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Archive - Aug 2013

Kindergartener, family share experience of starting school

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videoThe first day of kindergarten is a milestone for every child and parent. Today that day came for the Manipole family from Southport, who let us go along for little Sophia's first day of school. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Wrightsville Beach not yet releasing video of incident that led to lawsuit

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video As we told you last night Wrightsville Beach and two of its police officers face a federal lawsuit for allegedly violating the civil rights of a town alderman's son. Today we hoped to get a look at what happened, but the town said no. Full story...
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16-year-old charged as adult in Tuesday shooting

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videoWilmington Police have arrested a 16-year-old boy in connection with a shooting yesterday afternoon in the 400 block of N. 11th Street. Full story...
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Steam blow begins at Sutton power plant

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videoDuke Energy is blowing out its new power plant... literally. For the next ten days, the Sutton Combined Cycle Plant on US 421 near Wilmington will blow steam through the new plant to make sure rust and other contaminants have been cleaned out. Full story...
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Army Corps officer relieved of command

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The US Army Corps of Engineers has relieved the commander of its Huntington District while it investigates allegations of misconduct. Full story...
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New-look ACC looking for more football success

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The Atlantic Coast Conference has new teams, a renegotiated TV package and a media-rights deal that offers protection from future realignment. And to go along with that new look, the league sure could use some football success. Full story...
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Soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting

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A military jury has sentenced Maj. Nidal Hasan to death for killing 13 people during the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood. Full story...
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Driver cited for hitting CFCC student crossing street

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videoA driver has been charged after police say he hit a CFCC student making her way to class this morning. Full story...
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Jobs for highly-paid McCrory staffers never posted

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Gov. Pat McCrory says two 24-year-old campaign staffers landed senior-level jobs in his administration because they were the most qualified applicants, beating out older candidates. But the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, where Matthew McKillip and Ricky Diaz got big promotions and raises, has been unable to provide any evidence their positions were advertised or that other applicants were considered. Full story...
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Broken taillight leads to drugs, counterfeit money

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A deputy noticing a broken taillight landed two men behind bars on drug charges. At least one of them may also face counterfeiting charges. Full story...
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