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Archive - Jul 5, 2013

WWAY's Friday night sports - July 5

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videoWilmington Post 10 and Hampstead Post 167 both won legion baseball playoff games on Friday. The Wilmington Sharks also won on Friday. Plus more! Full story...
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Four drownings this week have Brunswick Co. visitors on alert

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videoAnother drowning in Brunswick County yesterday brings the total this week to four. Randall Joyce drowned at Holden Beach after getting caught in a rip current with his family. The news has many tourists on edge. Full story...
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1 dead, 1 hurt after boat collision

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videoOne person is dead and another injured after two boats collided on the Northeast Cape Fear River. Full story...
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MARKING HISTORY: Fort Caswell

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videoIt's the forgotten fort of our area, but Fort Caswell has a storied past. The old fort, made of brick, was built in 1828 for coastal defense, decades before its partner to the east Fort Fisher. Full story...
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Heavy rain triggers flooding

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Heavy showers and thunderstorms are continuing to cause problems in some North Carolina communities. Full story...
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Founder of Parker's Barbecue in Wilson dies

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The third of three men who founded a restaurant in Wilson that became a stop for barbecue lovers across the country has died at the age of 89. Full story...
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NC Senate abortion bill set for House panel debate

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A North Carolina House panel is scheduled to review a bill approved by the Senate this week that would implement new state rules on abortions. Full story...
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Leader of NC polygamist sect gets 2 life terms

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The former leader of a polygamist cult in North Carolina has been sentenced to two life terms for the shooting deaths of a 4-year-old boy he believed to be gay and a woman who sought to leave. Full story...
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Chuck Carree, longtime sports writer, to retire

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videoAn era ends Saturday night, both at the StarNews and in Southeastern North Carolina sports. Sportswriter Chuck Carree will head off to cover a Wilmington Hammerheads soccer game at Legion Stadium. He'll file his story, probably well ahead of deadline as usual. Full story...
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UPDATE: Four people safe after boat runs aground off Carolina Beach

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videoNew Hanover County Dispatch says all the people aboard a boat that ran aground off Carolina Beach are safe and back on land. Full story...
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Walmart theft leads police to drug bust

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videoElizabethtown Police say a report of a theft from Walmart led them to arrest two women on drug and other charges. Full story...
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NHSO: Increased presence helped at Masonboro Island

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's says an increased law enforcement presence helped deal with the often rowdy crows at Masonboro Island yesterday. Full story...
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Swimmer drowns at Holden Beach on 4th of July; high rip risk in Brunswick Co.

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A man is dead after drowning yesterday at Holden Beach. It marks the fourth drowning this week along the Brunswick County coast, as the risk for rip currents remains high. Full story...
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Overturned truck slows traffic at 16th & Market

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videoAn overturned truck in the intersection of Market Street and 16th Street slowed traffic Friday morning. Full story...
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UPWA returns to Wilmington Saturday

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videoThe fastest-growing wrestling promotion in the southeast will be at the National Guard Armory in Wilmington for its eighth show Saturday. Organizers said UPWA's 'Summer Showdown 2013: Where it all began' will be an action-packed show. Full story...
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