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Archive - Dec 21, 2012

Holiday travel rush gets underway

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videoWe are just four days from Christmas. That means the holiday travel season is in full swing. The kids are out of school. Parents are off work. All that's left now is the long ride home for the holidays. AAA says whether it's by train, plane, or automobile more than 93 million Americans are heading home for the holidays. Full story...
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Community comes together to mourn loss of student

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videoA week after 19-year-old CFCC student Josh Proutey was murdered in downtown Wilmington the community continues to mourn. Today, counselors offered their support at a public grief forum. Counselors hope this afternoon's forum will be the first step in the healing process. Full story...
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'Heat for the Holidays' winners get new HVAC system

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videoThere are many families who may be in the cold this holiday season, but tonight, there's one fewer thanks to our "Heat for the Holidays" contest. Full story...
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Santa surprises sick kids at New Hanover Regional

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videoThe holidays got a little brighter with a miracle on 17th street at New Hanover County Regional Hospital where sick kids were surprised by Mr. and Mrs. Claus. While other children are wondering what toys to add to their Christmas list, these kids just want to feel better. Santa helped grant that wish, if only for a short while. Full story...
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McIntyre confident of fiscal cliff deal after Christmas

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video Hours after House Speaker John Boehner's so-called "Plan B" to solve the fiscal cliff fell apart last night, Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) says he's confident a deal will be reached soon. McIntyre spoke to WWAY by phone this morning shortly after arriving home in North Carolina after the House recessed for Christmas. Full story...
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Wave adding new route to Leland in February

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video Folks traveling to Leland will soon have a new bus route to take. Wave transit has announced the new Brunswick County Connector will go into effect February 4. Full story...
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Explore with George: End of the world party

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video It seems that we can all breathe a sigh of relief now that we've come to the end of the day and the world still exists. That's not stopping the fine people at the Ingram Planetarium in Sunset Beach from throwing an end of the world party. WWAY's George Elliott stopped by to join in on the fun. Full story...
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Kitchen Scoop: Rustic Cranberry Tart

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video It's a dessert that could be perfect for Christmas dinner, especially if you're tired of the same old frozen pies. Alicia Ross has a recipe for a cranberry tart that's sure to become a holiday tradition in your family for years to come in tonight's Kitchen Scoop. Full story...
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Gift wrapping gives gift of education to area women

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video 'Tis the season for wrapping all those gifts to put under the tree. The Wilmington chapter of the American Business Women's Association is making it simple. Full story...
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NRA calls for armed police officer in every school

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The nation's largest gun-rights lobby is calling for armed police officers to be posted in every American school to stop the next killer "waiting in the wings." Full story...
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NC unemployment rate drops slightly in November

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video North Carolina's unemployment rate dropped slightly in November from a month earlier as the state gained nearly 35,000 new jobs. The state Commerce Department released figures Friday showing that the rate dropped to 9.1 percent from 9.3 percent in October. Full story...
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North Carolina adds 100,000 residents

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video The US Census Bureau estimates that North Carolina's population increased by more than 100,000 people in the past year. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Dec. 20

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videoThursday was a fairly full night of high school basketball around our neck of the woods. We had a nail-biter in Whiteville between the Wolfpack and the West Brunswick Trojans. Plus we had action from Boiling Spring Lakes and Wilmington. This included New Hanover's most impressive win this season. Plus more! Full story...
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