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Archive - Jul 3, 2013

WWAY's Wednesday night sports - July 3

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The Wilmington Hammerheads took an early lead against the first place Orlando City Lions on Wednesday. Wilmington lost the lead, but they didn't lose the game. The squads played to a 2-2 draw. The Wilmington Sharks lost their first game of the second half of the summer baseball season on Wednesday. Post 10 defeated Post 137. Click full story to see our game highlights for all three. Full story...
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Officer injured after police chase

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A Whiteville police officer was injured after a car chase. Officers were called to the Cook apartment complex located on W. Burkhead St. and Martin Luther King Avenue by Deondra Johnson. She had an altercation with her boyfriend Dashad Deleon Maultsby earlier in the day. Full story...
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Jury convicts Jenrette on two counts of murder

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A Columbus County man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a jury convicted him of two murders in 2007. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Carolina Beach cop suspended, department review underway

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video Fourth of July is one of the busiest times of the year for police in Carolina Beach, but this 4th, the department is a man short. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman says Enterprise worker greeted her with racist comment

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videoA Navassa woman is outraged after she says an Enterprise Rent-a-Car employee called her and her family a bunch of monkeys. Full story...
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McCrory levels criticism after NC Senate passes abortion rules

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Critics are crying foul after they say Republicans pushed a bill through the state Senate last night and this morning that opponents say restricts abortions in North Carolina. Full story...
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Hagan asks DoD to suspend raises for German workers

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videoSen. Kay Hagan says if American defense workers have to be furloughed, German workers for the Department of Defense should not get a raise. Full story...
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Independence Day celebration underway at Carolina Beach, fireworks tonight

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video You won't have to wait much longer for fireworks at Carolina Beach, where the Independence Day festivities have already begun. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: 20-year-old charged with DWI after crash injures boy

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videoHighway Patrol says a 20-year-old woman was drinking before she hit an eight-year-old boy with her car last night. Full story...
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Man drowns after getting caught in rip current with son

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videoThe holiday weekend got off to a deadly start after a man drowned in the waters off Ocean Isle Beach this morning. Full story...
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NC toughens rules for inmates' home leaves

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The state Department of Public Safety is making it tougher for inmates nearing the end of their sentences to make home visits. But the move falls short of North Carolina prosecutors' request that the governor scrap the program. Full story...
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Skip Watkins to run for Wilmington council

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videoWith the filing period for municipal elections opening Friday, there is already one hopeful announcing his candidacy for Wilmington City Council. Skip Watkins says he'll be at the Board of Elections when the filing period opens at noon Friday to make his run for office official. Full story...
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McCrory criticizes Senate process on abortion bill

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he's unhappy with the process that led the North Carolina Senate to pass a bill putting more restrictions on carrying out abortions. Full story...
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Everything you need to know for Downtown Wilmington fireworks

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videoPlanning on heading downtown for the 4th of July? Here is all the information you need to help you enjoy the fireworks Thursday starting at 9:05 p.m. Full story...
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Four arrested, fifth suspect shot after home invasion in Wilmington

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videoFour suspects are in jail and a fifth is in the hospital after a home invasion overnight in Wilmington. Full story...
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