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Archive - May 2012

North Carolina to host 'You Are Here' & TV shoots for second season of Showtime hit Homeland

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After its starring role in The Hunger Games, North Carolina is set to host a number of other high-profile shoots, led by Iron Man 3 and Matthew Weiner’s feature directorial debut. Full story...
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Campaigns work on last full day before NC primary

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Candidates in hundreds of North Carolina primary elections have one more day to try to persuade voters they're the right choice. Full story...
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UPDATE: Missing teen found safe

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says around 8:15 a.m. Matthew Hoffman was found safe riding his bicycle in the Southport area. He will be reunited with his father shortly. Full story...
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Al-Qaida releases video of American hostage

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An American hostage abducted in Pakistan by al-Qaida last August says he'll be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to his captors' demands. Full story...
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Nixon, Simpson, Dineen & Grainger enter Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame

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videoWWAY 5th Quarter co-host Trot Nixon is now a hall of famer. Nixon, Lenny Simpson, Dr. James Dineen and the late Ike Grainger were all inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday night. Full story...
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Flight 22 wins another Big Shots event

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For the second Sunday in a row a Big Shots basketball title goes to the 17 and under Flight 22 team. It's the fifth Big Shots title for Nathan Faulk in the last five years. Full story...
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Skydivers land safely when plane loses power

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Four skydivers and a pilot are safe after their plane lost power during a flight in Hoke County. The Fayetteville Observer reported that a single-engine Cessna 206 had engine trouble at about 1,100 feet Saturday. Full story...
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Occupy Raleigh members cleaning camp site

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Members of Occupy Raleigh are cleaning up the site they have maintained since November, saying it's time to find other ways to protest. Full story...
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Brother and sister found dead in Willard, family says they died from the flu

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videoPender County Sheriff's deputies are investigating the deaths of a brother and sister from Willard. Their bodies were found off Highway 11 in Pender County Saturday evening. Full story...
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Super fans join forces for eternity at Free Comic Book Day

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Free Comic Book Day is like the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras all rolled into one for comic book lovers of all ages. This year's annual celebration at Fanboy Comics was all that and maybe a touch of the Royal Wedding. Full story...
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Art in the Park helps spruce up Rotary Wheel

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Wilmington’s Rotary Wheel is the world's largest, and our Rotary Club is working to revitalize it after many years of neglect. Full story...
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Volunteers looking for missing Fort Bragg soldier

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Volunteers have been searching for a Fort Bragg soldier who has been missing for more than a month. Full story...
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NC amendment forces working hard on final weekend

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Organizers and volunteers for and against the proposed constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage in North Carolina are marshaling their forces on the last weekend before Tuesday's vote. Full story...
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Political activity strong on weekend of NC primary

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The final weekend before North Carolina's primary election Tuesday has leading Democratic candidates for governor out campaigning while supporters and opponents of the proposed constitutional amendment encouraging people to cast ballots on early voting's final day. Full story...
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BY GEORGE: Remembering The Dust Bowl

Droughts occur throughout North America, and in any given year, at least one