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Archive - Feb 21, 2013

FBI, SBI detonate 2nd package at storage facility

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videoFBI and SBI agents have detonated a second suspicious package found at a storage facility on Carolina Beach Road. Earlier today another package exploded as a bomb robot shot at it as agents tried to figure out what was in it. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - Feb. 21

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videoThe Hoggard boys basketball team will be in the Mideastern Conference championship game for the fifth year in a row. It'll be the Vikings vs. the New Hanover Wildcats on Friday. In the Waccamaw Conference slowing the game down worked for the West Brunswick boys. They'll be in the finals on Friday. The East Bladen girls knocked off arch-rival West Bladen on Friday. Plus more! Full story...
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Law enforcement leaders meet to discuss potential crime lab

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video Law enforcement leaders met today to discuss the possibility of a regional lab that could help speed up some investigations. Full story...
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Goolsby wants to punish open records, meeting violators with jail

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videoSen. Thom Goolsby says it's time officials who violate state public records and open meetings laws are punished. That's why he's filed a bill that would could send violators to jail. Full story...
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Consultant evaluates pending NC Medicaid system

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An outside computer expert evaluating North Carolina's new Medicaid billing system says it's on schedule to be running this summer without additional unplanned spending Full story...
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Former NC State coach apologizes after tax charges

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Former North Carolina State men's basketball coach Sidney Lowe has apologized to family and friends after being arrested on tax charges and says he's working to resolve the issue. Full story...
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Leland looks at sign ordinance

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video The Leland Town Council met Thursday night and one issue was a public hearing on the enforcement of the towns sign ordinance. The town wants to make signs more uniform and more attractive. Three local business people spoke at the public hearing and they were all strongly against any changes to their business signs. Full story...
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Bank heist suspect sentenced to 22 years for store robbery

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videoA man accused of robbing a Leland bank more than a year ago. A federal judge has sentenced Sherwin Archie to 22 years in prison. Full story...
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USCG: Closest Navy ship to Bounty 260 miles away

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A Coast Guard official says the nearest Navy ship to the HMS Bounty during Hurricane Sandy was about 260 nautical miles away. Full story...
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Police: Zahra Baker's skull found in woods

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North Carolina police say a skull found a year ago by hunters in the woods is that of a disabled girl who was killed by her stepmother. Full story...
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Possum Drop bill heading to NC governor's desk

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A bill to let a western North Carolina community continue use a live possum in its New Year's Eve celebration is going to Gov. Pat McCrory's desk. Full story...
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Polar Plunge and 5K Run-N-Plunge benefit Special Olympics

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videoThe 9th Annual Polar Plunge kicks off this weekend, with a new event in the mix. The 5K Run-N-Plunge gives the community another opportunity to have fun, while they show support for the New Hanover County Special Olympics. Full story...
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Energy exploration bill returns to NC Senate panel

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Supporters of a bill to allow permits for underground natural gas exploration in North Carolina say the legislation would cause energy companies to consider drilling in the state. Full story...
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Firefighters put out flames at Carolina Beach home

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videoFirefighters put out flames into Thursday morning at a Carolina Beach home that was under construction. Full story...
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