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Archive - Dec 5, 2012

UPDATE: Lockdown lifted, road reopened after gas line break

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video A lockdown has been lifted at Cape Fear Academy after a gas main break near the campus. The break was reported shortly before 4 p.m. in the 3900 block of South College Road. Emergency crews have closed traffic in both directions as they work to stop the leaking gas. Full story...
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Early morning traffic stop leads to arrest

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video A routine traffic stop early Wednesday morning led Wilmington Police into an encounter with a convicted felon in possession of drugs and a firearm. Full story...
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NC school board sidesteps virtual charter schools

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North Carolina's school board is delaying rules that would make it much more difficult to open a taxpayer-funded charter school offering online-only classes. Full story...
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SEC: Inside merger info passed from NC netted $11M

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Federal regulators say an investment banker at Wells Fargo Securities in Charlotte and a longtime friend passed on insider tips on pending company mergers to friends or family members in five states, racking up more than $11 million in illicit profits. Full story...
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NC GOP's executive director leaving the job

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The operations chief for the past year at the North Carolina Republican Party is leaving the job following his involvement in another successful election cycle for the GOP. Full story...
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North Carolina group has fun harvesting mistletoe

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video On a clear morning on a farm outside of Raleigh a group sets out in a flotilla of kayaks and canoes, in search of mistletoe Forrest Altman is the leader of this merry band, it's a group with a cause. Full story...
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Randy to the Rescue: Decorating for the holidays

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video For decorating the house and buying gifts during the holiday season, there's no one better to turn to than Randy Aldridge. Full story...
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Small protest targets proposed benefit cuts

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a href="http://www.wwaytv3.com/node/42943" title="watch video">video Only a handful of people turned out for a protest at the Social Security Office in Wilmington today. Full story...
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Operation Christmas Crackdown busts drug suspects

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video The cells at the Brunswick County Detention Center are a little more crowded after Operation Christmas Crackdown rounded up 29 criminals on various charges. Full story...
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Companies to set up shop, add jobs in Shallotte

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videoTwo new companies are coming to Brunswick County, and they're bringing new jobs with them. NEAH Transportation and Torus Energy are setting up shop in Shallotte. On top of bringing jobs, the companies hope to provide a green product. Full story...
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Court denies rehearing on cigarette warnings

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A federal appeals court has denied the government's request to rehear a challenge to a requirement that tobacco companies put large graphic health warnings on cigarette packages. Full story...
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Public meeting will consider hydrilla infestation at Lake Waccamaw State Park

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video Hydrilla is a submerged aquatic plant that can create nearly impenetrable mats of stems and leaves on a lake’s surface. An invasive species from central Africa, hydrilla impedes recreational use of waterways, crowds out native vegetation and can ultimately harm fish and other aquatic species. Its spread is often attributed to boats that are trailered from one lake to another. Full story...
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NCDOT awards nearly $4 million contract to preserve Thomas Rhodes Bridge

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video The Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to preserve the Thomas Rhodes Bridge, which carries U.S. 421 over the Cape Fear River in New Hanover County. The project will entail major preservation work including hydro-demolition of the bridge deck and the placement of a latex modified overlay, replacement of expansion joints, cleaning and painting of the structural steel and various structural concrete repairs. Full story...
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Today's headlines from 'Pender-Topsail Post & Voice'

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video Get a sneak peek at today's headlines from Pender County. Full story...
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Local race benefits children's groups

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video Runners can take off from Legion Stadium Saturday, December 8, 2012, to honor the life of Dr. William Craig. Craig lost his battle with Leukemia years ago, but his fight to help local charities continues. Full story...
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