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FIRST ON 3: Wilmington unemployment rate now at 11.6%

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Unemployment rates increased in 99 of North Carolina’s 100 counties in January, according to statistics released today by the state’s Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Wrightsboro Elementary totally closing because of mold issue

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As a result of these test results, NHCS has decided to close the Wrightsboro school campus for the remainder of the academic year starting on Friday, March 19, 2009. Full story...
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Nesbitt Court will sit empty awhile longer

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The Wilmington developer who wanted to buy Nesbitt Court couldn't secure funding. The WHA is putting it up for public sale. Full story...
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Big Talker FM fires morning show host

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video If you listen to the Big Talker FM, don't be surprised in the morning when you don't hear Curtis Wright. The station cut him loose Thursday morning. Curtis Wright hosted the Morning Beat for more than three years. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Coty plant faces more uncertainty

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Workers at the plant today tell WWAY management told them this morning that New Jersey-based Medicia, which said in December it was considering buying the plant, has decided not to make the purchase. Full story...
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Terminal Groin conversation comes to Sunset Beach

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The N.C. Coastal Resources Commission will discuss its study of the feasibility and advisability of the use of a terminal groin as an erosion control device and hear public comments about the study during its meeting next week. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Big Talker terminates controversial morning host

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The Big Talker FM announced today it has fired talk show host Curtis Wright. Paul Knight, Vice President and General Manager for Sea-Com, Inc., which owns the radio station, announced Wright's termination in a news release. Full story...
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Clinic offers free info for parents of kids with food allergies

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Parents of kids with food allergies: How does a free consultation sound? Tonight is your chance. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Cameron Art Museum shares details on pricey utility bill

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After our story on the Cameron Art Museum's budget Tuesday, we got some feedback asking why its utility bills are so high. Full story...
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Comparing CAM and Cape Fear Museum

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video We wanted to know how the Cameron Art Museum's budget compares to other museums in the area. So we compared it to the Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. Full story...
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