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Archive - Jul 2014

FIRST ON 3: Mitchell quits NC Charter School Advisory Board

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videoAmid controversy and a federal investigation, Roger Bacon Academy founder Baker Mitchell has resigned from the state's Charter School Advisory Board. Full story...
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Kevin Keatts throws out first pitch at Shark Tank; Sharks win third straight

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videoClearly this was one of the best nights to be at the Shark Tank all year. UNCW basketball coach Kevin Keatts threw out the first pitch. The Florence head coach got tossed out of the game after throwing a slew of bats onto the field. Michael Montville hit a homer for the second night in a row. Jon Olczak was terrific on the mound. Sam Foy had three hits. Plus more! Full story...
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Amendment to try and save film incentives passes NC House

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videoThe NC House passed an amendment this afternoon that may save film incentives in the state for at least one more year. Full story...
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DA: "She is to be commended for her bravery"

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After more than two years in the court system, a domestic sexual abuse case came to a close Thursday. A Burgaw man pleaded guilty in Pender County Superior Court to sex and weapons charges stemming from an April 14, 2012, incident at his house on Highway 52 East. All this is according to a news release from District Attorney Ben David. Full story...
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New Hanover County couple charged with insurance fraud

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A Castle Hayne couple was arrested for providing false and misleading information to an insurance company. Full story...
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WWAY SURPRISE SQUAD perks up Pender shoppers

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videoOur Surprise Squad was out and about again today. This time, we're making the day of some unsuspecting people at the Hampstead Food Lion. Full story...
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Coastal Lifestyle Expo 2014

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videoThe Coastal Lifestyle Expo is back! The 50+ event will be held at the Wilmington Convention Center Friday afternoon. Full story...
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Taking a look at the disappearance of two local fishermen; a 25 year-old unsolved mystery

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videoIn a special report the Star News is taking a deeper look into a Carolina Beach disappearance that happened 25 years ago. Two men left to go fishing one morning in Carolina beach and never returned. Full story...
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BCSO targets drug offenders in Operation Summer Heat

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video The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office set out early this morning on Operation Summer Heat with a list of 54 names. Full story...
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Woman, alleged accomplice arrested for husband's 2010 murder

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videoTwo people have been charged with a four-year-old murder in Bladen County. Donyee Bowman Jessup, 29, of Fayetteville, and Garry Tyrell McCray Jr., 26, Salisbury, MD, have been charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Johnnie Terrel Jessup. Full story...
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