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Archive for September, 2011

Blue Velvet 25th anniversary celebrated at Wilmington icon

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

This is the 25th anniversary of Blue Velvet. the David Lynch cult classic was shot here in Wilmington, and the city is almost like part of the cast.

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NHC GOP will not take position on Berger

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The New Hanover County Republican Party got together Thursday night for it’s monthly meeting. One of the topics of discussion, a republican whose name and face has been everywhere the past few weeks. New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger’s issues were discussed but only for several seconds. Media was not allowed inside the executive session but leaders of the NHCRP said less than a minute was spent talking about the commissioner. In that time frame though a motion was made.

“The issue has been postponed indefinitely,” said NHCRP Chairwoman Rhonda Amoroso. “That is what came out of the meeting tonight.”

The party has put the issues around Berger to rest. NHCRP will not take a position on the controversy that has surrounded the commissioner this year; from an alleged suicide attempt to domestic issues involving his ex-girlfriend, Heather Blaylock.

As for Berger, he was in attendance. Berger said very little as he walked away from reporters but he did stop after asked how he would move on.

“What’s in the past is in the past,” said NHC Commissioner Brian Berger. “I’m very encouraged with all the support I have gotten.”

Those inside Thursday night’s closed-door meeting said the party was asked by the NHCRP board if anyone wanted to speak about Berger but no one did. When asked for his reaction to that Berger declined to comment and was ushered away.

“I’m not at liberty to discuss what happened in a closed meeting,” Berger said.

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Elderly man reported missing in Brunswick County

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

BRUNSWICK CO., NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are searching for Joseph Knight. Knight is an 82-year-old black male. He was last seen Thursday, September 22nd afternoon around 1:30pm. He was
operating his white dodge caravan with New Jersey plates. Knight suffers with early stages of dementia and diabetes. He does not immediate access to his medication. Anyone with information on Knight’s whereabouts should call Detective Kyle Jones at (910) 880-4944.

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Dispatchers field calls from trivial to life-threatening

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

On a November night in 2010, Zoa Jarvis was sitting at her computer in the New Hanover County emergency dispatch center when she fielded one of the most nerve-wracking calls of her career.

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Iron Man 3′ might land in Port City

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Could "Iron Man 3" be coming to town to film? Rumors have been rampant for weeks that a big-budget film was sniffing around Wilmington.

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