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New Year's Eve

Pleasure Island ushers in New Year with a bang

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videoThousands from around the Cape Fear region came together on Pleasure Island to witness the beach ball drop and shuffle their way into 2014. Full story...
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Charities get rush of donations as year comes to close

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videoToday is the final day to make donations you can write off on your 2013 tax return. New Year's Eve is one of the Salvation Army's busiest days to collect what some families in our area really need. Full story...
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Children's Museum gets party started early with New Year's Noon

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videoThe Children's Museum of Wilmington made sure kids do not have to worry about missing the New Year's fun because of a bedtime. Even though 2014 is just hours away, some children rang in the New Year a little early. Full story...
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Pembroke to hold 1st New Year's Eve Pine Cone Drop

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The town of Pembroke will celebrate the end of 2013 with the help of a nearly 400-pound pine cone. Full story...
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Take the perfect hostess gift to your party tonight

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videoNew Year's Eve is one of the biggest nights of the year for parties and taking the host or hostess a gift is an important task for attendees. Think outside the usual bottle of wine and consider candles, BBQ sauces, olive oils or gourmet treats. Full story...
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Ryan Seacrest, Jenny McCarthy, Fergie host 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve'

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videoIt's not New Year's Eve without the most famous of all year-end celebrations, and you can see it ONLY ON ABC and WWAY NewsChannel 3. Full story...
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STYLE STOP: Last minute New Year's Eve fashion tips

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videoIn the latest installment of Style Stop, Jessica DeVault has tips on how to make your New Year's Eve a stylish success. Women should look for big, statement necklaces to update their look for the big night and men should consider pairing a favorite blazer with dark denim pants and a pocket square to make a splash. Full story...
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New Associated Press poll shows what mattered in news

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video In a new Associated Press poll, a large number of Americans are ready to wave goodbye to 2013. The AP-Times Square New Year’s Eve Poll was conducted several weeks ago and included online interviews from 1,367 adults. Full story...
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Fight over NC possum drop event back in court

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North Carolina's wildlife regulators and an animal protection group are headed toward new court hearings over the captured possum used to liven up a mountain town's New Year's Eve celebration. Full story...
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Unclear whether live marsupial used at Possum Drop

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The organizer of a New Year's Eve Possum Drop in western North Carolina is keeping folks guessing as to whether he used a live specimen to ring in 2013. Full story...
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UPDATE: WPD traffic operation takes drunk drivers off the roads

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video Several area law enforcement agencies came together last night to "saturate the city." They were on the lookout for unsafe drivers, particularly those driving under the influence of alcohol, prescription medication, and drugs. Full story...
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Island of Lights New Year's Eve celebration to be held at pier; town apologizes Ocean Front Park not completed

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video The Island of Lights New Year's Eve celebration will be held in Kure Beach this year, but not at a new park as the town had hoped. The town of Kure Beach apologized on its website today that construction of Ocean Front Park is not completed. Full story...
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Ring in 2013 with 'Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest'

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video Ryan Seacrest hosts the year's biggest celebration at the crossroads of the world when Carly Rae Jepsen and Neon Trees join headliner Taylor Swift performing live in Times Square on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2013," MONDAY on ABC and WWAY. Full story...
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Brasstown still having possum drop, with changes

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A possum drop that attracts thousands of people to a tiny western North Carolina town each New Year's Eve will go on this year, with some changes. Full story...
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NC judge rules against New Year's Eve possum drop

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There will be no possum drop in Brasstown this New Year's Eve if a decision by an administrative law judge stands. In a ruling issued Tuesday, Judge Fred Morrison said North Carolina law prohibits citizens from using wild animals for pets or amusement. Full story...
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