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Archive for September, 2013

RetroTV moves to channel 3.3 TODAY; Cape Fear CW takes over 3.2 Monday

Friday, September 27th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Monday we’re shaking things up with the launch of Cape Fear CW. And that means Friday RetroTV, your home for classic TV shows, will move to digital channel 3.3.

You will need to rescan your channels on your set-top over-the-air converter box to find the new channel. The change is scheduled to happen this afternoon.

If you watch RetroTV on cable, you won’t have to a thing.

Channel 3.2 will become Cape Fear CW starting at 6 a.m. Monday.

Check your local listings for channel assignments for RetroTV and Cape Fear CW on cable and satellite.


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Residents say cease fire made a difference

Friday, September 27th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Friday marks the 90th day since Wilmington Police and local clergy called for a cease fire between Wilmington gangs. Throughout the cease fire shootings have continued, but many who live in neighborhoods once riddled by gang violence say they believe peace is on the horizon.

“I can’t speak for anywhere else other than here but it’s been very quiet as of late,” said Hampton Colclough.

In June a shooting on 6th and Kidder began a summer of violence in the Port City.

Soon after leaders decided to put boots on the ground to end an ongoing war between rival factions of Bloods, but the bullets continued to fly.

“Anytime you go in to eradicate a problem that’s out of control it’s not a light switch that you just turn off and turn on,” said Rev. James Jamison. “It takes a few minutes.”

After a number of arrests were made by WPD neighbors say things calmed down.

“Law enforcement did a good job of eradicating the problem and left a void,” said Jamison. “When they left that void a new element of criminal element pops up and that’s what you’re seeing is that attempt to fill it.”

Though shootings continue today many say the cease fire was ultimately successful.

“There’s a lot of gang members starting to defect and starting to rat on each other because they’re getting tired of the gang life,” said Colclough. “Some of these teenagers or young men are realizing that the gangs aren’t their family anymore.”


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$10K worth of Venus flytraps stolen

Friday, September 27th, 2013

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office is investigating a burglary at the Fly Trap Farm in Supply.

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Municipal leaders fight looming flood insurance rate increase

Friday, September 27th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Just like the tide the cost of flood insurance is on the rise.

The Biggert-Waters Act is set to go into effect Tuesday and town leaders are asking for help to keep their town afloat.

Thursday, WWAY received a copy of three letters written by Wrightsville Beach Mayor Pro Tem Bill Sisson asking for help from Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC), Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) and Rep. Mike McIntyre (D-7th District) in their fight against Biggert-Waters.

Sisson claims that the Biggert-Waters Act could increase the cost of home insurance by as much as 25 percent per year and have a negative effect on land value, business, home prices, and construction in coastal communities.

McIntyre’s office says he and several of North Carolina colleagues have sent a letter to the congressional leadership requesting a provision be included in the final budget bill that would delay the dramatic flood insurance rate hikes by preventing part of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act from being implemented.

“Flood insurance must be accessible and affordable to North Carolinians, and the increase in rates must be stopped,” McIntyre said in a recent statement. “Folks from all across Eastern North Carolina have expressed to me their very serious concerns about the impact that increased flood rates would have on homes, communities and the local economy. We are going to do all we can to derail this increase.”


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‘Eastbound and Down’ takes final turn at bat

Friday, September 27th, 2013

Locally filmed comedy series begins its final season on HBO

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