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Archive - Nov 5, 2013

Teachers speak out at school board meeting to discuss tenure changes

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videoSome North Carolina teachers will have to make the grade if they want an increase in pay and a four year contract. The state legislature is making changes, which includes eliminating tenure by 2018. Tonight, the New Hanover County School Board met to discuss those changes. Full story...
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Trio of incumbents hold on to Wilmington City Council seats

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videoWilmington City Council will look the same for the next two years as it has for the last two years. Incumbents Kevin O'Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan were all close at the top to hold on to their three seats. Full story...
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Fire reported at UNC Chapel Hill dormitory

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Officials say a fire has broken out in the attic of a dormitory at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Full story...
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Executions in NC would use 1 drug, not 3

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The state of North Carolina has changed the protocol for executing death row inmates by using one lethal chemical instead of three drugs. Full story...
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Charlotte Thanksgiving Day parade getting new look

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Organizers of Charlotte's Thanksgiving Day parade says while it won't be on the same scale, this year's event will bear some resemblance to the Macy's parade in New York. Full story...
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1 dead, 2 hurt in shooting in Kinston neighborhood

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Police say one person is dead and two others wounded after a shooting in a Kinston neighborhood. Full story...
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Leland officer quits after incident involving Navassa officer

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video A Leland Police officer has resigned after an altercation with an officer from a neighboring department. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Woman hangs herself in Bladen Co. Jail; inmates complain of conditions

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videoThe Bladen County Sheriff says a woman is dead after she hanged herself in jail just hours after a judge denied her request for a lower bond. Linda Hester Edwards, 44, attempted suicide at the Bladen County Jail Monday. She was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where she died this morning. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Tara Cumbee

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videoA handful of parents took time to nominate Tara Cumbee as WWAY's Teacher of the Week. And for a teacher described as enthusiastic, Ms. Cumbee sure was silent and surprised! Full story...
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Alicia Ross on cover of 'Wilma'

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video Kitchen Scoop fans may see a familiar face on the November issue of "Wilma" magazine. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Former City Councilman, County Commissioner Jason Thompson joins us tonight for Election Night analysis

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videoFormer Wilmington City Councilman and New Hanover County Commissioner Jason Thompson will join WWAY Political Editor Kevin Wuzzardo tonight at 6 p.m. on WWAY NewsChannel 3's Election Night coverage. Full story...

Fireplace violation continues to keep Kure Beach couple out of new home

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A Kure Beach couple remains unable to move into their new home after a New Hanover County Superior Court judge upheld the town's decision to deny an occupancy permit for the property because its cantilevered fireplace extends 6 inches farther than zoning laws allow. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. School Board slated to continue talks on fraternization policy

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videoThe New Hanover County School Board's Policy Committee is scheduled to continue discussions on a new fraternization policy this afternoon. The board won't admit it, but an ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION uncovered that Superintendent Tim Markley has been having a relationship with his former administrative assistant, a internal relationship that the current policy doesn't address. The board will only say that it is attempting to change the policy to better match state policy. We will have multiple reporters at this afternoon's meeting and will have live reports starting at 5:00 p.m. on WWAY NewsChannel 3. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - November 4

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videoHoggard won on senior night in a rare Monday night high school football game for the Vikings. The UNCW women's basketball team dropped their exhibition contest on Monday night against UNC Pembroke. Plus more! Full story...
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Community leaders discuss the 'cycle' of gang violence

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video After hundreds of gunshots have been fired throughout 2013, former gang members sat shoulder to shoulder with local politicians to say they’ve had enough. Full story...
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