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Archive - Aug 2013

Gas leak forces home evacuations in Brunswick Forest

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videoA gas leak led to several homes being evacuated in the Brunswick Forest subdivision in Leland. Full story...
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Driver cited in crash that killed utility worker

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Highway Patrol has charged a driver in connection with a traffic crash that killed a utility worker yesterday in Pender County. Full story...
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Beach Buggy taxi driver robbed at gunpoint, forced to drive around

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Police are searching for a couple of suspects they say pulled a gun on a taxi driver, and forced him to drive to different places in the area early Wednesday morning. Full story...
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NC protesters rally to keep pressure on lawmakers

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The state chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People scheduled "Take the Dream Home" rallies late Wednesday afternoon in each of the state's 13 congressional districts. Full story...
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UPDATE: Raliegh City Council discusses rules on feeding homeless

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Raleigh's city council is scheduled to start what's being termed as a "community discussion" on a weekend crackdown on groups offering free food to homeless people in a downtown park. Full story...
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Tech glitch fixed for Charlotte schools

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The Charlotte Observer reported that officials say there has been no crash of the PowerSchool system that is used to set student schedules, record attendance and handle other information. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. Board of Education approves employee bonus

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Teachers and principals in Brunswick County will soon see an increase in pay, and employees can also expect a bonus check, according to a release from a spokeswoman with the school system. Full story...
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WWAY's Tuesday night sports - August 27

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videoFormer Wilmington Waves slugger Shane Victorino had a career night for the Boston Red Sox on Tuesday. The high school soccer season is underway. We checked out two soccer games on Tuesday. NFL rosters have been trimmed to 75. Two former New Hanover Wildcats hope to survive the cuts. Plus more! Full story...
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Music supporters hold local forum

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video Musicians, business owners and music lovers gathered tonight for a forum called, Tunes in Town. Sponsored by the Cape Fear Economic Development Council, on how Wilmington could grow its music scene. Full story...
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2 utility workers hit by truck, 1 dead in Hampstead

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videoA utility worker is dead and another injured after they were hit by a pick-up truck along US 17 in Pender County, according to Highway Patrol. Full story...
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50 years later, impact of 'I Have a Dream' speech still felt in Wilmington

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video Wednesday marks the 50th Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s, "I Have a Dream" speech from the Lincoln Memorial. Students in the Port City are honoring Dr. King by dreaming dreams of their own.political rallies which also happened to be a turning point in the civil rights movement. Full story...
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NC attorney general orders company to end classes

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North Carolina's attorney general has told a for-profit educational company that charged students hundreds of dollars for health care courses even after losing its license to stop offering classes. Full story...
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NC woman pleads guilty to stealing appliances

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Federal authorities say a former Charlotte-area real estate agent has pleaded guilty on charges that she sold appliances stolen from vacant homes owned by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Full story...
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NC woman charged with DWI at fast-food drive-thru

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Shelby police have charged a woman with driving while impaired after finding her slumped over the wheel of a car stopped in the drive-through line at a fast-food restaurant. Full story...
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Special premiere of 'Sleepy Hollow' ahead of TV premiere

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video In Hollywood East, there was a special premiere for a new show shot in Wilmington. The cast, crew and soon-to-be-fans gathered at Regal Mayfaire to watch a screening of Sleepy Hollow Tuesday night. It's a modern-day twist of Washington Irving's classic. Full story...
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