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Archive - Jan 14, 2013

Bar employees rescue man from early-morning fire

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videoA fire broke out around 1:30 this morning in an apartment above a Downtown Wilmington bar. When two bar employees heard the alarm, instead of running away, they ran to help. Full story...
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Western NC fruit growers worry about mild weather

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Fruit growers in western North Carolina are concerned about the recent unseasonable temperatures and how it will impact their crops. Full story...
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After fire, McCrory highlights infrastructure woes

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Gov. Pat McCrory says a small fire inside a North Caroilna state building exemplifies the challenges his administration face with aging government infrastructure, information technology and security. McCrory held a news conference Monday at the Administration Building in Raleigh where last Friday's fire occurred. Full story...
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NC school district accused in sex abuse lawsuit

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A North Carolina school district is being sued by more families who say their children were sexually molested by a teacher. The lawsuits filed Monday by two families accuse Burke County Public Schools of failing to protect their children and dozens of others. Full story...
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Of wolves and precious seconds...

All my life, I have been a dedicated fan of NC State basketball.

Wilmington man sentenced for bank robberies

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video More than two years after he robbed two banks just days apart, Reggie Beckton has been sentenced for his crimes. Beckton was sentenced to 300 months in jail followed by three years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay more than $2,500 in restitution. Full story...
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StarNews: Corning cutting 100 salaried jobs in NC

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video Corning Inc. is cutting a total of 100 salaried positions at its three North Carolina facilities, the company said Monday. Full story...
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Katy's crash suspect tells court he's crazy

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video A man accused of driving into a Wilmington restaurant Friday night made his first appearance in court today and told a judge he is crazy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Quitting habit, saving money may be fueling e-cigarette boom

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videoTwo weeks into the New Year, and some people are still trying to kick a few bad habits. Smokers in Wilmington are no exception, which might explain the boom in electronic cigarette stores in the area. Full story...
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Search for foreign investors could delay convention center hotel even longer

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videoAnother delay seems likely for Wilmington's Convention Center hotel. At a briefing with city leaders this morning, the developer said it needs another extension. Full story...
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Husband pleads guilty, heads to prison for killing wife

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video On his seventh wedding anniversary he brutally beat his wife before killing her. But would William Keith Waters spend the rest of his life in prison for committing this crime? He learned his fate today after pleading guilty in New Hanover County Court. Full story...
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'Bring it! Downtown' showing signs of success

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video Members of Wilmington's "Bring it! Downtown" campaign say the last six months were a success. The group told City Council this morning it surpassed benchmarks from council while increasing membership from 42 to 71. Full story...
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Police caught burglary suspect in the act

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video Wilmington Police say they caught a burglar red-handed early Saturday morning before he could get away. Investigators say just after midnight Saturday they got a call for a burglary in progress at 3827 Mayfield Court after a neighbor heard strange noises coming from the home next door. Full story...
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Man charged with attacking brother with machete

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video A man is in jail after Wilmington Police say he attacked his brother with a machete over the weekend. Police say around 12:45 a.m. Saturday they responded to Antonio Andre Fullwood, 37, bleeding on Dawson Street. He told officers his brother Berman Rakim Davis Jr., 39, had attacked him. Full story...
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Link between pot smoking and IQ drop challenged

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A study last year suggested that regular marijuana smoking during the teen years can lead to a long-term drop in IQ. Now a new analysis is challenging that conclusion. Full story...
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