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Archive - Dec 6, 2012

8-year-old NC boy walks away after car hits him

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Police in Graham say an 8-year-old boy walked away without serious injury after he was sent flying by a car as he crossed a road to board a school bus. Full story...
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Fayetteville announces task force on gun violence

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Fayetteville police have formed a task force in an attempt to curb the recent increase in local gun violence. Officials held a news conference Thursday to address concerns about the shootings, including three incidents at the same convenience store. A 67-year-old man was robbed and shot to death, and two suspects have been arrested in the case. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Dec. 6

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videoWilmington's Jonathan Cooper did not win the Outland Trophy on Thursday, but the former Hoggard standout sure came close. The UNC senior offensive lineman was a finalist for the award. On Thursday we checked out Ashley & West Brunswick on the basketball court. Plus more! Full story...
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Wallace Leinwand dies at 88

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videoA Bladen County legend is no longer with us. Wallace Leinwand died Thursday afternoon after a lengthy illness. He was 88. Full story...
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Surf City Police warn residents of scam

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video Surf City Police are warning residents about a new scam being reported. Full story...
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Police investigating armed robbery at Russell's Quick Stop

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video Wilmington Police are investigating after an armed robbery tonight. Police say five male suspects, wearing hoodies and sunglasses robbed the Russell's Quick Stop store on Wrightsville Avenue. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Pastry chef makes sweet works of art

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video A young pastry chef is quickly making her way up the culinary ranks in the Port City. At age 25, Rebeca Alvarado Paredes is already baking up quite the reputation in the kitchen. Full story...
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Transportation crews working to restore NC Highway 12 by Christmas

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The N.C. Department of Transportation is continuing its work to restore N.C. Highway 12 north of Rodanthe. Road crews temporarily closed the four-wheel drive route Thursday to remove damaged pavement and level the area in hopes to reopen the road to all traffic by Christmas. The emergency ferry route between Stumpy Point and Rodanthe remained open. Full story...
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Explore with George: Wilmington Railroad Museum

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video WWAY is proud to partner with the Wilmington Railroad Museum for the Train and Light Spectacular and Polar Express Family Show happening this month. We sent big kid and train enthusiast George Elliott over to the museum to see what fun you can expect there. Full story...
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'Closed for Winter' becoming a common sight in downtown Wilmington

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video More and more "closed" signs have been popping up in windows along front street in downtown Wilmington. That's leaving some wondering if they are actually signs of a lagging downtown economy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Rhodes Bridge work will mean lane closures

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videoNecessary repairs to a bridge near the Battleship may mean traffic troubles. The S. Thomas Rhodes Bridge carries US 421 over the Cape Fear River. Fixing it up will mean fewer lanes for traffic during the work. So why do it in the peak of tourist travel? Full story...
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Mismarked lines may be to blame for gas leak

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video It shut down a main artery through the middle of Wilmington, but who is to blame for the gas leak that shut down S. College Road and kept Cape Fear Academy students locked in school last night? Full story...
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Five suspects still at large in Operation Christmas Crackdown

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video Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies are still searching for five suspects wanted in Operation Christmas Crackdown. The early-morning round-up yesterday landed 29 people in jail. Full story...
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NC immigration panel says feds should do more

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A General Assembly committee set up to examine what North Carolina can do to crack down on illegal immigration is recommending no new legislative action other than urging the federal government to do more. Full story...
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WPD looks to hook fishing rod bandit

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video Police hope to hook the person who broke in and stole 30 fishing reels from a Wilmington business. The thefts happened around 5:50 a.m., November 20 at Tex's Tackle and Bait at 215 Old Eastwood Road. Full story...
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