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Archive - Jan 2012

THE RANT: Leland should take a lesson from East Spencer

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Have you heard yet about the two firefighters in East Spencer who shocked a junior firefighter nine times with a stun gun during a department Christmas party? Sounds familiar doesn't it? Sort of like when Leland Police Officer Sherry Lewis was shot between the legs with simulated ammunition during a training exercise last February. Full story...
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Update: New Hanover Animal Control mgr. still on leave after Board of Health meeting

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video Abusing power or following protocol? One New Hanover County employee claims her boss is harassing her, which could lead to her termination. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. Manager makes executive decision; Taking ball home as far as ballpark is concerned

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New Hanover County Manager Bruce Shell told us late this afternoon that during a meeting between his staff, City of Wilmington staff and Mandalay Entertainment, he made it clear that the county is not interested in working together to bring a ballpark or team to Wilmington. Full story...
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Unemployment remains political football in NC

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The head of North Carolina's unemployment benefits office found herself in an unusual spot before a General Assembly committee - subpoenaed by legislators to talk about money owed to the federal government and how jobless data is shared with the governor. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Videos mocking Charles Warren continue on YouTube

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video There's yet another video online mocking Brunswick County Commissioner Charles Warren and the controversy surrounding him. Full story...
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VIDEO BLOG: It's COLD out there! Patience my friends, patience.

Wow! What a morning out there.

UPDATE: Bachmann dropping out

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Bachmann adviser says presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann to end White House bid Full story...
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Perdue's veto now considered by NC Legislature

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The North Carolina Legislature is meeting again in Raleigh because Gov. Beverly Perdue vetoed a bill that would essentially repeal a 2009 law creating a new way for death-row prisoners to appeal their sentences based on racial discrimination. Full story...
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NC brothers jailed for months over land dispute

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An attorney is asking a judge to release two North Carolina brothers locked in a coastal county's jail for nine months for refusing to abandon waterfront property in their family for a century. Full story...
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WWAY'S Tuesday night sports - Jan. 3

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video On Tuesday night we featured high school basketball action and a preview of Wednesday's UNCW-Northeastern men's basketball game. Click full story to see the complete high school basketball scoreboard from Tuesday night's play. Click play video to see it all in case you weren't with us Tuesday night at 11 for sports. This includes one of the best high school slam dunks of the season. Full story...
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Chuck Amato joins Akron coaching staff

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Former NC State head football coach Chuck Amato will be back on the football field this fall. He's going to be joining the coaching staff at Akron. Over the last two seasons the Zips only won twice. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland resident starts website to "fix Leland police"; Begins petition to disband department

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As a citizen of the United States, I will be utilizing all of my Civil Rights to expose criminal and unethical misconduct by Leland Officials. I invite you to join me as part of the "Fix Leland Movement." Full story...
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Eastern NC airports to see service changes

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A couple of eastern North Carolina airports will soon see some changes in service. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Limited permits cause taxi crunch on busy downtown nights

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video Trying to hail a cab in downtown Wilmington on weekends can be a bit of a challenge, especially when there's a big event or holiday. As we told you yesterday, police and cab drivers say it's a big problem, and one the city has a hand in creating. Full story...
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Basketball games at Trask are postponed due to water main leak

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The Tuesday night basketball games at Trask High School have been postponed due to a water main leak at the school. A make-up date for Trask versus Wallace-Rose Hill will be announced at a later date. Full story...
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