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Disney Channel star comes to the Port City

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A long line of folks came out to Bailey Park downtown to meet a Disney star! Plus, we ask some folks about their favorite part of the Azalea Festival. Full story...
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Cape Fear Crop Mob lends a hand

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The volunteer group usually lends a hand to local farmers, but today they dug into one woman's backyard tomato garden. Sarah Daughtridge is famous for her heirloom tomatoes and peppers. But after facing a string of health setbacks, she says she was overwhelmed and unable to keep up her plants this year. Full story...
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Volunteers keep Azalea Festival running

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videoLocals, tourists and celebrities alike will crowd Downtown Wilmington to buy, eat and drink. However, the famous street fair would not be possible without volunteers! Full story...
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Downtown businesses prepare for 67th Annual Azalea Festival

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video The Azalea Festival kicks off Thursday with the Queen’s Coronation. Downtown businesses say they are looking forward to this year’s events, because for them it means an increase in business. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PERSON: The King of Castle Street

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video The week's Extraordinary Person of the Week is the King of Castle. Full story...
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StreetSafe Driving program puts young drivers in real life situations

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video Texting while driving has passed drunk driving as the leading cause of teen deaths. That's one reason Brunswick County is taking a hands-on approach to drivers education, keeping everyone "StreetSafe." Young drivers get the opportunity to experience how easy it is to lose control of a car in a program one calls "Drivers ed on steroids." Full story...
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New brewery and tap room coming to Downtown Wilmington

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videoDo you like beer, and Venus flytraps? Well this new brewery may be just for you. A new brewery called Flytrap Brewing is moving in to the Brooklyn Arts District of downtown Wilmington, with hopes of providing the Port City with a new choice in craft beers. But that's not all; the owner says he eventually would like to help conserve Wilmington’s native plant, the Venus flytrap. Full story...
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Britt's Donuts season opening sweeter than ever

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videoThe 75th annual season opening had folks lined down the boardwalk at Carolina Beach. This year was celebrated with the publishing of a book, Britt's Donuts: Forever Sweet. WWAY's Sara Hopkins reports live at the spring opening. Full story...
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NC population grows to more than 9.8 million

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The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the population of North Carolina is now approaching 9.9 million people. The bureau released new population estimates for 2013 Thursday. The state's population from the 2010 census was 9.5 million. Full story...
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Could the Trolley Pub pedal into the Port City?

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videoA tour business in Raleigh is trying to bring their mobile machine to Downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: He uses comedy to cope with his cancer

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videoThis week's Extraordinary Person of the Week is a comedian who uses his jokes to cope with his cancer. Full story...
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Welcome home Vietnam Vets decades after their service

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videoThe Vietnam Veterans were doing a job their country asked them to do, yet many of them never had a proper "Welcome home." Now, a local ceremony will honor them how many argue they should have been honored. Full story...
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Fire claims empty apartment, cause remains unknown

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videoOne unit at the Pines Apartments is destroyed after a fire Saturday. Full story...
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Spring has sprung and Wilmington is greener than ever

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videoThanks to a 30,000 grant from the Department of Environmental and Natural Resources, the city held its first annual Spring Green Carnival. The carnival brought businesses and organizations together to teach children the value of recycling and staying green. Full story...
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EXPLORE WITH GEORGE: 10th annual Missing Persons Conference

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videoGeorge speaks with the founder of Community United Effort (CUE)-- a non-profit organization focused on finding the missing, advocating for their causes, and supporting their families. Full story...
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