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Archive - Jul 19, 2013

Nice weather booms business

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videoMother nature finally took a break from that wet and rainy weather this past month, and beach business couldn't be better. Full story...
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NC businessman accused of arranging sex with child

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Detectives have arrested a Hope Mills businessman under a new state law and accused him of attempting to arrange to have sex with an autistic child. Full story...
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NC man charged after 19-month-old found wandering

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Police in Gastonia have charged a man with misdemeanor child abuse after a 19-month-old girl was found wandering in a church parking lot. Full story...
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NC fracking bill doesn't set permit issuance date

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Compromise legislation to further encourage the exploration of natural gas in North Carolina doesn't tinker after all with the schedule on future fracking permits. Full story...
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Birthday party at Downtown Sundown

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video At Friday night’s Downtown Sundown concert everyone had a great time but one little girl had the time of her life. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Groups quiet about local violence holding Trayvon Martin rallies Saturday

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video The not guilty verdict in the trial of George Zimmerman has spawned nationwide protests and rallies. This weekend peace rallies in Trayvon Martin's name will be held here in our area. So we asked why the groups organizing the events were not so vocal after a few local murders and the recent rash of violence in Wilmington. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - July 19

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videoWeather turned out to be the big story on Friday night during the road soccer game for the Wilmington Hammerheads. The Wilmington Sharks earned a road win on Friday night over Columbia. The British Open is halfway over. Miguel Angel Jimenez has the lead. Tiger Woods is just one shot back. Plus more. Full story...
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Poaching Venus Flytraps could become a felony

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videoThe state's Plant Conservation Board is looking to beef up penalties for poachers, less than two months after a thousand Venus fly traps were stolen from Wilmington’s Alderman Park. Full story...
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Senate approves terminal groin restrictions

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videoA bill passed in the Senate today puts major restrictions on permanent terminal groins along the coast. Other regulations have to do with the maintenance of these structures. Full story...
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Saffo, most area mayor candidates unopposed as municipal filing ends

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video Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo drew a lot of criticism for standing out in front of the city's efforts to build a publicly-funded baseball stadium last year. It led many critics to make statements that they would remember come the next election. It looks like it won't matter. Full story...
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WPD: Investigation into 17-year-old's murder continues

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videoWilmington Police still have not made any arrests in connection to a 17-year-old's murder last month. Jeffrey Henry was found shot to death on 7th street around 1:30 a.m. June 20. Full story...
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Bill to help pets locked in cars heads to governor

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The state Senate gave final approval today to a bill that would help protect pets locked in hot cars. Full story...
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Wilmington woman reaches 50 gallons of blood donation

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A regular trip to the Cape Fear Blood Donor Center Friday was not so regular when employees told Carole Bryant she's reached a lifetime donation of 50 gallons. It's a level few people in the entire country can top. Full story...
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NC unemployment rate for June remains unchanged

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North Carolina's unemployment rate remained unchanged in June, staying at 8.8 percent. But state Department of Commerce figures show that employers in North Carolina dropped nearly 11,000 jobs from May to June. Full story...
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