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Archive - Jan 2012

Wilmington based race team gearin' up for 2012

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A Wilmington based racing team has secured sponsorship from two companies. This will help the SCCA 1000 road racing team compete in the F1000 Championship and SE Div. SCCA National & SCCA Regional events throughout 2012. Full story...
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Congressmen kick off Black History Month

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video Two United States Congressmen were in Wilmington Sunday for a celebration to kick off Black History Month. North Carolina Rep. Mike McIntyre and Texas Rep. Al Green were joined by hundreds of local residents and political figures at Wilmington City Hall for the 16th annual commemoration. Full story...
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Extras celebrate role in locally-shot 'A Smile as Big as the Moon'

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video The Hallmark Hall of Fame movie "A Smile as Big as the Moon" debuted on WWAY Sunday night. The family film was shot in Wilmington and many of its extras are from Jacksonville. Family and friends rolled out the red carpet for their special night on Sunday. Full story...
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Funeral director accused of witholding widow's cash

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A former North Carolina funeral director who left a body in a hearse for nine days has been accused of taking a woman's life insurance money after her husband's death. Full story...
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Rep. McIntyre says dredging necessary at Carolina Beach inlet

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Congressman Mike McIntyre made a stop in Carolina Beach Friday to discuss dredging of the Carolina Beach inlet. McIntyre was joined by local leaders for a boat tour aboard the Royal Winner. Full story...
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Rep. McIntyre expands on possible run for NC governor

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videoOn the heels of Gov. Bev Perdue's announcement that she will not seek re-election, the focus now is on who will take her seat. Many names are being tossed around with local and state leaders showing interest. One of those is Rep. Mike McIntyre. Full story...
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Towson snaps 41 game losing skid against UNCW

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The Towson Tigers hadn't won a men's college basketball game since December 29, 2010. The Tigers fortune changed on Saturday. Towson snapped a 41 game losing streak against the UNC Wilmington Seahawks. Full story...
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NC agency approves rate hike for Duke Energy

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Duke Energy has won approval from a state agency for a rate increase for its North Carolina customers. Full story...
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NAACP leader says country's eyes are on NC

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The national leader of the NAACP says the eyes of the whole country are on North Carolina politics this year. Full story...
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Rep. Bill Faison says he's running for governor

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Democratic state Rep. Bill Faison announced his bid for North Carolina governor on Saturday, saying he's the best candidate to restore education and health care jobs through his work in the Legislature and when he reaches the Executive Mansion next January. Full story...
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Moms shop and swap for like-new clothes

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Kids all over the Cape Fear now have some new clothes after the first ever Wilmington ‘peace. love. swap.’ event this weekend. Full story...
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Painting pup celebrates birthday, raises funds for canine cancer research

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Netop the painting pooch celebrated his ninth birthday this weekend, complete with cake and of course a canvas. Full story...
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BBQ masters cook up meat with a mission

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Whether you like it smoky, sweet, saucy or savory, there's no denying barbecue is a southern favorite. Full story...
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Bank robbery suspect arrested

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Wilmington Police arrested a man early Saturday morning for a Friday afternoon bank robbery. Detectives had gotten a warrant Friday for 26-year-old Branden Paul Kolterjahn in connection with the armed robbery of the TD Bank at 802 S. College Road. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - Jan. 27

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video Another Full Court Press is in complete. 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. We also had a chance to meet the new interim head basketball coach at the College of Charleston on Friday. It's former UNCW Seahawk Mark Byington. Full story...
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