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Archive - Mar 2013

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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AP: UNC panel suspends honor charge over rape case

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's chancellor says the school's student-led honor system has agreed to suspend proceedings against a sophomore it accuses of intimidating a man she says sexually assaulted her. Full story...
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NC panel OKs optional motorcycle helmet for adults

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videoThere's enough support in a North Carolina House committee to limit the state's motorcycle helmet requirement to just those people under age 21. Full story...
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NC Senate panel backs Goolsby's execution rule changes

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video An effort by Senate Republicans that they say will kick-start the resumption of executions in North Carolina and get rid of the Racial Justice Act has been approved by a legislative committee. Full story...
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NC House wants kids to focus on handwriting

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Some North Carolina lawmakers want to require that school children learn how to write and multiply even in today's modern world. Full story...
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NC woman sentenced for stealing crab pots

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State officials say a Pasquotank County woman has been sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to stealing nearly 50 crab pots from other commercial fishermen. Full story...
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Duo arrested for Bladen Co. home break-in

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video Two Bladen County men are out of jail after being arrested for allegedly robbing a home yesterday. The Sheriff's Office charged Adam Lee Sessoms, 16, and Jonathon O'Brian Owens, 20, both of Clarkton, with breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen property. Full story...
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