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Archive - Jul 2012

Duplin Co. teen profiled in ESPN 'My Wish' series

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Tonight ESPN profiles a Duplin County teen battling leukemia who got to met his hero. Jesus Reyes, 14, is preparing to play football for East Duplin High School. He is also undergoing chemo treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukemia at Children's Hospital at UNC Chapel Hill. Full story...
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Suspected burglar arrested after dropping cell phone in house

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A Robeson County man is in jail after investigators say he dropped his cell phone in a Bladen County home he broke into Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Kickback Jack's goes to court to appeal smoking fines

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The owner of the Kickback Jack's in Wilmington has asked the New Hanover County District Court to reverse the county board of health's decision to uphold fines against the restaurant for violating state smoking laws. Full story...
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Investigators say gang member among arrests in fast food heroin bust

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New Hanover County Sheriff's investigators say one of three people arrested for allegedly selling heroin at a Wilmington fast food restaurant is a gang member. Full story...
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Wilmington Council, County Commission to hold joint meeting

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Wilmington City Council and the New Hanover County Commission could be taking steps to break the ice on their relationship. The two sides have announced a joint meeting next month. Full story...
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Colorado suspect just withdrew from med school

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The California family of the suspect in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater says their hearts go out to those involved. Full story...
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NC unemployment steady for third straight month

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North Carolina's unemployment rate has held steady at 9.4 percent for the third straight month. Full story...
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Boat building expert prepares for CFCC Boat Show

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videoBefore you head to the boat show, learn to appreciate the true building of boat building by watching this interview with a local boat building expert. Full story...
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'Better Living' hits stands today

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video StarNews shares its latest project: a magazine targeting baby boomers, full of advice and interesting articles for "navigating life after 50." Full story...
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NC taking info again about sterilization victims

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A North Carolina government office will continue to verify additional victims of the state's defunct forced sterilization program even though legislators failed to set aside money to compensate those who are still alive. Full story...
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The Dark Knight's star rises again

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video With big budget movies shooting in Wilmington right now, don't forget some films are ready for premier. "The Dark Knight Rises," the sequel to the wildly popular "Dark Knight," shows at midnight, and one local theater invited fans to get in on the fun. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - July 19

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video On Thursday night we checked out another Sharks victory at Buck Hardee Field. The Sharks tied a franchise record on Thursday for most home games in a season.... On Thursday we also checked the season ender for Columbus County in the baseball state championship for 12 year olds.... Plus more! Full story...
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Leland police stepping up fight against elderly heat cases

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The dangers of heat can especially impact the elderly community. The Leland Police Department is expanding their efforts to keep at risk residents safe through these hot summer months. Full story...
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StarNews: Three arrested after heroin sale at fast-food restaurant

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Counter narcotic agents arrested three people – including a reputed Bloods gang member – after witnessing a man sell heroin at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Wilmington, officials said Thursday. Full story...
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Leland approves offering services to three neighboring towns

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video Leland Town Council passed an agreement Thursday night to extend services to Belville, Navassa and Sandy Creek. They agreed to offer both animal control and building inspection services to the three Brunswick County towns if they choose to accept. Full story...
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