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Archive - Apr 16, 2013

Wilmington Convention Center and Convention Visitors Bureau annual update

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videoThe Wilmington Convention Center and Convention Visitors Bureau gave their annual update at the Wilmington City Council meeting. Full story...
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UNCW students hold vigil for Boston victims, Virginia Tech

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video Just after dark Tuesday night, UNCW students started to gather near the student union. The purpose was a student organized vigil for those killed and injured in Boston and to remember Virginia Tech. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - April 16

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videoOn Tuesday the UNCW baseball team beat East Carolina for the second time this season. It's the first season sweep for UNCW over ECU since 2003. In high school sports we had game highlights from Ashley-Hoggard and West Brunswick-North Brunswick. Plus more! Full story...
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Downtown businesses pitch in to help fund fireworks

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videoAfter Wilmington lost its biggest sponsor of the firework show in February, it considered spending an additional $15,000 to fund the display on top of the $10,000 the budget allows for. Full story...
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Advocacy group to campaign for NC tax reform

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Conservative political group Americans for Prosperity is launching a $500,000 marketing and advocacy campaign to push tax reform through the North Carolina General Assembly. Full story...
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Sex offender registry expansion going to McCrory

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The General Assembly has agreed that people convicted in North Carolina of human trafficking should register with local sheriffs as registered sex offenders. Full story...
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NC House panel approves teacher tenure changes

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The solution offered by the North Carolina House to retool teacher tenure rules has cleared a policy panel with little debate. Full story...
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Southport, the Ultimate Fishing Town?

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Could Southport soon be named the Ultimate Fishing Town? If they win, the Brunswick County town would receive $25,000. But they've got some stiff competition. Full story...
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TEACHER OF THE WEEK: Kelly Carr

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videoThe foundation to any great education starts at a young age, and nowadays before a child enters kindergarten. Full story...
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Marathon bombing impacts Boston native

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video The Boston Marathon Bombing has had far-reaching effects, including here in our area. One local chef called Boston home for three decades. He says he was heart-broken by yesterday's horrific events. Full story...
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Report shows offshore drilling could be big business, but hurt fishing, tourism

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video Fishing and tourism are two multi-million dollar industries in North Carolina, but Dr. Mike Walden's new study says there could be even more money to be made if the coastline had a slightly different view featuring drilling wells. Full story...
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Topsail HS students win electric car competition again

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video The Topsail High School Electric Vehicle Team won first place in the electric vehicle challenge for the 10th year in a row. The competition is between schools nationwide. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Crews find body of missing swimmer

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videoSearch crews have found the body of a swimmer who went missing in the Northeast Cape Fear River near Castle Hayne this afternoon. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. deputies look for truck wanted in trailer thefts

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Brunswick County Sheriff's deputies need help identifying the owner or driver of the truck wanted in connection to the April 11 theft of a utility trailer from the town of Ocean Isle Beach and other thefts in the south end of the county. Full story...
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UNCW Police investigate suspicious fires

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UNC Wilmington Police are looking for help figuring out who set two suspicious fires on campus last week. Full story...
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