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Archive - Oct 2, 2012

Wilmington soldier killed in Afghanistan

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video A Wilmington man is among three American soldiers killed in Afghanistan yesterday. Sgt. Thomas J. Butler, known as T.J., was killed in action. His body will arrive back in the United States tonight. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council approves spending

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Tonight, Wilmington City Council met and approved nearly $1 million in additional funding for the ongoing North 3rd Street Improvement Project. Council also approved a $5.6 million contract to widen Randall Parkway from Independence Boulevard to South College Road. Full story...
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County Commission candidates meet for second forum

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videoCandidates for New Hanover County Commission met for a second forum at WHQR-FM Tuesday night. Among the issues discussed were economic development, harmony among the members of the County Commission and regulation. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Oct. 2

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video On Tuesday on WWAY we checked in on the first day of training camp for the Charlotte Bobcats. Wilmington native and Bobcats majority owner Michael Jordan attended the session in Asheville.... On Tuesday we showcased more than our fair share of local high school sports with volleyball and soccer..... We also provided a brief preview of Friday's football game between Hoggard and New Bern... Plus more ! Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: BSL's Mayor White faced multiple harassment allegations as police chief

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video Boiling Spring Lakes Mayor Richard White turned himself in yesterday after a woman filed warrants accusing him of sexual battery and assault on a female. Today we found out more about past allegations against him. Full story...
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Defense expert says SC man on trial has IQ of 64

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A defense expert says a 40-year-old South Carolina man standing trial in the killing of his former girlfriend in Asheville has the mental capacity of a 9-year-old. Full story...
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Court orders reinstatement of fired NC trooper

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A state court has ordered the reinstatement of a highway patrolman more than seven years after his dismissal for threatening to kill himself with his service pistol. Full story...
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Cacky's getting locked up for 'good'

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video WWAY's Cacky Catlett is getting "locked up," and she needs your help to post bail. Cacky will go behind bars Wednesday morning for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. She needs the community's help to make "bail," which is set at $2,500. Full story...
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NWS final storm report: multiple tornadoes in southeastern NC

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The National Weather Service officially confirmed the touchdown of three tornadoes in southeastern North Carolina on Monday. Full story...
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Baby born at Hoggard High School

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A Hoggard High School student gave birth today on campus in one of the school's bathroom stalls. The baby was born around 3:30 p.m. right as school was letting out. Full story...
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Another downtown restaurant closes, state places lien on property

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TreBenzios, a downtown Wilmington restaurant and lounge at 141 N. Front St. that officials say closed its doors in late September, is now being targeted by the state for failure to pay sales taxes, according to a state official. Full story...
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Stores pull peanut butter, other spreads after salmonella scare

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video Peanut butter lovers listen up. A jar of your favorite spread could make you sick. Fears of salmonella contamination has one of the nation's largest manufacturers of peanut butter pulling its products. Full story...
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Red Cross looking for 'Holiday Mail for Heroes'

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The American Red Cross is getting in the Christmas spirit for the military. Instead of sending a letter to Santa, why not send one to a soldier. Full story...
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UPDATE: CFPUA crews fix water main break at 100 block of Market Street

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A CFPUA construction crew has made necessary repairs to a broken water main and are in the finishing stages of road repairs in the 100 block of Market St. Full story...
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Columbus Co. man arrested for wife's 2000 murder

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Columbus County Sheriff's detectives and investigators with the District Attorney's Office arrested John Avery Phillip Cumbee, 51, of Honey Field Road, Whiteville, for the 2000 murder of his wife, Angela Jones Cumbee. Full story...
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