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Archive - May 2, 2012

Four people safe after boat sinks off Wrighstville Beach coast

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The U.S. Coast Guard's office at Wrightsville Beach says four people have been located and are safe after their boat sank off the coast of Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Cape Fear native to be honored for heroic actions during Apollo 1 tragedy

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video The Apollo 1 tragedy is a moment in American history that many will not soon forget. Cape Fear native Stephen Clemmons was working as an aircraft technician on the mission that day. Clemmons recalls January 27, 1967, as the worst day of his life. Full story...
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Wilmington woman 'not surprised' by fatal dirt bike accident

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video The accident happened at the intersection of 5th and Dawson Streets Wednesday afternoon. The dirt bike 24-year-old Wayne Stansbury was driving is not street legal in Wilmington. Beatriz Moreno, who lives close by, says she knew an accident was bound to happen. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - May 2

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video A busy night... the Wilmington Hammerheads wrapped up their three game homestand, George Bryan gets ready to head to Dallas with hopes of becoming a Cowboy, UNCW looks like they have a new leading lady, and at Laney High School twelve Bucs signed letters of intent and we talk to their new basketball coach. Full story...
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UPDATE: Case closed on body found in Cape Fear River

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Police have concluded their investigation into the body found in the Cape Fear River on Sunday. Full story...
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Evangelist Billy Graham backs marriage amendment

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The Rev. Billy Graham is urging North Carolina voters to support a proposed amendment to the state constitution banning gay marriage. Full story...
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Rapper Wiz Khalifa busted in NC for marijuana

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Police in Winston-Salem have cited rapper Wiz Khalifa and members of his band and staff for possession of marijuana following a concert. Full story...
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VOTE 2012: Meet the New Hanover County Commission Republican candidates

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video The race for three open seats on the New Hanover County Commission is hotly contested this primary with six candidates in the GOP race alone. Each of the six Republicans say they have what it takes to win the race, but what exactly do they think matters to the community? Full story...
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New Hanover County cocaine bust

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says it has busted a big cocaine ring. Full story...
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Lions Club sponsors free eye screenings in Pender County

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Last week there was free dental care in Wilmington. This week it's free eye screenings in Pender County. Full story...
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After year of controversy, Topsail principal Skipper quits, says time for change

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video Topsail High School's principal is leaving his job after a year of controversy. Marcus Skipper has resigned effective June 30. The principal, who had issues with the Pender County School Board earlier this school year, says he is planning to continue a career in education elsewhere. Full story...
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As Hollywood East booms, Perdue proposes $1M to train movie crew

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video The state's film incentive has caused a big problem for North Carolina, but it's a good one to have. We have so many productions underway, it's getting tough to find local crew members to work on set. Gov. Bev Perdue says $1 million could provide a solution. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Fatal accident in Wilmington

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Wilmington Police are on the scene of an accident involving a Yahmaha Dirt Bike at Fifth and Dawson streets. Full story...
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Man arrested after allegedly beating up landlord

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man for allegedly beating up his landlord. Shawn Nathan Faulk Jr., 23, is accused of beating Robert Allen Gooden, 71, Saturday morning. Full story...
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Wilmington hires lobbyist for short session

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Wilmington City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to hire McGuire Woods Consulting to lobby for the city at the General Assembly's short session. Full story...
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