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Archive - Jul 23, 2012

WWAY's Monday night sports - July 23

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video Five Wilmington Sharks were selected to play in the Coastal Plain League All-Star game. It turned out to be a long night at the ballpark due to a rain delay..... The NCAA slams Penn State with $60 million fine, strips Joe Paterno of title as winningest coach. We have reaction from an ACC head football coach... Plus the pre-season poll is out on ACC football. Full story...
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Ogden Park evacuated because of brush fire

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video Firefighters continue to contain a brush fire smoldering in Ogden Park. The fire started around 4 p.m. Monday. At this time firefighters believe a lightning strike caused the blaze. Full story...
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NC police officer recovering after being shot

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A North Carolina police officer is recovering after being shot during a domestic violence call in which he killed a suspect. Full story...
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Belville leaders meet for first time since Batson's resignation

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Belville commissioners met Monday night for the first time since Jack Batson quit as mayor. Full story...
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NC Sherriffs' Association holds conference in Sunset Beach

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The North Carolina Sheriffs' Association is holding its 90th annual training conference in Brunswick County this week. Full story...
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Third-party entrant wants NC write-ins counted

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A former Virginia congressman says writing his name on the November ballot for president in North Carolina wouldn't be a wasted vote because he's offering alternative policies to those of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Full story...
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Cape Fear Museum unveils Confederate general's uniform

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A piece of Civil War history at the Cape Fear Museum is getting a new lease on life. Museum staff today unveiled the uniform of Gen. William Henry Chase Whiting. Full story...
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Southport man plans Bahamas trip in homemade plane

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video A Southport man is almost finished building his own ultralight plane with hopes of making an international flight. Although aviation is in his blood, Norman Lewis says the flight he wants to make is different than anything that's been done before. Full story...
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Wilmington restaurant with connection to Colo. shooting plans fundraisers for victims

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video Across the country people are coming together to help the families of the victims of the movie theater shooting in Colorado, including help from right here in Wilmington. For a restaurant at Mayfaire, the shooting across the country hits especially close to home. Full story...
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BlackFinn, Vida restaurants coming to Downtown Wilmington

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Two new upscale restaurants are expected to grace the shorelines of the Cape Fear River by next summer. Full story...
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'We're the Millers' starts shooting near Wilmington

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Another big-budget production started shooting today in Hollywood East. "We're the Millers" stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Sudeikis. Full story...
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Campaign resumes after pause for Colorado shooting

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The acrimonious presidential campaign is easing back into action after a weekend pause for the nation to absorb the shock of a horrific mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater. Full story...
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Florida State, Watkins claim ACC preseason honors

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Florida State is the preseason pick to win the Atlantic Coast Conference. Media members covering the league's media days on Monday selected the Seminoles and Virginia Tech to win their divisions. They have been the preseason divisional picks every year since 2009. Full story...
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NetApp to expand in NC, create 460 jobs in 4 years

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Data management provider NetApp Inc. says it's creating another 460 jobs in North Carolina for a new high-performance computer center and paying the new employees six-figure average salaries. Full story...
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Illegal immigrant admits raping child, getting her pregnant

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A 34-year-old illegal alien has pleaded guilty to the rape of an 11-year-old Leland girl. Full story...
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