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Archive - Jan 9, 2013

Wind energy debate blows into Wilmington

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videoThe Bureau of Ocean Energy Management took public reaction to offshore wind energy coming to our area in a meeting tonight in Wilmington. Two of the three potential sites the bureau has identified on the North Carolina coast are in our area. There was a packed room of people talking turbines. While some supported the idea, others were not fans. Full story...
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Police charge NC man on 159 counts of sex crimes

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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Authorities in Fayetteville have charged a man with 159 counts of various sex crimes that investigators say involve two teenage girls. Police said Wednesday that 33-year-old Christopher Jason Williams is charged with 53 counts each of statutory rape, taking indecent liberties with a child and statutory sex offense. Full story...
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Ex-NC Rep. Gillespie now in environment department

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North Carolina's environment agency is confirming a former top Republican budget writer in the state House is now one of its top deputies in Gov. Pat McCrory's administration. Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary John Skvarla announced Wednesday outgoing Rep. Mitch Gillespie of Marion is assistant secretary for the environment. Gillespie will help develop major policy initiatives for air emissions permits, animal operation regulation and other programs. Full story...
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Police respond to accident involving car and bike

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video Wilmington Police responded to an accident involving a car and a bicycle on the corner of Carolina Beach Road and Shipyard Boulevard earlier tonight. Full story...
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Randy to the Rescue: Home gym ideas

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video For many, a new year means a new beginning. And when it comes to getting in shape, the folks at US Fitness Products in Wilmington can help. Full story...
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Lottery winner keeps winnings, keeps winning

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video Imagine winning $200,000 and then having to worry you would not get the money. That's what happened to a Wilmington woman last night, after confusion involving her mom. Full story...
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Shell starts as Carolina Beach's interim manager

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video Another new start for a familiar face, as Bruce Shell started today as interim town manager in Carolina Beach. Shell retired as New Hanover County Manager last year after almost seven years on the job. Full story...
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Donn Ansell honored for support of arts in Wilmington

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video Wilmington's arts community honored late media personality and arts patron Donn Ansell this morning. The Community Arts Center named its Lower Atrium Studio after Ansell for his contributions in saving the Cultural Resource Center, as well as his contributions to the artistic community in Wilmington. Full story...
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Theater community takes center stage at Wilmington Theater Awards

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videoThe Port City's theater scene takes center stage at Thalian Hall tonight at the second annual StarNews Media Wilmington Theater Awards. Full story...
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D.A.R.E. brings motivational message to Belville students

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videoD.A.R.E. officers from across the state came to Belville Elementary School today to promote living a healthy lifestyle. Full story...
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Burglars steal weapons, badges from deputies' homes

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is looking for burglars who stole from two deputies, including stealing badges and weapons. Full story...
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Hasbro aims to jazz up Monopoly with new token

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The gig is almost up for one of the eight Monopoly tokens. But which will it be? Iron? Thimble? Top Hat? Full story...
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New barber school starting at CFCC

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video Beginning on Jan. 14, CFCC's barber school program will provide students with the skills to become a professional barber. Over the course of 12-14 months, classes will prepare students for the North Carolina Board Exam which will result in an apprentice license. Full story...
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The Big Talker FM launching two new local programs

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The Big Talker FM will launch two new local programs - The Sports Connection w/ Joe Cats & Hometown Solutions with Bo Dean Full story...
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Former WBHS star Alfy Hill heading to UNCP

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If things had gone as planned, Alfy Hill would have won a second straight national championship with Alabama Monday night. Instead, the former West Brunswick High School star is heading to a school closer to home. Full story...
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