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Archive - May 2012

Brunswick Co. Sheriff moving north end substation

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is moving its north end substation. Starting May 14, the substation will be at the Leland Fire/Rescue Station 5 on NC 133. Full story...
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THE RANT: Where's Walter?

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When the North Carolina General Assembly redrew the 3rd Congressional District, it extended it from the Virginia state line, down through Pender County and into Downtown Wilmington. I guess Rep. Walter Jones didn't get the memo, because to my knowledge, he's made no effort to come down and introduce himself to his new constituents. Full story...
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5-month-old released from hospital after heart transplant

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A baby who received a heart transplant just 12 days ago has been released from the hospital. Hannah Dombroski got her new heart two weeks ago after doctors discovered she had an inoperable tumor in February. Full story...
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Port City's Top Comic finals this weekend

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Local comedians are taking the stage and battling it out to see who can be crowned the Port City's Top Comic. The finals are this weekend! Full story...
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NC historical marker honors native jazz great

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North Carolina is recognizing the talent of a jazz legend and native son with a highway historical marker. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - May 3

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video Trot Nixon will be inducted into the Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday. We featured Nixon on WWAY's Thursday night sports. On top of that we checked in on the regular season girls soccer finale between New Hanover and Hoggard. Plus, we featured the new women's basketball coach at UNC Wilmington, Adell Harris. Full story...
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Fans head to Port City theaters for 'The Avengers' midnight showing

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As anticipation heats up for the start of filming for “Iron Man 3” in Wilmington, fans got a jump-start to the excitement Thursday night for the opening of the superhero flick “The Avengers.” Full story...
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Manhunt ends in New Hanover County

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What began in Pender County as a police chase has ended in New Hanover County as a manhunt. Full story...
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Top NC high school caught in cheating scandal

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Wake County school officials say a top-performing high school has been caught up in a cheating scandal involving some of its best students. Full story...
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Perdue unveils details of teacher pay raise

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says her budget proposal for next year will contain an experience-based pay increase for North Carolina public school teachers last given to educators in 2008. Full story...
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NC lawyers' group holds marriage question debate

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Supporters and opponents of the proposed constitutional amendment on marriage in North Carolina have made some of the final closing arguments in a nine-month old debate that ends with next week's primary. Full story...
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Democrats want NC ethics probes after resignations

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North Carolina House Democrats have asked two ethics panels to examine whether laws were broken regarding relationships between legislative employees and lobbyists that have led two aides of Republican House Speaker Thom Tillis to resign. Full story...
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Researchers say they have new clue to Lost Colony

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A new look at a 425-year-old map has yielded a tantalizing clue about the fate of the Lost Colony, the settlers who disappeared from North Carolina's Roanoke Island in the late 1500s. Full story...
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UNCW tabs Adell Harris as women's hoops coach

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video Cynthia Cooper-Dyke is going to be a hard act to follow, but Adell Harris is up to the challenge. Adell Harris was introduced as the new women's head basketball coach at UNC Wilmington on Thursday. Full story...
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Perdue unveils details of teacher pay raise

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Gov. Beverly Perdue says her budget proposal for next year will contain an experience-based pay increase for North Carolina public school teachers last given to educators in 2008. Full story...
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