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Archive - 2013

Worker hurt while dismantling other version of Vortex ride at State Fair

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videoA worker dismantling a ride at the North Carolina State Fair has been hurt. Agriculture Department spokesman Brian Long says the man was injured when a piece of a ride called The Vortex fell on him around 3:30 a.m. Monday. Full story...
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Two suspects dead, one jailed after restaurant robbery leads to police shooting

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videoOn the same night Wilmington Police launched a joint patrol effort with New Hanover County Sheriff's deputies to combat the city's gang problem, officers wound up in a shoot-out after the latest late-night restaurant robbery. When it was over, two suspects were dead and a third was in the hospital. Full story...
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WWAY's Sunday night sports - October 27

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videoWe like to catch up with area athletes when they move onto the ACC. We did that on Sunday in regard to former South Columbus Stallion Pharoah McKever who is now a freshman at NC State. The UNCW women's soccer team earned a spot in the CAA tourney on Sunday. Alabama won the Landfall Tradition. The World Series is tied at 2. Boston won 4-2 in game 4 over St.Louis. Plus more! Full story...
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37th Annual NC Festival by the Sea

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videoIn Holden Beach, folks looking to have some fun in the sun flocked to the 37th Annual NC Festival by the Sea. With close to 150 vendors, this year's festival was bigger than ever before. From live music, to a car show, and even a street dance, this festival had something for everyone, especially those who like to snack on some delicious free samples. Full story...
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Alabama secures Landfall Tradition title

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videoThe University of Alabama excels in more than just football. Add women's golf to the list as well. Alabama led from wire to wire at this weekend's Landfall Tradition. The Crimson Tide captured first place followed by Duke and Clemson in the women's golf event. Full story...
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Carolina Beach welcomes a new tradition

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videoTeams of twenty paddled 45-foot long canoes this weekend in the Carolina Beach Yacht Basin for the first Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival. Full story...
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Triathlon attracts athletes nation-wide

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videoAthletes from all over the country started a long day of swimming, biking, and running at Wrightsville Beach Saturday morning for the PPD Beach2Battleship iron distance and half iron distance triathlon. Full story...
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WWAY's Friday night sports - October 25

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videoWeek ten of the high school football season is complete. We had highlights on the 5th Quarter from North Brunswick-Dixon, East Bladen-Wallace-Rose Hill, St. Pauls-South Columbus, Topsail-South Brunswick, Hoggard-Laney and New Hanover-West Brunswick + postgame reaction from New Hanover's nail-biter victory + NC State's Pharoah McKever returns to the 5th Quarter with a cameo from Tabor City. Full story...
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NC NAACP president goes to court for protests

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The state president of the NAACP joined a group of people who were arrested during the series of protests at the General Assembly. Full story...
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Gun rights groups threatens Raleigh with lawsuit

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A gun rights group is threatening to sue the city of Raleigh for not updating signs in city parks telling visitors that firearms aren't allowed. Full story...
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