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Archive - Apr 15, 2013

Local runners react to Boston Marathon bombings

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videoLocal runners said they woke up Monday morning ready to go. Ready for the 26.2 miles ahead of them, filled with excitement and nerves. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - April 15

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videoOn Monday the UNCW baseball team moved into the top 25 poll published by Baseball America. It's the first national ranking for UNCW in baseball since 2009. Laney knocked off New Hanover in high school baseball on Monday. WWAY was there for all the action. Plus more! Full story...
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UNC system president seeking smaller required cuts

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The head of North Carolina's public university system says he's worried another year of deep cuts from the General Assembly would hurt the University of North Carolina's ability to provide quality education. Full story...
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Security stepped up at Elizabeth City State

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Heightened security measures are in effect for Elizabeth City State University after a student was shot and wounded over the weekend. Full story...
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Grants to attend NC private schools filed in House

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Backers of a bill to give taxpayer dollars to parents of North Carolina children to attend private schools say the measure will ensure more families have access to a sound education in keeping with the state constitution. Full story...
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Death toll rises to 3 after Boston Marathon bombings

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The death toll in the Boston Marathon bombings has increased to three people, according to the Boston Police commissioner. "This cowardly act will not be taken within stride," Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis told reporters this evening. "We will turn every rock over to find the people who are responsible for this." Full story...
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Boy, 8, among the dead in Boston Marathon Explosions

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An 8-year-old boy was one of two casualties when bombs tore into the Boston Marathon today, a law enforcement source told ABC News. At least 115 people were injured, including several children with severe trauma, when bombs exploded almost simultaneously at the crowded Boston Marathon on a day that was supposed to be one of celebration. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach works on plan to enforce smoking ban on beach

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video Last fall Wrightsville Beach became the first non-smoking beach in North Carolina. Now town leaders are deciding how to enforce the ban. Full story...
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PGA Tour could bring Charlotte tournament to Wilmington

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video Golf courses have long been a draw for the area's tourism industry. Despite the popularity, the PGA Tour has not come to Wilmington since 1970. But that could soon change. Full story...
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City considers extra $25k to cover July 4 fireworks

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video Wilmington's annual July 4 firework show lost its biggest sponsor earlier this year. The city says the show will go on, but who will pay for it? Full story...
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Beck's of Calabash ready to reopen after fire

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video It's been nearly six months since flames destroyed Beck's Seafood in Calabash. The restaurant was a total loss, but it will soon be open for business again. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Missing Leland man found dead in trunk of car

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video A man reported missing in Northampton County has been found dead in Wilson. Kirk Alan Lilly, 41, of Leland was last seen in Northampton County where he stayed at a residence on Old Emporia Road in Gaston. He was found dead in the trunk of a vehicle on April 5. Full story...
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NC State researchers predict active hurricane season for 2013

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2013 should see 13 to 17 named storms forming in the Atlantic basin, which includes the entire Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, according to researchers at NC State University. Full story...
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Police arrest trio for breaking into scooter shop

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Wilmington Police arrested three young men over the weekend for allegedly breaking into a Carolina Beach Rd. business. Full story...
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Police: Man arrested for DWI tried to kick out cruiser window

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Wilmington Police say a man already on probation for a string of break-ins last year tried to kick out the window of a patrol car Friday night. Full story...
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