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Archive - Feb 18, 2013

Fire on the Dock cooking competition returns to Wrightsville

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video Fire on the Dock is back for its second year. Billed as competition dining, patrons vote on courses served and the winner advances. The venue this year for the popular cooking competition is Bluewater Grill on the intracoastal in Wrightsville Beach. Sixteen restaurants face off through April 3. Full story...
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Family not happy about plea deal for man who killed their daughter

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video Nearly three years after he was charged with killing a Brunswick County woman in a car crash, a Pender County man reached a deal with prosecutors. Kim and Ray Heath are still trying to heal after the death of their 23-year-old daughter Stephanie. Today's plea deal did not help. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Police explain why they used Taser on fan at basketball game

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videoIt was video you saw ONLY ON 3 Friday night: police using a taser on a fan at a Whiteville High School basketball game. Today we're learning more from police about exactly what happened. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Southport manager's resignation letter suggests mayor & aldermen micro-managed city

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video In the letter, Thomas says his expectations running Southport in a council/manager type government don't match up with Mayor Robert Howard's vision and the board. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council discusses legislative priorities

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videoWilmington City Council members met with state legislators this morning. They ran through their 2013 legislative agenda and had the opportunity to tell state leaders what's most important to the Port City. Full story...
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New Hanover commission approves more money for ABC Board members

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videoNew Hanover County Commissioners voted today to pay members of the Alcohol Beverage Control Board more for their work. The chairman will now get $300 a month, and each member will get $250 a month. Full story...
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Goolsby to file bill to exempt Monkey Junction residents from city tax

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby (R-9th District) plans to file a bill in the General Assembly that would keep Monkey Junction residents from paying taxes to Wilmington for the six months they were part of the city. Full story...
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Chadbourn town manager issues apology for flashing badge after caught speeding

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video"Also, during the stop I removed Chief Shaw's badge and presented it to Trooper Walker. My intention was to indentify myself as a member of the town of Chadbourn, not the chief of police." Full story...
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Precautionary boil water advisory issued for part of N. Front Street

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videoThe Cape Fear Public Utility Authority has issued a Precautionary Boil Water Advisory (PBWA) for the 200 and 300 blocks of North Front Street and #10 Walnut Street in downtown Wilmington, starting at 11 p.m. tonight. Full story...
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McCrory to sign first bill as NC governor

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Republican Pat McCrory is signing his first bill as North Carolina governor. Full story...
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UNC Chapel Hill chancellor headed to St. Louis

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The chancellor at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill says he's leaving to become provost of Washington University in St. Louis. Full story...
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StarNews: Henrietta sent to Norfolk for facelift

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A lovely lady has left town for a $100,000 facelift. And she's not afraid to admit it. The Henrietta III, a riverboat normally docked on the Cape Fear River in downtown Wilmington, has been moved to a dry dock in Norfolk, Va., to undergo some general maintenance and repair work. Full story...
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Juneteenth Festival accepts pageant applications

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video HAPPENING NOW: Young women in Wilmington can enter the Juneteenth Pageant. It focuses on education, economics, moral excellence and family unity. Find out how to participate. Full story...
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Man robs customer at gunpoint inside Wilmington McDonald's

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videoPolice are investigating after a customer was robbed at gunpoint inside a Wilmington McDonald's Sunday night. Full story...
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UPDATE: Naked man faces several charges following arrest

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videoA Wilmington man faces several charges after he was arrested Sunday afternoon for reportedly running naked from his home and firing multiple shots at a vehicle. Full story...
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