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September 11

WFD honors lives lost on 9/11

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videoThe Wilmington Fire Department hosted a ceremony this morning to honor the lives lost 13 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. Firefighters along with the Wilmington Police Department, New Hanover County Sheriff's Office and members of the community came together to pledge never to forget. Full story...
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Work continues on Wilmington 9/11 memorial

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videoCrews continue to work on the September 11 Memorial at Wilmington's Empie Park fire station. Firefighters and other volunteers are working to get the memorial ready for its dedication Wednesday. Full story...
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Part of 9/11 plane's landing gear found in NYC

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A piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks has been discovered wedged between a New York City mosque site and another building near the World Trade Center. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Man on a mission for Flight 93 memorial

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video Matthew Hunt has set out to raise funds for a September 11 memorial that he says has been overlooked. Hunt is driving across the country on a campaign called I-40 for 40, in an effort to raise funds for the Flight 93 National Memorial. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: American flag honoring 9/11 victims burned

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video To honor those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, Jason and Jennifer Saucier hung an American flag outside of their business. Two days later, they came back to find their proud display of patriotism charred and smoldering on the ground. Full story...
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NC congresswoman canceled 9/11 appearances after threatening story

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A North Carolina congresswoman says she canceled all her appearances at 9/11 anniversary events because she was named in a threatening Iranian state newspaper article. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: For Trot Nixon 9/11 a day of family joy amidst terror, frustration

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video As a nation, September 11, 2001, will always represent a dark day in our history. But for a member of the WWAY family, it has a much different meaning. For "5th Quarter" co-host Trot Nixon and his wife Kathryn it was the day their lives changed forever in a good way, even though the terrorist attacks kept them from sharing a very special experience. Full story...
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WWAY's Marcy Cuevas looks back at covering 9/11, changes since

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video When terrorists attacked on our own soil, reaction was immediate. Shock. Anger. Confusion. Even though Southeastern North Carolina is hundreds of miles away from the sites of the carnage, the effect rippled through our area. "Good Morning Carolina" anchor Marcy Cuevas was a reporter here at WWAY NewsChannel 3 that day. She looks back on September 11, 2001, and how it continues to affect so many. Full story...
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For children too young to remember, 9/11 still creates perspective

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video September 11, 2001, is a day many of us will never forget. But for some, it's a day they don't even remember. A group of fifth graders at Mary C. Williams Elementary were babies the day terrorists attacked America. They don't remember the events of the day that shook our world, but they have a pieced-together view of it from family members, teachers and the media. Full story...
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UNCW students come together to honor 9/11 victims

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Students honored local first responders and those who served on September 11. The main attraction was the human formation of the twin towers surrounded by a pentagon. Thousands of students participated, and each held a name of one of the victims of 9/11. Full story...
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NC man tied to NYC/DC terror threat?

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One of eight men accused of plotting terror in North Carolina may be behind what U.S. officials call a credible threat of a plan to bomb American cities on the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11. Full story...
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Info on 9/11 ceremonies this weekend

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Information on various 9/11 events and ceremonies going on around the Cape Fear this weekend. Full story...
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Church honors emergency workers, military as 9/11 anniversary nears

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As the 10th anniversary approaches, St. Mary Catholic Church in Wilmington took time to pay tribute to the folks who risk their lives to keep us safe. The special recognition mass honored and remembered local law enforcement and members of the military. Full story...
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US citizen linked to Al Qaeda terror plot on 9/11 anniversary

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US authorities are scrambling to sort through information that the CIA developed in the past 24 hours indicating that at least three individuals entered the US in August by air with the intent to launch a vehicle-borne attack against Washington, DC, or New York around the anniversary of 9/11, according to intelligence officials. Full story...
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OP-ED: Sen. Burr reflects on 9/11 anniversary

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Sen. Richard Burr was a member of the US House of Representatives on Sept. 11, 2001. He visited Ground Zero in the days after the attacks as a member of House Select Committee on Intelligence. Ten years later, he reflects on that day and what it still means to America. Full story...
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