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Archive - Apr 2014

Man convicted of killing child charged with murder of missing Shannon Rippy

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videoThe search for a missing woman might have ended Tuesday night, but not the way family and friends had hoped. Last night police accused James Bradley, who was convicted of a 1988 murder, of killing Shannon Rippy Vannewkirk. Full story...
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Brett Blizzard update; Hammerheads preview; Crumpler returns to Wilmington & more!

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videoFormer NFL tight end Alge Crumpler will be returning to Wilmington this weekend. The New Hanover High graduate heads this year's induction class for the 2014 Greater Wilmington Sports Hall of Fame. On Wednesday we addressed the home scoring drought for the Wilmington Hammerheads. On Wednesday the NCHSSA adopted new guidelines concerning the mercy rule for high school football and basketball. Plus more including a Blizzard/Callahan matchup in Italy! Full story...
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WHA trespassing list easier to get

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videoThe Wilmington Housing Authority made its trespassing list easier to find. The move comes at the urging of many. WHA Board Chair, Jeff Hovis, says this is the first time the list has been posted online. Full story...
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Booze question on Bladen County ballot

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videoWhen booze is on the ballot there is no shortage of opinions and come next Tuesday voters will make their opinions law. Along the sleepy roads of Bladen County there are places to stop and buy beer just not everywhere. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Turning silver into gold

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videoOur Extraordinary Person of the Week helped turn a silver event into gold! Full story...
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Two women arrested for leaving kids unsupervised

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videoFour children are now in custody of the Onslow County Department of Social Services. Full story...
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With tax incentives still in doubt, Wilmywood busy as ever

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videoState lawmakers may not be sure about the future of North Carolina's film incentives, but filmmakers appear to be pretty happy with them right now, as several productions are busy shooting around town. Full story...
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Senior-oriented community planned for Brunswick County

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videoBrunswick County is about to get another, large-scale community. Developers promise they have the right ingredients for success in a region where the recession left many planned communities looking like ghost towns. Full story...
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Community group to mark 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

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videoThis year marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed it into law July 2, 1964. In honor of the landmark event, Countywide Community Development Corporation is hosting "Celebrate the Dream." Full story...
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Isaiah Washington to watch Burke's return to 'Grey's Anatomy' with WWAY, StarNews

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videoEarlier this week we told you about StarNews reporter Ashley Withers using Twitter to ask actor Isaiah Washington if he would join her to watch his return to "Grey's Anatomy" Thursday night. Washington told Withers if we at WWAY would join in, it might happen. Well, it looks like it's happening! Full story...
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WWAY says goodbye to Ashley Jacobs

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videoIt's a sad day at WWAY, as we say goodbye to Good Morning Carolina anchor Ashley Jacobs. Ashley's husband Nick recently earned a promotion to Warrant Officer in the US Marine Corps. As a result, he, along with Ashley and their two young kids, have been transferred to Camp Pendleton outside San Diego. Full story...
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Man killed in fire believed set by murder suspect identified

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videoAn autopsy has positively identified the man found dead in a suspected arson in Tabor City yesterday. Assistant Columbus County Coroner William Hannah says the victim is Eugene T. McQueen. Full story...
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Pedestrian hit by car taken to the hospital after crash

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A pedestrian hit by a car near a Wilmington intersection last night was taken to the hospital for injuries from the crash, according to dispatchers. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Topsail High student in competition for new handicap van

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videoIt's mobility awareness month, and to celebrate the National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association is giving away five brand new wheelchair accessible vehicles. One Topsail High School student is hoping to be a lucky winner! Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: McMahon flier says he's a Hoggard grad; Not true

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Ed McMahon's campaign office stated he graduated from Hoggard High School in 1987. Problem is, McMahon graduated from high school in Massachusetts. Full story...
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