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Archive - Apr 17, 2013

WWAY's Wednesday night sports - April 17

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videoOn Wednesday night we checked out the Wilmington Hammerheads at a meet and greet. Wilmington's pro soccer squad will open the 2013 regular season at home on Friday against Antigua at Legion Stadium. Wednesday marked the first day of the spring signing period for high school seniors who plan to play collegiate sports. Plus more! Full story...
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UPDATE: Arrest made for Pender County fire

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videoA man is homeless tonight after a fire destroyed his Rocky Point mobile home. Full story...
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NC advocates for children visit General Assembly

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Hundreds of advocates for North Carolina children say they came to Raleigh to encourage General Assembly members to invest in education and health care and reduce the number of people tried as adults for low-level crimes. Full story...
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NC woman accused of crashing car into day care

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Authorities in Lincoln County have accused a woman with assault with deadly weapon after they say she drove her car into the front door of a day care center where she used to work. Full story...
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Police search for shooting suspect

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video Police are looking for a suspect after a woman was shot in the leg Tuesday night. According to police reports, around 8:30, Candice Jordan was outside of her apartment near Whiteville Municipal Park when a cream-colored Chrysler 200 drove by. Full story...
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WPD looks for trio accused of stealing security systems

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videoWilmington Police are looking for help identifying three people who allegedly stole items from Sam's Club at 412 S. College Road. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach bridge closed Tuesday night

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The entire US 74/76 bridge in Wrightsville Beach will be closed to traffic beginning at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday until 5 a.m. Wednesday. Full story...
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Marines don't disclose hearing in urination case

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videoMarine Corps officials say a key court hearing was held at Camp Lejeune last week for the only officer charged over a 2011 YouTube video showing snipers urinating on Taliban corpses in Afghanistan. But they say they forgot to provide the public notice. Full story...
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Push continues to move Brunswick County back to Wilmington MSA

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videoBrunswick County's move to Myrtle Beach's Metro Area had local leaders in Washington, DC, this week encouraging federal officials to reverse their recent decision. Full story...
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Commission agenda includes resolutions to reprimand Berger

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videoThe agenda for Monday's New Hanover County Commission meeting released today gives a look at resolutions commissioners will use to reprimand Brian Berger. Full story...
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Senate rejects expanded gun background checks

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The Senate has rejected a bipartisan effort to expand federal background checks to more firearms buyers in a crucial showdown over gun control. Full story...
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Officers arrest man in connection with cocaine operation

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video Law enforcement has raided a Columbus County business and a Bladen County home they say are tied to a drug operation. Full story...
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Signing day for senior athletes

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videoWednesday marked the first day of the spring signing period for high school seniors who intend to play sports in college. It's national letter of intent day. Full story...
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Back home, area runners recount marathon bomb experience

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video In the wake of the marathon bombing runners from New Hanover County are back from Boston. Eleven marathoners from around the area took part in the race. After all that's happened, several we spoke with say they are glad to be home. Full story...
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Wilmington attorney headed to prison for mortgage fraud

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Closing attorney Jeff Taggart sentenced to three years in prison for mortgage fraud scheme. Full story...
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