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Archive - Jun 6, 2013

WWAY's Thursday night sports - June 6

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videoWilmington's Derek Brunson will not be the crowd favorite on Saturday when the UFC fighter faces Brazil's Ronny Markes in Forteleza, Brazil. Brunson will be in enemy territory. It's anniversary time for Trot Nixon. The former New Hanover High slugger was drafted by the Boston Red Sox twenty years ago. UNC and NC State will continue their NCAA baseball journey on Friday, weather pending. San Antonio won game one against Miami in the NBA Finals. Plus more! Full story...
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Surfers embrace Tropical Storm Andrea

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video As people prepare for the wind and the rain, surfers in the Port City are making the most out of Tropical Storm Andrea. Surfers in Wrightsville Beach are welcoming Andrea with open arms. Full story...
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Laney High grad competes in survival TV show

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video Imagine being dropped off in a wilderness with several strangers and having to survive for 72 hours without food. That's exactly what Laney High School graduate and dance instructor Chris McCullen did in the new TNT show "72 hours." Full story...
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Charge dropped against UNC student who spoke out

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UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp has told a student facing expulsion because she spoke publicly about her rape case that the charge against her has been dropped. Full story...
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Charge dropped against UNC student who spoke out

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UNC-Chapel Hill Chancellor Holden Thorp has told a student facing expulsion because she spoke publicly about her rape case that the charge against her has been dropped. Full story...
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Holden Beach prepares for Andrea

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videoAs people on the east coast brace themselves for Tropical Storm Andrea, surfers in Holden Beach are anxious to catch the swelling waves. Full story...
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Eastern Pender fire departments to merge

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video Several fire departments in the eastern part of Pender County will merge. Hampstead, Sloop Point and Long Creek Grady departments will join together with Pender Volunteer EMS and rescue to form a new non-profit corporation. Full story...
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Virginia man drowns in surf off Outer Banks

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Officials in Duck say a Virginia man has drowned in moderate surf. Town manager Christopher Layton says 39-year-old Joseph Marotta of Lynchburg, Va., was pulled from the water by public safety personnel who immediately began performing CPR before Dare County paramedics arrived. Full story...
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Jury quick to find man guilty of murdering wife

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video It did not take long for a Columbus County jury to come to a verdict in a 2011 murder case. Jurors took about half an hour to find Elijah Jones guilty of first degree murder for the shooting death of his estranged wife. Full story...
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Andrea's approach cancels research trip to Blackbeard's shipwreck

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Tropical Storm Andrea may still be hundreds of miles away, but it started having an impact here in North Carolina early this morning. Full story...
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Surf City businesses, visitors ready to ride out Andrea

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Tourist season is in full swing with people from all over the country flocking to rental houses and hotels. Despite the change in the weather today, swimmers are still flocking to the beaches determined to make the most out of their vacations. Full story...
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Fox series to shoot in Wilmington

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videoAs one TV series leaves Wilmington, another is moving in. The Wilmington Regional Film Commission and the North Carolina Film Office announced today that 20th Century Fox Television is bringing the TV series "Sleepy Hollow" to the Port City. Full story...
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Rain forces Bladen Co. graduations inside

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Bad weather has forced all graduation ceremonies for Bladen County high schools have from athletic fields to inside the schools. Full story...
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Bladenboro couple robbed while unloading groceries

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Bladen County Sheriff's deputies are searching for two people who robbed a Bladenboro couple at gunpoint as they unloaded groceries at their home. Full story...
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Entertainment and fireworks canceled tonight at Carolina Beach

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The advance of Tropical Storm Andrea has washed out tonight's entertainment scheduled for the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Full story...
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