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Wilmington Industrial Development CEO making $300k+; Got increase last year

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Four months after Wilmington Industrial Development (WID) drew some brief spotlight amid revelations that its chief executive officer received $303,669 in pay over fiscal year 2008, recently obtained tax records show that compensation in 2009 edged even higher - reports the Lumina News. Full story...
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Wilmingtontians enjoy World Cup, safari

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video Lions and tigers and soccer? A group of Wilmingtonians traveled to South Africa to see all three. The World Cup is the biggest single sporting event in the world, and a group from Wilmington got to sit in the stands. Full story...
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Criticized Health Director fires back

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video Much of the 13 pages of Health Director Jack Griffith's response was concealed to protect personnel. In it he calls the independent review of the Pender County Health Department biased and unsubstantiated. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: In the midst of a budget crisis, New Hanover Co. School Board renting hotel meeting rooms

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In a news release sent out earlier this week (see below), the New Hanover County Board of Education announced it would be having four specially called closed meetings over the next few weeks. But instead of having them in their building, they're happening at the Downtown Hilton. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: District Attorney will appeal Fire Chief's DWI dismissal; Read the DA's news release

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videoNew developments about Oak Island's fire chief who walked away from his DWI conviction. WWAY has been demanding accountability. Tonight, we're getting results. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Pit Bull in Dog Court for biting 13-year-old

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video Two months ago a pit bull bit a 13 year old boy in New Hanover County. The bite was so severe Vincent Marchese underwent surgery on his leg to repair the wound. He hasn't been back to school since. The fate of the dog was decided Wednesday night at New Hanover County Dangerous Dog Appeals Court. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: CFPUA has another sewer line overflow; 700 gallons of sewage into Smith Creek

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Cape Fear Public Utility Authority Operations crews were on site and resolved a sewer system overflow (SSO) that occurred at Pump Station #89, Smith Creek Pump Station, located on N. Kerr Ave. in the proximity of Grathwol Drive in Wilmington, NC. Full story...
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Caster, supporters refute Berger's fake letter claim

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The battle between Brian Berger and Bill Caster is heating up. Both Republicans are in Tuesday's run-off to be New Hanover County Commissioner. Today Berger hurled new accusations at the Caster campaign. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach swim advisory lifted

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The June 2 advisory was posted for an access area off Waynick Blvd., between Snyder and Seashore streets in Banks Channel. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. family talks about son's life or limb ordeal

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videoA Southport couple is talking about how their son had to saw off his own arm to save his life in a real case of "life or limb." Full story...
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