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UPDATE: County Manager on proposal to take over volunteer fire departments

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video New Hanover County has eight fire departments. Four are run by the county. Four are run by volunteer organizations. Now the county will consider taking control of all eight departments. Full story...
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Marshall dodges Wilmington debate with Cunningham

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Elaine Marshall's campaign today rejected WWAY's invitation to take part in a June 2 debate. Cal Cunningham's campaign accepted the invitation the same day it was offered last week. Full story...
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Oak Island workers may get bonus

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Town Manager Jerry Walters says the one-time payment would replace the annual cost-of-living raise that is customary and would save the town money. Full story...
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AG wants paver with history in court

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The Attorney General wants to see the owner of a paving company with a history of problems in court next week. Tommy Clack has been on Roy Cooper's radar since 2007, when clack worked here in Wilmington. Full story...
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Former cop arrested for impersonating cop

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A former Fair Bluff and Tabor City police officer has been arrested again, this time for impersonating a police officer. Full story...
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Beach smoking ban proposal extinguished... for now

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It could have been the first beach in the state to ban smoking. But Wrightsville Beach voted against an ordinance that would have stopped smoking on the beach. Full story...
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Power outage in Wilmington affects thousands

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A Wilmington power outage leaves 2,800 people and businesses in the dark. Full story...
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Prankster blocks highway; NCHP looking for suspect

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The North Carolina Highway Patrol is looking for someone who took a construction sign on Old Highway 17 Business and blocked the road. It's an area under construction just south of Bolivia. Full story...
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Officer's crash raises questions after precedent-setting trial

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videoIt was a close call for a Wilmington police officer on his way to help out on a chase early yesterday morning. Coincidently it played out very much like the Anthony Pierce chase that led to Ofc. Rich Matthews's death. That case led to an unprecedented murder conviction. Full story...
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Screen Gems head says new studio in GA won't hurt NC

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video Screen Gems Vice President Bill Vassar does not seem to think Hollywood East will lose business when his studio opens a new facility in Georgia, which will be much smaller than the one here. Full story...
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