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Archive - Feb 12, 2013

MARKING HISTORY: Edward Dudley; Carolina's first governor elected by the people

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North Carolinians didn't always have the right to vote for the governor of their state. The first time they got that right, they chose a Wilmington man. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wrightsville Beach PD goes high tech to fight crime

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video Wrightsville Beach police are turning to technology to target criminals. Officers are equipped with personal body cameras and automated license plate recognition systems, looking for anyone who may be breaking the law. But is it all too extreme for a small beach town? Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Southport Alderman reconsider city's film policies

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video As Southport gets set for its starring role in "Safe Haven," city leaders are reconsidering how to handle any future movie shoots. The debate comes after some residents were not happy with some of the impacts of "Safe Haven" shooting around town last summer. Full story...
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School honors its late 'Mr. Mardi Gras' during annual celebration

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videoIt's Fat Tuesday, and that means Mardi Gras is in full swing, but you don't have to go all the way to New Orleans for festivities. St. Mary's Catholic School celebrated with its annual Mardi Gras parade this afternoon. But the school also mourned. Full story...
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Driver injured after SUV flips, slides across oncoming lanes

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video A SUV rollover tied up traffic on Oleander Drive and Independence Blvd. this afternoon in Wilmington. Full story...
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Dump truck overturns at N. College & Blue Clay

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videoN. College Road and Blue Clay Road are back open after a dump truck rolled over and spilled its load this morning. Full story...
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Log truck spills load in Brunswick Co., trooper responding crashes

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video A logging truck rolled onto its side littering a Brunswick County road with logs around 8:15 a.m. A state trooper responding to the accident lost control of his cruiser on Ocean Isle Beach Road and crashed into a ditch. Full story...
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Fort Hood hero Munley says Obama 'betrayed' her, other victims

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videoThree years after the White House arranged a hero's welcome at the State of the Union address for the Fort Hood police sergeant and her partner who stopped the deadly shooting there, Kimberly Munley says President Obama broke the promise he made to her that the victims would be well taken care of. Full story...
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Federal safety panel examines tall ship's sinking

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videoThe owner of a replica 18th-century sailing ship that sank off North Carolina during Hurricane Sandy has declined to testify at a hearing to examine what led to the sinking. Full story...
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McCrory opposes state run health exchange

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory says he does not think the state is ready to run health exchanges called for in the Affordable Care Act. Full story...
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Medical marijuana boosters rally at NC legislature

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North Carolina medical marijuana advocates are poised to rally outside the Legislature in support of a legalization bill. Full story...
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Mr Food: Skillet Mardi Gras Pasta recipe

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videoYou don't have to go to The Big Easy to get that southern flavor you're craving if you're looking to jazz things up at the dinner table in honor of Fat Tuesday. Check out Howard's Skillet Mardi Gras Pasta recipe, and your gang might throw you your own parade right in your kitchen. Full story...
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Southport businesses cash in on 'Safe Haven'

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Southport is attracting fans from all over thanks to the movie "Safe Haven." The movie was filmed in and around Southport last summer, and even hand-picked a few local stores for several scenes. Many of these stores have been cashing in on the movie which does not even hit the big screen until Valentine's Day. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - Feb. 11

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videoMonday was a good night for North Carolina's pro sports teams. The Charlotte Bobcats snapped a seven game losing skid in the NBA. The Carolina Hurricanes moved into first place in their division in the NHL. In Wilmington the UNCW baseball team is just four days away from the start of the 2013 season. Check out WWAY's pre-season preview. Full story...
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