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Archive - Jun 14, 2012

WWAY's Thursday night sports - June 14

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video In the NBA Finals it's now one game apiece for Miami & Oklahoma City. The Wilmington Sea Dawgs appearance in the playoffs turned out to be a short one. Cary defeated Wilmington on Thursday night. The Wilmington Sharks exploded for nine runs in the first inning of game one of a doubleheader on Thursday, but the Sharks only managed to split their doubleheader. Full story...
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Two rescued from helicopter crash at Oak Island

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video The aircraft fell 50 feet into the water off of Oak Island. The U.S. Coast Guard says the two rescued near the Yaupon Pier had taken off from ILM about an hour earlier. Full story...
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NC House approves fracking bill

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The North Carolina House has approved a form of natural gas drilling critics say will contaminate groundwater. Full story...
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Hollywood East booming with business

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video The Port City is the backdrop for three movies right now. Marvel masterpiece 'Iron Man 3,' made-for-TV movie 'Somebody's Child,' and Nicholas Sparks' book-turned-movie 'Safe Haven,' have all set up shop. Full story...
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Murdered father's beliefs keep killer son from death penalty

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video The Brunswick County District Attorney's Office says it's one of the most unique cases it's ever seen. John Heller pleaded guilty to second degree murder of his own father. He avoided the death penalty because his father, an attorney, was against it. Full story...
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Volunteers build new roof for American Legion post in Carolina Beach

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video The American Legion in Carolina Beach is getting help with a new roof on its building, and it's all for free. Home Depot found a way to give back to the American Legion Post 129, by donating a number of supplies and a team of volunteers to help fix their leaking roof. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Latest look at 'Iron Man 3' set as shooting starts

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"Iron Man 3" shoots tonight and into the morning at the National Gypsum plant off River Road in Wilmington. Full story...
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Ralph Lauren adding 500 jobs in High Point

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Ralph Lauren Corp. will create 500 more jobs over the next five years and invest $97 million in High Point, where the company already has several operations. Full story...
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House overrides Perdue veto of student loan opt-out

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The House has overridden a veto by Gov. Bev Perdue on legislation to give all North Carolina community colleges the ability to decline to offer certain low-interest federal student loans. Full story...
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NC Senate gives final approval to its budget plan

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The Senate and House have now approved competing budget bills for North Carolina state government for the coming year. The Senate on Thursday completed the final required votes for a proposed $20 billion plan, approving the Republican-developed proposal on a party-line vote. Full story...
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