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Archive - Jan 9, 2014

EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: 2014 Taking Control of Your Health Fair

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videoThe 2014 Taking Control of Your Health Fair was today. People came out to Independence Mall in Wilmington to take advantage of free information, medical screenings, and more. Full story...
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Students help WPD with Port City's cold cases

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videoIn more than two decades the trail of more than 30 murder cases have gone cold in the Port City. To bring public awareness to some of these cases, Wilmington Police have teamed up with Cape Fear Community College to create public service announcements. Full story...
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GOP-led panel: No queries on Medicaid card misfire

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State legislators with responsibility for overseeing state government computer systems are showing little interest in investigating last week's massive privacy breach at the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Police called to slain teen's home 32 times since 2006

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videoThe Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says Dep. Samantha Lewis went to the hospital for ear discomfort after the gun shot that killed Keith Vidal Sunday in boiling spring lakes was fired close to her ear. Plus, we're learning more about how often law enforcement had to go to Vidal’s home Full story...
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Police identify man wanted for shooting last night

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videoNavassa Police have identified a man wanted for a shooting late last night. Anthony Anderson is wanted for the shooting of Tyson McMillan. Full story...
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State health officials report 21st flu death in NC

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State health officials report the death toll from the seasonal flu outbreak has risen to 21, leading to a renewed call for residents across North Carolina to get vaccinated. Full story...
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NC high-tech driver's license project moving ahead

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A dispute between North Carolina's Division of Motor Vehicles and a company picked to create high-tech driver's licenses for the state appears resolved for now. Full story...
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Obama to visit North Carolina for event on economy

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President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit North Carolina for what's being described as "an event on the economy." Full story...
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Battle over unemployment benefits latest example of political polarization

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videoA battle over unemployment benefits has become another partisan battle in the Tar Heel State, and in Washington, renewing unemployment benefits is stuck in negotiations between Democrats and Republicans. Full story...
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South Brunswick HS student in custody after allegedly making threat of mass violence at school

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video A high school student is in custody after allegedly making threats about an act of mass violence at a Brunswick County School. Court documents show Tevin Devon Lee, 18, is charged with one count of false report of mass violence on educational property. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Saffo says he has no plans to run for Congress

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videoWilmington Mayor Bill Saffo says he does not have plans to run for the Congressional seat open after Rep. Mike McIntyre announced he will retire at the end of his ninth term. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. couple charged with robbing developer

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video A Brunswick County couple is charged with allegedly stealing $36,000 worth of items from the home of a real estate developer, including historical artifacts and an ATV. Full story...
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UNC seeking no tuition increase, higher fees

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videoNorth Carolina's public university system is writing a budget for next year that includes no tuition increases for undergraduates who live in the state and raises fees by an average less than any time in the past five years. Full story...
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Investigators say Pine Valley fire was arson

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department says there is $25,000 worth of damage to a home set on fire last night. Investigators says someone broke into the home on Pine Valley Drive and set a mattress on fire. Full story...
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Search warrant explains North Carolina State Fair Vortex ride tampering before injuries

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A search warrant made public Thursday explains how a safety mechanism on the Vortex ride was allegedly tampered with before the ride malfunctioned at the North Carolina State Fair in October - causing injuries. Full story...
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