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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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