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Archive - Jun 19, 2013

DAK Americas closing Navassa plant

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video Six-hundred people will soon be out of work after a Brunswick County factory closes its doors. Full story...
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NC first lady urges Senate action on breeder bill

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North Carolina first lady Ann McCrory is making a rare foray into politics by urging the state Senate to take action on a bill aimed at preventing animal cruelty by large dog breeders. Full story...
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McCrory signs repeal of Racial Justice Act

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Gov Pat McCrory has signed into law a repeal of a landmark act that allowed convicted murderers in North Carolina to reduce sentences to life in prison if they could prove racial bias. Full story...
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McCrory OKs some loan interest rate increases

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Gov. Pat McCrory has signed into law interest rate increases on installment loans. McCrory approved a bill Wednesday that increases the maximum borrowing amount and interest rates on installment loans, which are often pursued by people with poor credit histories. Full story...
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'Sopranos' star James Gandolfini dead at 51

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videoJames Gandolfini, the actor who most famously portrayed Tony Soprano on the series "The Sopranos," has died in Italy at age 51, according to his managers and HBO, which broadcast "The Sopranos." Full story...
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Pender High student charged with statutory rape on campus

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videoDeputies in Pender County have charged a 19-year-old with raping a fellow student at Pender High School on the last day of school earlier this month, WWAY has learned. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Mixto

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video This former Wilmington mayor and business veteran believes in his city. Harper Peterson is part of this week’s Building History. Full story...
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Historic home moved by barge

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video The Palmgren-O'Quinn house traveled up the Intracoastal Waterway from Harbor Island by barge Wednesday afternoon. The barge carried the 120-ton home to an empty lot on Pelican Drive, where the house will sit for the night. Full story...
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Jordan reflects on time at CFPUA

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video He's the only CEO that CFPUA customers have ever known, but after close to 30 years of public service Matt Jordan has decided to call it a career in North Carolina public service and head to the Sunshine state. Full story...
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DAK Americas workers react to plant closure

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videoHours before the company's president and CEO made the official announcement that DAK Americas will close its Navassa plant in September, DAK workers learned of the closing. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: WHA finally gets tree off home

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video One day after Vesta Village residents called WWAY about a tree limb that had fallen on a home blocking the doorway, they finally got some results. This morning contractors showed up at the home on Colwell Drive and removed the limb that had been on the home since June 8. Full story...
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Downtown Sundown Concert: Dave Matthews Tribute Band

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videoThe Dave Matthews Band Tribute Band will headline from 8 to 10 p.m. Opening act, American Patchwork starts at 6 p.m. Half of the proceeds from wristband sales will benefit the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC at Wilmington. Full story...
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5th suspect arrested for allegedly bilking disabled veteran

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videoA fifth and final suspect is in jail charged with stealing more than $260,000 from a disabled veteran in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Fire that closed Carolina Beach Rd. ruled accidental

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videoInvestigators say a fire that closed part of Carolina Beach Road last night was an accident. Full story...
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Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry takes part in security drill

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videoYou may notice something out of the ordinary today on the Southport-Fort Fisher Ferry. The NC Department of Transportation Ferry Division says it is taking part in security exercise drills today involving the ferry terminals and vessels on the route. Full story...
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