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Archive - Dec 19, 2008

Local homeowners to see rates go up nearly 30%

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videoInsurance companies asked for a nearly 20 percent increase across the state. They settled for a slight four percent average hike statewide. However, homeowners in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender County will see nearly a thirty percent increase. Bladen and Columbus rates will go up twelve percent. Full story...
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Maritime Museum exhibit profiles Captain O'Daniel

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videoThe story of Captain John Wesley O'Daniel Jr. began in Southport, and its there he chose to be remembered. Full story...
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NADA's NC chair calls auto bailout a good step forward

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videoThe National Auto Dealers Association is the voice of local auto dealers across the country. NADA chair Annette Sykora called today's action, “The first step toward restoring consumer confidence." