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Archive - Apr 2007


Couple charged for in-flight friskiness goes on trial today

A California couple facing federal charges for allegedly engaging in sexual activity while on an airplane will go to trial today in Wilmington. Full story...

Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan to play together in pro-am

Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan will play together Wednesday in a pro-am at the Wachovia Championship in Charlotte. Full story...

Panthers get return help in fourth round of draft

The Carolina Panthers hope their fourth-round pick will lift them out of the kick-return cellar. The Panthers, who had the league-worst kick return game last season, took receiver Ryne Robinson from Miami of Ohio in the fourth round of today's NFL draft. Full story...

Woods to play in Wachovia Championship

The folks at the Wachovia Championship can exhale now. Tiger's coming. Full story...

What happened to Rosie?

Remember when Rosie O'Donnell was a beloved actress, comedienne and talk show host who make terms like "Cutie-patootie" part of the vernacular?

Grants available from Garden Tour earnings

Those of you who attended the Azalea Festival Garden Tour should feel good. You helped the Cape Fear Garden Club raise $80,000 to give back to the community. That money will be used for local college scholarships, projects like Battery Island conservation and beautification grants for the New Hanover County area. Full story...

Earnhardt declines to discuss contract publicly

Dale Earnhardt Jr. received a new contract Tuesday. It just wasn't the one he wants. Full story...

Bypassing free agency makes draft extremely important for Panthers

Carolina general manager Marty Hurney has put plenty of pressure on himself for this weekend's draft. Full story...

Controlled burn in Pender County rages out of control

Despite massive water drops from the air, the Pender County wild fire continues to burn off Highway 210. Full story...

North Carolina's Wright to test NBA waters

North Carolina freshman Brandan Wright plans to enter his name in this summer's NBA draft. Full story...

Sub dubbed USS North Carolina

Another Navy vessel is carrying a familiar name. A new nuclear submarine was christened USS North Carolina at a ceremony in Virginia Saturday. The $2.4 billion sub is the fourth in a new class of submarines designed for the post-Cold War era. It is also the fourth vessel to bear the name North Carolina, and the first since the Battleship North Carolina launched in 1940. Full story...

Good decision, bad decision

It looks like my blog yesterday was a pretty accurate assesment of the climate surrounding the media's decision to air Cho Seung-Hui's multimedia manifesto.

NASCAR to allow Va. Tech logo on cars

NASCAR will allow race cars to display the Virginia Tech logo for the next three weeks in tribute to the victims of this week's shootings at the school. Full story...

Wachovia Championship a sell-out for fifth straight year

Whether Tiger Woods shows up or not, the Wachovia Championship is sold out for the fifth straight year. Woods has until April 27 to decide on the tournament. Full story...

Have we seen enough of massacre manifesto?

I do not envy NBC News President Steve Capus. It's been a difficult couple of weeks for him.