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Archive - Nov 2012

Belton takes plea deal for wife's shooting

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Davis Ray Belton, whose murder trial in September ended with a hung jury, pleaded guilty Thursday to voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of his wife and received a 57- to 78-month sentence. Full story...
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Park maintenance making waves among Chadbourn leaders

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video Close to a decade ago a Chadbourn Park was built using private money, but it needs public upkeep to stay viable. That has caused some bickering among town leaders. Full story...
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Lynchburg Hillcats expected to stay after Wilmington stadium nixed

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A potential deal to move the Lynchburg Hillcats minor league baseball team to Wilmington, N.C. was shot down by voters there Tuesday. Full story...
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8-year-old sells cookies, donates to Hurricane Sandy relief

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An eight-year-old Girl Scout may have earned a merit badge in compassion after raising money for victims of Hurricane Sandy. Rileigh Pedersen of Wilmington raised more $208 selling homemade cookies to her neighbors to donate to the American Red Cross for disaster relief. Full story...
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Event aims to help veterans find jobs

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video Veterans gathered at a Resource Expo and Job Fair to learn about employment opportunities after their military service is completed. Members at the Manley Reese VFW Post in Wilmington are working hard to make sure our veterans have jobs when they come home. Full story...
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Bladen deputy fire marshal dies

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Bladen County's Deputy Fire Marshal died last night after getting sick during a call over the weekend. John McCelland Hall, 48, died of a heart issue, according to Bladen County Emergency Services Director Bradley Kinlaw. Full story...
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US Airways adds daily direct flight from ILM to DC

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US Airways says it will launch daily non-stop service from Wilmington International Airport to Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, DC, starting February 1. Full story...
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NC man found guilty in beheading plot

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videoA North Carolina man serving a 45-year sentence for a terror plot to attack a US Marine base and overseas targets has been found guilty in a murder-for-hire plot to behead witnesses who testified against him. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: McIntyre-Rouzer margin shrinks slightly

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video The vote margin separating Rep. Mike McIntyre and challenger David Rouzer in their race for Congress has shrunk slightly. The difference between their totals is now a 394-vote advantage for McIntyre. That's 0.12 percent of the 334,202 votes counted in the contest so far. Full story...
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No injuries in early morning school bus accident

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office says a bus headed to Holly Shelter Middle School was involved in a minor accident this morning on Castle Hayne Road and Brentwood Drive. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Senior Resource Center becomes stand-alone entity

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New Hanover County Manager Chris Coudriet is reorganizing the county's Parks, Gardens and Senior Resource Center department. Full story...
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Final count for McIntyre, Rouzer will take time

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video Just when you thought the elections were over, they're not. The Congressional race between Democrat Rep. Mike McIntyre and Republican challenger David Rouzer is still too close to call. Although McIntyre gave a victory speech last night, Rouzer said this race is not yet over. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Nov. 7

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video On Wednesday the New Hanover Wildcats defeated Hoggard in the third round of the state soccer playoffs. Check out the game winner from New Hanover. It resembled "Bend It Like Beckham"..... The ACC is struggling to fill football bowl commitments.... Plus more ! Full story...
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Chamber of commerce talks future of baseball in Wilmington

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video Is it past time for the national pastime in the Port City? Since the city first pitched building a ballpark, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce has been behind the scenes. Wednesday night, WWAY spoke with the president to find out what's next. Full story...
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Sheriff: $41,000 missing after armored car wreck

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Investigators in Davidson County are trying to find $41,000 missing from an armored truck following a wreck on U.S. 52. Full story...
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