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Archive - Jul 26, 2012

Men charged with sex offense against mentally handicapped boy

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video Investigators are looking into two men accused of sexual offense against a mentally handicapped boy in Pender County. Sheriff's investigators say the 16-year-old boy visiting Hampstead for Easter was the victim of second-degree sexual offense. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Despite precedent, SHP won't release texts from trooper accused of rape

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video We have more information about the investigation into rape allegations against a state trooper. Last night the alleged rape victim showed us several text messages she says she exchanged with Trpr. Bryan Phillips, many of them explicit, leading up to the alleged attack, which she says happened Monday night. Full story...

WWAY's Thursday night sports - July 26

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video It was WWAY night at the Shark Tank tonight; the hometown team split tonight's doubleheader. The Southern Conference announced their preseason football selections, but how long will the SoCon have 12 teams? NBA schedules are out, things can only get better for the Charlotte Bobcats. And speaking of schedules, the UNC Tar Heels say aloha to the Maui Invitational. Full story...
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Authorities find 2 bodies in Lincolnton home

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Police in Lincolnton are investigating the deaths of a married couple whose bodies were found inside their home. Full story...
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NC teen accused of stealing money from grocer

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A teenager who bagged and stocked groceries at an Erwin store is accused by police of stealing $31,000 from the business since May. Full story...
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Woman dies off NC coast; husband hospitalized

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Authorities say a pregnant woman from Washington, D.C., has died after being pulled from the water near Buxton. Full story...
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UNC faculty seeks review of athletics, academics

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A report by a special faculty committee at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is calling for an independent commission of outside experts in higher education to review athletics and academics at the university. Full story...
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Lejeune Visitor Center will remain on normal operating schedule

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Hours after announcing that they were cutting back the hours of their Visitor Center to cut costs and increase efficiency, Camp Lejeune announced that they will continue to run the Visitor Center 24/7. Full story...
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As habitual drunk driver goes to prison, DWI court goes away

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video A Brunswick County man may spend more than a decade behind bars for driving drunk again and again. District Attorney Jon David says the county's DWI court is to thank for Wilbur Brown's sentence, but the program faces the chopping block. Full story...
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Workers at Wilmington restaurant donate time, tips to Colorado shooting victims

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video Workers at a Wilmington restaurant are donating their time and money to support victims of the Colorado movie theater shooting, and you can help. Red Robin lost one of its own in the shooting. The restaurant's store here Wilmington is doing its part to help victims and their families. Full story...
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Man hit and killed on N. Kerr identified

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Wilmington Police have identified the man whose body was found early Sunday morning on N. Kerr Avenue. Full story...
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Elizabethtown added to Small Town Main Street program

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Elizabethtown is one of five new communities chosen to participate in the state's Office of Urban Development's 2012 Small Town Main Street program. Full story...
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Extraordinary People: 'The Shot Doctor' has the cure for players on the court

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video From NBA pros to young rookies, Ernie Hobbie has dedicated his life to helping players on the basketball court. Full story...
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Sheriff: Deputy fatally shot in double shooting near Boone

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A Watauga County deputy was shot and killed early Thursday morning, the sheriff’s office said. The shooting happened at a house on Hardin Road, just off Highway 421, about six miles from Boone in the Deep Gap community around 1 a.m. Full story...
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