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Archive - 2012

Wounded soldier returns home to Wilmington with optimistic outlook on future

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videoSgt. James Pierce came home to a hero's welcome last weekend. Now, he must work to get his body, mind and spirit healed after surviving the devastating attack that killed another local soldier. Full story...
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Strike averted, for now, at East Coast ports

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video A deal has been struck that for now averts a strike by 14,500 longshoremen at major ports on the East Coast and Gulf of Mexico. Full story...
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Ring in 2013 with 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest'

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video Ryan Seacrest hosts the year's biggest celebration at the crossroads of the world when Carly Rae Jepsen and Neon Trees join headliner Taylor Swift performing live in Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013," MONDAY on ABC and WWAY. Full story...
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NWS says microburst, not tornado, struck Kure Beach

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video The storm that rolled through Kure Beach the day after Christmas has been declared a microburst by the National Weather Service. Instead of swirling winds from a tornado, microbursts have straight line winds. Full story...
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Kitchen Scoop: Hot Cocoa Mix

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videoAs the 2012 comes to a close, that means winter starts to really ramp up. A great way to combat those long, cold nights is with a nice up of hot cocoa. Full story...
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Putin signs anti-US adoptions bill

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videoPresident Vladimir Putin has signed a bill banning Americans from adopting Russian children. The bill is part of the country's increasingly confrontational stance with the West and has angered some Russians who argue it victimizes children to make a political point. Full story...
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ALE director wants to be field agent again

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videoThe director of the NC Division of Alcohol Law Enforcement has asked for a demotion ahead of the incoming Republican administration. Full story...
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Police search for missing teens

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videoWilmington and Leland police need help finding two missing teenagers. Kelsey Harmon, 14, of Wilmington, and Aynton Clemmons, 16, of Leland were last seen around 1 a.m. yesterday. Full story...
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It's a Brogden first round recap! -- WWAY's Thursday night sports - Dec. 27

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videoThursday's action from the Leon Brogden Holiday Basketball Tournament is in the books. All four of the girls teams from Wilmington won. Only two of the four boys teams from Wilmington will be able to move onto the winner's bracket on Friday. We have first round highlights, postgame reaction, scores and pairings for Friday. Plus scores from other regional holiday tournaments. Full story...
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Outgoing Perdue defends how she governed NC

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video Outgoing North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says she's doesn't regret her decisions declining to seek re-election and pushing for higher taxes to restore education cuts. Full story...
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NC woman hospitalized after pit bull attack

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A Charlotte woman has been hospitalized for severe injuries from a pit bull bite. WCNC-TV reports Thursday that the woman was taken to a hospital to be treated for a bite to her leg. Full story...
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NC ferry runs aground in rough seas

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A state-run ferry route connecting islands along North Carolina's Outer Banks is back in service after a vessel ran aground in rough seas. The N.C. Department of Transportation says the Motor Vessel Frisco ran aground in Hatteras Inlet about 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday with 35 passengers, six crew members and 19 vehicles on board. No injuries were reported. Full story...
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NC Sen. Mansfield to run for Democratic chairman

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An outgoing state senator now wants to become the next chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Eric Mansfield of Fayetteville told party members of his entry into the race in an e-mail last week. Full story...
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Flu season already peaking, experts suggest vaccination

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videoIt's that time of year to get your flu shot. The experts say this year, the flu is already peaking. Full story...
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YEAR IN REVIEW: Record year revives Hollywood East

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video A record-breaking year for the film industry in North Carolina put Wilmington back on the map for everyone from comic book fans to Nicholas Sparks fans searching for a good old-fashion love story. Full story...
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