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Archive - May 3, 2013

ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION: Bring It! Downtown misuses public money throwing party

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video A task force launched to market Downtown Wilmington misused public money, throwing a party last week that included more than $1,000 worth of alcohol, according to a member of a board overseeing the group. Full story...
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'Iron Man 3' expected to boost Free Comic Book Day

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videoTomorrow is Free Comic Book Day around the country. Gilbert expects Fanboy Comics' turnout to be in the hundreds because of the sparked interest in comics since Iron Man 3 soared into theaters. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - May 3; Hammerheads lose, UNCW baseball wins

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video The Wilmington Hammerheads and UNCW baseball team both saw road trips come to an end; the return to the Port City went better on the diamond than the pitch. We've also got high school highlights including a Mideastern Conference championship game. Full story...
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Brunswick County man arrested on firearm charges

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Authorities in Brunswick County arrested an Ash man Friday evening after a joint investigation. David Raefore Tripp, Jr. of Russetown Road was arrested on two counts of Possession of Firearm by a felon. Tripp was convicted in 1997 of felony child abuse resulting in serious injury. Full story...
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Student to graduate at 16, hopes to become veterinarian

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video A Wilmington teen is not your average student. Anthony Gregory, 16, is graduating this year from Isaac Bear Early College. The exceptional student has enough high school credits to get his diploma. While volunteering with Needham Animal Hospital in Wilmington, Gregory is also working on his senior project about pet health and exercise. He says he hopes to become a veterinarian and he's learned a lot from doing his senior project. Full story...
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Explore with George: Port City Ping Pong Throwdown

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videoThe Wilmington Table Tennis Club is hosting the first ever Port City Ping Pong Throwdown. Full story...
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KITCHEN SCOOP: Petra's Guacamole

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videoThis recipe is my personal favorite because it came from a special friend. I first met Petra Munoz de Rojas while on a mission trip to Reynosa, Mexico. Full story...
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Broken track led to February train derailment in Bladenboro

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videoA federal report says a train derailment in Bladenboro in February happened because of a broken rail on the track. The report from the Federal Railroad Administration says eight cars derailed the afternoon of Feb. 2. Full story...
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Melissa McCarthy movie starts shooting in Wilmington

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videoHollywood East is staying busy. As "Iron Man 3" hits theaters, "Tammy," another high-profile movie starring Oscar-nominee Melissa McCarthy, began production today. Full story...
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Sunset Beach cop fired after investigation into court testimony

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videoSunset Beach has fired a police officer who was under investigation after issues about testimony he gave during a recent court case. Full story...
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Man accused in father's stabbing death denied bond; 911 call describes frantic scene

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videoA Wilmington man is in jail without bond after allegedly stabbing his father to death last night. Corey Eugene Roberts, 20, is charged with first-degree murder. Full story...
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Dead or injured pelicans found again

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Wildlife rescuers are finding more dead or injured pelicans in recent days, deepening a years-old mystery of who is harming the federally-protected animals. Full story...
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Stocks surge in early trading after hiring climbs

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A big gain in the job market is lifting the stock market to a record high. The Dow Jones industrial average crossed 15,000 for the first time ever. Full story...
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Columbus elections officials looking into possible duplicate voter registrations

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The Columbus County Board of Elections is looking into a possible duplicate voter registration, the county attorney said Thursday. Full story...
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Wilmington moviegoers talk action after seeing 'Iron Man 3' on the big screen

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video"Iron Man 3" finally soared into theaters across the nation last night, and you can bet moviegoers here were thrilled to catch a glimpse of the Cape Fear on the big screen. Full story...
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