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Durham man holds woman and 9 children hostage

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A Durham man has been arrested after a standoff in which nine children were briefly held as hostages. Full story...
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Brunswick County Health & Severe Weather Expo is a hit

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video This year's Brunswick County Health and Severe Weather Expo was a big success with more than two dozen vendors and more than 200 people attending the free event. WWAY NewsChannel 3 is proud to participate in this and many community events. Full story...
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WPD goes undercover to catch speeders

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video The Wilmington Police Department is using some unique methods this week to catch drivers who may be breaking the law. Today officers disguised themselves as roadside maintenance workers, including an officer on a tractor armed with a laser-radar. Full story...
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Wilmington Housing Authority approves $66,000 for grills and picnic tables at public housing

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The Wilmington Housing Authority approved spending $66,000 on community amenities including barbecue grills for public housing units, but are also allowing residents to own their own grills. Full story...
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New Hanover Co. residents discuss new trash pick-up plan with county officials

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video Folks in New Hanover County were talking trash Tuesday night. The first of three town hall meetings was held today to discuss New Hanover County's proposed plan for the future of waste collection. Though the proposed recommendation would include new services like curbside recycling, some residents say there's no reason to change the current system. Full story...
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Lawmakers could vote on proposed changes to NC constitution

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The General Assembly could take up proposed changes to the North Carolina constitution before they leave town this week. Full story...
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Rockers, cops subject of federal gun probe

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A federal investigation is under way after pictures surfaced of rock stars with firearms in Rowan County. WSOC-TV in Charlotte has learned a former Rowan County police officer works with musicians like Tommy Lee of Motley Crue and Bret Michaels. WSOC received photos of the musicians at the Rowan County Peace Officers Association, where they were brought to fire guns. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Mother indicted for trying to give razor blade to murder suspect son in jail

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Charges against a mother accused of smuggling a razor blade to her son in jail have been dropped, so that she could be indicted. Full story...
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JUST ADD HOPE: Hope Harbor Home

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video Hope Harbor Home is a domestic violence shelter in Brunswick County. It's helped thousands of women and children escape the pain and fear of physical and mental abuse. Because of the nature of the women's and children's situation, no clients could be recorded for this story. Full story...
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Bedroom makeover a wish come true for Pender Co. girl

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video A little girl in Pender County had her dream come true today with a room makeover. Nine-year-old Lauren Ritterbusch has a life-threatening condition that makes it hard for her to leave her home. Today, the Make-A-Wish Foundation gave her some modern comforts to make her stay more stylish. Full story...
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