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Archive - Jul 2012

Unemployment up in Wilmington area for June

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Unemployment rates rose in 84 of North Carolina's 100 counties in June, including all five in our area. Full story...
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NC reviews 'Extreme Makeover' home in Fayetteville

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The Secretary of State's Office in North Carolina is reviewing operations of an organization that serves homeless female veterans in Fayetteville in a facility that was constructed by the television show "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" last year. Full story...
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$1 million Powerball prize yet to be claimed

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Someone bought a Powerball ticket in North Carolina worth $1 million but hasn't yet claimed their winnings. Full story...
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NRC warns of problems at Catawba Nuclear Station

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Federal inspectors have told Charlotte-based Duke Energy they've found safety problems at the Catawba Nuclear Station in York County, SC. Full story...
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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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