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Archive - 2011 - News story

Downtown plans for New Year's Eve

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video It's no Times Square but downtown Wilmington is always a popular spot to ring in the New Year. Question is, can revelers keep themselves under control and will the cops be ready for them if they can't? Full story...
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Recently adopted dog that was abused missing on Oak Island

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This is Molly, she is about 9 months old. A chocolate lab mix. She was just adopted from SOAR and slipped her collar at her new home on NW 3rd St on Oak Island. Full story...
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Verizon reverses on $2 fee for one-time payments

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After a customer backlash, Verizon Wireless is dropping a plan to start charging $2 for every payment subscribers make over the phone or online with their credit cards. Full story...
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Robert Downey Jr. requesting 3-inch lifts for Iron Man 3

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The longtime actor behind the cinematic version of Tony Stark wants to appear taller come Iron Man 3. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Girl fight at Laney caught on cell phone; Posted on YouTube

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video We got a heads-up this morning from a concerned parent regarding a video of a fight between two girls posted on YouTube. The two go to Laney High School and the fight happened last week outside the cafeteria. Full story...
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BREAKING UPDATE: Multi-car accident shuts down Market St.

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Authorities shut down a portion of Market Street at Alexander Street near Jones Fish Camp due to a multi-car accident. Full story...
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WPD makes cocaine & heroin bust on Castle Street

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In recent weeks, WPD has received numerous complaints that the occupants of 1216 Castle Street were selling narcotics. Detectives executed a search warrant there Thursday night at the residence of David Benjamin Alston. Full story...
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Powerball tickets going to $2 in January

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video The change will result in the first price increase in tickets since the game started almost 20 years ago. Beginning Jan. 15, Powerball tickets will cost $2 each. The first Powerball drawing under the new game structure will be on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Full story...
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NRC will keep closer eye on Brunswick nuclear plant

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The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has determined that fuel oil tank rooms serving the Brunswick nuclear plant’s emergency diesel generators were not properly protected from possible flooding, a finding of “low to moderate safety significance” that will result in increased NRC inspection and oversight of the facility. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Victimized store clerk gets shooting lessons

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video You may remember the Wrightsville Country Store clerk who shot a robber in November. Having had no experience with a gun, the store's owner thought it would be a good idea to get Mark Headstrong some training. Full story...
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