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Archive - Mar 21, 2012

WWAY's Wednesday night sports - March 21

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video Wednesday night featured Stilman White's likely increase in playing time for the remainder of the NCAA Tournament. Shaka Smart declined to take the head coaching vacancy at Illinois Universtiy. We also showcased the NC State basketball team leaving Raleigh for the Sweet 16. Full story...
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Hoggard coach fired after arrest for fight at school, students react

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video A Hoggard High School teacher assistant and assistant football coach has been fired days after being arrested for allegedly assaulting several students at school. A New Hanover County Schools spokeswoman said Joseph Brown's termination was effective yesterday. Full story...
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5 Republicans, 1 Dem seek to oust US Rep. Kissell

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Four years after being elected to Congress amid Barack Obama's North Carolina win, Democratic U.S. Rep. Larry Kissell faces a tough reelection contest in a district that has been redrawn to favor Republicans. Full story...
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NC Democratic primary debate April 16

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Three North Carolina Democrats running for governor are poised to debate each other on live television on Full story...
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Bishops: Obama comment on NC amendment regrettable

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North Carolina's two Roman Catholic bishops say they're disappointed with President Obama's opposition to a constitutional amendment on the May ballot that makes clear gay marriage is unlawful in the state. Full story...
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Thief breaks into prison to steal copper

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Police in Salisbury are looking for the rare thief who's apparently eager to go to prison. Someone broke into the Piedmont Correctional Institution, stole copper from an air conditioning unit and escaped. Full story...
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Testimony starts in trial of man accused of killing cyclists

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video Thomas Grooms is charged with second-degree murder. Witnesses talked about the lives of David and Trey Doolittle and their final moments. Full story...
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NC school system calls Black History Month letter 'poorly worded'

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Union County Schools officials acknowledge that a letter asking elementary school students to dress in "African American attire" to celebrate Black History Month was poorly worded, but had good intentions. Full story...
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UNCW students recycle trash into palm trees

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Some UNC Wilmington students put the idea of turning trash into treasure into practice today. Students worked together to build palm trees out of recyclable materials found around campus. The campus dining collected boxes, can lids and two-liter soda bottles to construct the trees. Full story...
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Students get on bus to learn in lab

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The DESTINY Science Bus Discovery from UNC Chapel Hill transformed into a classroom for a New Hanover High School biology class for the day. DESTINY stands for Delivering Edge-cutting Science Technology and Internet across North Carolina for Years to come. Full story...
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Columbus Co. stops student paddling after finding out it spanked 2nd most in state

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video It may seem like something from the old days, but children are still being paddled in North Carolina schools.Columbus County Schools recently abandoned the punishment after finding out the district was using it more than all but one school district in the state. Full story...
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Marshall injury stirs memories of 1984 at UNC

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In 1984, the Tar Heels began the year favored to win the national basketball championship - but their point guard, Kenny Smith, broke his wrist. Fast forward to 2012, and point guard Kendall Marshall could be out with a broken wrist when North Carolina meets Ohio Friday in the round of 16 in St. Louis. Full story...
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Saints' Payton suspended for season by NFL

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The NFL has suspended New Orleans head coach Sean Payton for the 2012 season, and former Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams is banned from the league indefinitely because of the team's bounty program that targeted opposing players. Full story...
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Tim Tebow traded from Broncos to Jets

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Tim Tebow has been traded to the Jets. The team said Wednesday it has acquired the polarizing quarterback from the Broncos. Denver general manager Brian Xanders says the Broncos will receive fourth- and sixth-round draft picks, while New York gets a seventh-rounder - all in 2012. Full story...
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City, state leaders talk issues over breakfast

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Jobs, jobs, jobs. That was the focus of the annual legislative breakfast with members of Wilmington City Council and our state legislature. Full story...
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