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Archive - Sep 2012

UPDATE: Woman missing since June returns home

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says Tamara Smith Hare's family says she has returned home and is safe. Full story...
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Killer who escaped NC prison farm recaptured

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A convicted killer who walked away from a North Carolina prison farm has been recaptured after more than four days on the run. Full story...
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UNC-CH sets up chancellor search committee

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The chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is making it clear that his decision to resign is final and that he has a lot work ahead before he leaves the school in June. Full story...
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Davis takes oath for NC House

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While the challenge of election remains for Ted Davis Jr. in his bid to represent NC House District 19, the early resignation of legislator and fellow Republican Danny McComas has allowed Davis to slide in for the short remainder of McComas's term. Full story...
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Save money with local Facebook friends

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Similar to Craigslist, people can post items for sale. But "Hampstead Trade, Borrow, Sell and Swap!" is different because it is a streamlined Facebook group area residents can join and then post photos of items for sale, search for items they want or even ask to borrow something from a fellow group member. Full story...
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NFL's regular officials are coming back

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has announced the officials will be back on the field beginning with Thursday's game between the Ravens and Browns. This marks the end of the replacement refs. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Sept. 26

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video On Wednesday night on WWAY we provided a detailed preview of the upcoming high school football showdown between undefeated New Bern and undefeated New Hanover. It's considered to be the game of the week in North Carolina by many football fans.... On Wednesday we checked out the All Fenway Park Team. It includes Wilmington's Trot Nixon..... Plus more !!! Full story...
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Missing NC girl, sex offender found in South Florida

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video A 12-year-old girl who was reported missing on Monday has been found. FBI officials said that Abigale Lefevers and Timothy Newman were located at a parking lot a block from Interstate 95 near Miami, Florida. Full story...
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Carolina Beach in time crunch to move storage materials off Army-owned land

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video After several decades of using property leased from the federal government, the Town of Carolina Beach must finally comply with its lease. What was only supposed to be used for a water treatment facility, over time the town has used it for storage not approved by the Army. Where to put everything is now the issue. Full story...
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NC state judicial candidates gather for debate

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The eight candidates for four North Carolina appeals court seats up for election this fall talked up fairness and impartiality at a debate and avoided controversy on issues that could come up before their courts in the future. Full story...
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Attorney: NC sheriff won't settle profiling claims

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An attorney for the North Carolina sheriff accused of illegally arresting Latinos without probable cause to boost deportations says the lawman isn't interested in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department. Full story...
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NC man sentenced in NJ sex assaults, murder try

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A North Carolina man who hogtied and sexually assaulted two women inside a northern New Jersey apartment and also tried to murder his nephew there has been sentenced to 60 years in prison. Full story...
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Trot Nixon makes 'All Fenway Park Team'

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WWAY 5th Quarter co-host and Wilmington resident Trot Nixon has been named to the All Fenway Park Team. Essentially this honor puts the former New Hanover Wildcat on the top 40 list for players who suited up for the Boston Red Sox in the last century. Full story...
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Judge's order formalizes his decision in UNC case

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A judge has issued an order for North Carolina to provide media outlets with unredacted documents regarding football players who committed NCAA violations for receiving improper benefits. Full story...
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Attendants tiff causes United flight to return

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An airport official says a squabble between two flight attendants forced a United Airlines flight bound for Chicago to return to Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Full story...
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