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Deadly fire ruled an accident

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New details about a fire that claimed one life Friday evening in Wilmington. Investigators have ruled the fire at 805 Mercer Ave. to be accidental. Full story...
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Credit card fees cutting into small businesses

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Credit card companies can no longer increase interest rates for responsible consumers, but they have increased fees for small businesses. At 17th Street Deli in Downtown Wilmington credit card companies increased the fee on each transaction by half a percent. Just to swipe the card costs at least 12 cents for a credit card and 25 cents for a debit card. Full story...
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Boys' lemons aid Gulf Coast fisherman

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videoSix-year-olds Hunter and Fisher Marshall went online with their mom and found a fisherman in great need of financial help. They have raised close to $200 selling lemonade. Full story...
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Business delivers beer, controversy to beach

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videoYou're sitting on the beach enjoying a cold beverage and you run out of beer. No need to make a beer run, the beer now comes to you. But the new business, called the Brew Thru, is also delivering controversy to Carolina Beach. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: DA to check out commissioners' e-mails

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We spoke with District Attorney Ben David today. He didn't want to comment on camera, but he said he will look into the claims. That's not to say the commissioners did anything wrong, but David says there is a law that county employees cannot use a public server for political use. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Bladen Sheriff's race will be on November ballot

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videoBladen County Elections Director Larry Hammond says Billy Ward has met the petition requirement to run as an Independent. Ward needed signatures from four percent of Bladen County voters to qualify. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach cuts ribbon on new police, fire station

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Fire Chief Frank Smith says this is an exciting milestone for the entire community. Full story...
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Kayaker drowns at Holden Beach

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Investigators say 55-year-old Raymond Joseph Dracker of San Rafael, CA, was kayaking when he was hit by a wave trying to get out into the ocean. Full story...
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Women bare almost all for breast cancer fight

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videoThe Ta Ta Sisterhood of the Cape Fear is putting together a calendar of breast cancer patients and survivors to help other women fighting the disease. Full story...
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Senate candidates debate in Wilmington

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The three candidates for US Senate will hold their first debate tomorrow here in Wilmington. Sen. Richard Burr and Elaine Marshall will also meet voters at other events in the area. Full story...
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