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Archive - Apr 2013

Paula Broadwell says she's returning to her faith

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The reservist whose affair with former CIA Director David Petraeus led to his resignation says she's made mistakes in her past, but is trying to look forward with her family. Full story...
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NC renewable energy repeal may get revived

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Republicans helped sink a bill written by GOP colleagues that would end requirements for North Carolina electric utilities to create power through alternative sources and efficiencies. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - April 30

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videoOn Tuesday former Pender Patriot basketball standout Addison Spruill gave a verbal commitment to Buzz Peterson and the UNCW Seahawks. On Tuesday the UNCW men's tennis team found out their opponent for the upcoming NCAA men's tennis tournament. We had loads of high school action from Tuesday as well. Full story...
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Local reaction to FDA's decision to change purchase age of Plan B One-Step

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videoThe Food and Drug Administration lowered the age a woman can purchase the morning after pill on Tuesday. Full story...
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Sales tax bill aims to wash away funding deficit

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video Area beaches attract millions of dollars in tourism to North Carolina every year, but federal funding for beach nourishment has been slowly eroding just like many of our beaches. Now one local lawmaker has an idea to try to stem the tide financially. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Jennifer Edwards

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video Our teachers go above and beyond for our students inside and outside the classroom. So WWAY likes to do our part to help out. Good Morning Carolina Anchor Makenzi Henderson went to Mary C. Williams Elementary to surprise this week's Teacher of the Week. Full story...
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Hagan says VA claims backlog 'unacceptable'

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video Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) has been helping push for changes in the VA. Among her efforts, she has joined 66 of her Senate colleagues in asking President Obama to end a backlog of hundreds of thousands of VA disability claims. Full story...
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VA officially opens long-awaited superclinic in Wilmington

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video Today was the grand opening for the long-awaited VA regional superclinic. The 80,000 square foot facility will allow veterans to receive a new array of services, including day surgery, mental health, cardiology and MRIs. Full story...
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McIntyre continues talks over federal shift of Brunswick Co. to Myrtle Beach MSA

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video The battle continues in Washington over the federal government's decision to move Brunswick County into the Myrtle Beach metro area. Full story...
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McCrory's transportation model reaches NC House

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A new transportation funding model that Gov. Pat McCrory says will direct scarce resources to higher-impact projects is making its way through the North Carolina House. Full story...
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Convention Center hotel developer asks for another extension

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videoThe developer for Wilmington's Convention Center hotel has asked the city for a third extension in its effort to get financing for the project. Full story...
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'Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me' on the big screen this week

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In this special staging of 'Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me,'host Peter Sagal and official judge and scorekeeper Carl Kasell will be joined by special guest Steve Martin and panelists Paula Poundstone, Mo Rocca,and Tom Bodett in front of a live audience. Full story...
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Report: 'Iron Man 3' generated $180M, 2,000 jobs in NC

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videoA new report analyzing the impact of "Iron Man 3" filming in North Carolina shows the movie is responsible for $179.8 million in spending and 2,043 jobs in the state, according to the Motion Picture Association of America. Full story...
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Locally filmed 'Arthur Newman' will screen in Wilmington

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videoAfter opening in just a few other cities last weekend, the locally filmed “Arthur Newman” will play in Wilmington this weekend. Cinedigm has confirmed that the offbeat love story will screen in the city where it filmed in 2011. Full story...
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Sex crime charge against fired Wilmington firefighter heading to grand jury

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A sex crime charge against a former Wilmington firefighter is heading to a grand jury in Virginia. The grand jury in Fairfax County will consider a charge of inanimate object sexual penetration against Robert Thomas Hester of Elizabethtown. Full story...
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