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Archive - Dec 13, 2012

WWAY's Thursday night sports - Dec. 13

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videoOn Thursday on WWAY heard from UNC Tar Heel basketball coach Roy Williams. His nationally ranked squad will host East Carolina on Saturday. It'll be the first game ever for ECU against UNC in Chapel Hill. On top of that we also checked out high school hoops on Thursday between South Brunswick & Cape Fear Academy. Full story...
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NC teen pleads guilty in deaths of father, stepmom

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A teenager from Mecklenburg County is facing at least 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to killing his father and stepmother at the family's home more than a year ago. Full story...
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Lumberton hospital restricts visitors due to flu

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A Lumberton hospital is imposing restrictions on visitors effective immediately because of an increase in reported cases of influenza. Full story...
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Republicans nominate Hickey for New Hanover Commission

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videoAfter coming close to winning the seat outright during the November election, Derrick Hickey has been given a second chance at filling the void on the New Hanover County Commission. Full story...
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Packages from Home

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Christmas is just around the corner and our troops overseas could really use some holiday cheer. WWAY has teamed up with the Big Talker FM to Step Up For Soldiers and collect simple items to ship to military women and men stationed overseas. Full story...
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Sen. Hagan 'frustrated' in Washington as fiscal cliff nears

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video With the impending fiscal cliff just 19 days away, it is critical for Democrats and Republicans to simply agree. Hope in Washington is fading. President Obama says there is no deal until Republicans give in on a tax increase for the top two percent of earners. Full story...
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NC board certifies 3 winners of close races

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video The North Carolina State Board of Elections has made the winners of three close races official. Full story...
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Explore with George: Thalian Association's "Miracle on 34th Sreet"

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video Thalian Hall is in the middle of an onstage run of the beloved Chrsitmas story, "Miracle on 34th Sreet" But that's not all that's in store in the coming weeks. Our George Elliott met with the Thalian Association's Tom Briggs to dish on the latest theatre happenings. Full story...
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CFCC moves forward on Fine Arts Center

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video Cape Fear Community College is one step closer to building its Humanities and Fine Arts Center downtown. The school's board of trustees approved a plan to build the nearly 160,000 square foot facility across the street from CFCC's parking deck on North 3rd Street. Full story...
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Mayfaire plans expansion

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video Mayfaire is expanding. A spokesperson says the shopping complex is 97-percent occupied, so Mayfaire is now pre-leasing for phase three. That means more retail and restaurant space. Full story...
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WPD arrest three for September pawn shop robbery

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video Wilmington Police have arrested three people in connection to a September pawn shop robbery. Full story...
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CALM Act music to TV viewers' ears

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videoIf you've ever been annoyed by a blaring TV commercial, you have a reason to calm down. A law goes into effect today to balance the volume on those loud ads. Full story...
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Undercover prostitution operation busted

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video The New Hanover County Vice and Narcotics Detectives conducted an undercover prostitution operation after receiving multiple complaints from concerned citizens. Full story...
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Calabash mayor says she's still in power

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video Tuesday night Calabash Commissioners voted to strip Mayor Mary Louise Knight of her powers. Today, Knight says the whole thing is crazy, and she's still legally acting as mayor. Full story...
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Supporters: Woman's immigration hearing canceled

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Supporters of a woman who faces deportation to her native Mexico after she tried to use a fake Social Security to apply for cable television service says an immigration hearing has been canceled. Full story...
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