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FIRST ON 3: Judge sets aside former cop's prostitution with teen conviction

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A Brunswick County jury has convicted a former Northwest Police officer for two crimes, but the conviction on one count may not stand in the long run. Full story...
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UNCW alum Scott Dean joins WWAY as chief meteorologist

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videoScott Dean has joined WWAY NewsChannel 3 as the station's new chief meteorologist. Scott, a UNC Wilmington alum, returns to Wilmington after spending the last seven years at WTVD, the ABC station in Raleigh-Durham. Full story...
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SURPRISE SQUAD gives a jolt to the start of the school year!

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videoSomething was percolating inside cape fear community college's union station today. The WWAY Surprise Squad teamed up with Perry's Emporium to give folks quite a jolt. Full story...
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NC justices uphold ruling leading to utility rates

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The state Supreme Court has upheld a decision by North Carolina electric power regulators that allowed a Duke Energy subsidiary to raise rates on residential customers of the former Progress Energy by 7.5 percent over two years. Full story...
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Hunter fills Martin's NC associate justice seat

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A Republican Court of Appeals judge will join the state Supreme Court two months before he's scheduled to be on the ballot to run for the same seat on North Carolina's highest court. Full story...
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Video released of UNCW seahawk statue theft

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videoUNCW Police have released security camera footage of the July theft of a seahawk statue on campus. They also announced that Crime Stoppers of the Cape Fear is offering a reward for information about the theft or for the return of the statue. Full story...
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WPD says it took appropriate disciplinary action after May use of force

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The Wilmington Police Department says it took appropriate disciplinary action after a May arrest involving use of force. WPD has released information about the arrest of Stanley Aldridge, 54, including a video of the incident. Full story...
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Police find stolen pistol from Pender Co. during Wilmington traffic stop

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Police arrested a man they say had a pistol stolen from Pender County in his back pocket when Wilmington officers stopped a car he was riding in near Hillcrest last night. Full story...
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Public can comment on proposed rules for fracking at series of hearings

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The public is invited to a meeting with North Carolina officials to comment on proposed rules for the oil and gas drilling method known as fracking. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Woman discusses finding grandmother dead in Pender Co.

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videoAnnie Anderson's granddaughter called police after she pulled up to her grandmother's home and saw broken glass outside the door. Amber Jennings said she was planning on taking her grandmother out to eat for her birthday, and when she didn't show up, she knew something was wrong. Full story...
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Wilmington City Council delay means city could soon be out of compliance

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videoCity Council met tonight, and the future of Wilmington was front and center. On the agenda was how to regulate the growth of Wilmington's suburban areas. A decision was made, but everyone was not in agreement. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Teen prostitution victim says man who solicited her not in courtroom

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videoThe trial is underway for the former Northwest cop accused of paying a 17-year-old girl for a sex act. In opening statements, prosecutors said Michael Hayes and the girl were getting undressed when three men acting as the girl's pimps tried to rob him. Full story...
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UPDATE: City council votes to support bike, pedestrian projects

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Wilmington City Council voted to put pen to paper to support state funding for bike path improvements. The state now requires a letter of support from local governments if they want funds for these type of projects. Full story...
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DFI to begin soliciting developers for Water St. parking deck

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videoThe Wilmington City Council voted 5 to 1 on a resolution to move forward with the Water Street parking deck proposals. Full story...
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WDI wants to study municipal service district

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videoThe Wilmington City Council spoke with Wilmington Downtown Inc. about establishing a municipal service district. Full story...
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