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Archive - Jul 8, 2013

Community members discuss concerns over growing gun violence

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video After several weeks of violence and numerous shootings, community members rally together to end violence in their neighborhoods. Residents living in Precinct W29 met for their monthly meeting Monday to discuss a number of issues including the recent spike of violence. Full story...
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Founder of Blackwater security co. writing memoir

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The founder of the private security firm Blackwater Inc. is writing a memoir. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - July 8; Jay Ross stops by WWAY to talk hoops

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videoBuffalo Bill Jay Ross stopped by WWAY in order to promote his upcoming celebrity basketball tournament. The event is set for this coming Friday at Brogden Hall. Wilmington Post 10 wrapped up their first round baseball series on Monday. A former Seahawk is about to transfer to UNCW in order to be a Seahawk. Plus more! Full story...
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Charter school bill changes pass NC House

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A bill creating more rules to govern a growing number of public charter schools in North Carolina but omitting the creation of a powerful panel to oversee them has passed the House. Full story...
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Nearly 60 arrested at NC Legislature protests

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About 60 people have been arrested inside the North Carolina legislature for protesting the policies advanced by the Republican majority. Full story...
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Duke Energy: political funds now out of rate hike

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Duke Energy says the country's largest electric company mistakenly tried to pass on to customers more than $326,000 in political contributions to a clean-energy advocacy group and Republican Party organizations. Full story...
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KITCHEN SCOOP: No Cook Pasta Sauce

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All of us want to enjoy these summer evenings, not spend all night cooking. So Alicia Ross came up with a pasta sauce that you can put together in minutes. It's quick, it's simple, and, most importantly, it's delicious. She shares it with us in this week's Kitchen Scoop. video Full story...
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Man arrested for walking naked on Holden Beach

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video Holden Beach Police say a man who walked on the beach naked last week blamed Mother Nature. David Dewayne Depew, 41, is charged with indecent exposure. Full story...
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With ground already saturated, Chantal could be significant flooding threat

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videoAfter flooding rains in the Carolinas the last several weeks, we're finally getting a break. But now Tropical Storm Chantal looms in the Atlantic. So can our area handle any more rain? Full story...
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10-year-old boy honored for saving 5-year-old sister

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video New Hanover County Fire Rescue honored a 10-year-old hometown hero today. Carson Lewis and his five-year-old sister Hailee were swimming in a neighbor's pool last month when he noticed she had slipped out of her tube and had floated to the bottom of the pool. Full story...
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BSL leader won't say what he wants to discuss as special meeting

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videoA city leader has called for a special meeting, but he won’t tell his colleagues what he wants to talk about. Monday Mayor Pro Tem Charlie Carroll said he wanted to discuss issues related to the Boiling Spring Lakes Fire Rescue Department. Full story...
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Democrats bring Moral Monday protest to Goolsby

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video Days after the Republican-controlled North Carolina Senate reworked a House bill to include new regulations on abortions, local Democrats brought the Moral Monday protests to one senator's Wilmington office. Full story...
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NC woman arrested for dragging dog behind car

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Authorities say a Kinston woman was arrested for dragging a puppy behind her SUV. Police charged 26-year-old Jennifer Marie Wilson with felony cruelty to animals and driving while intoxicated. She was scheduled to appear in court Monday. Full story...
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Topsail Beach among top uncrowded beaches on east coast

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Think beaches in our area are too crowded? Well, believe it or not, one of the best uncrowded beaches is right here. Full story...
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City, county, UNCW want to rebrand area's offerings

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video The City of Wilmington, New Hanover County and UNCW want to join forces along with businesses leaders for a large community partnership that will focus on rebranding the area's economic goals. Full story...
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