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Archive - Oct 2012

Search continues for suspects in Bladen drive-by

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The search continues for the gunmen involved in a drive-by shooting in Bladen County last night. It happened on Mercer Mill Road near Lisbon Road between Elizabethtown and Clarkton around 7:19 p.m. Full story...
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Pundit moves 7th District race from 'toss-up' to 'leans Democrat'

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As Democratic Rep. Mike McIntyre and his Republican challenger David Rouzer continue to ramp up the rhetoric in their race for McIntyre's seat in the US House, at least one political pundit sees the race starting to tip toward the incumbent. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Bolivia man's invention stops time

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video A Bolivia man has mastered the art of making time stand still. Mike Costabile's invention allows a basketball referee's whistle to travel at the speed of light to stop the game clock. Full story...
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ABC: Romney takes lead on economy; white men are the movers

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Mitt Romney has advanced to a slight lead over Barack Obama in trust to handle the economy, and Obama has slipped beneath a clear majority in who better understands the public's economic problems – two key metrics of the 2012 presidential race. Full story...
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Battleship attendance best in decade

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The Battleship North Carolina's second half century in Wilmington got off to a good start with visitors. The Battleship announced today that attendance for the Fiscal Year 2012 was the best the ship has had in 10 years. Full story...
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Hybrid of Sandy, winter storm threatens East Coast

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Federal forecasters warn that much of the eastern US has a good chance for several sloppy days of weather mayhem early next week. They predict heavy rain or snow, persistent gale-force winds, storm surge and flooding from an unusual hybrid of hurricane and winter storm. Full story...
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Powell standing by Obama in 2012 presidential race

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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a longtime Republican, is sticking with President Barack Obama in this year's election. He tells "CBS This Morning" he respects Mitt Romney but thinks he's been vague on many issues. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & WHQR-FM: The only 'official' baseball stadium debate TONIGHT at 7 p.m.

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video WWAY NewsChannel 3 and WHQR-FM 91.3 will co-host Wilmington's only "OFFICIAL" baseball stadium debate featuring Mayor Bill Saffo and City Councilman Kevin O'Grady along with "Vote No Stadium Tax" spokesperson Scott Harry and Jim Rafferty, who is also with the group. The debate will be TONIGHT at 7 p.m. Full story...
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Incinerator deal still up in the air, Catlin concerned about dioxin emissions

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video Time is running out for current New Hanover County Commissioners to talk trash. With three commissioner seats up for election, it may be an entirely new board before a decision is made about what to do with the county incinerator. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Oct. 24

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video On Wednesday on WWAY we featured several members of the Hoggard High School football team. The Vikings have been volunteering their time on Saturdays during the season in order to lend a hand to younger football players who have special needs. It's all part of the Challenger Division of Pop Warner football... Plus more ! Full story...
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Groups seek red wolf protection from coyote hunt

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Wildlife and environmental groups are asking a North Carolina court to block a new rule allowing coyotes to be hunted at night with spotlights after the shooting death of a similar-looking but endangered red wolf. Full story...
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17 indicted in massive mortgage fraud case

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Seventeen people are facing charges in a massive mortgage fraud ring that stole more than $75 million from investors and lenders in the Charlotte area. Full story...
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2 NC school buses collide at intersection

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Authorities in Franklin County say two school buses crashed head-on, injuring both drivers and 10 students. Full story...
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McCrory, Dalton hit on tried themes in last debate

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The major-party candidates for North Carolina governor tried to leave a lasting impression with the electorate in their final televised debate. Full story...
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School activity buses crash; patrol says 49 hurt

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Officials say 48 sixth-graders and a driver were hurt after three Madison County school activity buses and a pickup truck were involved in a collision. Full story...
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