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



Wilmington, NC News

  Free Wilmington Travel Guide!

Archive for September, 2014

Former SBI agent continues testimony in Marty Lewis trial

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

The trial of Marty Lewis, accused of trafficking drugs as Fair Bluff's Police Chief, is underway in Columbus County Superior Court.

More: continued here

All lanes back open on S. College Rd. after Motorcycle accident

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

An accident involving a motorcycle and another vehicle caused traffic delays near South College Road and Hidden Valley Road early Thursday.

More: continued here

Evangelous interviews for Savannah chief

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous was in Savannah, Ga., Wednesday interviewing for the job of top cop there. Evangelous is one of three contenders for the position. He told reporters in Savannah being an outsider was beneficial.

“What I’ve found is coming in with a fresh set of eyes, with no agendas, with you know, no baggage, that a lot of times it’s just easier to really get things done and meet with people and understand where there concerns are from,” said Chief Evangelous.

His interview consisted of meetings with different panels of community and city leaders. The chief, who makes $151,000 a year, would be making a maximum of $145,000 in Savannah.

The chief would not say whether he’d be willing to work for less.

Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo said the city is not looking for Evangelous to leave.

“When the chief called me and told me he was a finalist, I congratulated him,” said Saffo, adding they have been very satisfied with the chief’s performance. “If, for one reason or another, he does not get the job, I would want him to continue on as our chief.”

Saffo adds though, they are also not making an effort to encourage the chief to stay.

Evangelous faced tough questions in Savannah. That city has seen protests recently after an armed black man was killed by a white police officer.

“In policing after Ferguson,” said Evangelous, “We have to get out in the community. We have to get out in front of these things. We have to be as transparent as possible and we have to push information out.”

If Evangelous is selected, finding a new chief will be a new process for the Wilmington City Council.

Only two members, Saffo and Padgett, were on council when he was hired 10 years ago.


More: continued here

UPDATE: Lanes open after accident involving motorcycle

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Commuters experienced some traffic delays when they headed out the door Thursday morning.

Two northbound lanes are now open after a traffic accident involving a car and a motorcycle on S. College Rd. and Hidden Valley Rd.

The person driving the motorcycle has been taken to the hospital. There is no word on how serious the injuries are.


More: continued here

Following your money: Commissioners’ trip to Asheville

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Earlier this year, WECT detailed how several New Hanover County commissioners and the county manager spent more than $10,000 on a trip to New Orleans.  The commissioners' latest trip cost significantly less.

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