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The SURPRISE SQUAD goes back-to-school shopping

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video Buying back-to-school supplies can come at a hefty cost. WWAY teamed up with Alan Perry and Perry's Emporium again for the Surprise Squad. Full story...
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Victims of NC eugenics board qualify for payment

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Officials overseeing a $10 million fund set up to compensate victims of North Carolina's forced sterilization program say about 180 people have qualified so far to receive payments. Full story...
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2012 embezzlement case ends in guilty pleas

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videoAn embezzlement case in Brunswick County has finally come to an end. This week two women pleaded guilty to charges from 2012. Full story...
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Man wanted for stealing booze in Carolina Beach

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videoCarolina Beach Police and New Hanover County ABC Board investigators are asking for your help in identifying a man they say he stole around $175 worth of vodka and bourbon from the Carolina Beach ABC store. Full story...
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McCrory names Collier as acting SBI director

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Gov. Pat McCrory has appointed Bernard Collier II as acting director of the State Bureau of Investigation as part of a legislative reorganization of North Carolina's law enforcement. Full story...
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Police arrest man they say beat another with oak tree branch, took off with cash

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video Police arrested a wanted Wilmington man they say used a tree branch to beat another man and then took off with cash from his pocket in May. Full story...
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McCrory signs $21.1 billion budget into law

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videoGov. Pat McCrory has signed into law a North Carolina state government budget bill that raises teacher and state employee salaries significantly for the first time in years. Full story...
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Youngster bitten by shark off Folly Beach

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A young boy is recovering after being bitten by a shark off Folly Beach. Media outlets in Charleston report that the 10-year-old was nipped several times by the shark while riding a boogie board in the surf on Wednesday. Full story...
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NC lottery winner will continue to flip burgers

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After more than 40 years of running a restaurant, a Greensboro man says he's staying at the grill even though he won a prize in North Carolina Education Lottery. Full story...
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Marino on Money: What to buy in August

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videoIt's August, which mean summer is nearing an end far too quickly. But the good news is there are several great deals out there on the things you need. Full story...
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Happening this Weekend: 'Lettuce Grow Wilmington' at New Hanover Co. Arboretum

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videoHappening this weekend the New Hanover County Arboretum will host "Lettuce Grow Wilmington," an event to promote urban gardening in the Port City. The event includes a screening of "Growing Cities" the award winning documentary about urban gardening. Full story...
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UPDATE: Stabbing suspect now behind bars in Brunswick Co.

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Brunswick County Sheriff's Office detectives say a Wilmington man wanted for assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill is now in custody. Full story...
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STARNEWS Reports: Lawsuit calls New Hanover County Commission's voting into question

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A court case could throw some decisions by New Hanover County commissioners into question. A Wilmington development company is challenging the denial of its special-use permit for a project in Porters Neck. Full story...
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Wilmington's decision on breweries so close supporters can taste it

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videoMonths after the debate began Wilmington's position on breweries is headed to city council for a vote. The Wilmington planning commission approved amendments to the city's zoning regulations to include breweries. Full story...
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EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: Turning mold into a gold-en idea

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videoHere in the south, we all know humidity can wreak havoc in many, many ways. Our Extraordinary Person of the Week developed a new way keep indoor humidity from creating mold. Set it and forget it! He turned mold into a gold-en idea. Full story...
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