on ABC's 'Shark Tank' TONIGHT

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video The ABC show "Shark Tank," which puts entrepreneurs in front of deep-pocketed potential investors, is looking for fresh meat, and it may have found what it's searching for in the Port City. A local company says it is chumming the water and hoping for a big catch. You can see if the investors bite Friday at 8 p.m. on WWAY. Full story...
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Wilmington, western Pender vote in new Congressional district

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video It's the first day of One Stop Voting, but do you know who your Congressman is? Redistricting may mean new candidates for many people in the Cape Fear. The newly drawn Congressional districts mean part of Wilmington and much of Pender County are now a part of US House District 3. Full story...
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NC House candidates talk fracking and homeowners insurance

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video With the first day of early voting behind us, Thursday night folks in New Hanover County got the chance to meet candidates for NC House Districts 19 and 20. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Oct. 18

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video Every year two Pop Warner football squads take the field during halftime of a Carolina Panthers game. On Sunday a team from Wilmington will be one of the elite two at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte. Click play video to see Thursday's WWAY sports, which includes the Coastal Cowboys. Full story...
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Florida couple commit $10M to Duke athletics

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A Florida doctor and his wife have committed the largest gift in Duke University history to the school's athletics department. Full story...
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Romney campaign shifting NC resources elsewhere

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President Barack Obama's campaign says Mitt Romney's team is making a mistake shifting money and workers out of North Carolina, where the two candidates have been competing hard for months. Full story...
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Authorities search for 2 missing NC teenagers

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Authorities are searching for two missing Catawba County high school students who left home for a party last weekend and haven't been heard from since. Full story...
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Player of the Week: Week 9

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video Jacen Murphy has been named the WWAY - Farm Bureau Insurance Mayfaire high school football player of the week. The New Hanover High School senior has been electric this year on the field for the Wildcats. On top of that, the senior class president was named homecoming king last Friday. Full story...
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Big-name support hits campaign trail in NC, Wilmington

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With early voting underway and Election Day quickly approaching, Republicans and Democrats are rolling out big name support on the campaign trail across North Carolina, including in Wilmington. Full story...
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StarNews Preview: New members of New Hanover Commission will face challenges

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video As you get ready to cast your votes for New Hanover County Commission, you'll want a good understanding of what challenges they'll face if elected. Good Morning Carolina anchor Ashley Jacobs sat down with Kevin Maurer from the StarNews to get the inside scoop before the story hits newsstands. Full story...
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Jury deliberations to continue Friday in Stevie Cox trial

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videoJurors in Stevie Cox's officer impersonation trial went home without reaching a verdict Thursday. Jurors began deliberating in the afternoon after a second day of testimony wrapped up in the case against Chadbourn's town manager. Full story...
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Downtown hotel work resumes after two-week delay

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videoYou may have noticed construction at a halt lately at the site of a new hotel at 2nd and Grace Streets downtown. After two weeks of a stand still, construction started back up on the Courtyard by Marriott this week, according to Graham Construction. Full story...
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PPD honors 'heroes' running Beach2Battleship

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videoPPD launched events in celebration of its 5th annual Beach2Battleship Triathlon this weekend at its headquarters downtown. During the ceremony, race participants who have battled and overcome illnesses because of clinical trials were honored. Full story...
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Rock for the Cure supports Pink Ribbon Project

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videoThe UNCW Communication Society is rocking for a cure Friday night. The event Rock for the Cure benefits the New Hanover Regional Medial Center's Pink Ribbon Project. Full story...
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PPD's Beach2Battleship Triathlon may cause traffic congestion this weekend

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department is working with the event organizers for this weekend’s PPD Beach2Battleship Triathlon to ensure that participants will be safe and the traffic tie-ups minimized. Detailed information can be found on the event website at http://beach2battleship.com. Full story...
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