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Archive - Dec 19, 2012

NC residents rush to get gun permits, buy rifles

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North Carolina residents are rushing out to secure weapons permits and buy guns in the wake of the shootings at a Connecticut elementary school. Full story...
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NC 12 on Outer Banks ready for traffic

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People headed to Hatteras Island for the Christmas holiday - or as early as Thursday - have some good news: the last section of N.C. Highway 12 damaged by Superstorm Sandy is ready for traffic. The final section of the road damaged north of Rodanthe reopened around 7 p.m. Wednesday. Crews from the state Department of Transportation began repaving the section Tuesday and put down the second layer of asphalt Wednesday. Crews then had to paint stripes and reconstruct shoulders. Full story...
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Man wanted for shooting at Fair Bluff officers

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video Police in Columbus County are looking for a man they say fired at officers last night. Full story...
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Randy to the Rescue: Decorating for the holidays

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video No matter what the season, Randy Alridge has some great decorating tips for your home. And everyone wants their house to look extra special for Christmas. If you need help getting your home ready for Santa, it's Randy to the Rescue. Full story...
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New Hanover School Board holds special meeting on safety tonight

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videoIn the wake of last week's school shooting in Connecticut, the New Hanover County School Board has called a special work session tonight to discuss school safety. Full story...
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Wilmington business sends love to Connecticut shooting survivors

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video Tmuffin owner Gaby Merediz is from Connecticut and says after she heard about the shooting she knew she needed to do something to help. She decided to focus her energy on sending love and support to the community and got kids in the area in on the project. Full story...
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Wilmington Fire battalion chief charged with DWI

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video A Wilmington Fire Department battalion chief is off the job after being arrested on a drunk driving charge. Wilmington Police arrested James Casteen Sunday night on a DWI charge. Full story...
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Slain student remembered in Clayton

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video A Cape Fear Community College student who was shot to death and robbed of a sandwich, cell phone, and $10 was remembered at a service in Clayton Wednesday. Full story...
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Nutrition firm Herbalife to hire 500 at NC plant

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Nutrition and weight-loss supplement-maker Herbalife is revamping a defunct Dell Inc. computer manufacturing plant in North Carolina for an East Coast production center that will employ about 500 in three years. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland couple charged with neglecting horses

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video A Leland couple is charged with failing to properly care for four horses they owned. The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office arrested Edward Dean Oxendine and Rosemary Gettie Waldrone of Sandy Run Drive with four counts each of misdemeanor cruelty to animals. Full story...
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Obama pressing for policy changes after shooting

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video President Barack Obama is asking a team led by Vice President Joe Biden to offer "concrete proposals" to curb gun violence no later than January, in the aftermath of the horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Full story...
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Observant neighbor stops thieves, cracks theft ring

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video Deputies in Bladen County say an observant neighbor led to four people being arrested for allegedly stealing ATVs. Full story...
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Video sweepstakes industry seeks NC closing delay

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video Companies that produce the software behind video sweepstakes games want to delay closing down North Carolina's sweepstakes halls as they seek help from the US Supreme Court. Full story...
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TONIGHT ON WWAY: 'The Year with Katie Couric'

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From the Presidential Election and Superstorm Sandy to the horror of mass shootings and the spectacle of the Olympics, Katie Couric takes a look at the stories that made headlines this year, including interviews with the biggest stars and newsmakers of the year. Don't miss "The Year with Katie Couric" TONIGHT at 9:30 on ABC and WWAY NewsChannel 3. Full story...
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Overturned semi slows traffic in Columbus County

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video An overturned tractor trailer has slowed traffic on US 74/76 in Columbus County. Only one eastbound lane is open at the scene of the accident between Lake Waccamaw and Delco. Full story...
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