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Archive - Jun 27, 2012

WWAY's Wednesday night sports - June 27

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video On Wednesday night we featured championship day at the Fred Lynch Invitational Basketball Tournament in New Hanover County. Cari Blalock's third attempt this week at the US Olympic Trials came up a bit short, but Blalock is having a great week in the pool nonetheless. Plus, one of the Wilmington Hammerheads best players is staying until the end of the season Full story...
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Two local NFL players will hold free football camps in July

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Buffalo Bills defensive lineman Jay Ross will hold a free football camp in Wilmington on July 14. Oakland Raider defensive lineman Desmond Bryant will hold a free football camp on July 14 in Elizabethtown. Full story...
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NC committee OKs bill that gives felons new start

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The Senate Rules Committee has approved a bill that would allow some felons in North Carolina to get a fresh start. Full story...
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NC dentist group, office managers reach agreement

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An expensive legislative fight between a professional organization for North Carolina dentists and companies that help manage dental practices has ended for now with legislation both sides say is a good step forward. Full story...
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NC House approves amendments to water laws

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A bill requiring cities to provide water and sewer service to all property owners within their urban growth areas has been approved in the North Carolina House. Full story...
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Man arrested for refusing to cooperate with authorities

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Brunswick County Deputies responded to a call from a man threatening to harm himself and others. Deputies arrived at the home of Jimmy Lee Frink, 55, from Calabash. Full story...
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NC Senate wants lawmakers to change schedule

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There's a move afoot again in the Senate to adjust the North Carolina General Assembly's schedule in the name of efficiency. Full story...
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Montford Point Marines receive nation's highest civilian honor

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videoDecades after Montford Point at Camp Lejeune closed its doors, hundreds of black Marines who trained there received a major recognition Wednesday. After more than 60 years, about 400 Marines were honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington, DC, and a handful of those are from right here in the Port City. Full story...
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StarNews: Committee to ask DOT to name interchange for Wilson

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A proposal to dedicate an interchange in honor of Lanny Wilson, a former member of the state's Board of Transportation, is moving forward. Full story...
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StarNews: Council could consider $42 million baseball bond referendum

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The Wilmington City Council could consider moving forward with a $42 million baseball bond referendum at the next regular meeting on July 10. According to city emails, the council could consider a resolution that would direct staff to publicize a plan to apply for Local Government Commission approval for the general obligation bonds. Full story...
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CFPUA to practice water shutdown on 3rd Street Thursday

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As part of ongoing renovations in conjunction with the 3rd Street Improvement Project, and in preparation of a water main transfer from an old main to a new one in 3rd Street, water crews will be conducting a practice shutdown Thursday. Full story...
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Surf City comes up short on beach water quality report

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video The Natural Resources Defense Council released its annual water quality report today. The survey looks at 200 popular beach spots nationwide. Of the six rated locally, one scored significantly lower than the others. Full story...
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Leland business, owner charged with illegally disposing contaminated oil

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A Federal Grand Jury has returned a 19-Count Criminal Indictment charging a Leland man and his business with offenses surrounding the unlawful transportation, storage and disposal of used oil contaminated with PCBs in violation of the Toxic Substances Control Act. Full story...
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Memorial set for murdered delivery driver

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Family and friends will say goodbye this weekend to a restaurant delivery driver murdered earlier this month. Zhen Bo Liu was shot and killed while making a delivery June 14. Full story...
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FDA approves first new weight loss pill in decade

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved Arena Pharmaceutical's anti-obesity pill Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the US market in more than a decade. Full story...
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