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U.S. Coast Guard

It was just after 9 AM Tuesday morning when the Bald Head Island Ferry "Adventure" traveling to Bald Head Island from Southport ran aground near Battery Island. 

The impact of the grounding injured thirteen people – one potentially seriously.  That person was taken to New Hanover Regional Medical Center.  Eleven others went to nearby Dosher Hospital in Southport for treatment.  

WWAY’s Sarah Murphy was on the scene and spoke to some deeply-shaken passengers.

Miracle League of Wilmington

The Miracle League of Wilmington will soon boast an open and handicapped-accessible field and playground.  This weekend, members unveiled the new recreational facility – at 5510 Olsen Park Lane in Wilmington.  That’s according to WWAY TV3. 

This field, unlike other ball fields, is not made out of dirt. Instead, builders used materials that allow anyone with special needs, including wounded warriors and seniors, to access the park.

Angela Blanton says she is happy her two special needs daughters now have a comfortable place to play.

Wilmington runners in Boston Marathon are safe

Apr 16, 2013

All the Wilmington runners participating in the Boston Marathon are safe after two bombs exploded near the marathon’s finish line.


As Hurricane Isaac churns towards New Orleans, residents along the Gulf Coast are hunkering down and preparing for what will likely be a mid-range Category 1 storm.