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Archive - Jun 27, 2013

WWAY's Thursday night sports - June 27

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videoTeam USA defeated the Wilmington Sharks on Thursday night in a rain shortened game at Buck Hardee Field. Topsail High has a new head football coach. The first round of the NBA Draft is complete. The Charlotte Bobcats selected Indiana center Cody Zeller. Plus more! Full story...
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Soapbox Laundro-Lounge and Nutt Street Comedy Room closing

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videoThe Soapbox Laundro-Lounge and Nutt Street Comedy Room is closing its doors for business July 28. Full story...
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Business owners: Parking, weather, construction slowing sales downtown

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videoTourist season usually ushers in a new crowd of out-of-towners looking to spend a few bucks in downtown wilmington. But business owners say profits are down. Full story...
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Police, clergy call for 90-day 'cease fire' in gang violence

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video With a wave of violence sweeping through parts of the Port City, community leaders are banding together with a unified message. Full story...
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Detectives identify SC woman wanted for Brunswick Co. thefts

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videoInvestigators in Brunswick County say colleagues in South Carolina have helped them identify a woman wanted for a couple of thefts earlier this month. Now they need to find her. Full story...
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NC beaches rank No. 3 for water quality

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videoWe swim in some of the cleanest waters in the country, according to the Natural Resource Defense Council. A new report shows North Carolina ranks third in the nation in water quality. Full story...
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Dinosaurs live again this weekend at Convention Center

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videoIf you suffer from ornithoscelidaphobia, you might want to avoid the Wilmington Convention Center this weekend. That's the fear of dinosaurs. Those who are not afraid may enjoy Discover the Dinosaurs. Full story...
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Approved budget would eliminate Wave bus routes

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videoThe authority that oversees Wave Transit voted Thursday to pass a budget that would eliminate bus routes to northern New Hanover County and to Pleasure Island. Full story...
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NC auto dealers say they'll keep fighting Tesla

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North Carolina auto dealers say they're moving ahead with a bill updating franchise laws without a provision that effectively bans the business model of electric car manufacturer Tesla. Full story...
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NC House passes abortion education bill 68-42

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A bill requiring North Carolina educators to teach that abortions put women at risk of later premature births has been approved by the House. Full story...
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Foxx confirmed as next transportation secretary

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The Senate has unanimously confirmed Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte and a political ally of President Barack Obama, as transportation secretary. Full story...
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Former member returns to fill open seat on Holden Beach Commission

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videoHolden Beach commissioners have selected a former member to fill an open seat. Commissioners voted during a special meeting this morning to appoint Ken Kyser to take the place of Ray Lehr, who died earlier this month. Full story...
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Lawyer appears in court for mom charged in drowning of toddler

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videoA lawyer appeared in court Thursday morning on behalf of a Jacksonville mother, charged for the May drowning death of her toddler daughter. The suspect was already sentenced for the drowning of another child almost three years ago. Full story...
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Pender County Board approves fire department mergers

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video The Pender County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday to talk about the proposed Pender County EMS fire department mergers. Full story...
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