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Archive - Jul 25, 2013

Replacing N. 3rd St. Bridge could impact Azalea Festival Parade

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video The North Third Street Bridge in downtown Wilmington is in desperate need of repairs. The bridge was built in 1920 and will take a year to replace, but replacing the bridge would have a major impact on of the biggest events in the Port City. Full story...
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GOP-backed election changes head to NC House

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The Republican-backed measure making sweeping changes to how, when and where North Carolinians can vote is headed to the state House, where it is expected to pass. Full story...
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Parents testify in trial on Pitt County schools

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The parents of current or former Pitt County Schools students say their children succeeded in school despite what they said was racial discrimination by teachers and administrators. Full story...
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Police investigate shots fired at Wilmington barber shop

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video Several police officers are at Redd's Barber Shop in Wilmington. Witnesses say the officers are taking things, like beer cans, out of the building. Full story...
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NC lawmakers allow new abortion regulations

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Republican lawmakers are approving new North Carolina abortion rules that supporters say would make the procedure safer for women. Full story...
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Abandoned Southport home burns to ground

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video In Southport, a fire at a building backed up traffic for a half a mile on Long Beach Road Thursday night. Full story...
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Wilmington family excited about movie building Ferris wheel in their backyard

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videoThe Cape Fear is no stranger to the Hollywood lights from big blockbusters to small independent films constantly setting up shop around town. But building a 50-foot Ferris wheel in someone's backyard? That's probably a first. Full story...
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South Brunswick High School teacher arrested for animal cruelty

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video A South Brunswick High School teacher is on administrative leave after being accused of not providing enough sustenance for poultry and turkeys used for educational research. Full story...
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Lawmakers adopt new North Carolina abortion rules

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videoRepublican lawmakers have decided to adopt new North Carolina abortion rules just before the end of the session. That's according to our sister station WTVD in Raleigh. Full story...
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NC lawmakers approve drug testing for welfare

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Lawmakers want suspicious applicants for North Carolina's worker-training and welfare program to be drug-tested or fingerprinted. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Judge lowers bond for former staffer facing felonies

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video Wednesday Tammie Pierce and her son Kyle were arrested and charged with a number of felonies for possession of stolen goods. Today, Tammie Pierce walked out of jail after having her bond reduced from $50,000 all the way down to $2,500. Full story...
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Suspect charged in cold case rape

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videoPaul Lee Oxendine is charged with attempted first degree rape, first degree sexual offense and breaking and entering. The Sheriff's Office and SBI used DNA evidence to solve the cold case from 1996. Full story...
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Father and son wanted for thefts in New Hanover Co.

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is currently searching for a father/son duo who are suspects in a several thefts across the county. Deputies are looking Stephen Ridley and his son Zachary. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wilmington turns first profit on parking in five years

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videoThe City of Wilmington says it's finally making money on parking. The city says its parking program turned a profit for the first time in five years. Full story...
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Victim's son says fight over money for house led to Pender murder-suicide

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videoA Pender County woman is dead, and so is the man investigators say killed her. The call originally came in as a house fire, but when responders arrived to the home on Little Kelly Road in Rocky Point last night, they found the body of Myrle Carr inside. Full story...
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