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Archive for October, 2011

Economic climate spurs start-up businesses

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

CFCC small business center reports rise in interest as economy sags

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Man shot in fight at Wilmington convenience store

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011

During the fight, a man pulled out a gun and fired four shots.

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Friday, October 21st, 2011

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — This week’s "And the Winner is…" contest comes with a good beat and a nice melody. We want to know which high school in our area has the BEST MARCHING BAND. Which school has the best mix on instruments and maybe even a flag line or dance team.


We’ll reveal the winner Friday on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 6 p.m.


Best Haunted Attraction: Grissettown Longwood Fire Department Haunted Trail (10/21)
758 Longwood Road
Ocean Isle Beach

Best Halloween Store: Halloween & More (10/14)
420 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 452-2291

Best Massage: Tanglez (10/7)
4107 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 392-8111

Best Tire Store: Black’s Tire & Auto Service (9/30)
Four Wilmington locations

Best Plumbing: John’s Plumbing (9/23)
5478 Leggett Loop Road
Southport, NC 28461
(910) 457-4627

Best Mani/Pedi: Hampstead Barber & Beauty/Nails by Lorraine (9/16)
14878 USHighway 17 North
Hampstead, NC 28443
(910) 270-4633

Best Mexican Restaurant: La Costa (9/9)
3 Wilmington locations

Best Charter Boat: Whipsaw Charters (9/2)
1410 Airlie Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 791-0555

(Skipped a week due to Hurricane Irene)

Best Caterer: Pine Valley Market (8/19)
3520 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 350-FOOD

Best Burger: P.T.’s Olde Fashioned Grille (8/12)
Six Wilmington/Leland locations

Best Beach Restaurant: 22 North (8/5)
22 North Lumina Avenue
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 509-0177

Best Air Conditioning Repair: Fulford Heating & Air (7/29)
(910) 842-6589

Best Ice Cream: Granny Niece’s Ice Cream Truck (7/22)

Best Boat Store: Atlantic Marine (7/15)
101 Keel Street
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 256-9911

Best Hot Dogs: Paul’s Place (7/8)
11725 US Highway 117 S
Rocky Point, NC 28457
(910) 675-2345

Best Computer Repair: Will Cutrell w/ Wilmington Computer Repair (7/1)

Best Wings: Hell’s Kitchen (6/24)
118 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-3949
(910) 763-4133

Best Veterinarian: Atlantic Animal Hospital (6/17)
1808 Sir Tyler Drive
Wilmington, NC 28405-8305
(910) 256-2624

Best Donuts: Britt’s (6/10)
Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Best Pizza: Princess Pizza (6/3)
204 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-3951
(910) 772-8006

Best Beach: Ocean Isle Beach (5/27)

Best Seafood Platter: Jones Fish Camp (5/20)
7770 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28411-9459
(910) 681-1000

Best Pulled Pork Sandwich: Jackson’s Big Oak Barbecue (5/13)
920 South Kerr Avenue
Wilmington, NC 28403-4311
(910) 799-1581


Best Antique Store: Recollections Antique Village (5/6)
5935 Carolina Beach Road 
Wilmington, NC 28412-2704
(910) 398-8054

Best Lawn Care/Landscaper: Landscapes Unlimited (4/29)
P.O. Box 964
Wrightsville Beach
, NC 28480
(910) 791-0350

Best Chiropractor: Spinal Care of Wilmington (4/22)
211 Racine Drive, Suite 202
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 798-5560

Best Mechanic: Tony Harker’s Automotive (4/15)
1831 Burnett Blvd.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-2161

Best Azalea Festival Event: Shag Contest (4/8)

Best Golf Course: Farmstead Golf Links (4/1)
541 McLamb Road
Calabash, NC 28467
(866) 749-7277
(910) 575-7999

Best Garden Store: Pender Pines (3/25)
20949 US Highway 17 N
Hampstead, NC 28443-3149
(910) 270-2706

Best Local Politician: Sen. Thom Goolsby (3/18)
(R) 9th District
(919) 715-2525

Best Irish Pub: The Dubliner (3/11)
1756 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28401-6138
(910) 343-8342

Best Wrightsville Beach Restaurant: 22 North (3/4)
22 North Lumina Avenue
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
(910) 509-0177

Best Breakfast:K’S CAFE & BAR (2/18)
6322 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 791-6995

Best Lunch Sport: Temptations Everyday Gourmet (2/11)
2 Wilmington locations

Best Sushi: The Bento Box (2/4)
1121 Military Cutoff Road, L
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 509-0774

Best Women’s Clothing Store: Stein Mart (1/28)
3501 Oleander Drive #1
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 772-1533

Best Downtown Restaurant: Copper Penny (1/21)
109 Chestnut Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-1373

Best Place to Buy Wine: Noni Bacca Winery (1/14)
420 Eastwood Road, #108
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 397-7617

Best Local Gym: CrossFit Coastal (1/7)
5726 Market Street


Best Electronics Store: Soundtronics (12/24)
5715 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 395-6004

Best Jewelry Store: Reeds Jewelers (12/17)
Independence Mall & Mayfaire Town Center

Best Toy Store: Warehouse 9 (12/10)
814 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 793-6711

Best Place to Buy a Christmas Tree: Cape Fear Optimist Club (12/3)
Kmart Parking Lot
815 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403

Best Bookstore: Pomegranate Books (11/19)
4418 Park Avenue, Wilmington
(910) 452-1107

