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Archive - 2012

Fair Bluff cops play Santa for family in need

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videoIt was a year that saw their police chief and the town's clerk were arrested on drug charges and fired. But Fair Bluff Police are ending the year with what they hope is a new tradition to help people in need. Full story...
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Brunswick deputies bust two for drug trafficking

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videoBrunswick County Sheriff's deputies have charged a man and woman from Greenville with trafficking drugs. Full story...
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Nesbitt re-elected NC Senate minority leader

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North Carolina state Senate Democrats will keep their same top leaders for the next two years. The incoming Senate Democratic Caucus re-elected Sen. Martin Nesbitt of Asheville as minority leader and Sen. Josh Stein of Raleigh as minority whip. Full story...
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Grandfather Mountain sets record gust of 120 mph

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Last week's storm included a record wind gust for Grandfather Mountain. Officials at the mountain say the wind gusted to 120.7 mph for three seconds last Friday. That broke the record three-second gust of 114.7 mph set on Jan. 26, 2011. Full story...
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Police search for men who shot into Wilmington apartment during home invasion attempt

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videoWilmington Police are searching for two men who fired shots into an apartment during an attempted home invasion early this morning. Full story...
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Wilson woman gets her dream of a white Christmas

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A Wilson woman battling cancer has received her wish of a white Christmas, despite temperatures in the 50s. Full story...
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Marking History: US Colored Troops in Wilmington National Cemetery

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videoOur area is rich in Civil War history, but there's a part of that history that isn't so widely known.Outside the Wilmington National Cemetery stands a plaque honoring the US Colored Troops buried there. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - Dec. 23

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videoThe Carolina Panthers keep racking up victories late in the season, but it's too little too late for a run at the playoffs. In the 2012 home finale the Panthers held off the Oakland Raiders in a penalty-filled game. It's the fourth win for Carolina in their last five games. The UNCW men's basketball team is in the holiday spirit. Check out the Seahawk singers! Full story...
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Suspects arrested in connection with murder of 21-year-old

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A deaf man was trying to take his girlfriend Christmas shopping when he was ambushed, robbed and murdered in North Charlotte Friday night, according to several family members. Full story...
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Christmas shopping boom to downtown Wilmington economy

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videoEarlier this month, we told you about obstacles facing downtown retailers. Today, many said the holiday season has brought a boom to business. Full story...
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Santa surprise at Fort Fisher Aquarium

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videoSanta was in an unlikely visitor in the tank at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. The man in the red suit traveled all the way down from the north pole to take a dive at the aquarium. Though the kids could not squeeze in any last minute request through the thick glass, they were happy to almost touch hands with Mr. Claus himself. Full story...
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Flu in NC: Deadliest year in a decade

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North Carolina health officials say it's the worst flu season in a decade, with 12 flu-related deaths reported so far. Full story...
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Teen killed in accidental shooting

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A Johnston County man is facing charges in a shooting that left a teenager dead. Full story...
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Brunswick County traffic stop uncovers heroin

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videoTwo men were arrested after agents with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office found multiple bags of marijuana, heroin, and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop. Full story...
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Candlelight vigil for Alma Lawson brings hope to community

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videoThe CUE Center for Missing Persons held a candlelight vigil at St. Phillips church in Wilmington this weekend in honor of Alma Lawson, 83-years-old, who has been missing since November 4th. Full story...
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