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Archive - Feb 2012

Meth lab busts reach record high in NC

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North Carolina law enforcement officials say an easier way to produce the drug methamphetamine has prompted a record number of meth lab busts across the state. Full story...
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Jurors in NC can get psychological counseling

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People who serve on juries are sometimes exposed to graphic or traumatizing evidence, and now North Carolina wants to help them cope with that responsibility. Full story...
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Marine dies after training in California desert

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Officials say a Marine has collapsed and died after a day of training in the California desert in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan. Full story...
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Area legislators go face to face with voters

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videoRather than a phone call or an email, voters got he unique opportunity Sunday to bring their concerns in person to area elected officials. The annual Face to Face with Your Legislators event featured representatives from Brunswick, Pender and New Hanover Counties as well as state senators and United States Congressman Mike McIntyre. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 110 new Americans sworn in on site that led to country's independence

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videoThe liberties and freedoms that come along with being an American are often taken for granted. But there are 110 brand new American citizens who know just how special it is to call the land of the free home. Full story...
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Pairings set for 2012 East Regionals; Wildcats play Thursday & Vikings go on Friday

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The pairings are set. New Hanover beat Raleigh Millbrook earlier this season. The Wildcats now have to play Millbrook on Thursday in the East Regionals in Fayetteville. The West Columbus Vikings have never played Rocky Mount Prep in basketball before. The Vikings will get their first look at RMP on Friday in Fayetteville. Full story...
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Saturday Sports: It's a little bit of everything

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Round three of the high school basketball playoffs is complete. Due to severe weather on Friday several playoff games were held on Saturday afternoon. The UNCW men's basketball team also played on Saturday. It turned out to be one of the worst defeats of the season for Buzz Peterson's squad. The UNCW men's swimming team once again is the CAA champ. A local high school wrestler won a state championship on Saturday. Click full story for all this & more. Full story...
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Productions spent $113M in Wilmington in 2011; more predicted for 2012

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Movie, TV and commercial productions spent more than $113 million on goods and services in the Wilmington area last year, according to the Wilmington Regional Film Commission. The commission expects an even better year in 2012. Full story...
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Racist slogans mark buildings across NC city

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Police in a small North Carolina city are searching for vandals who they believe spray-painted about two dozen buildings and a police cruiser, predominantly with racist graffiti. Full story...
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NC man loses $49k collection of poison snakes

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A Henderson County man is losing his exotic reptile collection worth nearly $50,000 after law officers found dozens of venomous lizards and snakes stashed in a western North Carolina mobile home. Full story...
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Folks get a taste of downtown

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Folks got to sample some of Downtown Wilmington’s finest wine and beer this weekend. Full story...
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Scouts go to college to earn badges

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Some area Boy Scouts are earning new badges to put on their uniforms by attending a Merit Badge College this weekend. Full story...
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Raleigh forum focuses on change in black community

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Leaders in North Carolina's state capital and lawmakers are scheduled to address a forum designed to promote positive community change in the black community. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - Feb. 24

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videoThe New Hanover Wildcat boys basketball team is back in the regionals for the third year in a row. Some teams will have to wait until Saturday to play their third round state playoff game though. On Friday we unveiled the All-WWAY First Team High School Basketball. Team. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: UNCW fraternity remembers brother

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video UNCW freshman and Tau Kappa Epsilon brother Bryce Scott died Friday morning. Tonight, his brothers say they're refocusing their energy to remember Bryce. Full story...
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