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Archive - Apr 9, 2012

House fire kills two, little girl survives

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Authorities say two people died in a fire in Union, and a 1-year-old girl only survived because a neighbor kicked in a door and brought her to safety. Full story...
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NC Republicans say April 23 session will be quiet

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Republican legislators don't plan to take any substantive action when the General Assembly reconvenes later this month. Full story...
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Protesters take over foreclosed home in Raleigh

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Raleigh police have arrested seven people who protested what they say are unfair economic practices by briefly occupying a home under foreclosure. Full story...
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Durham emissions tester admits faking results

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An emissions inspector in Durham has admitted he falsely passed more than 350 vehicles that should have failed emissions tests in exchange for a couple of hundred dollars from the owners. Full story...
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Barrier Island Study Center opens on Bald Head Island

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video A long time tourist destination could now be a travel spot for researchers as well. The Bald Head Island Conservancy announced the grand opening for their Barrier Island Study Center today. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties to hold press conference on ballpark

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The Atlanta Braves and Mandalay Baseball Properties plan to make an announcement regarding plans for a baseball stadium in Wilmington. Full story...
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Mike Wallace: King of the confrontation

For the last couple of years, you've probably noticed a change in the way we do news at WWAY. We decided to do it differently than it's been done in Wilmington.

Business leaders join ballpark push, tax funding opponents continue petition drive

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video Building a baseball stadium has been a hot topic of conversation in Wilmington. Now, some local business leaders are stepping up to bat to support the city's effort. The Wilmington Ballpark Coalition says it is banding together for an idea members think is a home run. Full story...
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New CFCC women's basketball team announces charter class

video For the past year, Cape Fear Community College has been getting ready for a new edition. No, not a new building or parking deck. The Sea Devils added women's basketball as the school's seventh sport. Today Head Coach Lori Drake announced the school's inaugural signing class on campus. Full story...

Azalea Festival Home Tour presents diverse sites

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Azalea Festival week is upon us. Among the many events is the Historic Wilmington Foundation's annual Azalea Festival Home Tour. The proceeds from the tour help restore and preserve sites around Wilmington. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: City says high-tech recycling bins won't lead to fines

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video Recycling bins or spy gear? As we told you last week, the City of Wilmington plans to replace its small recycling bins with much larger ones. The new bins will come with a radio frequency identification chip. If you don't recycle, could the ID chips let the City of Wilmington know? And could that lead to a fine? Full story...
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Law enforcement warns about synthetic drug "Pump-It"

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Law enforcement is warning of another synthetic drug on the streets of Wilmington. The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and the Wilmington Police Department joint Downtown Task Force encountered Pump-It this weekend. Full story...
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DOT awards contract for bridges in Brunswick, Pender

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The North Carolina Department of Transportation has awarded a contract to replace seven bridges in Brunswick County and two bridges in Pender County. The $8.3 million contract went to S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson. Work may begin as early as April 30, with project completion due by Nov. 1, 2015. Full story...
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Goodell upholds penalties in Saints bounty case

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has rejected the appeals of coach Sean Payton and other New Orleans Saints officials stemming from the league's probe into the club's bounty system. Full story...

Campaign says Santorum's daughter is recovering

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GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum's campaign says his hospitalized daughter is recovering and could be released soon. Full story...
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