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Archive - Mar 2013

Pennsylvania man in custody in connection to bombs found in self storage unit

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video The FBI on Friday confirmed that Istvan A. Merchenthaler, 42, was in custody. He faces charges in connection with a Ponzi scheme that officials say defrauded $2 million from investors over seven years, according to media reports in Pennsylvania.

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NC Supreme Court split on public records case

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The North Carolina Supreme Court is leaving unresolved a public records case, specifically whether private police records should be as transparent as those from municipal law enforcement agencies. Full story...
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MetLife hired McCrory's former firm for NC deal

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Gov. Pat McCrory's office says his involvement was very limited ahead of the decision to offer insurance giant MetLife Inc. up to $94 million in state incentives to move 2,600 jobs to North Carolina. Full story...
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Explore with George: Art for All: 3

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video Do you often find yourself wishing there were more fine arts marketplaces around here? This weekend, you're in luck. "Art for All: 3" is happening at the Brooklyn Arts Center in Downtown Wilmington today and tomorrow. WWAY's George Elliott stopped by to check it out.

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Southport marina drowning ruled suicide

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video Two boaters found a man dead, floating in the water around 10 a.m. at the Southport marina. Shuford Martin, 56, was seen an hour earlier on his wheelchair near the boat ramp. Southport Police have ruled the death a suicide. Full story...
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Wilmington, New Hanover Co. talk cooperation

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video New Hanover County and Wilmington leaders came together this morning for a power breakfast at the Wilmington Convention Center. The goal of the event was expanding cooperation between the two governing bodies and when it comes to the region's economic development strategy.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Former Leland cop not among those who lost certifications

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video The North Carolina Department of Justice now says one of five former Leland Police officers it said had lost their law enforcement certification was not part of the criminal investigation. Full story...
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Deer crashes into Market Street business

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video A Wilmington business got quite a surprise today when a deer crashed through its front window. Around noon today, employees and customers at the Plant Place on Market Sstreet heard a loud bang followed by the sound of breaking glass and merchandise. The buck stopped halfway in the window but then fled on hoof. Full story...
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New charter school to open in Carolina Beach

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video A new charter school is ready to open this fall in Carolina Beach. Today Island Montessori Charter started accepting applications from families in New Hanover and the surrounding counties a day after the state approved its request to be a charter school. Full story...
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Proceeds from Lo Tide Run support local cancer victims

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The Steve Haydu St. Patrick's Lo Tide Run kicks off in Carolina Beach next weekend, and all the money raised stays in New Hanover Co., helping cancer victims suffering from financial problems that result from the disease.video Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: CFCC getting new ship for Marine Technology program

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video The ship has finally come in for Cape Fear Community College. After a nearly decade-long search for a new training vessel for the college's marine technology program, CFCC will acquire the nationally-known research vessel the R/V Cape Hatteras. Full story...
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Severe Weather Awareness Week: Are you prepared?

Spring-time brings warmth, flowers, and frees us from the grip of winter - but it often brings tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods too.

NC among states penalized for being too lax on drunken driving

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Less than a year after President Barack Obama approved a piece of sweeping highway legislation, the U.S. Department of Transportation has penalized 33 states, North Carolina among them, for failing to comply with mandates aimed at curbing drunken driving. Full story...
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North Topsail Beach hires new town manager

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The Town of North Topsail Beach Board of Aldermen appointed Stuart Turille as its new Town Manager at its regular meeting last night. Turille most recently served as Town Administrator for St. Pauls, where he managed five departments and was responsible for successfully obtaining approximately $2 million in grants for the town within five years. Full story...
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Area volunteer shaves head for childhood cancer research

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Supporters in our area are bringing the head-shaving challenge to Wilmington, and one volunteer kicked it all off by shaving his head live on Good Morning Carolina.video Full story...
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