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Archive - Jun 26, 2013

Wilmington Pride celebrates Supreme Court decisions

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videoWilmington Pride held a rally tonight to celebrate the Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage. Full story...
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WWAY's Wednesday night sports - June 26

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videoThe Wilmington Sharks lost both games of a doubleheader on Wednesday night. The competition will be even stiffer on Thursday. The Sharks will host Team USA on Thursday at Buck Hardee Field. Lenny Simpson has returned to Wilmington for the sole purpose of putting more tennis racquets into the hands of Wilmington youth. Plus more! Full story...
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NC police officer found in contempt of court

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A 12-year veteran with the Kernersville Police Department has been suspended with pay and found in contempt of court for a causing a disturbance after a man was found not guilty of misdemeanor possession of marijuana. Full story...
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Finley to stay chairman of NC Utilities Commission

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The current chairman of North Carolina's regulatory body for telecommunications, electric and natural gas markets is Gov. Pat McCrory's choice to stay at that post for four more years. Full story...
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BUILDING HISTORY: Liberty Ships

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video The Battleship North Carolina is our most famous monument to World War II but it is not our only connection. “Without the liberty ship we would not have been able to supply our troops or allies for the first two years of the war,” explained local author, historian and former Naval Officer Wilbur Jones. Full story...
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Lenny Simpson moves back to Wilmington to start tennis program

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videoTennis legend Lenny Simpson has returned to his roots in order to put tennis racquets into the hands of anyone whose willing to learn the game of tennis. On Wednesday Simpson announced his new partnership with the Wilmington Family YMCA. Full story...
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Stealth radar helps city curb speeding

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video Are you tired of car after car speeding through your neighborhood? It may become a thing of the past in Wilmington thanks to a new big brother type of technology. Full story...
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Supreme Court decision sparks local discussion

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videoThe Supreme Court’s ruling to allow legally married same-sex couples to obtain the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples has received mixed reactions locally. "Some oppressed people have received some good news. Some captives have been set free and once again justice is flowing like a river,” Reverend John McLaughlin of Saint Jude Metropolitan Community Church said. Full story...
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Food trucks fight for rights in downtown Wilmington

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videoFood trucks and the city of Wilmington could soon work together like burgers and fries. Food truck owners are pushing for regulation changes that would make it easier to consistently serve their tasty treats in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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Clergy gathering Thursday to encourage 'cease fire'

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Local clergy and community supporters will call for a Cease Fire throughout the City of Wilmington during a news conference scheduled for Thursday at 11 a.m. at 14th & Dawson Streets (plaza area of Hillcrest Housing Community). Full story...
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Supreme Court strikes down key section of Defense of Marriage Act

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videoThe Supreme Court says legally married same-sex couples should get the same federal benefits as heterosexual couples. Full story...
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FIT MINUTE - Triceps

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In this week's Fit Minute, personal trainer Brian Knox shows you how to tighten and strengthen your triceps so they don't wiggle when you wave.video Full story...
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Detoured 75 mph NC bill revived as study

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An effort that was detoured in the House to raise the speed limit on some North Carolina roads to 75 mph may be restarted in the form of a study. Full story...
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NC abortion education bill heads to House floor

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A bill requiring North Carolina educators to teach that abortions are linked to later premature births is headed to the full House. Full story...
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McCrory to celebrate transportation money overhaul

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Gov. Pat McCrory will celebrate one of his policy achievements at the General Assembly with North Carolina legislative leaders at his side. Full story...
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