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Archive - May 9, 2012

Rouzer, McIntyre ready to battle for redrawn District 7

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video For the first time in a long time, Rep. Mike McIntyre will face a different kind of opponent in November: one who's held political office. Two-time state Sen. David Rouzer swept past Ilario Pantano in the Republican primary last night to secure a place on the ballot. Full story...
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3 soldiers from Fort Bragg killed in Afghanistan

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The Department of Defense says three soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg have been killed in Afghanistan. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fair Bluff police chief out of jail

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video Fair Bluff's police chief is in hot water after being charged with selling drugs on the job. The district attorney says officers arrested Marty Lewis yesterday while he was taking part of a drug-deal on duty and in uniform. Full story...
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NC lesbian couples denied marriage licenses

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Three lesbian couples seeking marriage licenses have been turned away in Durham County, one day after North Carolina voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman. Full story...
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Thompson to focus on family, business after primary loss

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video It's Your Voice, Your Vote, and the people spoken. A surprise to many, New Hanover County Commissioner Jason Thompson will not be on the board next year. After failing to win a nomination in the Republican race, Thompson says he should have worked harder to get votes. Full story...
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NC DOT says wreck closes Interstate 95

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Interstate 95 in North Carolina has been closed in both directions following a fiery crash involving a tractor-trailer and three other vehicles. Full story...
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WWAY Wednesday night sports - May 9

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WWAY’s Wednesday night sports segment featured the end of the road for UNCW softball coach Kelly Van Houten. Also in UNCW news, women’s golf coach Cindy Ho was named CAA Coach-of-the-Year for the second straight season. We also checked out first round playoff action for some of the area high school girls soccer teams. On top of that, we featured the Cape Fear rugby team as they hosted the Royal Logistics Core from England. Full story...
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Local cooking competition heats up the coast

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Fire On The Dock is not an emergency call, it is a local cooking contest. Cacky Catlett was a guest judge Wednesday night at Shell Island Resort. Full story...
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As President voices his stance on gay marriage, both sides react to NC's Amendment One passing

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video President Obama's stance on gay marriage comes at a controversial time in our country and our state. His announcement comes a day after North Carolina voters approved Amendment One. After months of debate and protests, reaction has been immediate. Tens of thousands have already signed a petition and one Wilmington church is standing its ground. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Severe weather reported

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Severe weather was reported in southeastern NC Wednesday. Full story...

Trader Joe's starts work on Wilmington store

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It's official: Trader Joe's is coming to Wilmington. Full story...
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Hagan pushes to stop colleges using tax money for recruiting, marketing

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If one US Senator has her way, North Carolina colleges and universities will soon have to pay out of pocket for marketing and recruiting. As a proponent of President Obama's push to extend lower federal student loan interest rates, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) wants to take it one step farther. Full story...
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Perdue's proposal uses higher tax for schools

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Gov. Bev Perdue's proposed budget adjustments for next year would use most of the proceeds from a sales tax increase to restore cuts North Carolina school districts have been forced to make and to reduce class sizes in early grades. Full story...
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Obama staffer testifies at John Edwards trail

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A former campaign spokeswoman for John Edwards has testified that his wife angrily confronted a key donor about his support for the presidential candidate's pregnant mistress. Full story...
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ABC NEWS EXCLUSIVE: President voices support of gay marriage

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President Obama today announced that he now supports same-sex marriage, reversing his longstanding opposition amid growing pressure from the Democratic base and even his own vice president. In an interview with ABC News' Robin Roberts, the president described his thought process as an "evolution" that led him to this place, based on conversations with his own staff members, openly gay and lesbian service members, and conversations with his wife and own daughters. Full story...
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