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Archive - Aug 16, 2013

UPDATE: SBI investigates deputy-involved shooting in Castle Hayne

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videoThe suspect in a deputy-involved shooting Friday faces charges now. Darius Terrell Hester is charged with attempted 1st degree murder and assault with a weapon on a government official. Full story...
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McCrory defends big salaries to ex-campaign staff

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is defending the big government salaries and raises granted to two young Republicans who worked on his 2012 campaign. Full story...
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AG asks NC's top court to decide on Peterson trial

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North Carolina's attorney general has asked the state's Supreme Court to decide whether a novelist should get a new trial in his wife's death. Full story...
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Investigation continues into New Hanover Co. sweepstakes parlor

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videoWarrants have been issued for two of the co-owners of a sweepstakes parlor New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies busted last month. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: City of Wilmington stops funding 'Bring It! Downtown'

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videoThe City of Wilmington will no longer fund the "Bring It! Downtown" initiative. In an email sent Thursday, city spokesman Dylan Lee says the Downtown Business Alliance, Wilmington Downtown Inc. and the city couldn't come to a consensus on a letter of agreement. Full story...
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State suing Sutton Electric Plant/Duke Energy

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The state has filed two lawsuits for injunctive relief against Duke Energy Progress Inc. and Duke Energy Carolinas, LLC for claims related to the discharge of wastewater from the utility’s North Carolina coal ash impoundments that were not included in the state’s earlier legal actions. Full story...
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Pender Co. teacher drowned while paddleboarding

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videoA Pender County teacher drowned earlier this week. The Sheriff's Office says the family of Amanda Perkins reported her missing early Thursday morning after she did not come home from paddleboarding along a creek off the Intracoastal Waterway near Hampstead. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: New Hanover Co. files motion to stop Berger's requests for evidence

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videoThe New Hanover County Commission has requested a protective order against ousted Commissioner Brian Berger as he requests evidence as his appeal of his removal from office continues. Full story...
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NC expands psychiatry via video conferencing

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North Carolina is expanding the ability of doctors and other counselors to make long-distance evaluations of people who may be suffering mental breakdowns. Full story...
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Flap continues over Lejeune health assessment

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videoA bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Centers for Disease Control to complete a new, comprehensive report on the health effects of toxic tap water at the Camp Lejeune Marine base. Full story...
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UPDATE: Pender Co. father, daughter arrested for incest

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videoS Marshalls arrested a Pender County couple this morning in Hampstead on incest charges, according to the Pender County Sheriff's Office. Robert Lee Earley Jr. is charged with incest, statutory rape and child abuse. Full story...
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Gun buyback locations announced

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videoThree Wilmington pastors have agreed to offer their churches as location sites for the Proutey-Greene Gun Buy Back effort scheduled for Saturday, August 24 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Full story...
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Seles to headline Landfall Legends of Tennis

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videoFormer world No. 1 player Monica Seles will headline next month's Landfall Legends of Tennis. Seles replaces Lindsay Davenport, who was scheduled to appear for the Sept. 13-15 exhibition, but had to pull out due to a conflict. Full story...
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WWAY's 'Two-A-Days' roll along; Expanded '5th Quarter' starts Friday night

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We're getting ready for our pre-season football coverage on WWAY. Our "Two-A-Day" high school football coverage is underway. On a related note WWAY's 5th Quarter will be EXTRA long this season with John Rendleman & Trot Nixon. The 2013 5th Quarter debuts tonight. Full story...
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Probe finds Brunswick Nuclear Plant among most vulnerable to attack

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videoAll 107 nuclear reactors in the United States are inadequately protected from terrorist attacks, according to a Defense Department-commissioned report released Thursday. Full story...
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