Wilmington HotelsWilmington AdvertiseWilmington AttractionsWilmington BeachesWilmington Business DirectoryWilmingtonWilmingtonWilmington GolfWilmington JobsWilmington NewsWilmington DiningWilmington Weather



Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

Archive for August, 2012

Isaac pushing through Caribbean, Florida residents on guard

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Isaac continues to struggle. The system is large, but the circulation center has been hard to detect. Conditions favor limited strengthening, as Isaac will interact with Haiti later this week.

The system will likely pass through or near southern Florida Sunday or Monday. From there, most computer models bring the system toward the Florida pan-handle. The system will weaken over land, but could bring rain/severe thunderstorms to many southern states next week.

A Gulf Stream IV Jet from NOAA will provide new data later Thursday evening which could potentially alter the forecast projections, so residents of the Gulf Coast and southeast US coast should still monitor closely for any changes.

You can always see up-to-the-minute forecasts from the StormTrack 3 Weather Team at Hurricanes 101, and catch a full Tropical Video Update

Chief Meteorologist Jerry Jackson




More: continued here

Magic Johnson to launch new UNCW lecture series

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

He’ll kick off the Wilma Daniels Distinguished Lecture, promoting diversity and tolerance.

More: continued here

Ryan speaks out against military cuts

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, NC (AP) — Republican Paul Ryan says Mitt Romney will prevent planned cuts to the US military if elected president.

The GOP vice presidential hopeful spoke to supporters Thursday in Fayetteville, home to the Ft. Bragg Army base and a large number of military families.

Ryan warned of the cuts to military spending outlined in sequestration, a series of automatic, across-the-board cuts that will take effect if Congress doesn’t reach a budget solution in the next few months. Half of the cuts are set to come from the Pentagon.

As a Wisconsin congressman and chairman of the budget committee, Ryan voted for budget control legislation that included sequestration. He spoke favorably about the agreement on the House floor.

Ryan has since voted for legislation to block the cuts.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

More: continued here

Man in custody for attempted murder of teen

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police are investigating after a 15-year-old boy was shot at a home on the 1100 block of Campbell St. It happened just after 11 a.m.

Police have arrested Gregory Alan Adams Jr., 29. They expect to charge him with attempted murder. Witnesses told police Adams had been involved in a separate altercation earlier today that resulted in a minor injury to another victim.

Police say the teen shooting victim was taken to New Hanover Regional. No word on his name or condition.

Police say Adams has an extensive criminal record.

More: continued here

Bobcat killed in Brunswick Co. tests positive for rabies

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

BOLIVIA, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Health Department says a bobcat tested positive for rabies. It’s the fourth case of rabies in the county this year.

Friday, a man saw the bobcat chasing his dog on Long Beach Road on Oak Island. The bobcat took one swipe at the dog and then ran into the woods. The dog laid down. The man knew about rabies and did not handle the dog right away. Instead he waited for any saliva to dry. The Health Department says the dog was current on its rabies shots, so it only needed a booster shot. The man did not come in contact with the bobcat.

Meanwhile, about one hour later, the bobcat charged a second man in his yard and tried to attack him. The second man grabbed a tire iron, threw it at the animal, and killed it.

Oak Island Animal Services conducted an investigation and delivered the bobcat to the Brunswick County Animal Protective Services. Brunswick County Animal Protective Services sent the bobcat to the State lab for testing. The results came back positive Tuesday. A Public Health Nurse went to the second man’s house and determined he had not been in contact with the animal.

More: continued here



News provided by WWAY NewsChannel 3 and the StarNewsOnline

|Home| |Events| |Attractions| |Accommodations| |Restaurants| |Golf| |Beaches| |Jobs| |Getting Here| |Climate| |Directory| |News| |Advertise| |Contact Us|

  Welcome to Wilmington, North Carolina