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ONLY ON 3: Ward talks about run for Bladen Sheriff

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video Over the past few weeks we've reported on the lies, terminations and investigations that surround the race to be sheriff in Bladen County. Many of you ranted and told us we were picking on the people inside the department and giving candidate Billy Ward a pass. Well, we caught up with Ward today to find out more about him and where he stands on issues. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Jurors can't reach verdict in Oxford wrongful termination case; judge rules mistrial

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video The jury in the wrongful termination trial of former Holden Beach Police Officer Terri Oxford was not able to reach a verdict. This is the fourth day they were in deliberations. Judge Ola Lewis declared a mistrial. Full story...
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CFPUA requests Voluntary Water Conservation overnight Wednesday

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CFPUA will be performing a planned water line tie-in as part of the continuing Sweeney Water Treatment Plant expansion project. This tie-in is scheduled for this Wednesday night, August 4th between 10PM and 5AM. In preparation for a potential reduction in capacity from the Sweeney facility, CFPUA is asking that customers voluntarily limit their water consumption to essential use up to and during this period of construction. Full story...
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New Hanover deputies crack cold case

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Deputies arrested 45-year-old Elton Eugene Robbins. He's charged with the murder and kidnapping of Alice Holmes back in May 1999. Full story...
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Appeal denied for former state Rep. Wright

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The NC Court of Appeals has upheld a felony conviction against former state Rep. Thomas Wright. Wright, who represented parts of New Hanover and Pender Counties, was expelled from the legislature before being convicted in 2008. Full story...
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City releases info on Barque Eagle tour tickets

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Tickets are free of charge and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. These tickets are expected to go quickly. A limited number of tickets will be available at designated locations. Full story...
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USCGC Diligence comes home

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video Hundreds of people lined up along the Cape Fear River Monday afternoon to greet the sailors aboard the Coast Guard Cutter Diligence. After a number of fire and flood drills and a thorough inspection of the vessel diligence and her crew were declared "ready for sea" and allowed to return to Wilmington. Full story...
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Small stores look forward to big weekend

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video There's no doubt the larger chain stores love the tax free holiday, but smaller stores, like Leinwand's in Elizabethtown, do, as well. They say it gives customers a reason to come into their shops and start spending. Full story...
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McIntyre checks how IP uses stimulus funds

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Rep. Mike McIntyre made a special visit today to a Columbus County paper mill. The Congressman met with company leaders from International Paper to discuss how the mill has been able to sustain jobs during this tough economy. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: 12-foot alligator removed from Greenfield Lake

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Green turtles and green algae are things you expect to see during a stroll along the shores of Greenfield Lake. Today, though, a 12-foot alligator estimated to be around 600 pounds gave visitors a sight they'll never forget. Full story...
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