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Archive - Apr 2012

Romney says NC Gingrich supporter now backing him

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Mitt Romney says the honorary chairman of Newt Gingrich's North Carolina's campaign is now supporting the former Massachusetts governor for the Republican presidential nomination. Full story...
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17-year-old charged with raping 12-year-old

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A 17-year-old Bladen County boy is in jail charged with raping a 12-year-old girl. Deputies arrested Dennis Michael King Jr. of Clarkton yesterday and charged him with first-degree rape. Full story...
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Body pulled from river is missing Marine

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A body found in the Cape Fear River today is a missing Marine. LCpl. John J. Pruitt, 24, of Fontana, CA, was stationed at Camp Lejeune. He went missing late Sunday night. Full story...
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Perdue's plane makes emergency landing

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A state plane with Gov. Bev Perdue on board made an emergency landing Friday afternoon at Raleigh Durham International Airport, according to WTVD-TV in Raleigh. No one was hurt in the incident. Full story...
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Judge: Race played role in NC racial justice case

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A North Carolina judge has ruled in a precedent-setting case that race was a factor in prosecution decisions to reject potential jurors who were black. Full story...
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Day off may have saved worker's life as car runs into business

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A trip to Texas may have saved one woman's life when a car plowed into a Wilmington business this morning. Police say a woman was on her way home from an 8-hour shift at UNCW when she lost control of her vehicle. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: Beautiful Skies

A well-known author, after watching a beautiful aurora in its fullest splendor, concluded, "No pencil can draw it, no colors can paint

Nature Science Center to be open for 24 hours

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The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences will celebrate the grand opening of its new wing with a 24-hour opening of the Nature Research Center in Raleigh. Full story...
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Police searching for break-in suspect

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Police are searching for the suspect who broke into a Wilmington church overnight. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Bozeman discusses LPD suspensions, SBI investigation

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video It has been nearly a week since Leland announced the suspensions of five police officers. Tonight WWAY sat down with Mayor Brenda Bozeman to hear what she had to say about the troubled police department and the future of Leland. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pro Amendment One billboards vandalized

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video Early voting started today, including voting for the proposed constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. Full story...
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WWAY Thursday Night Sports - April 19

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video Thursday night’s sports segment featured a preview for the Wilmington Hammerheads home opener against the Harrisburg City Islanders on Saturday. We also traveled to Laney High School to check out girls soccer action between the Bucs and Vikings from Hoggard High School. In college tennis, the UNCW men’s and women’s teams collected individual honors at the CAA postseason banquet. Full story...
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Facebook hosts grand opening of data center in Rutherford County

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Facebook is updating the status of its data center in Rutherford County. Officials from the social networking website joined lawmakers and other North Carolina officials Thursday in the grand opening of its Forest City data center. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Belville mayor, commissioner could be headed toward truce

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video A criminal case between Belville's mayor and a town commissioner was continued today, but both men say they just want to move on. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pender Health Dept. issues lead to war of words

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video The Health Department issues in Pender County continue to heat up after a "he said she said" battle on Facebook. Topsail Online printed an article today claiming County Commissioner Chester Ward said he was misrepresented on a story we ran yesterday. But that's not what he told us. Full story...
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