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WWAY Awards

2014
RTDNAC Awards

1st Place
Political-Election: Election Night 2013
2nd Place
Best Weathercaster: Christina Anthony
TV News Producer of the Year: Ashley Cimino
Sports Special: Full Court Press (John Rendleman & Chasity Melvin)
Light Feature: CFCC bagpipe class fine tunes ancient art (Makenzi Henderson)
Consumer/Economic: Leland bank introduces video teller machines (Sara Hopkins)

2013/2014
NC AP Awards

Best Newscast 

2013
RTDNAC Awards

1st Place
Political General: Democratic National Convention (Kevin Wuzzardo, Cacky Catlett, Ryan Franklin)
Political Election: Election Night Update (WWAY NewsChannel 3 staff, Chad Adams and Rep. Bob Etheridge)
News Documentary: Blood in the Water: The Expedition Hurricane of 1861 (Jerry Jackson, Tim Buckley, Christina Anthony)
2nd Place
Best Anchor: Makenzi Henderson
Best Producer: Paul Blackmore
Best Sports Special: 5th Quarter (John Rendleman, Trot Nixon, Jesse Jones, Holden Kurwicki)

2012
NC AP Broadcasters Awards

Best Newscast
Best Weather Reporting: Jerry Jackson
Best Spot News: Gov. Perdue issues Pardon of Innocence for Wilmington 10 (Holden Kurwicki)
Best Sportscast: "5th Quarter" (John Rendleman, Trot Nixon, Jesse Jones, Holden Kurwicki)
Best General News: Two accused in CFCC student's murder talk about the crime, impact (Scott Pickey, Matt Ray)
Best Enterprise/Investigative: Captured: Human trafficking in the Port City (Cacky Catlett)
Honorable Mention
Best General News: Suspect in cabbie beating charged with felony (Holden Kurwicki)
Best Sports Feature: 4th Annual Beach Wrestling State Championship wraps up at Carolina Beach (John Rendleman)
Best Weather Reporting: Tim Buckley
Best Consumer: JUST ADD HOPE: Business turns trash into treatment for breast cancer patients (Asha Dave)
Best Health Reporting: ONLY ON 3: New techniques battling hearing loss in military, civilians (Cacky Catlett, Kevin Wuzzardo)
Best Newswriting: Kevin Wuzzardo
Best Series: Democratic National Convention (Cacky Catlett, Kevin Wuzzardo, Ryan Franklin, Marissa Jasek)

2012
Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas Awards – Division II
1st Place Political-Election: May 18 NC Primary Election
1st Place Special Report: Hurricane Irene coverage
1st Place TV News Producer of the Year: Paul Blackmore
1st Place Documentary: Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington
2nd Place TV News Anchor of the Year: Cacky Catlett
2nd Place Investigative: Leland Police Department Corruption
2nd Place Documentary: Out of this World: Cosmic Storm

2011
North Carolina Associated Press Radio and Television Awards

Best Documentary: Battleship North Carolina: 50 Years in Wilmington
Best General News: Spider-Man Robber Coverage
Best Investigative: Trooper Misconduct Investigation
Honorable Mention - Best Feature: Age Rule Ends Special Athlete's Football Career
Honorable Mention - Best Investigative: Leland Police Department Issues
Honorable Mention - Best Weather: Tim Buckley: Hurricane Irene Coverage

2011
Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas Awards – Division II
1st Place Best Newscast
1st Place Sports Special: Coach's Corner, April 17, 2011 – John Rendleman
2nd Place Sports Special: 5th Quarter – John Rendleman/Trot Nixon/Jesse Jones
1st Place Sports Reporting: Girl With Cerebral Palsy Runs Track – John Rendleman
1st Place News Documentary: Pirates of the Carolinas: Storm at Sea – Jerry Jackson
2nd Place News Documentary: USS Gravely Commissioning – Kevin Wuzzardo
1st Place Investigative: Trooper Misconduct Investigation – Ramon Herrera
1st Place Special Report: Tornado Outbreak, April 16, 2011

2010
North Carolina Associated Press Radio and Television Awards
Best Weather: Jerry Jackson
Best Sportscast: John Rendleman (Coach's Corner, The 5th Quarter, Full Court Press)
Enterprise/Documentary: Kevin Wuzzardo (USS Gravely Commissioning)
Enterprise/Documentary: Jerry Jackson (Hurricanes101)
Honorable Mention Best Web Site

2009
North Carolina Associated Press Radio and Television Awards

Best Weather: Chris Phillips
Enterprise/Investigative: Ann McAdams (Sen. R.C. Soles Saga)
Enterprise/Documentary: Hailey Winslow (Science of the Sea)
Honorable Mention Best Newscast
Honorable Mention Best Sports Feature: John Rendleman (Wilmington Tigers practice after head coach dies unexpectedly)

Radio Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas Awards – Division II
1st Place Political-General: Kevin Wuzzardo (WWAY Goes to Washington)
2nd Place Consumer/Economic: Ann McAdams & Sam McAdams (Troubleshooters: Missing down payment)
2nd Place Education: Margo Gray (Seclusion Room)

2008
North Carolina Associated Press Radio and Television Awards

Best Newscast
Best Weather: Jerry Jackson
Best Consumer Report: Meghan Torjussen
Best Health Report: Joe Mauceri
Rookie of the Year: Joe Mauceri
Honorable Mention General News: Ann McAdams
Honorable Mention Spot News: John Rendleman

Radio Television News Directors Association of the Carolinas Awards – Division II
1st Place Education: Margo Gray & Stephanie Beecken
1st Place Feature: Kevin Wuzzardo (Mrs. Davis's Chair)
2nd Place Consumer/Economic: Meghan Torjussen
2nd Place Series: Andy Scherr (Cape Fear 2020: Religion)
2nd Place Health Report: Stephanie Beecken
2nd Place Photography: Michael Pelzer
 
2007
North Carolina Associated Press Radio and Television Awards

Rookie of the Year: Andy Scherr
Best Health Report: Stephanie Beecken
Best Feature: Kevin Wuzzardo (Mrs. Davis's Chair)
 
2006
North Carolina Associated Press Radio and Television Awards

Best Enterprise/Investigative – Former NY Firefighter
Best Newswriting
 
2005
North Carolina Associated Press Radio and Television Awards

Best Newscast
 
2004
North Carolina Associated Press Radio and Television Awards
Rookie-of-the-Year – Jeff Lennox
Best Weather Report
 
2003
North Carolina Associated Press Radio and Television Awards

Best Spot News
Best Weather
 
2002
North Carolina Associated Press Radio and Television Awards

Best Spot News
Best Sports Feature
Best Sportscast
 
2001
North Carolina Associated Press Radio and Television Awards

Best Spot News Rookie-of-the-Year – Holly Headrick
Best Weather
 
2000
North Carolina Associated Press Radio and Television Awards

Best Consumer Report