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Archive - Feb 2012

Animal Control officers join Sheriff's Office ahead of change

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has gone to the dogs. Kind of. The Sheriff's Office takes over Animal Control Services tomorrow. Full story...
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CFCC engine program gets heavy-duty donation

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The Marine Engine Technician Program at Cape Fear Community College just got a leg up on the competition. The program got two 6,000-pound boat engines today for students to break down and rebuild. Full story...
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Jordan's 9-bedroom home with full basketball court for sale for $29M

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Michael Jordan's longtime personal residence in suburban Chicago is for sale for $29 million. That includes nine bedrooms, 15 baths and five fireplaces. There's also a three-bedroom guesthouse, pool area, outdoor tennis court and three climate-controlled multi-car garages. Full story...
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Report: RI-based sport institute under investigation bought Bald Head properties

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A Rhode Island-based sport institute under investigation for how it spent taxpayer money reportedly bought nearly $3 million worth of resort property in North Carolina. Full story...
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Jacksonville woman sentenced in father's stabbing death

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A Jacksonville woman will spend at least nine years in prison for the 2010 stabbing death of her father. Full story...
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Search continues for man wanted on dog fighting charges

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North Carolina authorities are searching for a Scotland County man they say is the ringleader of multiple dog fighting operations. Full story...
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House immigration panel hears from employers

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North Carolina lawmakers considering the state's response to illegal immigration are hearing from representatives of businesses that have often hired cheap labor. Full story...
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North Carolina to honor Tuskegee Airmen at Capitol

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The state of North Carolina is planning a tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen at the State Capitol. Full story...
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Thompson changes course, will run for re-election

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Jason Thompson is not done running for office after all. The first-term New Hanover County Commissioner changed his mind this morning and announced he will run for re-election despite saying earlier that he would not run. Full story...
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Leap Day babies celebrate their special day

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video It only comes around once every four years, and this year is one of the lucky ones. It’s Leap Year. Those born on Leap Day had a one-in-1,461 chance of being born on February 29. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Jazz musicians impact Wilmington, world

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videoWilmington is full of arts, culture and music. Several internationally renowned jazz musicians were born and raised right here in the Port City. Full story...
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Solid debut for Wilmington based race team

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A Wilmington based race team started the national SCCA season with a sensational start over the weekend in Georgia. It could be just the tip of the iceberg. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Feb. 28; UNCW gears up for CAA Basketball Tournament

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video The UNC Wilmington men's basketball team hasn't won a game at the CAA Basketball Tournament since 2008. Will 2012 be the year of the Seahawk? UNCW certainly hopes they can win four games in a row in order to get into the NCAA Tournament. The madness begins on Friday when UNCW tangles with James Madison in Richmond. Full story...
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Residents booming with big bang theories

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video People are booming with big bang theories on what they say causes the mysterious rocking and rolling along our coast. Full story...
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NC House group to look at jobless benefit fraud

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The North Carolina House is forming a task force to see what it can do to discourage people from attempting to bilk the state unemployment insurance system of benefits. Full story...
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