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



Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

Archive for August, 2013

Area man recalls March on Washington 50 years ago

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Wednesday marks the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, which was when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream Speech.” There have been many changes over the decades, but some argue more needs to be done before Dr. King's dream is realized.

More: continued here

Rocky Point man frustrated after month delay getting mail

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013


ROCKY POINT, NC (WWAY) — It’s a nightmare to think about: Your package lost in the mail indefinitely. But for a Pender County man, it has been his reality since the end of July.

About a month ago Wes Linton mailed away for a wireless USB adaptor from a company in Ohio. More than 25 days later, Linton is still waiting.

“I have no idea if or when it will ever get here,” he said.

Tracking records show the package with the wireless device has been to Durham, Greensboro, Lake Junaluska, Asheville, Fayetteville and Raleigh. Almost everywhere except where it should be.

“It’s more like a ‘Where’s Waldo,’ because I kind of laugh every time I check on to see where it’s at today.,” Linton said.

Linton says when the package was shipped, there was a problem with the ZIP code. That is why it has yet to be delivered.

“There was an extra number in the ZIP code, so somewhere arbitrarily one number was taken out,” Linton said.

The package was taken out of service in Lake Junaluska, because it could not be delivered. The postmaster in Rocky Point called that office to request it be postmarked again with the correct information about ten days ago.

“Well, supposedly they did that, but it hasn’t gotten here yet,” Linton said.

Until it does arrive, Linton has to use wires to connect to the Internet.

“It hasn’t been a big inconvenience, but it’s not here,” he said.

According to tracking records the package was in Charlotte yesterday.

We contacted the US Postal Service to find out what is taking so long and why the problem has not been straightened out. We are still waiting for an official response.

More: continued here

Firefighter cleared of sex charges wants job back

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Robert Thomas Hester, 40, of Elizabethtownfiled an appeal with Wilmington’s Civil Service Commission

More: continued here

Motorcyclist injured in Castle Hayne crash

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

According to the State Highway Patrol the motorcyclist’s injuries don’t appear to be life threatening

More: continued here

One dead in Hwy. 17, Sloop Point Loop Road crash

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Highway patrol officials have confirmed that a person is dead after a car hit two utility workers at Hwy. 17 and Sloop Point Loop Road Tuesday.

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