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Archive - Feb 8, 2012

WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Feb. 8

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video The UNC Wilmington men's basketball team lost their focus and intensity in the second half against Delaware on Wednesday night. As a result the Blue Hens beat the Seahawks by 18 points. The Duke-North Carolina game was much closer. It turned out to be an instant classic. The Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame will grow in membership in May. We have the details. Click play video to see Wednesday's sportscast. Full story...
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What you need to know about the business of baseball

As I've watched this whole discussion about a ballpark in Wilmington unfold, one thing has become abundantly clear: Not enough people understand the business of baseball.

Wilmington men organize citizen ordinance, petition to stop tax funded ballpark

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video The proposed ballpark has gotten its fair share of attention lately. Two Wilmington men are trying to stop it from going any further and taking the issue into the hands of the people. They have started a petition to hopefully change how the city can pay for the ballpark. Full story...
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Dunlap to reign, McCreery to rock at Azalea Festival

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video In two months we'll be decked out in our spring finest for the 65th Annual North Carolina Azalea Festival. This afternoon we found out who will rock and reign at Wilmington's biggest event. Full story...
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PSA flight lands safely in Charlotte after warning light

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A PSA Airlines flight landed safely at Charlotte Douglas International Airport after the pilot was alerted by a warning light. Full story...
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Wilmington fire crews battle apartment fire

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Wilmington Fire Department crews battled a structure fire Wednesday night at 806 Orange Street. First arriving crews were faced with heavy fire conditions. Full story...
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Bladen Sheriff's office arrest man in shooting of homeowner during break in

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The Bladen County Sheriff's office has made an arrest in connection with shooting that occurred in January. Curtis Levi Moore has been charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Breaking and Entering, Felony Larceny, Possession of Stolen Goods, and (2) counts of Failing to Appear in Court. Full story...
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South Carolina passes anti-union law

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The South Carolina House has approved a bill Republicans say further strengthens the state's already tough anti-union law. Full story...
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Roanoake Rapids man charged with stealing swords

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A Roanoke Rapids man has been arrested and accused of stealing nearly 50 samurai swords. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: State considering privatizing aquariums, zoo

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video The state of North Carolina owns a zoo and three aquariums, including the one at Fort Fisher. That could change based on a recommendation coming next week. The state will make a recommendation on whether to privatize the aquariums and zoo. Full story...
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Business up at state ports

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More money is sailing in and out of our state. The NC Ports Authority reports business is up over the past year. Full story...
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Wing Fling heads back to the beach

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The 16th annual Wing Fling will be back in Carolina Beach this spring. The event moved to Pleasure Island last year after problems getting a liquor license in Wilmington. Full story...
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Duke, UNC fans get in a few good swings

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video The battle of the blues tips off tonight. If you live in the tar heel state, you have a choice to make: Duke or Carolina. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Developer talks about ballpark plan, opposition starts Facebook group

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video The city is not the only one stepping up to the plate when it comes to embracing the construction of a new baseball stadium downtown. Today, the developer met with the Wilmington Area Hospitality Association to discuss his plans, which he says will change the city. Full story...
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Edwards campaign owes taxpayers but still spending

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Federal elections officials say John Edwards owes taxpayers $2.1 million in public matching funds improperly received after the former North Carolina senator dropped his 2008 run for the White House, yet disclosure reports show his failed campaign is still spending. Full story...
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