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Archive - Feb 2012

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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WWAY anchors, reporters share love of reading during Read Across America

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Students at Forest Hills Global Elementary in Wilmington are learning this week just how important reading is from some of us who do it for a living. Full story...
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