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Archive for December, 2012

2 charged after traffic stop reveals heroin, marijuana

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Two suspects face drug charges following a traffic stop conducted by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Vice/Narcotics Unit.

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Candlelight vigil for Alma Lawson brings hope to community

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The CUE Center for Missing Persons held a candlelight vigil at St. Phillips church in Wilmington this weekend in honor of Alma Lawson, 83-years-old, who has been missing since November 4th.

Faith is a word that was used often at the vigil. Given the turn out, it is clear the community has not yet given up.

“I am trusting that they will find Miss Alma alive someplace,” said Reverend Deother Melvin.

Lawson’s family says the vigil was important to the case. It not only restored hope, but it made people remember.

“It meant everything to us in terms of keeping her name active and out in the public,” said Lawson’s daughter Bridgette.

Members of the community say they will never forget about Alma Lawson. They say she is a lovely person who only spoke kind words. She went to church every Sunday, and she loved talking to people. They want her back, and they want answers.

“We don’t know anything,” said Bridgette Lawson. “That is the problem. We have no answers. There are no periods to the end of sentences.”

Above all odds, the family is still staying strong, leaning on one thing they say meant the most to Alma.

“Our family is built on faith,” says Tracy, Lawson’s granddaughter. “So we are just holding strong to that faith knowing that God is in control and that things are going to work out. They really are, they are going to work out.”

If you have any information about Alma Lawson, please call the Wilmington Police Department.

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WEATHER: Sunny & milder for Sunday

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

A warming trend begins Sunday.  Highs on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will be in the 60's. 

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Ex-New Hanover star makes big league the White House

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Gallagher is director for nuclear threat reduction on the National Security Council

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Group lines road to welcome injured soldier home

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

Dozens of people bundled up in red, white, and blue and stood along College Road to welcome back one hometown hero. Sgt. James Pierce was seriously injured in the same attack that killed Topsail High School graduate Sgt. TJ Butler.

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