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Archive - Aug 15, 2013

WWAY's Thursday night sports - August 15

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videoThere will be two football jamborees in our region on Friday: the BB&T Jamboree in Wilmington and the Buddy Burney Jamboree in Bladen County. West Bladen head coach Russell Dove gave us the scoop on the Bladen Jamboree. We continued our Two-A-Days, plus we had preview material on Post 10 baseball and Hammerheads soccer on Thursday. Full story...
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Driver charged with second DWI in two weeks after hitting car, store

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videoA Pender County man is behind bars after his second drunk driving arrest in two weeks. This time investigators say John Paulson's actions sent two people to the hospital and caused significant damage to a Hampstead business. Full story...
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Hampstead Bypass revised plan still getting complaints

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videoThe North Carolina Department of Transportation held a meeting Thursday night to get input on a revised and preliminary plan for the proposed bypass of U.S. 17 around Hampstead. The newest plan adds an interchange to the original plan that had two. Full story...
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Young McCrory staffers get big government salaries

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Young Republicans who helped elect North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory have been rewarded with big salaries in his new administration. Full story...
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4 NC groups win grants for health law outreach

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The Obama administration is sending four North Carolina organizations more than $3 million to help people sign up for insurance under the new health care law. Full story...
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Cooper defends speaking against NC elections bill

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Republican Gov. Pat McCrory is unhappy how Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper spoke against an elections overhaul bill he signed into law this week, as Cooper could have to defend it in court on North Carolina's behalf. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 12-year-old girl describes drive-by that landed her in hospital

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videoA Whiteville girl is recovering from injuries from a drive-by shooting at her home overnight. Zyria Hickman, 12, was hit in the head and neck by metal and shattered glass. She is expected to be OK. Full story...
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Wilmington man keeps close eye on former home of Egypt

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video The State Department has a blunt warning for US citizens today: Avoid travel to Egypt. And if you live there, leave. More than 600 people have been killed in the latest round of political violence in that country and almost 4,000 are hurt. Full story...
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Charges dropped against reporter from NC protest

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Charges have been dropped against a Charlotte Observer reporter arrested while covering protesters at the North Carolina legislature. Full story...
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Adorable new mammal species found 'in plain sight'

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videoResearchers are announcing the rare discovery of a new species of mammal. It's a raccoon-sized creature with a teddy bear face called the olinguito. Full story...
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Deputies seize 14,000 bags of heroin

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says its Vice/Narcotics Unit has made one of its biggest heroin busts ever. After a six-month investigation, detectives say they found more than 14,000 bags of ready-to-sell heroin in two duffel bags. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory vetoes drug testing for welfare, E-Verify exemption

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videoThe first two vetoes by North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory block a requirement that certain welfare applicants be tested for drugs before receiving benefits and an immigration-related measure. Full story...
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Rally criticizes GOP leaders on public schools

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Retired teachers and former Democratic elected officials say Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Pat McCrory are misleading citizens about the North Carolina state budget's effect on public schools. Full story...
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NC State wins $60 million NSA data partnership

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videoNorth Carolina State University has won a $60 million federal contract to partner with the National Security Agency on a new center dedicated to researching the challenges of collecting, sorting and storing massive amounts of computer data. Full story...
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Lindsay Lohan filming in Wilmington

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videoWhen Lindsay Lohan posted a photo of herself to Instagram earlier this week, she said she was so grateful to be back at work. And she's doing that work right here in Wilmington. Full story...
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