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Archive - Mar 20, 2012

Citizens Academy shows law enforcement works with a bang

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video The New Hanover County Sheriff's Citizens Academy program is very well received. This is the fifth such academy to give people a chance to view life as a deputy. Full story...
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WWAY'S Tuesday night sports - March 20

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video On Tuesday night we featured UNC's Stilman White. Extended playing time just might be in the former Hoggard standout's future. We checked in on the NC State Wolfpack as well. On top of that we made a visit to Brooks Field to see UNCW take on Charleston in baseball. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington's Stilman White ready as UNC heads to Sweet 16

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video With injuries mounting, Hoggard alum Stilman White has quickly moved up the depth chart for the North Carolina basketball team. He could see even more playing time as the Tar Heels prepare for the Sweet 16. Full story...
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Parents and teachers agree new schedule would be "fresh start"

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video Students in Pender County may be heading back to class early next school year. High schools starting the first week of August is one option under a proposed school calendar waiver. Both parents and teachers say they like the idea. Full story...
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The Cape Fear excited about premier of 'Hunger Games'

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Amazon.com revealed earlier this week cities topping the list in the United States for reading The Hunger Games trilogy. The list was generated after compiling sales data of all versions of The Hunger Games books, in both print and Kindle formats, on a per capita basis in cities with over 100,000 residents. Wilmington, North Carolina holds the 14th spot! Full story...
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Councilwoman Laura Padgett undergoes dual-transplant surgery

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Wilmington City Councilwoman Laura Padgett is undergoing a dual-organ transplant surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Center as of Tuesday evening, a city spokeswoman said. Full story...
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Warm Wilmington winter wasn't as warm as you might think

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video Now that we're officially into spring, we can look back at the winter season. Of course, it was really more of a winter that wasn't. It was technically still winter, but throughout the cooler months we kept waiting for the winter wallop that never came. Instead, it was warm, dry and way different than last year. Full story...
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Pender school board seeks input on shifting high school calendar

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video It could be a short summer for high school students in Pender County. Starting classes the first week of August is one option under a proposed school calendar waiver. The reason: the school district wants to implement the Career and College Promise program. Full story...
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Berger's traffic charges reduced; plans to appeal domestic order violation

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger got a break in court today, when charges stemming from a January traffic stop were reduced. Full story...
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Surf City building memories one brick at a time

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You can soon share your treasured memories of Surf City for everyone to see. The town is selling commemorative brick pavers. Full story...
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Jury seated in cyclists' death trial

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Opening arguments start tomorrow in Wilmington in the trial of a man accused with hitting and killing a father and son riding their bikes. Full story...
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NC appeals court upholds smoking ban in bars

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The North Carolina Court of Appeals has unanimously upheld a state ban on smoking inside bars and restaurants. Full story...
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Seven girls face charges in alleged gang fight at school

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is preparing juvenile petitions against seven girls allegedly involved in a fight at a Wilmington middle school last week. Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says investigators believe the fight Thursday at Williston Middle School was gang related. Full story...
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Battle between Belville mayor, commissioner leads to criminal charges

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video Belville Mayor Jack Batson has filed charges against one of the town's commissioners for communicating threats and cyberstalking. Batson told WWAY Commissioner Joe Breault has been threatening him for months. Full story...
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Panel discussion focuses on ballpark pitch

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video Time to play ball? The clock is ticking for city leaders to make a decision on the proposed baseball stadium in Wilmington. This morning, some big league names from the Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball came to the Port City to discuss a game plan. Full story...
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