Pastors join forces with police to fight crime
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 9:45pm.

video It's called "Boots on the Ground." The program combines local pastors and Wilmington Police to provide guidance and resources for troubled individuals in the community. The men and women of God are walking the streets, offering advice, and counseling those who live in high crime areas.

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STORMTRACK 3: First tropical system forms, no threat to southeastern NC
Submitted by Jerry Jackson on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 9:25pm.

Tropical Storm Arlene has become the first system of the 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The system is forecast to intensify slightly as it heads toward Mexico this weekend.

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ONLY ON 3: Attorney & wife's run-in with trooper leads to letter to Gov. Perdue
Submitted by on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 8:28pm.

video A Raleigh attorney is making some big accusations against a Highway Patrol trooper here in New Hanover County. Hoyt Tessener says the trooper accused his wife of driving drunk, but that's just the start of the accusations that Tessener made in a nine-page letter to the Gov. Bev Perdue.

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Man found innocent after 17 years in jail sues law enforcement
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 7:51pm.

A North Carolina man declared innocent of a murder for which he spent almost 17 years behind bars has sued five former agents and supervisors of the state's law-enforcement agency.

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JUST ADD HOPE: First Fruit Ministries
Submitted by Asha Dave on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 4:50pm.

video We often hear from viewers who want to see more coverage of positive things going on in our community. In an effort to do this, we are showcasing the people and groups doing good around our area and how you can get involved through a series of stories called "Just Add Hope." First Fruit Ministries in Wilmington helps feed the hungry and give the homeless shelter. But the charity is also giving the people it helps life skills to get them on their feet.

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FIRST ON 3: Crews put out woods fire in Brunswick County
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 4:33pm.

Crews have put out a woods fire in western Brunswick County.

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Visitors say Pender wildfires no reason to cancel holiday beach plans
Submitted by Katie Harden on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 3:34pm.

video Crews fighting wildfires in Pender County set controlled burns today to try and get rid of fuel for the flames. Many folks traveling to the area may be worried if their holiday plans will be ruined because of the fire and smoke. But tourists who have already made their way to the area say there is nothing to worry about.

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NC GOP issues apology for mailer in House race
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 2:31pm.

The North Carolina Republican Party has sent an apology for a mailer last fall targeting a Democratic incumbent in a legislative race.

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Summer camp teaches girls about women's impact on history
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 2:30pm.

Although area schools are out, summer is a great time to learn new things. The UNCW Port Belles summer camp is a weeklong lesson on the vital role of women in history.

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Bladen Community College repays misspent money
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 06/28/2011 - 2:27pm.

A state audit of Bladen Community College found several problems, including a lack of safeguards over cash and checks and access to information systems.

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