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Archive - Jun 11, 2013

FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. lieutenant fired amid SBI drug investigation

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has fired Lt. Joesph A. Leblanc, who was serving as the Assistant Division Commander in the Vice and Narcotics Division. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - June 11

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videoIt wasn't even close. The San Antonio Spurs beat Miami in game three of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night. UNC and NC State will be meeting each other in college baseball at least one more time this season. This time it's going to be on the big stage in Omaha. The Heels and Wolfpack will play each other on Sunday at the College World Series. The Wilmington Sharks won on Tuesday. Plus more! Full story...
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Fired deputy the latest in string of cops accused of bad behavior

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videoThis is the latest incident involving law enforcement accused of wrongdoing in our area. Taking a look at just the past 18 months, we found nearly 20 cases where officers were disciplined, arrested or even convicted. Full story...
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Rotary honors library's impact on community

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New Hanover County's Public Library was honored by the Downtown Rotary Club today. Library Director Harry Tuchmayer accepted the Fran C. Young Community Recognition Award and a $1,000 donation for the library. Full story...
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Better grades mean UNCW eligible for postseason next year

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videoThe UNCW men's basketball team has made the grade. The NCAA released its academic report cards today. Eighteen Division I teams will miss the postseason next school year. That number does not include UNCW. Full story...
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Days after storm, British boat still beached at Oak Island

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video Salvage crews at Oak Island have their hands full trying to remove a sailboat from the beach. Full story...
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'Tammy' shoot to include fireworks

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videoHollwood East will see some action in the sky tonight and tomorrow night. Crews with the film "Tammy" have requested a permit to launch fireworks. Full story...
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Taste for home cookin' leads to $100,000 lottery win for Southport man

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videoA Southport man says he has several plans for his $100,000 lottery win. Clayton B. Cameron, Jr., a retired animal control officer, had a taste for home cooking and lottery tickets last night, and his indulgence quickly paid off with a $100,000 win in the Monopoly scratch-off game. Full story...
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Burgaw man caught with 15,000 child porn images to spend decade in prison

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videoAn undercover SBI investigation early last year led agents to arrest Paul Joseph Schmura Jr. after they found nearly 15,000 images of child pornography on computer, external hard drives and other storage devices in his home. Full story...
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Mother, daughter charged with ripping off elderly couple

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videoA mother and daughter in Brunswick County have been charged with allegedly ripping off an elderly couple they cared for. Shirlie Smith, 54, and Ashleigh Walker, 27, each face two counts of exploitation of an elder or disabled adult. Full story...
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Three women die in Bladen Co. wreck

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Trooper J.P. Weissinger says 48-year-old Lynette Holt Chavez of Clarkton was driving an SUV that crossed the centerline of a highway. Full story...
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NC Senate broadens concealed-carry expansion bill

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video The North Carolina Senate is expanding on a House bill that opens new areas for concealed-permit holders to carry or store weapons in the state. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Fort Fisher

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video Before it was Fort Fisher, the land was known as Federal Point: a simple peninsula in between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. Full story...
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UPDATE: Water main repaired, boil water advisory continues

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority says a precautionary boil water advisory for customers in the South Forest Hills section of Wilmington will continue through Tuesday. Full story...
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Morning-after pill now available to all ages without prescription

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The federal government is ending its years-long fight to stop girls of any age from buying emergency contraception without a prescription. Full story...
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