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Archive - Aug 29, 2013

Hinnant bids farewell to Wilmington Downtown Inc.

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video Friday will be the last day on the job for Wilmington Downtown Incorporated’s leaders, John Hinnant. Hinnant became the Executive Director of WDI in June of 2006 and says he has loved serving the city. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - August 29

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videoSouth Carolina defeated North Carolina in the 2013 college football opener on Thursday night. The Carolina Panthers finished the preseason with a winning record for only the third time in team history. Former South Columbus quarterback Pharoah McKever will be redshirting for NC State this season in football. Check out our week two high school football preview. Plus more! Full story...
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EX-GOP congressional candidate Pantano gets NC vets job

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A former US Marine lieutenant who twice ran as a Republican for Congress will serve as the new director of the NC Division of Veterans Affairs. Full story...
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Manufacturer to expand operation in Lenoir County

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A company that makes products used for remodeling and new construction is expanding its operations in Lenoir County and says it plans to create 252 new jobs. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Fishing trip may have turned into shipwreck discovery

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videoCould it be a shipwreck never before caught on camera? A local surfer might have found one yesterday while fishing at the south end of Wrightsville Beach. Full story...
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Raided sweepstakes parlor likely to go bankrupt before legal fight plays out

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videoA sweepstakes parlor that has been fighting to r-open its doors for weeks will now have to wait longer for an answer after a hearing today. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wrightsville Beach releases officers' personnel files, not video of incident

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videoWrightsville Beach town leaders still have not released a video that the son of a town alderman says shows two police officers assaulting him in 2011. But the town is releasing information about the officers. Full story...
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Power outage closes Wilmington Walmart for hours

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videoThe Walmart Supercenter on Sigmon Road in Wilmington was forced to close its doors after a power outage around 5 a.m. Full story...
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Man put in cell with, attacks suspect charged with trying to kill him

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video The past of two Bladen County men found them squaring off behind bars yesterday. Eric Bennett, 27, was arrested and charged with attempted murder back in February. Yesterday one of his alleged victims wound up in his jail cell. Full story...
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Discussions continue on how to protect, regulate mouth of Cape Fear River

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videoThe Cape Fear River is both an environmental resource and an economic engine in our area. A meeting today continued the discussion about how best to protect and regulate the mouth of the river and the area around it. Full story...
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Smithfield, Food Lion donate to Food Bank

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videoSmithfield and Food Lion donated 80,000 pounds of protein to the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. It will ultimately provide more than 300,000 meals to families in our area. Full story...
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NC panel dumps bid for trawler ban in sounds

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videoNorth Carolina's coastal fishing regulator is rejecting a proposal that would have banned shrimp boats from trawling in the region's rivers and sounds and forcing them into the open ocean. Full story...
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Judge: NFL, players to settle concussion lawsuits

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videoA federal judge says the NFL and more than 4,500 former players want to settle concussion-related lawsuits for $765 million. The global settlement would fund medical exams, concussion-related compensation and medical research. Full story...
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Lane closures tonight on Cape Fear Memorial Bridge

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The NCDOT says there will be intermittent closures of both the east and westbound right lanes on the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge tonight weather permitting. Full story...
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Police: Bar employees catch customers using counterfeit bills to buy drinks

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Police say employees at a bar downtown caught two customers using counterfeit money to buy drinks early Wednesday. Full story...
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