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Archive - Jul 2012

Veterans honored during ceremony at Wilmington National Cemetery

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The real meaning of the 4th of July was on display this morning at Wilmington National Cemetery. That's where the New Hanover County Veterans Council held its annual Independence Day Ceremony. Full story...
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Battleship draws patriotic crowd on Independence Day

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For many, the 4th of July is a time to reflect on American history. And on that note, the USS North Carolina was a popular spot today. Full story...
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NC lawmakers protect insurance whistleblowers

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North Carolina lawmakers are acting to protect whistleblowers after a hospital sued a former employee who reported what the state auditor later determined were excessive taxpayer charges. Full story...
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Parking, traffic info for Wilmington fireworks

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Heading downtown tonight for the big Battleship Blast fireworks show? The City of Wilmington has some important information about the festivities, as well as traffic and parking. Full story...
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Soldier drowns after car crashes in Jordan Lake

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A soldier drowned early Wednesday morning after his car was found in Jordan Lake, according to authorities. Full story...
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Chestnut wins 6th straight title, downs 68 dogs

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Joey Chestnut won his sixth straight Coney Island hot dog eating contest. The San Jose, CA, man known as "Jaws" scarfed down 68 hot dogs and buns to win Wednesday in Brooklyn. Full story...
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Cops track escaped monkey in NC town's treetops

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An 8-pound monkey escaped from a North Carolina university research facility is avoiding traps and tranquilizer guns as it traipses through treetops to live on the lam. Full story...
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Progress CEO out, gets up to $10.3M after merger

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The Progress Energy chief executive whose sudden departure was announced hours after the merger creating America's largest electric utility is getting a big payout. Full story...
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Heat may have contributed to NC woman's death

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Searing weekend heat is being blamed for hastening the death of a McDowell County woman. McDowell County Sheriff's Office Capt. Shanon Smith says emergency responders, a local medical examiner, and the 73-year-old woman's physician agree the heat could have contributed to the death of Peggy Sue Burleson. Full story...
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On this Independence Day, a reminder of where it all started

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videoOn July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia officially adopted the edited and final version of the Declaration of Independence. For most of us, the annual celebration of this momentous day in American and world history is about fun, food and fireworks. But it's worth taking some time to see what our Founding Fathers put their names to. Full story...
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Folks gather at Carolina Beach for family fun and fireworks

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People from around the Cape Fear converged on Carolina Beach Tuesday night to kick off Independence Day one day early. Full story...
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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.