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Archive - Jan 2012

Battleship attendance best in 18 years

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The Battleship North Carolina announced today that attendance continues to increase with the best December in 18 years. Almost 6,800 paid visitors came to the ship in December 2011. Fiscal year visitation numbers are also up, reaching an increase of 13 percent. Full story...
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NC to recommend money for sterilization victims

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A task force is planning to recommend how much North Carolina should pay victims of forced sterilization, which would make it the only state in the country to offer compensation for eugenics program victims. Full story...
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Painting of Zahra Baker reminds Hickory PD of duty

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The North Carolina police department that solved the killing of a disabled 10-year-old Australian girl now has a portrait of the child to remind them of their duty to protect children. Full story...
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Charlotte proposes cracking down on DNC protesters

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North Carolina's largest city is hearing from the public on new ideas by Charlotte police and city attorneys to limit protesters during this year's Democratic National Convention. Full story...
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NC firefighters go to fire college

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video Before North Carolina firefighters battle flames out in the field they learn in a controlled environment. This weekend hundreds of firefighters came together from across the state for the Pender County Firefighter's Association Fire College. Full story...
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UNCW improves to 3-1 in the CAA

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After a 0-5 start to the season the UNCW Seahawks are on a roll. They're now tied for second place in the CAA with a 3-1 conference mark. The Seahawks also sport a four game winning streak. Full story...
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Pender County native seeks seat in NC House

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video Chris Millis is a 28-year-old civil engineer and a Pender County native. He’s running for the 16th District spot in the North Carolina House of Representatives. Full story...
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Man dead after car crash in Carolina Beach

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One man is dead after losing control of his vehicle Saturday afternoon in Carolina Beach. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Another Holden Beach home on Starfish Drive catches fire

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Firefighters responded to a blaze at 111 Starfish Drive in Holden Beach Saturday around 7:30 a.m. Less than one month ago, the home received water damage while crews worked to put out another fire that destroyed two homes next to it. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - Jan. 6

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video The Full Court Press is back. Click full story in order to see all of the high school basketball scores from around the region from Friday night. Click the Full Court Press icon on our homepage to watch Friday's Full Court Press. Full story...
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UPDATE: Driver in fatal crash identified; deputy out of hospital

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video A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy is out of the hospital after an overnight crash that left another driver dead. LISTEN TO RADIO CALL FROM DEPUTY AFTER CRASH. Full story...
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Castle Hayne woman fights Leukemia, with help from friends and family

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video Everyone is stressed out over the holidays but not like one family from Castle Hayne. Kiersten Wildeboer is fighting Leukemia, but she is not fighting alone Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Rep. Justice calls for Brian Berger's resignation

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video High-profile support for New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is eroding. Rep. Carolyn Justice asked for Berger to resign today, because he broke the law when police say they caught him driving without a valid license. Now it appears he's also broken his vow to remain transparent to voters. Full story...
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IRS estimate: 17 percent of taxes owed went unpaid

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The Internal Revenue Service is estimating that people and businesses underpaid their taxes by $450 billion in the most recent year studied. Full story...
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UNC's McAdoo (ankle) doubtful for BC game

North Carolina coach Roy Williams says forward James Michael McAdoo is doubtful for the third-ranked Tar Heels' ACC opener Saturday against Boston College. Full story...