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Wilmington, New Hanover leaders push for legislative session on film incentives

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videoMembers of the New Hanover County Commission and Wilmington City Council signed a joint letter to Gov. Pat McCrory, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger yesterday asking them to call for a special legislative session to "reconsider film incentives that will better serve North Carolina in remaining marketable and competitive" in the film industry. Full story...
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Dozens of jobs affected as Dosher looks to cut costs

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videoDosher Memorial Hospital has announced some details of its plan to cut costs. "It kind of hurts," Dosher volunteer Verda Darrell said. Full story...
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Beer and wine app developer finds new home in Downtown Wilmington

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videoA Wilmington-based company hoping to uncork its knowledge of wine and beer is moving downtown. Full story...
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Man leaving court arrested after car chase

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videoInvestigators in Bladen County say a man leaving court this morning led officers on a car chase. The Bladen County Sheriff's Office says Dwione Terrell Baxley, 31, is charged with felony fleeing to elude arrest, resisting a public officer and driving without an operator's license after a chase just after 10 a.m. Full story...
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Trio faces charges for UNCW statue theft

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videoUNCW Police have warrants for three men wanted for stealing a bronze seahawk statue from campus last month. Joseph Edward Berry, 21, of Hillsborough, Robert Joseph Touhey, 20, of Ocracoke and Nicholas Ryan Siano, 19, of Wilmington face charges of felony larceny and misdemeanor injury to real property. Full story...
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Pender Co. man pleads guilty to running meth lab

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videoA Pender County man will spend about five years in prison after pleading guilty to running a meth lab. Full story...
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Police: Hit & run, chase end with car hitting building

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videoWilmington Police say the single-car crash that ended when the vehicle hit a pole and a building on Wooster Street this morning started with a hit and run in a restaurant parking lot. Full story...
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Profits melted by Mother Nature

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videoThis summer has been a bit of a mixed bag for business at area beaches. What Michael Velez says, he says with a smile. He said running Carolina Beach Creamery has been a dream come true, of sorts. But, a bit of a letdown too. Full story...
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Leland man accused of setting stolen truck on fire

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A Leland man is in custody accused of stealing a truck, and setting it on fire in the woods. A news release said Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives arrested Jesse Lynn Williams, 27, at his home Wednesday. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Dancing with a Star

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videoYou're about to meet a woman who moved away as a young girl to attend a school of dance. She wouldn't have had to move if such a school was available near her community. So, years later after becoming an engineer, she decided risk it all. She quit the engineering gig and laced up her shoes again....non-profit style. Tonight, we're 'Dancing with a Star'. Full story...
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Big Weekend for the Muscular Dystrophy Association

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videoThis weekend the Muscular Dystrophy Association will host their annual MDA Show Strength Telethon right here on ABC. Full story...
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Two Leland officers quit amid investigations, third fired

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videoThree Leland police officers are off the force amid state and internal investigations. Full story...
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Combination classes helping Pender Co. teacher shortage

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videoMulti-age classrooms are a new experience for some students and parents, but even though it's new to them it's nothing new to the school system. Pender county school South Topsail Elementary surprised one mom at open house telling her, her daughter would be with first and second graders in the same classroom. Full story...
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Dosher trustees vote to cut staff

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videoTrustees have decided how Dosher Memorial Hospital in Southport will cut costs to make up for financial struggles. Last month WWAY was first to report the hospital was preparing employees for potential layoffs or early retirement packages. Full story...
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Anonymous tip leads to stolen seahawk statue

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videoUNCW says the seahawk statue stolen from campus last month has been found. According to a news release, CrimeStoppers got an anonymous tip Thursday. Full story...
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