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Archive - Jul 2012

New Hanover deputies bust marijuana grow house

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A New Hanover County man is in jail accused of running an indoor marijuana grow operation. Harold Monroe Becker Jr., 56, faces multiple felony drug charges. Full story...
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Third chicken tests positive for EEE in New Hanover County

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New Hanover County Health Department encourages people to protect themselves from mosquito bites and the risk of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE). Recent testing in the local sentinel chicken flock confirmed a positive sample of EEE in New Hanover County. This marks the third positive chicken in the last three weeks. Full story...
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Hickory boys basketball coach faces sex charges

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Police have arrested the boys basketball coach at Hickory High School and accused him of statutory rape and sexual activity with a student. Full story...
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"Pender-Topsail Post & Voice" Headlines

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videoAndy Pettigrew, the Editor-In-Chief of the "Pender-Topsail Post & Voice" sat down with anchor Ashley Jacobs to talk about the smooth transition with the sheriff's department taking over animal control. Full story...
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Tennis tournament helps fund adoption agency

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videoPlaying tennis will help fund a local adoption agency. Have fun while making a difference for domestic and international children in need of loving homes. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: OIB first responders not sure what bit boy in water

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video Another scare this morning in Brunswick County, as emergency workers responded to an apparent animal bite in the water off the 100 block of West 1st Street in Ocean Isle Beach. Full story...
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STORMTRACK 3: Severe weather hits the state Tuesday

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Power outages and downed trees were reported across central and eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - July 24

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video On Tuesday night we checked in with UNC head football coach Larry Fedora. His squad will open the 2012 football campaign on September 1st against Elon in Chapel Hill.... On Tuesday we also checked in with the athletics director at the College of Charleston. Will the Cougars join the CAA? The ball is in their court... Plus more! Full story...
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Ballpark public hearing date set, deal still up in the air

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video The City of Wilmington continues to inch closer to building a ballpark and bringing a minor league baseball team to the Port City. City leaders held a special meeting Tuesday night to set a public hearing for a bond referendum. Full story...
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Film leaders say Charlotte studio would complement Wilmington, not compete

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video Wilmington could soon have some competition in the film industry here in the Tar Heel State. After last night, Charlotte is one step closer to having a movie production facility of its own. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 'Turtleman' hopes to teach through interaction with gentle giants

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video There are a lot of things to see along roads in our area, but a herd of ancient animals is sure to grab anyone's attention. Randy Gallagher is the "Turtleman." He travels the region showing off his prehistoric pets. Full story...
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McCrory talks platform to NC charter school group

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Republican gubernatorial candidate Pat McCrory told charter school boosters he wants more school-choice options for North Carolina parents and students and criticized Democratic rival Walter Dalton for his education record while in the state Senate. Full story...
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Perdue signs work licensing bill to help military

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Gov. Bev Perdue has signed a bill to help people connected to the military receive state occupational licenses to perform specialized work in North Carolina. Full story...
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Columbus Co. woman says faith helped her hold on until rescued from pond

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A Columbus County woman who mistakenly drove her SUV into a pond near Lumberton last week said Monday that she prayed and sang to pass the time until someone finally heard her cries for help. Full story...
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Lt. Gov. Dalton declines pay raise in NC budget

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Democratic gubernatorial nominee Walter Dalton has refused a roughly $1,500 pay increase that the lieutenant governor and other North Carolina Council of State members received in the new budget. Full story...
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