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Archive - 2013

Hotel worker robbed at knifepoint

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Wilmington Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Jameson Inn on Dunlea Court. WPD Lt. Michael Fanta says a little after 2 a.m. Saturday a suspect entered the hotel with a knife and demanded money from an employee. Full story...
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Morning fire ruled an accident

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says a house fire this early this morning was an accident. Crews responded to the call around 6 a.m. at 1005 N. Kerr Ave. Full story...
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This Day in NC History: Vicks VapoRub, a Mighty Salve

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On December 29, 1854 Lunsford Richardson, the inventor of Vicks VapoRub, was born in Johnston County. After graduating from Davidson College with a degree in Latin in 1875, Richardson joined his brother-in-law, Dr. Joshua Vick in Selma. There he used his Latin skills to learn the names of chemicals used as drugs and become a pharmacist. Full story...
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Former mayor of Chadbourn dies at 87

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videoThe News Reporter in Whiteville reports former mayor of Chadbourn Leo Mercer died on Thursday at Columbus Regional Healthcare. Full story...
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WWAY's Full Court Press - Dec. 27

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videoThe final Full Court Press of 2013 is in the books. There aren't as many Wilmington teams in the championship contests as some local fans would like, but Ashley has a spot in the girls title game of the Brogden event on Saturday. We have analysis from three different holiday tournaments on Friday's Full Court Press. Full story...
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UPDATE: Amber Alert canceled, missing boy found safe

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An Amber Alert for a missing Robeson County is cancelled. The child was found safe. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: January weather outlook

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videoThe holiday season has come and gone and the New Year is right around the corner. But what kind of weather will the first month of the year hold? George Elliott stopped by to give us his weather predictions in Explore with George. Full story...
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Texas based non-profit looks to help local veterans

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videoA Texas based non-profit agency aimed at preventing homelessness among veterans expanded to North Carolina this year. Family Endeavors opened offices in Charlotte, Fayetteville, and Jacksonville. Combined, the three offices work with more than 40 counties across the state. Full story...
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UPDATE: Second Marine claims to be victim in sex extortion case

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videoAccording to warrants from the Jacksonville Police Department, the investigation began when the Marine told officers Wednesday that he had met a person he thought was a female on the social networking site, MeetMe.com. The Marine said he agreed to meet this person at a home on King Street in Jacksonville. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Local attorney looking for DAK employees jipped on retirement

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videoWilmington attorney Mitch Baker is trying to track down all of the former DAK Americas employees who had errors in their retirement plans. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory pardons two

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Governor Pat McCrory granted unconditional pardons to two men who completed their sentences for offenses committed more than 35 years ago and have since become outstanding citizens. Full story...
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Leland police officer goes to hospital after woman rams patrol cars, leads police on chase

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videoA Leland Police Officer was hospitalized Thursday night after a woman slammed into his patrol car. According to Leland Police Chief Mike James, the loss prevention team at the Walmart on New Pointe Blvd. had been tipped off by the Walmart in Wilmington to watch out for a woman they suspected of shoplifting. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - December 26

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videoThe first round of the Leon Brogden Holiday Basketball Tournament is over. Click the play video icon to see our highlights from all of the opening day games at UNCW. In many cases we also have postgame reaction. Game times for Friday's action is posted as well. Full story...
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New Associated Press poll shows what mattered in news

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video In a new Associated Press poll, a large number of Americans are ready to wave goodbye to 2013. The AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve Poll was conducted several weeks ago and included online interviews from 1,367 adults. Full story...
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After-Christmas shopping and returns begin in the Port City

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videoChristmas is over, but the sales and returns are just beginning. You've stuffed your face with delicious Christmas treats, unwrapped some the presents under the tree, and hopefully thanked Santa for the wonderful gifts. But Santa did not please everyone this year. Full story...
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