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Archive - Apr 18, 2012

WWAY's Wednesday night sports - April 18

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video Wednesday night's sports segment featured high school baseball action between Whiteville and defending 1A state champion East Columbus. We also checked out two area high school soccer matches. South Columbus tied East Columbus 1-1, while Whiteville shutout North Brunswick 7-0. We also took a look at some local boys tennis action between Cape Fear Academy and Laney High School. Full story...
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FBI steps in to investigate Chadbourn shooting death, neighbor relives tragic day

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video Jasmine Thar was shot and killed outside of a Chadbourn home last December and nearly four months later no one has been arrested. The shooter claims it was an accident, but now state and federal investigators are involved. Full story...
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Gubernatorial candidates debate ahead of Thursday's early voting

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The three leading Democratic candidates for North Carolina governor spent less time criticizing each other in their third and final live televised debate and more trying to reach out to voters as the early-voting period for the May 8 primary begins Thursday. Full story...
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Judge in Edwards case recuses herself from hearing

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The judge overseeing John Edwards' criminal trial has recused herself from considering whether to quash a subpoena issued to a former speech writer for the two-time presidential candidate. Full story...
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Search for missing Bragg soldier focuses on pond

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Divers are searching a pond in Fayetteville as police continue their search for a missing Army soldier. Full story...
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The Myrtle Beach Speedway is getting on the fast track and getting more fans into racing

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video New owners and new features will welcome race fans to the Myrtle Beach Speedway this year. The raceway with many upgrades will continue to be a leader in short track racing, drawing drivers and fans from across North and South Carolina. Full story...
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Wilmington mom turns motherly hobby into national business

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video Layoffs is not a word you want to hear. But when that happened to one New Hanover County mom, she turned a hobby into a small business. Now she ships her custom baby products to stores across the nation. Full story...
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Expect delays, closures as bridge painting resumes

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Get ready for lane closures, detours and traffic delays. Crews will get back to work for a third year to finish the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Full story...
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Pender Health Department again at center of political controversy

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videoThe Health Department in Pender County is sparking tensions among county commissioners. Both the Health Board and Health Department have had issues in the past. This time questions about the board brought a heated exchange at a County Commission meeting. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Mom says work for airline led to quick action in bus fire

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video A Brunswick County bus driver was called a hero after everyone escape unharmed from a bus fire yesterday. Today, some people say there were other heroes on board who helped get everyone to safety. The quick thinking of one parent chaperone may have saved a busload of children after she realized the bus they were riding on was on fire. Full story...
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TONIGHT ON NIGHTLINE: Tony Stark, 'Iron Man 3' will be 'very different,' says producer Kevin Feige

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Marvel Studios president and “The Avengers” producer Kevin Feige told “Nightline” his next project, “Iron Man 3,” will be “very different” and just because it’s a sequel doesn’t mean the audience will know what’s coming. Full story...
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NC Senate panel sets 1st marker for fracking laws

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A North Carolina legislative panel offers a proposed law that would bar a natural gas drilling method called fracking for more than two years while regulations are being developed. Full story...
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Flash mob surprises retiring CFCC president

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video Students and staff at Cape Fear Community College put together a special tribute for retiring president Dr. Eric McKeithan today. McKeithan got a flash mob. Full story...
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'American Bandstand' host Dick Clark dead at 82

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Dick Clark, the television host who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," has died. He was 82. Full story...
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White House announces Obama visit to NC

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The White House says President Barack Obama is planning another visit to North Carolina. A White House official said Wednesday that the trip is scheduled for April 24 to the Research Triangle area. Full story...
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