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Archive - 2014

Brian Berger released from jail

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New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is out of jail for the first time in more than three months. According to the New Hanover County Jail, Berger was released to a Jail Diversion program around 1 p.m. Full story...
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Man dies after Kure Beach ocean rescue attempt

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The man rescued from the waters at Kure Beach has died from his injuries, the police chief said. Full story...
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Students weigh in on healthy habits with backpacks, lightening the load

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CFCC students weighed in on more than just class to promote healthy habits in downtown Wilmington today, just in time for National Backpack Day. Full story...
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Suspect arrested for August murder

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Wilmington Police have arrested a man and charged him with a murder in August. The District Attorney's Office says Cordero Alexander Pridgen is being held without bond for the murder of Edmund Lane. He made his first court appearance this morning. Full story...
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Semi rolls over at busy Wilmington intersection

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A rolled over tractor trailer has affected traffic at a busy Wilmington intersection. Late this morning the semi rolled over at the north end of Carolina Beach Road at the intersection at Burnett Blvd. and S. 3rd Street taking out the traffic light. Full story...
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Team of the Week - Trask

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videoTrask defeated East Columbus last week in high school football. It was the second win in a row for Trask. The Titans previously hadn't won two games in a row since 2010. We're recognizing Trask with the WWAY Farm Bureau Insurance at Mayfaire Team of the Week award. Full story...
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WPD investigating after officers find blood in roadway, victim at hospital

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Police are investigating after they say ShotSpotter led them to a crime scene where officers found blood and evidence in the road, before later discovering a victim in the hospital. Full story...
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Police: Victim pulls pistol on trio trying to rob him with gun for sale

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Wilmington Police say the victim of an attempted armed robbery pulled a pistol on the trio when they tried robbing him with the empty gun he was selling. Full story...
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NC prosecutor warns Internet sweepstakes operators

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Johnston County's district attorney is warning Internet sweepstakes operators they must close by Nov. 1 or face the possibility of criminal charges. Full story...
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Ethan Farmer, Pharoah McKever, New Hanover-Topsail soccer & more

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videoFormer South Columbus football standout Ethan Farmer is trying to make the most out of his senior season for the North Carolina Tar Heels. Farmer and the Tar Heels are currently undefeated. In fact the Heels will be facing in-state foe East Carolina this weekend. On Wednesday Farmer provided his thoughts on the upcoming ECU-UNC game. Plus we had New Hanover-Topsail soccer and more! Full story...
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What's up with Jerry Wainwright?

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videoWe spotted former UNCW men's head basketball coach Jerry Wainwright at a high school football game recently. It appears the coach will lay low during the upcoming basketball season. Of course with all coaches, that's subject to change. Full story...
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More answers in the hot car death of a sheriff's K-9 deputy

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videoNew information in the case of a Duplin County Sheriff's K-9 deputy that died after allegedly being left inside a hot patrol car for about 24 hours. Full story...
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Neighbors react to cop accused of chase

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videoA former Leland Police officer accused of leading a high-speed chase from Brunswick County into South Carolina was wanted on warrants that accuse him of threats against a woman and her children involving a rifle. Police were attempting to serve those warrants when they say Smith fled. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Historical Hands on Deck!

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videoIn 1988, a woman would apply for a job aboard the USS North Carolina Battleship. She didn't get it. Then the job reopened. She got it this go around! Now she is a key player in using her creativity to bring the life of Battleship North Carolina to life. What we have are historical hands on deck! Full story...
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"Unsafe" portion of Downtown Riverwalk closing

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videoOn Tuesday night, city staff announced that they will be blocking off about half a block of the downtown riverwalk as they make some much needed repairs to the wooden planks. Full story...
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