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Christmas comes early at new store

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With Memorial Day two weeks away you probably don't expect to see Santa Claus walking around, but St. Nick made an appearance in Downtown Wilmington for the opening of a new Christmas-themed store. Full story...
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Atlanta approves Screen Gems deal

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On the same night what could be the final episode of "One Tree Hill" aired, the studio that made Wilmington Hollywood East got the land deal it wanted two states away. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Driver who crashed into Dairy Queen has 4 DWIs already

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videoNadine has confirmed Isaisas Martinez-Garcia is an illegal immigrant. She'll be talking to law enforcement today to see what's next for him and try to find out how the system seemingly failed and allowed him to rack up four prior DWI's. Full story...
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Cruise ship visit brings back memories for Wilmington woman

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video A German cruise ship docked in Wilmington early this morning. For the passengers on the ship it was just a cruise, but for one local woman it brought back memories more than half a century old. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Petrolino's charges don't affect her probation status ... yet

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Among the citations and charges was a conviction for shoplifting. Afterwards, Randi Petrolino was put on probation. Some of you asked if the last week's DWI charge violated that probation. Full story...
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Recreation could be cut from unhealthiest county's budget

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Just three months after being named the unhealthiest county in the state, Columbus County may cut funds for recreational facilities. The proposed county budget will be unveiled tonight. Full story...
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Volunteer firefighters gather petition against merge plan

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video Firefighters have more than 500 signatures on a petition to try and stop the county from consolidating volunteer fire departments to make two districts in the county. Full story...
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Tow truck owner rips off car dealer says investigators

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Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are searching for a former contract employee of John’s Auto Sales in Shallotte. Trent Delacruz Mufuro, owner of A&J Transport, Towing and Recovery obtained $62,350 worth of property belonging to the owner of John’s Auto Sales over a year’s time period while contracting work according to investigators. Full story...
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Alleged drunk driver smashes into Dairy Queen; woman jumps out of the way to save her life

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The Dairy Queen on Oleander Drive in Wilmington normally closes at midnight on Friday. The driver drove smack into the building around 11:30 p.m. prompting an early close and a huge mess. Update: The DQ is back open, plywood and all. Full story...
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Local PTA sends help to Nashville flooding victims

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video The Ogden PTA organized a collection drive to gather food and basic living supplies to send to an elementary school in Harpeth Valley, Tennessee. Full story...
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