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Archive - Jul 3, 2012

WWAY's Tuesday night sports - July 3

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videoCorey Hertzog of the Wilmington Hammerheads was named USL Pro player of the week after his two goal performance in Saturday's 4-2 win over the LA Blues. The Wilmington Sharks were in action at Legion Stadium, surf's up at Wrightsville Beach and UNCW has announced Beau Bunn as their diving coach. Full story...
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Newest American citizens rejoice for freedom

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video 117 people from 52 different countries from Algeria to Zimbabwe took the oath of citizenship at the ceremony that's part of the annual Fourth of July celebration in Southport. Full story...
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Leland officer crashes cruiser into tree

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videoA Leland Police officer crashed his patrol car into a tree this morning while on patrol. Ofc. Andrew Correll was not hurt in he accident, according to the Leland Police Department. Full story...
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BE HONEST... DO YOU LIKE COLESLAW?

There are 2 types of people in North Carolina- those who like slaw on their barbecue sandwich, and those who do not.

Fireworks, festivals, fun mark Independence Day across the Cape Fear

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video There's plenty of fun to be had across the Cape Fear in honor of the 236th birthday of our country's independence on the 4th of July. Full story...
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Andy Griffith dead at 86; NC reacts

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video Legendary actor Andy Griffith has died at his home in Dare County. Sheriff Doug Doughtie says in statement Griffith died Tuesday at about 7 a.m. Full story...
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Senior Center honors Independence Day, military early

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video Independence Day came a day early for at the New Hanover County Senior Resource Center, where they held an Independence Day Celebration today to not only celebrate, but to honor those who gave it all. Full story...
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StarNewsOnline.com: 15-year-old suspect in delivery driver murder to be tried as adult

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A judge ruled Tuesday that a 15-year-old accused of murder in the robbery and killing of a food delivery driver last month will be tried as an adult, Assistant District Attorney Dru Lewis said. Full story...
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Hamilton defends vote against fracking veto

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video A state representative from Wilmington is defending her vote that helped override Gov. Bev Perdue's veto of a bill on fracking. The vote is also earning Rep. Susi Hamilton (D-18th District) a lot of criticism. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3,' 'Safe Haven' shoot around region this month

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"Iron Man 3" will soon be flying north to Duplin County. Before that, the "Iron Man" team has several shoots set for Wilmington. Full story...
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General Assembly extends film incentives, heads home

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Before adjourning their session, state lawmakers gave final approval to extending film incentives today. Full story...
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Legislature wraps up work with flurry of bills

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The North Carolina Legislature has completed its work for the year following a seven-week session. The House adjourned Tuesday afternoon after action on more than a dozen bills. The Senate finished voting on legislation around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday. Full story...
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Flags lowered to honor NC-based crew in wildfire plane crash

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Flags at state buildings across North Carolina were lowered today in honor of the Charlotte-based crew of an Air National Guard plane that crashed over the weekend. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach named top 20 surf town in the world

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Wrightsville Beach is celebrating an international distinction. National geographic has named it one of the 20 best surf towns in the world. Full story...
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Funeral set for officer shot at Fort Bragg

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Funeral services have been set in Texas for a battlefield surveillance unit leader killed by a fellow soldier at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Full story...
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