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Annexation bill passes House, might meet resistance in Senate

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The way North Carolina cities and towns go about annexing land could be changing. A bill is making its way through the legislature, offering some big changes to the state's annexation laws. Full story...
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Columbus County woman inspires next generation

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videoAt age 93, Sarah Sledge will tell you she doesn't have a secret to longevity. But it's clear that the children who attend her Columbus County camp keep her young. Full story...
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One woman's trip to Holden Beach was anything but a vacation

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videoA beach vacation is supposed to be a quiet escape from reality. For Julia Mittelberg, her visit to Holden Beach was anything but. The Illinois woman did not expect this. Full story...
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Marino on Money: July 23

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videoIf you are in the market to adopt children, you know how financially straining it can be to sort through the legalities of providing a good home for a child that needs it. Thursday night, financial planner Ross Marino has more advice on how to make the whole process more cost effective. Full story...
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Local company makes big donation to Packages from Home

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Our Packages from Home initiative got a big boost Thursday. Employees at Victaulic in Leland collected boxes full of items to send to the military men and women overseas. Thursday they brought their donations to the WWAY lobby. Full story...
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Whats Happening: July 24-26

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videoFor once, you can tell your kids to go play in the mud - and a festival this weekend is expected to draw blues fans from across the region. Full story...
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NC child killer denied parole for 15th time

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North Carolina officials have again denied parole to a 64-year-old man serving a life prison sentence for killing a girl in 1979. Full story...
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Delay sought in third trial of NC triple slaying

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Lawyers for a soldier recalled to duty so he could be tried a third time for a 1985 triple slaying in North Carolina say they need more time to deal with DNA testing and to find witnesses. Full story...
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NY freak show owner wants NC dog with 5 legs

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There's a fight over a five-legged Chihuahua puppy from North Carolina. The owner of a Coney Island animal show, John Strong, says he had a deal to buy the dog, Lilly, from a Gastonia man. Full story...
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Man detained by NC police dies after taking drugs

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A man who swallowed drugs when police in North Carolina served a search warrant on him has died several hours after leaving hospital. Full story...
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Fed hold red wolf recovery program in NC

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Federal wildlife specialists are holding a teacher education program on the recovery of the rare red wolf at an eastern North Carolina refuge. Full story...
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New NC elections board could consider Easley probe

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A new North Carolina elections board is meeting for the first time and campaign finance reports by former Gov. Mike Easley are on the agenda. Full story...
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Pender County residents say no to public boat ramp

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Pender County has $3.8 million in grant money from the state for a public boat ramp. Most everyone agrees the area needs one. It is just a matter of where. Residents at one spot are determined not to have a public boat ramp in their neighborhood. Full story...
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Winnabow volunteer firefighters presented much needed equipment

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There was a much needed boost for the Winnabow Volunteer Fire Department Wednesday. Firefighters were presented with $9,000 in equipment from Firehouse Subs, which included a defibrillator and forcible entry tools, like axes. Full story...
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A malfunction has many worried about blood borne diseases

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videoImagine paying your doctor a visit, only to learn weeks after, you may have been exposed to a blood borne disease. That is what New Hanover Community Health Center is warning some of the patients about, after discovering a malfunction device used for diabetes testing. Full story...
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