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Archive - Feb 9, 2012

WWAY's Thursday night sports - Feb. 9

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video UNC Tar Heel Stilman White attended the Hoggard-New Hanover game. We talked with White and we showcased the Vikings & Wildcats along with the Laney-Ashley matchup in Buctown. The girls game at Laney went down to the wire. On Thursday we also featured Topsail as our team of the week. Plus we had a UNCW baseball preview and a buzzer beater report involving Cynthia Cooper-Dyke's squad. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Jayne appealing termination

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Leland Town Manager David Hollis told Chad Adams on The Big Talker FM this morning that former Police Chief Tim Jayne has appealed his termination. Full story...
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Police Department investigation continues in Wrightsville Beach; smoking ban, Crystal Pier discussion to come

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video The Town of Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen held a town meeting tonight looking for some answers on a police department investigation. The board also discussed the future of Crystal Pier. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. leader says 'large project' in the works, met with company last week

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video Word of whether Brunswick County will be the new home for Caterpillar is still under wraps, but one county leader has confirmed a big project is currently in the works. Full story...
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What is the only school with three All-America basketball players this year? The Wolfpack

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The McDonald’s All-American game rosters are set. NC State, Kentucky and Arizona were the big winners this year. N.C. State placed three players in the game. Kentucky and Arizona have two. Full story...
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Woman accused of kidnapping newborn to plead guilty

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A prosecutor in a case against a North Carolina woman accused of snatching a newborn from a New York City hospital more than two decades ago says she will plead guilty Friday to criminal charges. Full story...
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McCrory getting campaign fundraising help from SC Governor

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North Carolina governor candidate Pat McCrory is getting more help raising money from a sitting Republican governor, Nikki Haley of South Carolina. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue sheds some light on plan to draw big employer to Cape Fear

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video Gov. Bev Perdue says she met with a big employer last week about setting up shop in our region, but details are still very hush-hush. Full story...
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New NC law could delay primary runoff by three weeks

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If a leading candidate fails to get more than 40 percent of the vote in a North Carolina primary election race this May, when is the runoff? Full story...
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NC banking regulator overseeing US mortgage deal

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North Carolina's long-time banking commissioner is the choice of America's big banks and attorneys general to make sure a $25 billion settlement over widespread mortgage abuses is carried out. Full story...
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UNC panel recommends 8.8 percent tuition increase

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A University of North Carolina Board of Governors committee has recommended a proposal that would see college costs rise by more than $400 per student on average. Full story...
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Hopes high as first pitch nears at UNCW

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Seahawk baseball fans wonder if this will be the year UNCW makes it back to the NCAA tournament. The Seahawks open the 2012 season at home against Ohio on February 17. Full story...
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STUDY: New Hanover Co. death rate and binge drinking higher than state average

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The New Hanover County Health Department has released the 2011 New Hanover County Community Health Assessment, which involves a collaborative process among community partners to evaluate the health status of county, through collecting information firsthand from residents in the county and health data from local, state and federal sources. Full story...
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Kodak shutters camera business

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Kodak is getting out of the camera business. As one of the original makers of the film camera, Kodak is making the move to save more than $100 million. Full story...
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AzFest headliner Scotty McCreery makes ACM new artist cut

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"American Idol" winner Scotty McCreery, Brantley Gilbert and Hunter Hayes are The Academy of Country Music Awards' best new artist nominees. Full story...
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