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Archive - May 2012

ONLY ON 3: As gas prices drop, why do they vary so much?

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video As prices at the pumps continue to fall, you have probably noticed how varied they are throughout the Cape Fear. Prices range from about $3.50 to as high as $3.80 a gallon for regular unleaded gas, so we checked out stations on both sides of the scale and asked why this is happening. Full story...
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POLL: NC Marriage Amendment has strong lead in final week

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Marriage Amendment proponents appear to be ahead in North Carolina, according to polling done by the Civitas Institute on April 30 to May 2. Full story...
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TRAFFIC ALERT: North 3rd closed at Red Cross Friday & Monday

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North 3rd Street, at the Red Cross Street intersection, will be closed Friday and Monday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. while a new sewer line is installed underneath the road. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Injured Wilmington soldier competes in Warrior Games

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video An explosion in Iraq paralyzed a soldier, but it was not enough to wound the Wilmington native's spirit. Lt. Col. Danny Dudek is competing right now in the Warrior Games in Colorado. Full story...
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Local event website going national

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This is a great tool to share and get the word out (with pics) about special events, fundraisers, bingo, yard sales, conferences, or whatever else the event may be. If it's an event...if it can be defined by time...it can be listed. Full story...
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State senators say they have votes to block Monkey Junction annexation

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video State Senators Thom Goolsby and David Rouzer announced today they have enough support to pass a bill that's already passed in the House when they go back to the General Assembly. If it becomes law, it would stop forced annexation in Monkey Junction through the end of the year. But the effort does not stop there. Full story...
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Heroin dealer sentenced to 11 years in prison

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A convicted heroin dealer will spend more than a decade in prison. A federal judge sentenced Arthur Curtis King, 51, of Wilmington to 11 years behind bars. Full story...
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Four Democrats battle for three spots on New Hanover Co. Commission

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video In the race for New Hanover County Commission, six of ten candidates, Three from each party, will move on from the primary to November's general election. On the Democratic side, incumbent Jonathan Barfield faces three men who hope to hold political office for the first time. Full story...
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Wilmington Cape Fear Rose Society Annual Rose Garden Tour

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Check out when and where to be for the Wilmington Cape Fear Rose Society Annual Rose Garden Tour. Full story...
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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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