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Archive - Jan 2012

Man who smuggled gun into NC jail not injured

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Authorities wanted medical officials to evaluate Canton for possible injuries to his rectum, where deputies think he concealed the unloaded .38-caliber, six-barrel revolver. Full story...
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Thousands look on as eagles hatch at NC lake

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Thousands of people watched two eagles hatch in a nest near the top of a tree at Jordan Lake. Full story...
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Folks explore uncharted parts of our 'Showboat'

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video Thrill seekers and history buffs explored the uncharted parts of the Battleship North Carolina this weekend. Saturday, the Battleship opened some of the usually-closed doors for about 90 folks. Full story...
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Wilmington teams hit court Monday afternoon

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This will be a light week for hoops in our region, but there will be plenty of basketball action on Monday afternoon at Union High School in Sampson County. Three Wilmington boys basketball teams will be competing. Full story...
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Buzz Peterson gets tossed from Trask Coliseum; Dragons slay Seahawks

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Buzz Peterson was ejected from the UNCW-Drexel basketball game on Saturday night after receiving his second technical of the night. This is only the second career ejection for Buzz Peterson. His first occurred during his tenure at Tennessee on the road against the South Carolina Gamecocks. Due to a CAA rule Buzz Peterson will not be allowed to coach in UNCW's next game. We understand UNCW plans to appeal on behalf of the Seahawk head coach. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: WPD identifies body found buried in yard as missing woman

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A medical examiner has confirmed the grisly discovery made by Wilmington Police of a body buried in the yard at 1115 Cowan Street was Latricia Ana Scott, 24, a woman reported missing by her family on Wednesday night. Full story...
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Perdue seeking loans for NC tornado victims

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Gov. Bev Perdue is asking the U.S. Small Business Administration to provide low-interest loans to residents of Burke and Rutherford counties who suffered losses from this week's tornadoes. Full story...
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NC parks tie record for number of visits

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State officials say visitation to North Carolina's state parks and recreation areas tied a record level last year, with more than 14 million visits. Full story...
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Fishermen of all ages catch fun at Striper Tournament

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Fishermen and women braved the cold Saturday morning to catch some fun and some Striped Bass at the 4th annual Cape Fear River Watch Striper Tournament. Full story...
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Judge: John Edwards has life-threatening condition

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A federal judge says she has two letters from a cardiologist saying ex-presidential candidate John Edwards has a life-threatening condition that will require surgery in February. Full story...
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