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Archive - Jan 10, 2013

Flu cases on the increase

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video The flu has hit hard and early, and the rush is on to try to prevent the spread of the virus. New Hanover County Health Department officials remind residents it is not too late to become vaccinated. Full story...
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NC schools cut corporal punishment cases in half

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The number of North Carolina children being paddled at school is falling fast as the handful of districts that continue to use physical pain as discipline decline. Full story...
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Marlin & Ray’s closes

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Employees of Marlin & Ray’s, which opened in late May at 11 Van Campen Blvd., learned of the restaurant’s closing during a staff meeting last night according to a manager on site Thursday morning. Full story...
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HEALTHWATCH: FDA might tighten reins on Vicodin

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For the millions of patients across the nation who rely on Vicodin for relief from severe pain, the new rules could sharply restrict the number of pills they can get and drastically increase the number of doctor visits necessary to get them. Many patients who can now get a six-month supply would need to visit their doctors every 30 days to renew a prescription. Full story...
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Coast Guard to convene formal hearing for Bounty sinking

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video The Coast Guard and the National Transportation Safety Board will hold a hearing on the sinking of a replica of the HMS Bounty last year off the Outer Banks. Full story...
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FDA requires lower doses for sleep medications

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The Food and Drug Administration is requiring makers of Ambien and similar sleeping pills to lower the dosage of their drugs, based on studies suggesting patients face a higher risk of injury due to morning drowsiness. Full story...
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Cases continued, headed to grand jury in Proutey murder

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video Four suspects charged with the murder of a Cape Fear Community College student will have to wait a little while longer to have their day in court. Full story...
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McCrory not wedded to photo ID requirement to vote

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Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants a North Carolina voter identification bill on his desk but now sounds willing to accept a bill that doesn't demand photo ID to cast ballots in person. Full story...
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Controlled burns planned at Camp Lejeune

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Officials plan controlled burns at Camp Lejeune to reduce the possibility of forest fires. The Camp Lejeune Environmental Management Division has started lighting fires on forestry parts of the base and will continue the process for the next eight months. Full story...
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UNC considers admitting more out-of-state students

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video The University of North Carolina is considering admitting more out-of-state students in an effort to boost revenue. Full story...
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'Lincoln' leads Oscars with 12 nominations

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The Civil War saga "Lincoln" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones. Full story...
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CFCC honors Proutey; suspects due in court

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video Cape Fear Community College faculty, staff and students will gather to remember Joshua Proutey, a student murdered in downtown Wilmington last month. Full story...
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Great workouts using items in your own home

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video Exercise on a dime! A personal trainer shows Good Morning Carolina anchor Ashley Jacobs how to get a full gym workout using items you already have at home Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - Jan. 9

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videoTurnovers troubles continue to haunt UNCW. On Wednesday night the UNCW men's basketball turned the ball over 21 times against James Madison. The Duke downed the Seahawks 78-50 in Harrisonburg. UNCW is now 0-3 in the CAA this season. NC State manged to hold off Georgia Tech. Wake Forest won along with the Cape Fear Community College women. Full story...
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Theater community takes center stage at awards ceremony

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video The theater community took center stage Wednesday night for the StarNews Wilmington Theater Awards. Folks even got to walk the red carpet before heading to the main theater at Thalian Hall. Full story...
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