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Archive - Sep 14, 2012

EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Wilmington war vet remembers D-Day on Utah Beach

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video A very special man can be found at the Woods at Holly Tree retirement facility. What many may not know is that John DeChesere was a young Army officer on Utah Beach during the Normandy Invasion. At 101 years old, he has seen a lot in his time. Full story...
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Topsail to host benefit for injured cab driver

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The small community of Topsail Island is stepping up in a big way to help raise money for the taxi cab driver beaten up by a passenger. Full story...
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Dominoes start falling as GOP taps Davis to fill NC House seat

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video If Gov. Bev Perdue makes the appointment official, Ted Davis, a Republican, will immediately step down from the New Hanover County Commission. That will leave his seat open and continue a domino effect in county government. Full story...
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Back Door Kitchen Tour shows off official artwork

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Are you ready to hit up some beautiful downtown kitchens? This year's Back Door Kitchen Tour is about to get underway, and tonight the residents of old wilmington unveiled the official artwork. Full story...
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Still no verdict in Bryant murder trial

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video The jury in Craig Bryant's murder trial in Brunswick County has gone home for the weekend without reaching a verdict. Full story...
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Woody Durham talks about his career and his new book

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videoThe long-time "Voice of the Tar Heels" stopped by WWAY to chat about his new autobiography "Woody Durham: A Tar Heel Voice." The book details the life of the announcer who was behind the microphone in Chapel Hill for 40 years. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3,' 'We're the Millers' getting ready to leave Wilmington

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"Iron Man 3" will soon be blasting off to Florida. The movie, starring Robert Downey Jr., has been shooting in and around Wilmington all summer. Meanwhile, it's also a Wilmington wrap for "We're the Millers." Full story...
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ROLL CALL: Mike McIntyre hanging tough

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Rep. Mike McIntyre is turning out to be harder to dislodge than Republicans predicted when they redistricted the North Carolina Democrat into a GOP-leaning seat. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. warns of deed scam

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New Hanover County Registrar Jennifer MacNeish is warning New Hanover County residents of a potential deed scam. Full story...
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Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival unveils artwork

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The 19th Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival has unveiled the artwork for this year's event. The painting of a tropically-inspired musician playing the blues as sunset descends over the Cape Fear River is by Wilmington's Barton Hatcher, who grew up in Bladen County. Full story...
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UNC board meets privately with chancellor Thorp

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Overseers of North Carolina's public universities are voicing support for the head of the system's flagship Chapel Hill campus amid investigations into academic fraud, improper travel spending by fundraisers and special treatment for athletes. Full story...
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Plane wreckage found in southern Colorado may be from NC

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A search team is on the way to the wreckage of a plane that apparently crashed west of Trinidad in southern Colorado. Full story...
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Romney sees 'middle-income' as $200K to $250K and less, as does Obama

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Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are both promising tax relief for middle-income Americans. But what's the definition of "middle-income?" Full story...
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First lady slated to visit two NC cities next week

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First lady Michelle Obama is returning to North Carolina next week for campaign events in Greenville and Durham. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign in North Carolina announced Friday that his wife will participate in "grass-roots events" in the two cities Wednesday. Full story...
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More aides leaving Gov. Perdue's administration

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There's more evidence of North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue's administration winding down with the departure of two additional top aides from her office. Full story...
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