Best Radio Morning Show: Carter & Jackie in the Morning (11/12)
102.7 GNI

Best High School Marching Band: North Brunswick High School (11/5)

Best Haunted Attraction: Grissettown Longwood Fire Department Haunted Trail (10/30)
758 Longwood Road
Ocean Isle Beach

Best Fried Chicken: Smithfield’s Chicken ‘n Bar-B-Q (10/23)
Three Wilmington/Leland locations

Best Steak: Texas Roadhouse (10/16)
230 Eastwood Road, Wilmington
(910) 798-1770

Best French Fries: P.T.’s Olde Fashioned Grille (10/9)
Six Wilmington/Leland locations

Best Chinese Food: Szechuan 132 (10/2)
419 S. College Road, Wilmington
(910) 799-1426

Best Italian Food: A Taste of Italy (9/24)
1101 S. College Road, Wilmington
(910) 392-7529

Best Place to Watch a Football Game: Hell’s Kitchen (9/17)
118 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 763-4133

Best Chicken Sandwich: Chick-Fil-A (9/10)
Five Wilmington locations

Best Florist: Moxie Floral Design Studio (9/3)
116-A Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 202-2695

Best Buffet: Golden Corral (8/27)
5130 New Centre Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 392-1984
5211 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412
(910) 392-7777

Best Bagel: Empire Deli & Bagels (8/20)
7419 Market Street
Wilmington, NC 28411-9454
(910) 686-6755
1105 New Pointe Blvd
Leland, NC
(910) 383-8383

Best Iced Tea: Sonja’s Grill (8/13)
15 Coastal Drive Southwest
Supply, NC 28462
(910) 754-5115

Best Bakery: Apple Annie’s (8/6)
837 South Kerr Avenue
(910) 799-9023

Best Sub Sandwich: Sub Stop (7/30)
2432 Carolina Beach Road
Wilmington, NC 28401-7655
(910) 343-0097

Best Burrito: Flaming Amy’s Burrito Barn (7/23)
4002 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403-6815
(910) 799-2919

Best Ice Cream: Calabash Creamery (7/16)
9910 Beach Drive Southwest
Calabash, NC 28467-2710
(910) 575-1180

Best Burgers: Sonja’s Grill (7/9)
15 Coastal Drive Southwest
Supply, NC 28462
(910) 754-5115

Best Hot Dogs: Paul’s Place (7/2)
11725 US Highway 117 S
Rocky Point, NC 28457
(910) 675-2345

Best Coffee: Jumpin’ Java (6/25)
4635 Main Street
Shallotte, NC 28470
(910) 754-5282

Best Wings: Mama Brava’s (6/18)
119 Holden Beach Rd SW
Shallotte, NC 28470-1787
(910) 754-5151

Most Romantic/Best Restaurant to take a Date: Freddie’s Restaurant at Kure Beach (6/11)
111 K Ave
Kure Beach, NC 28449
(910) 458-5979

Best Donuts: Britt’s (6/4)
Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Best Pizza: Princess Pizza (5/28)
204 Princess Street
Wilmington, NC 28401-3951
(910) 772-8006

Best Seafood Platter: Something Fishy (5/21)
3436 South College Road
Wilmington, NC 28412-0908
(910) 395-0909

Best Pulled Pork BBQ Sandwich: Flip’s BBQ (5/14)
5818 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403-4769
(910) 799-6350

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Brunswick schools ask for input on staggered school schedule

Friday, October 21st, 2011

Brunswick County school officials are asking parents and community members to participate in a survey.

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ONLY ON 3: Sheriff responds after Leland rejects offer to help

Friday, October 21st, 2011

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — It seems like Leland does not want any more help from outsiders in solving its problems.

Brunswick County Sheriff John Ingram offered his internal affairs investigator for free to look into a slew of allegations within Leland’s police department, including sex at the station house, an officer pulling his gun on a colleague and an alcohol-fueled fight involving the police chief. But at last night’s town meeting, council members voted against the plan.

Today Sheriff Ingram spoke out.

“When the citizens have concerns or questions or allegations are made that could compromise public trust, it is my duty and responsibility to use every resource available to me,” Ingram said. “I feel like it’s the only way we are going to get to the truth. If the SBI can investigate, they investigate the criminal part, then get this internal affairs man to come in and let him investigate anything else that may have occurred.”

Councilwoman Martha Currie presented the idea Thursday night and got support from Councilman Herbert Barnes, but Mayor Walter Futch, Mayor Pro Tem Brenda Bozeman and Councilwoman Pat Batleman voted against it.

Sources tell us some leaders privately suggested that the only reason Ingram offered his help was to get publicity.

“I think being in office for three years now, my record speaks for itself regarding the media,” Ingram said. “I’ve never been accused of someone who loves to jump in front of a camera.”

Bozeman, who refused to talk on camera, told us she wants to see what the SBI investigation uncovers first, then take any other steps if necessary.

In the meantime Ingram says he hopes someone finds the truth, whatever it may be.

“I know that eventually the facts will come out, and at that time the town officials and citizens in Leland can make good decisions as to what needs to be done and move forward,” he said.

Sheriff Ingram stressed that if in the future Leland would like more help with the investigation, he says the Sheriff’s Office will be glad to help.

Two weeks ago Police Chief Tim Jayne sent a letter to the SBI asking for assistance investigating criminal allegations within his department. We asked a SBI spokeswoman today if that investigation started. She has not answered our request.

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