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Archive - Nov 5, 2013

Teachers stage walk-in protest at board meeting

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videoClose to 200 teachers squeezed into the Brunswick County School Board meeting to hold a silent protest. Full story...
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Carolina Beach elects new leaders to council

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video Carolina Beach will have a few familiar faces returning to Town Council. Dozens of people waited outside of the Carolina Beach Recreation Center Tuesday to learn the results of this highly anticipated election. Full story...
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Parents, students, educators debate 'The Color Purple'

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videoBrunswick County parents, students, and educators are arguing over a chapter in the Pulitzer Prize winning book “The Color Purple” that describes the rape of a young girl, and if it’s appropriate for high school students. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - November 5

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videoThe Cape Fear Community College women's basketball team won their 2013-14 season opener with ease on Tuesday night against Mount Olive. The UNCW men's soccer team hopes to knock off CAA perennial power Northeastern in one more night. New Hanover, Laney and South Brunswick have third round state playoff soccer games in one more night. Plus more! Full story...
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Liquor vote passes in two towns, deadlocks in third

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videoShould restaurants be allowed to serve liquor? That was the question posed to voters in three Columbus County towns. Full story...
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Fair Bluff Council candidate dies on Election Day

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videoA candidate for Fair Bluff Town Commissioner has died of an apparent heart attack on Election Day, according to the town's mayor. Full story...
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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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