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Archive - Jul 16, 2013

Concord firm hired to promote Brunswick Co. tourism

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videoBrunswick County tourism leaders chose a marketing firm from Concord to promote the Brunswick islands. Full story...
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Friends set up donation collection for shark bite victim

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videoWe told you last week about Barbara Corey, who was been bitten by a shark at Holden Beach. The 63-year-old surf instructor is facing a long recovery and will be unable to work. Her friends have set up a site so that people can make a donation. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - July 16; Trot Nixon takes youth baseball team to regionals

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videoTrot Nixon no longer plays professional baseball, but he remains involved in baseball by coaching his youngest son's youth baseball team. Nixon's Supper Optimist squad will compete in the SE Regional starting this Thursday in Virginia. Wilmington Post 10 secured a spot in the state legion tournament with a playoff win on Tuesday over Whiteville Post 137. Plus more! Full story...
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Arrest order issued for former wrestler Ric Flair

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A judge has issued an arrest order for former professional wrestling champion Ric Flair for not paying his estranged wife more than $32,000 in spousal support. Full story...
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Ghost Town actor hurt in shooting accident

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State investigators are looking into the circumstances of an injury during a gunfighter shootout at the Ghost Town amusement park in western North Carolina. Full story...
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Mudslide wipes out part of Avery County road

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A mudslide in Avery County has wiped out 200 feet of a state highway and destroyed two mobile homes and several cars. Full story...
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Teens arrested for break-in

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videoWilmington Police busted five teenagers last night for robbing a house on S. 15th St. They say one was 13, three were 14 and one was 15. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Dog goes missing from carnival group, strangers join in search

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videoA yellow dog captured the hearts of millions in the 1957 film "Old Yeller." It's that same kind of love for man's best friend that the traveling Amusement Carnival group has for their own 3-year-old Black Mouth Cur Jimmy. Full story...
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Carolina Beach candidates dive into pool debate

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videoAs Carolina Beach dives into election season, candidates are taking their campaigns to Facebook. As a result, the town's pool plan is turning political. Full story...
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Sheriff shakes up Vice and Narcotics leadership

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New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon is changing up the leadership in his Vice and Narcotics Division. The move comes in the wake of the firing of Lt. Joey LeBlanc amid a SBI investigation reportedly about how he handled drugs. Full story...
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Drug cases dismissed after probe into former officer

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As a result of an investigation into former New Hanover County Sheriff's Office Vice and Narcotics lieutenant Joey LeBlanc, the New Hanover County District Attorney's Office dismissed drug cases handled by LeBlanc against eight people. Full story...
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Berger amotion appeal heard in Greensboro

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videoIt's been nearly two months since New Hanover County Commissioners voted to kick Brian Berger out of office. Today Berger's fight to keep his seat moved to a Greensboro courtroom. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Danny McBride busts his butt shooting scene for 'Eastbound & Down'

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video"Eastbound & Down" star Danny McBride, aka Kenny Powers, was hurt today while shooting at a Wilmington skating rink, according to Cape Fear Hospital. Full story...
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Filmmaker to visit local playspace on nationwide tour Wednesday

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Documentary filmmaker Alex Eaves, who launched a successful Kickstarter campaign in May 2013, has chosen Tmuffin, a local children's playspace, to feature in his documentary "Reuse: Because You Can't Recycle the Planet." Full story...
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Jury selection begins for Army general in sex case

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Jury selection has started at Fort Bragg for a U.S. Army general facing court-martial on sexual assault charges. Full story...
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