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Archive for July, 2012

Lightning storm produces power outages

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Several lightning strikes – but no injuries – have been reported on Carolina and Kure Beaches as storms move through..

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Swappers trade homemade items

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s a phenomenon that’s taking the country by storm and now it’s in the Port City. If you have any home-grown, homemade, or home-brewed items laying around the house you could turn them into something useful at the Port City swap meet.

The concept is simple. Those with a surplus, bring their goods and sell or trade them in a system that is half open market, half silent auction.

No matter what you’re looking for, you will most likely find it at the swap meet.

“It brings the community together obviously and lots of people who couldn’t afford to eat really healthy organically grown foods now your able too” said Brent Dober. “You can exchange something that you have made in your family for a long time and you can exchange that for some organically grown vegetables that would normally cost you a lot of money at the market.”

If you want to check out the swap meet, it’s held on the last sunday of every month at the corner of 4th and Castle Street in downtown.

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Plans for wastewater treatment plant in Hampstead put on hold

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

Plans to build a 2 million-gallon-per-day wastewater treatment plant in the Hampstead area have been halted.

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STORMTRACK 3: Scattered storms pop up across the area

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

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SOUTHEASTERN NC (WWAY) — Strong storms continue to develop over Southeastern North Carolina. While severe weather is not expected, strong storms capable of producing gusty winds, frequent lightning and heavy downpours are likely throughout the evening and into tonight.

Remember, you can always follow the latest watches/warnings on Facebook and Twitter. You can see the latest radar images in our weather section, or download our STORMTRACK 3 Mobile Weather App to your Adroid, iPhone, or iPad device (free of charge).

Weather Forecaster Asha Davé

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Suspect in shooting turns himself in to Brunswick Co. sheriff’s office

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

BRUNSWICK CO., NC (WWAY) — Sheriff’s deputies have one man in custody believed to be connected to a shooting in Brunwick County last week.

Police say Dwight Powell Jr., 24, turned himself in Saturday afternoon.

Deputies found Bryan Johnson shot in a field on Makatoka Road Thursday night.

Police are still searching for Deontray and Mickey Bryant. Both men are considered armed and dangerous.

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