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Archive - Feb 12, 2013

WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Feb. 12

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videoOn Tuesday night the Hoggard boys basketball team clinched the regular season title in the Mideastern Conference with a come from behind win against Ashley. We had that covered and a whole lot more high school hoops action as the regular season starts to wind down. Full story...
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NC House panel wants more digital tech in schools

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North Carolina lawmakers want to ensure students and teachers are prepared for a digital world. The House Education Committee approved three bills Tuesday related to school technology and Internet access. Full story...
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National fiscal group chief praises NC leaders

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A fiscal watchdog group says it's proud of plans by elected North Carolina Republican leaders not to expand Medicaid through the federal health care overhaul and its impending decision to refuse to extend federal unemployment benefits. + Full story...
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'Safe Haven' debuts to packed house in Southport

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Southport has had its fair share of movies shot within its city limits, but tonight residents of the area were treated to a special viewing of what could be its biggest blockbuster yet. Full story...
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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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