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Archive - Jan 21, 2014

WWAY's Tuesday night sports - January 21

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videoTuesday night is typically a full night for high school hoops, but that wasn't the case tonight. We still managed to find some basketball action though. UNCW is proud to announce senior Rafael Aita made the roster for his native country for the Davis Cup. Aita will play for Peru in the upcoming Davis Cup. Plus more! Full story...
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Threat of snow causes cancellations

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video We may not see much snow here in Wilmington, but the weather outside is still frightful. And for local high school students, that is so delightful. Full story...
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Council agrees to ask for grant to hire gang prevention specialists

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videoThe Wilmington City Council took another step to fight the gang problem in Wilmington Tuesday night. Council Members passed a resolution to apply for a grant to hire one full-time and one part-time gang prevention specialist. Full story...
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Municipal Golf Course work could cost up to $1 million

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videoIt was supposed to be a $700,000 project. But, the city's spokeswoman, Melissa Talbert, said it will now most likely cost more than $1 million to restore the greens and bunkers, plus do drainage and irrigation improvements because crews must make more repairs than originally thought. Full story...
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Retired doctor another candidate in NC Senate race

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A retired physician is adding to the Republicans entering this year's race for U.S. Senate in North Carolina. Dr. Edward Kryn of Clayton said late Tuesday he will seek the GOP nomination. At least seven Republicans have announced they're running in the May primary. The winner is expected to take on Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan in November. Full story...
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NC Museum of Art receives work by Mary Cassatt

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A Winston-Salem woman and some anonymous donors have given the N.C. Museum of Art its first work by Mary Cassatt for its permanent collection. Officials said Tuesday that "Portrait of Madame X Dressed for the Matinee" will go on view in the museum's impressionist gallery later this month. Full story...
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Cayman police search for body of missing NC diver

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Police say David Byles of Pinehurst, North Carolina, was last seen Sunday during an organized dive at Barracuda Wall off Grand Cayman's Seven Mile Beach. The 57-year-old tourist disappeared while he swam back to the dive boat with his wife. Full story...
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Teacher of the Week: Chief Frost

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videoRetired Naval Chief Thomas Frost is a man with a strong military background. But if you think he’s all work and no play…well, you’re wrong. We get him to crack a smile during the Teacher of the Week presentation. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. School Board mulls community advisory committee

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videoMonths of controversy over "The Color Purple" prompted the Brunswick County Board of Education to take a look at changing some policies. Today the board decided not to amend two policies dealing with course material for now Full story...
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Jury selection starts Wednesday in 2011 Club 609 murder

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video Jury selection begins tomorrow in a Wilmington murder case Garry Orlando Hines is charged with killing Cornelius Blanks outside what was Club 609 at Market St. and Kerr Ave. in May 2011. Full story...
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Wilmington murder retrial moved to Onslow County

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videoA man who's murder conviction was reversed by the North Carolina Court of Appeals has once again pleaded not guilty. This time his trial will be held out of New Hanover County. Full story...
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Cousin of murder victim arrested for incident Sunday

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video A Burgaw man is behind bars for his involvement in a hostile crowd Sunday. We spoke with Marquis Jackson yesterday afternoon about the murder of his cousin before he was charged with inciting to riot. Full story...
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ABC pilot 'Secrets & Lies' looking for extras

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video A new television drama has set up shop and is looking for actors. The best part: you will be able to watch the show right here on WWAY and ABC. Full story...
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Former park worker pleads guilty to trading community service hours for cash

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video A former Hugh MacRae Park groundskeeper pleaded guilty today to trading court ordered community service hours for cash. Full story...
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Gov. McCrory talks about year ahead

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videoGov. Pat McCrory says he wants his second year in office to focus on improving North Carolina's economic climate, supporting public school teachers and making state government more efficient. Full story...
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