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Archive - Jul 2, 2013

WWAY's Tuesday night sports - July 2

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videoAlex Rodriguez went hitless on Tuesday in two at-bats for the Charleston RiverDogs in his first game since left hip surgery in January. We showcased Alex's comeback on Tuesday's WWAY sports. Three players from the Wilmington Sharks have been named all-stars in the Coastal Plain League. There's going to be a fireworks show in Wilmington on Wednesday after the Wilmington Hammerheads soccer game. Plus more! Full story...
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Thieves steal American flags from church display

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video You might say it was a violation of church and state. Wrightsboro United Methodist Church prides itself on being very patriotic, but thieves targeted its annual display of dozens of American flags. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Child struck by vehicle

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video A child has been hit by a vehicle in the 400 block of Chattooga Place. Full story...
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Charter boats reeling after June weather

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video They say a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work, but whoever said that probably wasn’t a charter boat fishing captain. Full story...
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Overturned truck causes temporary road closure

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videoA Wilmington road was shut down this afternoon after a truck overturned. It happened in the six-hundred block of Sunnyvale Drive between Carolina Beach Road and River Road just before 12:30 p.m. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Aquarium says manatee spotted at Pleasure Island

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The Ft. Fisher Aquarium reports on its Facebook page that a manatee has been spotted in the water around Pleasure Island. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Rip current rescue caught on camera

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videoCaught on camera ONLY ON 3, while WWAY's Holden Kurwicki was out at Fort Fisher today shooting video, lifeguards sprang into action. Full story...
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As shootings continue, police emphasize community help

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videoDespite a call by area clergy for a cease fire, police responded to yet another shooting in Wilmington yesterday. Police say bullets hit three apartments in Creekwood and one car. Full story...
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Area unemployment rates rise from April to May

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videoCounty unemployment rates for May have been released, and every county in our area saw rates increase from April. Full story...
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WPD crime lab gets international accreditation, looks to up staffing

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department's Crime Lab now has its international accreditation, which puts it on a level with state and nationally recognized labs. Full story...
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Former counselor pleads guilty to murder

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A former school counselor will spend 20 to 34 years in prison for a 2011 murder. Michael Shawn Brown pleaded guilty to 2nd degree murder in Columbus County Superior Court. Full story...
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Swim advisory posted at Fort Fisher

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video The state has posted an advisory against swimming at Fort Fisher State Park in Kure Beach. The advisory affects the Fort Fisher State Park beach access off Loggerhead Road. Full story...
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Lejeune announces furlough-related closures and changes

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Camp Lejeune will soon start seeing the effects of impending furloughs of Department of Defense civilians. The changes impact everything from the Visitors Center to schools on base. Full story...
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WWAY news director pays fine for January arrest

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videoThe case is closed involving the arrest of WWAY News Director Scott Pickey. Today Pickey pleaded guilty to failure to obey an officer. Full story...
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Bridge replacement to close two Brunswick Co. roads for months

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videoThe NC Department of Transportation says work to replace two bridges will close two roads for several months starting next week. Full story...
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