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Archive - 2013

A Ford Bronco and eight animatronic reindeer...

One of my fondest Christmas memories as a child was riding to look at Christmas lights, an activity we enjoyed two nights each Christmas season.

Pender County man charged with trying to kill wife

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videoA Burgaw Man is accused of trying to kill his wife. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says 51 year old Tommy Wayne Smith is charged with attempted 1st degree murder, assault by strangulation, 1st degree sexual offense, assault on a female, and communicating threats. Full story...
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Woman charged with DWI after crash into parked cars

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videoA 22-year-old woman is charged with DWI after highway patrol said she accidentally ran her car into three parked cars early Tuesday morning. Highway patrol said Sara Mae Scribner was driving her car through the Cape Harbor Apartments complex off of Market Street and Gordon Road when she crashed into the cars around 1 a.m. Full story...
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Catching Up With Kelly: Holiday Gift Ideas

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videoWe have a very cool idea for all you last-minute shoppers. It's a gift that can bring a sense of the ocean right into your home. Full story...
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Residents evacuated, roads closed after construction crews strike gas line

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Some Wilmington residents have been evacuated and several roads closed down after construction crews struck a gas line just after noon today. Wilmington fire crews are on the scene of the leak at the intersection of 13th and Glenn Streets, where some roads are blocked because of the repairs underway. Full story...
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Zaxby's reopening; Checkers coming to Walmart; Cook-Out in the junction?

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videoPaul Stephen from the StarNews has his weekly restaurant round-up. Full story...
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Governor's Office announces year-end estimates for film in NC

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videoTelevision series fuel strong year that sees 5,700 production days, $254 million in spending, and 25,000 job opportunities. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police arrest four following shots fired, car chase

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videoReports of shots fired from inside a vehicle sparks a short car chase with police, and ends in several arrests. It all started just after 10:30 last night in the 4400 block of Wrightsville Avenue when police say a concerned citizen reported someone firing shots out of a burgundy car with at least three passengers inside. Full story...
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Suicide death of Davina Buff Jones now ruled 'undetermined'

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video The evidence in this case supports two divergent theories about cause of death. That is, Officer Jones was either murdered or died of a self-inflicted gunshot. Currently, there are seasoned investigators, whose opinions I value and respect, on both sides of this debate. Yet, it is in this divergence, that the appropriate determination becomes manifest. Given the well-documented uncertainty which surrounds this case, justice demands that the cause of death be classified as undetermined by this agency. Full story...
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Marine dies in skydiving accident

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video When Cherilyn McGraw won a skydiving trip on the Ellen DeGeneres Show it was supposed to be a trip of a lifetime for she and her husband, but unfortunately that dream trip turned into a nightmare when her husband tragically passed away. Full story...
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WWAY's Monday night sports - December 16

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videoOn Tuesday the Wilmington Christian Academy boys basketball team lost a heartbreaker in overtime. The UNCW women's basketball team lost to Wake Forest. UNCW head coach Adell Harris is a graduate of Wake Forest. Plus more! Full story...
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Formal complaint filed against Wilmington Housing Authority

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A formal complaint was filed with Attorney General Roy Cooper's office Monday against the Wilmington Housing Authority regarding lack of access to public records. Full story...
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Brunswick County to keep current sales tax distribution method

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videoBrunswick County’s Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to leave the sales tax distribution method unchanged at Monday night’s regular board meeting. Full story...
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Fit Minute - Kickboxing

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videoIn this week's Fit Minute, people are still kicking and punching their way to 'knockout' bodies. Instructors say kickboxing will not only keep you fit, it will also keep you sane! Full story...
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North Topsail Beach home destroyed by fire

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videoAshes and burnt wood litter the ground around a pricey oceanfront North Topsail Beach home that burned down over the weekend. Firefighters say the nine-bedroom, nearly 5,000 square foot home is a total loss. Full story...
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