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Archive - Dec 12, 2008

Employees speak out about Smithfield union representation

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videoThough it was hardly a landslide victory, the employees of Smithfield have spoken. It's now official, and those in favor of the union say the outcome is overdue. Full story...
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Rental market flooded

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videoYou may have noticed a few more places for rent around town these days. If you're looking for a place, that can be a good thing, but not everyone is happy about the vacancies. Full story...
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UNCW spreads holiday cheer to seniors

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UNCW staff and students helped bring a little holiday cheer to some local seniors on Friday. The college's gerontology program created gift baskets for seniors at Silver Stream Nursing Home. Full story...
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Homemade gifts; it is the thought that counts

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videoIf you're like a lot of people, you don't have much money to spend on gifts this holiday season. So to save a buck, many people are opting to make homemade gifts this year. Full story...
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How to avoid becoming a victim of identity theft

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videoWith the luxury of comparing price and selection through the World Wide Web, your holiday shopping options are endless. But with online shopping, comes the potential for identity theft. Full story...
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Wilmington city leaders meet to discuss local issues

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Some of the items discussed included, protecting the city's right to annex and grow the tax base, mental health funding, and a possible sales tax to improve transportation and infrastructure. Full story...
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East Bladen ready for state championship

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videoThere's Eagle fever in Bladen County and it appears to be spreading. The East Bladen Eagle football team is just one day away from playing for the state championship in Raleigh. Full story...
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US Attorney's Office charge five locals in mortgage fraud

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Five local people charged in connection with inventing a plan to defraud home buyers, banks and other lenders. Full story...
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Wilmington woman turns 101 years old

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A born and raised Wilmington woman turns 101 Friday. Isabelle McGowan was a first grade teacher for 35 years. Full story...
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Topsail students, parents, and faculty ready for new high school

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videoPender county schools have been coping with an issue of overcrowding for quite some time now, but one high school is getting some breathing room. Full story...
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Report says NC liquor stores have problems

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A state report says North Carolina's system of government-run liquor stores needs to be reorganized so unprofitable stores make money and are in the right locations. Full story...
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Two men charged in death of UNC-Charlotte student

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Police have charged two North Carolina men with first-degree murder in the death of a 20-year-old college student whose body was found at the edge of a river. Full story...
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NC officer punished for Facebook comments

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A police officer is being disciplined in North Carolina following an investigation into claims he used racial slurs on social networking Web site Facebook. Full story...
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Smithfield Packing is going union

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It was close, but in the end, the Smithfield packing plant in Tar Heel is going union. The results were released Thursday night. Full story...
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New green business opens in Wilmington

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The city of Wilmington is getting greener today. Mayor Bill Saffo will cut the ribbon for the new solar powered roof top power plant. Full story...
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