make WWAY your homepage  Become a fan on facebook  Follow us on twitter  Receive RSS Newsfeeds  MEMBERS: Register | Login

Government

State suing Oak Island mayor

READ MORE:
videoThe state of North Carolina is suing a local mayor for hundreds of thousands of dollars. But is he responsible? Oak Island Mayor John Vereen is being sued by the Department of Transportation for an alleged crime committed by one of his former employees. The Department of Transportation says Vereen should reimburse the state more than $380,000. Full story...
»

Governor signs three ethics bills

READ MORE:
Governor Mike Easley signed into law today several ethics bills that open state Ethics Commission hearings and regulate legal defense funds for public officials. Full story...
»

State's legislative session is over

READ MORE:
videoFor better or worse, the state's legislative session is over. A new real estate tax and background checks for illegal immigrants are just some of the pieces of legislation that went through in the final minutes of the latest session. Full story...
»

Lawmakers toughen speeding laws

READ MORE:
North Carolina lawmakers have approved a bill to make it harder for those who speed to seek lesser charges. Full story...
»

NC General Assembly wraps up annual session

READ MORE:
Landfills, water wars and amorous pets left lawmakers both busy and weary as the General Assembly wrapped up its work for the year. Full story...
»

Hampstead to vote on incorporation

READ MORE:
Hampstead voters will finally get the chance to decide for themselves whether to incorporate. Wednesday state lawmakers gave final approval to a bill which allows for a referendum in the Pender County community. Full story...
»

Senate revives Wilmington riot bill in Wright-free measure

READ MORE:
State senators have at last acknowledged and expressed "profound regret" for the 1898 Wilmington race riot. Today, they unanimously approved a new resolution that bypasses the embattled lawmaker who originally proposed the step. Full story...
»

Chamber: don't use convention center for political platform

READ MORE:
The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce thinks Harper Peterson is giving the future convention center a bum rap. The chamber says the convention center will bring jobs and economic prosperity to the City. Full story...
»

Easley signs $21 billion budget

READ MORE:
Governor Mike Easley has signed a nearly $21 billion state budget. Easley says lawmakers showed courage in boosting education spending and relieving counties' Medicaid burden. Full story...
»

City Council candidates teaming up

READ MORE:
Harper Peterson is collaborating with a former mayoral candidate Jeff Kohl and Kevin Delahunty, running for political office for the first time. The three are hoping to create a majority on the City Council. Full story...
»

Easley to sign $20.7 billion state budget Tuesday

READ MORE:
Governor Easley will sign the $20 billion budget Tuesday now that lawmakers have given their final approval. Full story...
»

Local bartender running for council

READ MORE:
The City Council elections are months away, but for the candidates, the issues at hand are close to home. All this week we've been introducing you to the candidates. Today, meet local bartender Chuck Denson. He thinks he could be the change Wilmington needs. Full story...
»

Lawmakers reach tentative deals on spending, taxes, Medicaid

READ MORE:
House and Senate negotiators have reached tentative agreements on a two-year budget that would make a "temporary" sales tax increase permanent and let counties raise additional taxes for school construction and infrastructure. Full story...
»

Presidential elector system change in N.C. nearing passage

READ MORE:
North Carolina is one step closer to eliminating its winner-take-all system for presidential electoral votes. Full story...
»

Three candidates to run for Wilmington mayor

READ MORE:
Three candidates are vying for the City's top job. One of those candidates is the City's current mayor, Bill Saffo, who says he wants to keep his seat over the next term. He says he'll be campaigning hard over next few months. Full story...
»