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Columbus County News

Groups challenge Duke-Progress Energy merger in NC

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Some environmental groups have filed last-minute challenges to the proposed merger between Duke Energy and Progress Energy. Full story...
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Week # 4 - high school football preview on WWAY

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video Week number four of the high school football season kicks off on Friday night. Jesse Jones takes a look at some of the matchups for September 9. Full story...
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AP high school football poll is out

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The Associated Press state high school football poll for the week of September 6 is out. Click full story to see what teams are ranked this week. Full story...
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Week # 3 - High School Scoreboard

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Week number three of the high school football season is complete. All four high schools in Columbus County lost. All four high schools in New Hanover County won. Laney remains undefeated. Hoggard remains undefeated. Ashley gets their first win while New Hanover knocks off Wallace-Rose Hill. The Bulldog loss snaps a 30 game winning streak. It was the longest active streak in the state until Friday. Full story...
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Week # 3 - high school football preview

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video Week number three of the high school football season will back on its normal night after a different night last week. Jesse Jones takes a look at some of the premier matchups. Full story...
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Perdue asks for more federal help; New Hanover not on list

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Gov. Bev Perdue has asked FEMA to add counties to its disaster declaration request for recovery, including derbis removal, after Hurricane Irene. The list includes several counties in our area, including Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, Onslow and Pender. Full story...
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Pender moves home game vs. Whiteville after vandalism to field

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The Pender High School football team will play a home game away from home Friday because of damage to the football field. Full story...
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Topsail soccer & volleyball both win.... Laney soccer defeats West Carteret

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video Topsail has one of the best 2-A soccer teams in the east. They've got an outstanding volleyball team too. Laney picked up another win on Tuesday. Click video to see it all on WWAY online. Full story...
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Strickland in jail under $25 million bond

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video A Tabor City teen with ties to former state Sen R.C. Soles remains in jail tonight. Yesterday Allen "Frog" Strickland turned himself in after five days on the run. Full story...
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Thank you, Cape Fear, for making WWAYTV3.com #1 during Irene

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When severe weather hits the Cape Fear, folks here know they can depend on the StormTrack 3 Weather Team and WWAYTV3.com to keep them informed online. During the three days of Hurricane Irene (Thursday, Friday & Saturday) more than 160,000 people visited WWAYTV3.com and the site had almost 690,000 pageviews those three days (according to Google Analytics). Full story...
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