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Archive - Feb 24, 2014

State basketball playoffs: WWAY's Monday night sports - Feb. 24

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videoThe New Hanover boys basketball team got off to a slow start on Monday in the first round of the state playoffs, but the Wildcats ended up sending Ashley packing. We had highlights from nine different games on Monday! We had video from Shallotte, Jacksonville, Wilmington, Lake Waccamaw, Whiteville and Rocky Point. This includes three of the best slam dunks of the season. Plus more! Full story...
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FIT MINUTE: Stretching your upper body

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videoBefore or after your workout personal trainers say you need to stretch. But, many forget to or just don't want to. WWAY's Makenzi Henderson shows you why you'll want to take the extra time to release and open up your muscles. She focuses on the upper body in this week's Fit Minute. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. voters to decide sales tax hike in May

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video For the last few months Brunswick County Commissioners have been trying to discuss the best way to use the sales tax in their county. First they voted down changing sales tax distribution. Now they're asking voters to increase the tax. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty to stabbing girlfriend at hospital

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videoA Wilmington man who admitted earlier this year to stabbing his girlfriend at New Hanover Regional Medical Center pleaded guilty today to multiple crimes. Full story...
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Drama threatens to upstage Thalian Association's milestone anniversary

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videoThe Thalian Association celebrates its 225th anniversary this year, but the excitement is being upstaged by a real-life drama unfolding behind the scenes of the Official Community Theater of North Carolina. Full story...
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Columbus County woman wins $150,000 in lottery

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A Whiteville woman is more than $100,000 richer after stopping for gas Friday night. Full story...
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FedEx manager in NC accused of taking packages

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Detectives with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Detectives have charged a local Fed Ex facility manager with taking packages, some of which contained iPads. Full story...
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Democratic incumbent Hagan files for Senate

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US Sen. Kay Hagan says she's running for re-election because North Carolina voters want bipartisan solutions in Washington and accuses conservative special interests already spending millions against her of promoting extreme policies. Full story...
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Cannonball found in building wall

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videoWilmington fire and police departments responded Monday afternoon to 43rd Street near Wrightsville Avenue after a report that a cannonball had been found, said a Wilmington Fire Department battalion chief. Full story...
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MLB collision rule leaves open exceptions

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Major League Baseball and its players have banned most home plate collisions but left open an exception if the catcher has the ball and is blocking the runner's direct path to home plate. Full story...
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Taco Bell takes aim at McDonald's with breakfast

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Egg McMuffin, meet the Waffle Taco. Taco Bell is readying for the launch of its national breakfast menu on March 27, with items such as the A.M. Crunchwrap designed to appeal to its fan base of younger men. Full story...
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Marc Benson enters race for New Hanover Co. Sheriff

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videoThe race for New Hanover County Sheriff has a Republican in the running. Private investigator and radio talk show host Marc Benson filed today. Incumbent Ed McMahon and his predecessor Sid Causey have filed on the Democratic side. Full story...
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Actor/director Harold Ramis dead at 69

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An attorney for Harold Ramis says the actor has died. Fred Toczek tells The Associated Press that Ramis died early Monday morning from complications of autoimmune inflammatory disease. He was 69. Full story...
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Duke slips one spot, UNC reenters latest AP poll

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UNC is back in the Associated Press Top 25 after a win over rival Duke. The Blue Devils slipped one spot in the poll despite a win over then top-ranked Syracuse. Full story...
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Fuzzy Peach sold in deal worth up to $830,000

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videoFuzzy Peach, a self-serve frozen yogurt store started by a group of UNCW graduates with locations in three states, has been sold. Full story...
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