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Archive - May 2012

Single deer causes two accidents, one death on NC 53

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video According to the Highway Patrol, a couple was driving toward Jacksonville on NC 53, when a deer ran into the road and hit them. The deer then catapulted off the couple's car, and into the windshield of another car that was traveling the opposite way. Full story...
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Annexation bills pass final Senate votes

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Two bills aimed at stopping forced annexation in North Carolina cleared another hurdle tonight in Raleigh. The Senate passed both bills on their third reading. The bills now head back to the House of Representatives for final approval. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Alligator has Wilmington neighborhood worried

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video Some Wilmington residents say they have an unwelcome neighbor they just can't get rid of. We spoke with neighbors of the Lakes at Johnson Farms subdivision who say a four-foot gator has moved in to their retention pond. Full story...
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'Save the Cape' wants to stop more state funded port studies

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A group opposed to a new seaport in Brunswick County is pushing to have language inserted into the state budget to prohibit any additional state spending toward that end. Full story...
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O'Charley's closes in Monkey Junction

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A spokesperson for O’Charley’s has confirmed that the Wilmington location closed Sunday. The restaurant at 5104 South College Road recently won the Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-off, in the Judges Choice category and for Best Decorated Booth. Full story...
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McCrory campaign takes ire over NC ad to FCC

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Republican Pat McCrory's North Carolina gubernatorial campaign has filed a complaint with the Federal Communications Commission asking it to force television stations to stop airing a commercial about his connections to a Charlotte-based business. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Woman says HOA targeting her dogs after report of raccoon problem

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video UPDATE: Representatives from the health dept are urging home owners in the Oak Isand Beach Villa complex to contact them regarding possible contamination of urine and feces in the flooring, walls and interior attic spaces of their units. The representatives will be happy to come out and check each unit upon the owners request. Call Danny Thornton at 910-253-2252 or email him at dthornton@brunsco.net Full story...
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Early start to Hurricane Season not worrying beach visitors

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With the first tropical storm already off the east coast, many say the 2012 Hurricane Season is starting early, but they're not worried about it. Full story...
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New Hanover commissioners talk budget, look to renovate office building, discuss WASTEC

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video New Hanover County Commissioners talked budget today. Commission Chair Ted Davis says the board is trying to put together a budget that will use the revenue neutral tax rate this year and next year. Full story...
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NC man with innocence case released from prison

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A North Carolina man whose innocence claim on a rape conviction will be heard later this year is out of prison on parole. Full story...
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Despite protests, old oak tree cut down

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Many locals are upset because a beloved tree is now gone. The large oak on the corner of Greenville Avenue and Oleander Drive had to be removed today because half of it was dead. Crews say the tree split in half when they cut it revealing a rotten core. Full story...
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TONIGHT ONLY ON 3: Wilmington man fights for child ex never told him he had

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A Wilmington man was shocked to find out he had a baby that had been put up for adoption. More than a year later, Greg Johns is fighting a losing battle to get custody of the now 18-month-old boy. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. deputies arrest man with thousands of pieces of drug paraphernalia, synthetic pot

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Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies have charged a man for allegedly trying to sell synthetic marijuana and thousands of pieces of drug paraphernalia. Full story...
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Run-off for primary races slated for July 17

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The May 8 primary decided all the match-ups for local political races in our area in November's general election, but for a handful of statewide races where a winner was not decided, a second primary will be held July 17. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies arrest man for weekend shooting near Supply

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One man is in jail in connection with a shooting near Supply over the weekend. Jonathan Cortes Molina, 28, of Shallotte, is charged with discharging a weapon into occupied property. Full story...
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