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Archive - Jul 1, 2014

ONLY ON 3: Plan for Wilmington mosque faces opposition from neighbors

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video An office building in Wilmington might be turned into a new mosque, but the idea has some neighbors concerned. The Islamic community is growing in Wilmington and now looking for more space. They found an empty office building on Rankin Street, but rezoning is not the only obstacle they have run into. Full story...
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T.J. Spivey leaving South Columbus to go to West Brunswick; Bob Hanna to coach Trojan football

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videoPending school board approval West Brunswick has a new head baseball and football coach. Bob Hanna was up for board approval on Tuesday night in order to be the new West Brunswick football head coach. Hanna has been the head football coach at Irmo High School in Columbia, South Carolina the last 20 years. Pending school board approval the new head baseball coach at West Brunswick High is T.J. Spivey. He's been the head baseball coach at South Columbus the last two years. Full story...
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4-year-old hoops phenom from Wilmington outplays age, size

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videoIn 11 more years Josiah Brown will likely be playing high school basketball in Wilmington. That sounds like an extremely long wait, but it makes sense due to Josiah's age. This Wilmington phenom hasn't even reached kindergarten yet. Full story...
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Pedestrian hit by vehicle while crossing Market

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New Hanover County dispatch has confirmed a pedestrian was hit by a vehicle Tuesday night. Full story...
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Some Teachers Unhappy With Ashley High School

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videoAs a student at Ashley High School, Eason Saffo has concerns. “I don't think they're being treated fairly by the administration,” Saffo said. They are teachers and he took his concerns to the school board Tuesday. Full story...
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Storm threat doesn't dampen Oak Island's annual Beach Day

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videoFolks enjoying beach day in Oak Island Tuesday afternoon celebrate Beach Day. Full story...
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'Tammy' premieres early in Wilmington

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videoThe movie "Tammy" opens nationwide Wednesday. But, in Wilmington, it opened Tuesday. It was a special night for Hollywood East. Fans of the stars Melissa McCarthy and Susan Sarandon flocked to Regal Cinemas at Mayfaire for a special early screening of the movie "Tammy." Full story...
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Residents against wood pellet export

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videoWilmington residents gathered Downtown to speak out against a wood pellet export facility in Wilmington. Full story...
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Guests left without water at the Hilton

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videoThe Hilton Wilmington Riverside is experiencing some big problems right as the holiday weekend is about to get underway. Full story...
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Team USA eliminated at World Cup

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They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world's game. The end of the ride came at the exact same point as four years ago, with an overtime loss in the World Cup's round of 16. Full story...
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WWAY SURPRISE SQUAD sparks smiles at Four County Electric

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videoSeveral people were paying the minimum amount on their electric bill Tuesday, just trying to keep lights and air conditioner on. Thanks to Perry's Emporium, the Surprise Squad was in Bladen County today to help out. Full story...
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NC House honors Maya Angelou with resolution

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The North Carolina House has voted to honor the life and memory of author, poet and teacher Maya Angelou. House members unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that remembers Angelou as an extraordinary woman and hails her lasting legacy. Full story...
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Cape Lookout announces closing in advance of storm

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Officials at Cape Lookout National Seashore say they will close the area to the public in advance of Tropical Storm Arthur. The National Park Service released a statement Tuesday saying the seashore would close to the public on Wednesday at 5 p.m., and remain closed until further notice. Full story...
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Couple charged with drugs, child abuse after three-month investigation

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videoThe New Hanover County Sheriff's Office says a three-month heroin investigation by its Vice/Narcotics Unit ended with two people in jail on drug and child abuse charges. Full story...
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Galleria deannexation bill passes in General Assembly

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videoGoodbye, Wrightsville Beach. Hello, Wilmington. A bill to allow the old Galleria property to transfer municipalities has passed in the General Assembly. Full story...
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