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Archive - 2013

Town sues local business owner over guns on private property

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videoThe Town of Holly Ridge served Dorothy Royal owner of Surf City guns and ammo with a lawsuit Tuesday, saying she can no longer use firearms on her property. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION: Documents show founder of Roger Bacon Academy making millions

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A records request uncovers that Baker Mitchell, founder of Roger Bacon Academy (RBA) in Leland, is making millions of dollars running local charter schools. Full story...
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Entire school joins in for anti-bullying video

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videoStudents at Myrtle Grove Middle School took bullying into their own hands today by making a video condemning the act. Full story...
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Three men charged with Thursday bank robbery

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videoWilmington Police have arrested three men suspected of robbing a bank yesterday morning. Robert Houston Ward, 39, of Leland, Warnie Dean Jones, Jr., 35, of Currie, and Brandice Charles Ward, 38, of Wilmington are charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon in connection with the robbery of the PNC Bank at 2015 S. 17th Street around 11 a.m. Thursday. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Government shutdown costing New Hanover Co. $300,000 a week; Planning service cuts

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videoIn response to lost funding, the administration is moving forward with the following reduction plan, effective immediately, to generate the necessary weekly reduction of $300,000... Full story...
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McCrory pushes manufacturing jobs, says outlook good for SENC

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videoNorth Carolina's economy continues to try and bounce back from the great recession. Now Gov. Pat McCrory is pushing a sort of back-to-the-future approach by focusing on manufacturing jobs. McCrory says manufacturing is key to our economic recovery. The question, though, is where are those jobs for our community. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: McCrory: Cooper could be witness against NC in voter ID suit

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says Attorney General Roy Cooper could wind up a witness against the state of North Carolina in a lawsuit the US Department of Justice filed against the state's new voter ID law. Full story...
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Oak Island crews collect sea oats seeds to protect the dunes

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video Volunteers are helping the Town of Oak Island collect sea oats seeds that will allow the town to continue replenishing their dunes. This helps to guard against major water damage during storms. Full story...
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Greenfield Lake Garden Party today

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videoThe Wilmington Rotary Club is holding the inaugural Fall Garden Party today at the Rotary Wheel at Greenfield Park. The event features live music, local food and spirits to entertain you as the city of Wilmington kicks off Riverfest weekend. Full story...
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WWAY's Thursday night sports - October 4

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videoOn Thursday we checked out basketball practice at East Carolina, soccer action from Legion Stadium and we provided a week 7 high school football preview. Former East Bladen football standout Desmond Bryant left Thursday's NFL game early due to shortness of breath. Plus more. Full story...
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Chief: Suspect is 'cold-blooded murderer'

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videoWilmington Police have arrested a 20-year-old man for the murder of Angelo Freeman, 51, Tuesday night on Lilac Court. Nicholas Terrell Bannerman is charged with first-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, burglary, arson, kidnapping and conspiracy. Full story...
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Creekwood residents, WPD search for ways to stop violence

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video After responding to numerous calls of shots fired in Creekwood over the weekend WPD is turning to the community for answers on how to stop the violence. Full story...
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Wilmington man sentenced for robbery and firearm charges

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In federal court, a Wilmington man was sentenced to 27 years in prison Thursday. Full story...
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Armed robbery on Carolina Beach Road

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video There was an armed robbery at 5002 Carolina Beach Road. The business at the address is Silver Lake Market. Full story...
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Take Back the Night rally steps out downtown

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video Organizers held the 24th annual Take Back the Night march and rally in downtown Wilmington. This event kicks off Domestic Violence Awareness month. Full story...
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