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Archive - Feb 2012

WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Feb. 29

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video On Wednesday night the UNC Wilmington women's basketball team concluded their regular season with a win over Georgia State. The CFCC Sea Devil men's basketball nipped arch-rival Brunswick Community College. Tyler Zeller scored 30 to lead UNC over Maryland. NC State edged Miami. The New Hanover Wildcats are preparing for Thursday's high school basketball showdown with Millbrook. Plus, St. John's shutout UNCW in college baseball. Full story...
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Close friend of Perdue pleads not guilty

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A close friend of Gov. Beverly Perdue has pleaded not guilty to criminal charges related to unreported flights on private planes he provided. Full story...
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Castle Hayne residents react to issuing of Titan air permit

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video Not one, but two plants cleared big hurdles Wednesday and are now a step closer to calling Castle Hayne home. Full story...
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Couple welcomes Leap Day baby

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There's another reason to celebrate today for one Wilmington couple as their baby girl decided to make her grand entrance on Leap Day. Full story...
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UPDATE: Firefighters battle flames at house fire

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A house fire off Carolina Beach Road Wednesday night gave firefighters a tough time. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Columbus Co. detention officer under investigation after fight over poker machine

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video A fight over a video poker machine has turned into an internal affairs investigation at the Columbus County Sheriff's Office. Full story...
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'One Tree Hill' finale scheduled for April 4

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The CW today announced the dates for finales for the remainder of the season, including ONE TREE HILL, which will conclude its nine-year run in a special, two-hour series finale Wednesday, April 4, 8-10 p.m. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Body found is missing blind man

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Police say a body found this afternoon along S. Kerr Ave. in Wilmington is a man who went missing in the area two weeks ago. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Meridian Village fire ruled accident

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Investigators say an apartment building fire last week was an accident. Deputy Fire Marshal Grant Vick says investigators are still trying to figure out exactly how the fire started at Meridian Village Apartments on Northchase Parkway Thursday. Full story...
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Brunswick Nuclear Plant learning from Fukushima, dealing with own problems

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After the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan last year, Progress Energy is trying to make sure nothing like that ever happens here. But with incidents involving both reactors at the Brunswick Nuclear Plant recently, we wanted to know how Progress Energy is addressing its own issues. Full story...
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State issues air quality permit for cement plant

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video A proposed cement manufacturing plant near Wilmington received an air quality permit today with strict limits for mercury and other air pollutants. The air permit is the first in a series of environmental permits that Carolinas-Titan Cement Co. would need for the facility in northern New Hanover County. Full story...
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NRC says building uranium enrichment plant in Wilmington safe

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has issued its final technical Safety Evaluation Report (SER) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on a laser-based uranium enrichment facility proposed to be built in Wilmington. Full story...
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Special needs student dies after arriving at school on bus

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video A student from Rachel Freeman School of Engineering died this morning after arriving at school. Wilmington Police Department spokesman Det. Kevin Smith said the eight-year-old girl was unresponsive when a school bus for special needs students arrived at the school. Full story...
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NC man charged with burying dog alive

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A Cleveland County man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he tried to bury his dog alive. Investigators say the man buried the German shepherd mix's head in a shallow hole and packed its nose and mouth with dirt. Full story...
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Smoke south of city is woods fire

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The Wilmington Fire Department says smoke in the city is from a controlled burn in Brunswick County. Full story...
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