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Archive - Jul 9, 2013

21 people hurt when deck collapses at rental home in Ocean Isle Beach

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videoTwenty-one people were hurt when a deck collapsed at a home on the west side of Ocean Isle Beach Tuesday night. Full story...
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Wilmington engineer has plan for another Love Grove access road

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One engineer in Wilmington wants to give people who live in Wilmington's Love Grove community another way in and out of their neighborhood after a train derailment blocked their only access June 28. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - Cooper attends football practice for Wilmington Tigers

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videoArizona Cardinals offensive lineman Jonathan Cooper stopped by football practice for the Wilmington Tigers on Tuesday. The recent NFL first round draft pick will toss the coin for the Tigers prior to their season opener at Legion Stadium this coming Saturday. On Tuesday on WWAY we also talked with Buffalo Bill Jay Ross about his upcoming free football clinic this weekend. Plus more! Full story...
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Man accused of molesting girl at Gaston park

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A Bessemer City man is jailed under $1 million bond after police said he sexually molested a 9-year-old girl at a Gastonia park. Gastonia Police say 51-year-old David Glenn Scott is charged with two counts of first-degree sex offense and six counts of indecent liberties with a child. Authorities said the incidents occurred between Feb. 1 and June 20. Full story...
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US Forest Service closes park roads due to rains

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Heavy rain has forced the U.S. Forest Service to close several roads in the Nantahala and Pisgah national forests out of concern for the public's safety. Full story...
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Obesity lawsuits thwarted in bill going to McCrory

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North Carolina companies that manufacture, advertise or distribute food could soon have additional legal protections from lawsuits by people claiming their products led to their obesity. Full story...
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NC governor visits Medicaid system centers

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Gov. Pat McCrory has taken a first-hand look at North Carolina's new Medicaid claims billing system. McCrory and Health and Human Service Secretary Aldona Wos (vahsh) on Tuesday visited the operations and call centers for the vendor hired to build and run the computer network. The system went online July 1. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Cacky Catlett reports from Haiti as Chantal approaches

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videoSometimes in the news business, even time off means reporting the news. That's the situation WWAY's Cacky Catlett has found herself in this week. Cacky is on a mission trip in Haiti. The Caribbean country is now under a Tropical Storm Warning as Tropical Storm Chantal quickly bears down on the island of Hispanola. Full story...
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Sea Turtle hospital moving to new facility

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video For 16 years it’s been a sanctuary for our four-finned friends and now the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital is getting ready for its biggest release yet. Full story...
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Former councilman to present plan for 2nd Love Grove access

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videoFor years people who live in Wilmington's Love Grove community have wanted another way out of their neighborhood. Last month's train derailment that trapped them only added fuel to the fight. Full story...
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Sheriff's deputy fired after internal investigation

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A New Hanover County Sheriff's deputy has been fired because of information he gave during an internal investigation. Full story...
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Teen pleads guilty in delivery driver's murder

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A teenager charged in connection to the murder of a Chinese delivery driver last year has pleaded guilty for his role in the crime. Full story...
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House hears NC governor's abortion bill concerns

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House and Senate Republicans say they'll work with Gov. Pat McCrory's administration on a bill requiring new upgraded rules for abortion clinics in North Carolina. But it's unclear how long legislators are willing to work with him before passing it. Full story...
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Clarkton Fire Department under investigation for alleged financial issues

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State and local investigators are looking into possible wrongdoing at the Clarkton Fire Department. Full story...
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ACLU to seek challenge of NC gay marriage ban

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The American Civil Liberties Union says it's looking for ways to challenge North Carolina's constitutional ban against same-sex marriages. Full story...
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