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Archive - Mar 2012

Katie Couric to guest-host 'Good Morning America'

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Katie Couric will be an early riser all next week. ABC announced today that the former "Today" show anchor will be guest-hosting "Good Morning America," the rival wake-up show at Couric's current workplace. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry begins spring schedule Sunday

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The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division announces that it will begin running its normal spring/summer schedule at the Southport-Fort Fisher route Sunday. Full story...
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FactCheck.org says AFP inflating claims in latest budget issue spot

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Americans for Prosperity, a conservative group based in Raleigh, omits some important details in a TV ad attacking North Carolina’s lame-duck Democratic governor and praising the Republican-controlled state General Assembly during a partisan budget battle. Full story...
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Man shot in church parking lot

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Deputies in Bladen County are investigating a shooting last night at a church in Bladenboro. Full story...
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LivingSocial comes to Port City

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video Who doesn't love saving money? A new social retail site is going live Thursday in the Port City to help you do just that. LivingSocial helps you explore things like new restaurants and fun adventures all at a discounted price. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - March 28

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video In Wednesday night's sports segment we featured an extra innings baseball thriller between NC State and East Carolina in Raleigh. We also traveled to Hampstead to check in on Topsail baseball and softball teams. Both squads are state ranked. On top of that, we got a peek at the nationally ranked UNCW women's tennis team against Coastal Carolina. Full story...
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Toxicology results show drugs in system of driver in fatal crash

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video It was a February night that ended in tragedy with three people dying after their SUV slammed into a tree. Speed was believed to be a major factor. Now, police say drugs may have also played a role in the crash. Full story...
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NC AG Cooper appealing Duke Energy rate increase

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North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper is appealing the decision that approved a 7 percent rate increase for Duke Energy. Full story...
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3 NC Republicans vie for chance to oust Rep. McIntyre

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Republicans see North Carolina's 7th Congressional District as a prime opportunity to extend their party's majority in the US House by unseating veteran lawmaker Mike McIntyre, among the most conservative Democrats in Washington. Full story...
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NC student accused of tainting teacher's drink

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Authorities have filed a felony charge against a student at a Chatham County high school after surveillance video showed him tampering with a teacher's drink. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Artist, environmental group battle over donated painting

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video A Wilmington environmental group is accused of an art heist. The artist claims the non-profit Save the Cape is using his painting in a way it was not intended, and now the group won't give it back. Full story...
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Diligence sets sail Thursday morning

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After being home in the Port City for a couple months, the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence is heading back out to sea. Full story...
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New CFCC parking deck is also art gallery

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Students will see than cars in Cape Fear Community College's new parking deck. They can also check out a new art gallery. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Maritime Museum's periscope provides whole new view

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Visitors to the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Southport can now see things in a whole new way. The museum installed a periscope through its roof this morning. Full story...
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Grooms guilty of murder, apologizes to victims' family

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video A jury of eight women and four men found Thomas Grooms guilty of two counts of second degree murder, two counts of felony death by motor vehicle, one count of reckless driving and one count of open container in the accident that killed Trey and David Doolittle last April. The judge sentenced Grooms to 24-30 years in jail for his crimes. Full story...
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