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Archive - Jul 2012

Perdue scheduled to speak at Wainwright funeral

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Gov. Beverly Perdue will be among the mourners and speakers at funeral services for a leading Democrat in the North Carolina Legislature. Full story...
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Libertarian presidential candidate visits NC

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The Libertarian Party's presidential candidate will join the party's gubernatorial hopeful in North Carolina to run on the campaign trail both figuratively and literally. Full story...
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NC activists dissatisfied with Alcoa's PCB plan

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Environmental groups want North Carolina regulators to force a full clean-up of a health-harming contaminant in a waterway near the closed Alcoa Inc. aluminum smelter. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - July 20

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video On Friday night the Wilmington Hammerheads shutout the Dayton Dutch Lions at Legion Stadium. The highlight of the night clearly was goal from 49 yards out from former New Hanover High School standout Cody Arnoux.... On Friday we also checked in on baseball playoff action in American Legion play....Watch out for Tiger... Plus more! Full story...
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Court dismisses contraception coverage lawsuit

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A U.S. District Court judge has dismissed Belmont Abbey College's lawsuit against the government over contraception coverage. Full story...
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NC man jailed after homemade bombs found in car

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Officials in Cleveland County say a 43-year-old man is in jail after two homemade bombs were found in his car. Full story...
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Fort Bragg-based soldier killed in Afghanistan

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The Department of Defense says a soldier from the 82nd Airborne Division has died in Afghanistan. Full story...
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Heavy rains collapse ceiling at Charlotte mall

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Heavy rain caused the ceiling to collapse at a Charlotte mall, leading to flooding and an evacuation. Full story...
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New land chief, NC state geologist named

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A career employee in North Carolina's geology and mining office is the new leader of a state division whose responsibilities now include helping to create rules for a form of natural gas exploration. Full story...
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12 killed in shooting at Colo. movie theater

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A graduate student in a gas mask barged into a crowded Denver-area theater during a midnight showing of the new Batman movie Friday, hurled a gas canister and then opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring at least 50 others in one of the deadliest mass shootings in recent US history. Full story...
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'No Port Southport' claims deepwater port plan is dead

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No Port Southport, which opposes an international terminal in southern Brunswick County, believes the federal government's focus on other port projects means the Southport plans are dead. Full story...
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Colorado shooting on minds of Wilmington movie watchers

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video Although it happened across the country, the shooting at a movie theater in Colorado that killed at least a dozen people hits close to home. Even the biggest of fans told us the shooting made them think twice Friday about going to a movie they've been waiting years to see. Full story...
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TRAFFIC ALERT: Market-3rd Street intersection to be partially closed starting Monday

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From July 23-Aug. 3, there will be partial closures of the Market/3rd Street intersection while a large manhole is installed and paving and other work is completed. The work will occur in two phases, with detours in place for each phase. Full story...
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Train Camp kids end journey at Wilmington Railroad Museum

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All aboard for Train Camp at the Wilmington Railroad Museum. Kids are treated to a tour of rail sites. They also build train cars and buildings, run model trains and design and build a take-home scene... all on their own scale. Full story...
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Sea turtle recovers after trip to Raleigh for special surgery

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video Summer is in full swing, and that means it's busy season at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital in Topsail Beach. The facility is full of turtles in need of help. And one in particular just got some special attention. We told you yesterday about an injured sea turtle taken to Raleigh for surgery. Today, we stopped by the hospital to check on patient. Full story...
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