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Archive - Oct 2012

Residents of Old Wilmington seeks grant applications for downtown improvement

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Residents of Old Wilmington (ROW) is welcoming grant applications for downtown improvement. Their very successful Back Door Kitchen Tour gives ROW the ability to make grants and the organization has recently adopted a policy for awarding grants. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fatal accident victim identified

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A Leland man is dead after an accident on Highway 17 near Leland. Highway Patrol has identified the victim as 35-year-old Levi Sovie. Full story...
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NCAA approves tougher sanctions for rule-breakers

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The NCAA has passed a proposal that will impose tougher sanctions on programs and hold coaches more accountable for rule-breaking. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: James Walker Hood died

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On October 30, 1918, James Walker Hood died. Hood, as a missionary in the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, was sent in 1863 to North Carolina where he served black congregations in New Bern and Beaufort. Full story...
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Outer Banks begins clean up after Hurricane Sandy

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People on North Carolina's Outer Banks are facing some flooding and damage from Hurricane Sandy, but emergency management officials say it could have been worse. Full story...
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About 6,000 without power in the Carolinas

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Most people in the Carolinas still have electricity despite the superstorm sparked by Tropical Storm Sandy. Full story...
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State of emergency activates NC price-gouging law

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North Carolina's price gouging law is currently in effect because of the recent state of emergency declarations due to Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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HMS Bounty captain missing at sea, one rescued crewmember has died

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videoThe captain of the HMS Bounty is still missing after 16-crew members abandoned ship Sunday night. 14 survivors were rescued and one other has died according the Bounty's website. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - Oct. 29

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Monday marks the eve of the start of the 2012-2013 NBA regular season. Former Whiteville High standout Chris Wilcox is wearing green once again for the Boston Celtics despite the fact Wilcox underwent heart bypass surgery seven months ago.... Former Hoggard standout Jonathan Cooper once again is the ACC offensive lineman of the week.... Plus more ! Full story...
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UNC student died after late-night fall

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Carrboro police investigating the death of a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill say the young man fell while scaling machinery at a concrete plant. Full story...
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Technology speeds rescue at sea

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videoIt's a big ocean so how do ships like the Bounty put out emergency calls and how can rescuers find them in the vast sea? Full story...
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Police arrest man for CFCC parking deck robbery

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videoOne man was arrested after allegedly stealing a video camera from three men. Full story...
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Applications now accepted at Trader Joe's

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The new Trader Joe's grocery store on Oleander and College in Wilmington is accepting applications for workers when the store opens next month. Job seekers lined up outside the store today for a chance to apply for the available positions. Most said they decided to apply because they like the culture the store creates. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: CFCC students weather Sandy during trip home

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videoCape Fear Community College Marine Technology students faced some rough seas on their research trip, but thanks to some careful planning, the Research Vessel Dan Moore made it home safe and sound through Hurricane Sandy. Full story...
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Driver charged with DWI after car hits house, sparks fire

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videoCrews are on the scene of a house fire in Wilmington that was apparently sparked when a car hit the home. New Hanover County Dispatch says it happened in the 200 block of Kenwood Avenue. Full story...
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