Daily Archives: February 8, 2012

ONLY ON 3: State considering privatizing aquariums, zoo
The state of North Carolina owns a zoo and three aquariums, including the one at Fort Fisher. That could change based on a recommendation coming next week. The state will make a recommendation on whether to privatize the aquariums and zoo. Wed, 02/08/2012 - 10:19pm
Business up at state ports
More money is sailing in and out of our state. The NC Ports Authority reports business is up over the past year. Wed, 02/08/2012 - 10:11pm
Wing Fling heads back to the beach
The 16th annual Wing Fling will be back in Carolina Beach this spring. The event moved to Pleasure Island last year after problems getting a liquor license in Wilmington. Wed, 02/08/2012 - 10:08pm
Duke, UNC fans get in a few good swings
The battle of the blues tips off tonight. If you live in the tar heel state, you have a choice to make: Duke or Carolina. Wed, 02/08/2012 - 10:02pm
ONLY ON 3: Developer talks about ballpark plan, opposition starts Facebook group
The city is not the only one stepping up to the plate when it comes to embracing the construction of a new baseball stadium downtown. Today, the developer met with the Wilmington Area Hospitality Association to discuss his plans, which he says will change the city. Wed, 02/08/2012 - 9:51pm
Edwards campaign owes taxpayers but still spending
Federal elections officials say John Edwards owes taxpayers $2.1 million in public matching funds improperly received after the former North Carolina senator dropped his 2008 run for the White House, yet disclosure reports show his failed campaign is still spending. Wed, 02/08/2012 - 9:31pm
NC offshore energy panel: Drilling prospects iffy
A science panel advising Gov. Bev Perdue on offshore energy development says oil and gas drilling is unlikely in waters within North Carolina's authority, but the coast has some of the best East Coast locations for wind power. Wed, 02/08/2012 - 9:29pm
Virgo to reopen with new plan, vision
D.C. Virgo Middle School will once again open its doors, but not in a way administrators planned. Recently, the state denied the school's application for charter status, so the school will be a public school, with a twist. Wed, 02/08/2012 - 9:07pm
Caterpillar met recently with local elected officials, school leaders as site pick nears
School officials in New Hanover County say Caterpillar talked to them and Brunswick County educators recently to discuss their schools. Why here? In an e-mail to Peoria County, IL, Caterpillar reportedly said it wants to move the factory closer to its facility in Cary and wants better port access. Wed, 02/08/2012 - 8:19pm
Santorum jumps into second place in delegate race
Winning yesterday's Republican presidential caucuses in Colorado and Minnesota has propelled Rick Santorum into second place in the race for delegates. Wed, 02/08/2012 - 7:25pm