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Archive - Mar 26, 2013

Teacher of the Week: Bill Woofter

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video Your history class probably didn't involve a lot of basketball. But one teacher in Brunswick County has developed an activity that lets you shoot some hoops while brushing up on your history facts. Full story...
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Jonathan Cooper and Casey Barth to the NFL? WWAY's goes to Chapel Hill for "Pro Day"

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videoFive years ago Hoggard's Jonathan Cooper made a prediction to WWAY on what his football future would be after graduating from high school. Find out if his wish came true. WWAY made the trip to Chapel Hill on Tuesday in order to follow Cooper's transition to the NFL. We also caught up with Casey Barth who didn't receive as much attention from scouts. Plus more! Full story...
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Possible tax hike for businesses downtown

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video Plans to raise taxes in Wilmington's downtown business district to support downtown events and promotions has resurfaced. In 2010, Wilmington Downtown Incorporated planned to pitch the idea to City Council until some stakeholders rejected the idea. Full story...
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NC attorney who defended Jim Bakker dead at age 70

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Harold Bender, a defense attorney whose clients included former PTL evangelist Jim Bakker and NASCAR team owner Rick Hendrick, has died. He was 70. Full story...
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Freight logistics company to expand in Mecklenburg

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A company which provides a variety of freight management services is planning to expand its national operations center in Mecklenburg County. Full story...
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NC House OKs making permit records confidential

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The North Carolina House has voted to bar the public from reviewing the detailed records of concealed weapons and pistol permit holders issued in the name of safety. Full story...
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NC sheriff's office raids video gambling cafes

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Authorities in Cumberland County have raided video gambling sweepstakes cafes still in operation since they were declared illegal by the N.C. Supreme Court. Full story...
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Regional effort trying to move Brunswick County back into Wilmington metro area

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videoWe all know Brunswick County is part of southeastern North Carolina, but the federal government sees the map differently. A new designation means the Census Bureau will factor Brunswick County's population, income and demographics into the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area. Full story...
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No arms? No problem for motivational speaker

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department's U-Turn Power Luncheon at UNCW welcomed back North Carolina native Tawana Williams, who was born without arms and impaired use of her legs. Full story...
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14-year-old arrested for home invasion

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videoLeland Police arrested a 14-year-old male in connection with a home invasion that happened on March 21. The teen is charged with first degree burglary and taken to a juvenile detention facility. Full story...
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Innocence group: Witness lied in 1978 Bladen County murder trial

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WRAL.COM reports that attorneys with the North Carolina Center on Actual Innocence say a man lied when he offered incriminating testimony at Joseph Sledge's 1978 murder trial, according to a motion filed Tuesday in Columbus County. Full story...
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Sunset Beach celebrates 50th anniversary

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videoThe Town of Sunset Beach is celebrating 50 years of incorporation. A 50th anniversary reception is scheduled at Sea Trail Convention Center starting at 6 p.m. Full story...
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Columbus County woman claims $200,000 lottery prize

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April Solomon, a dry cleaner from Whiteville, claimed the $200,000 top prize she won playing Power 7s on Monday afternoon. Full story...
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DSS investigates after road rage suspects surrender

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video Deputies say the suspects in a road rage incident that led to a fight and shooting Sunday in Carteret County turned themselves in last night.. Now the victims are speaking out. Full story...
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Gay marriage arguments at Supreme Court spark debate in Wilmington

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video Should gay couples be allowed to marry and and be afforded the same benefits as a man and a woman? Some of our country's brightest legal minds are left to answer that question as the battle hit the United States Supreme Court this afternoon. Full story...
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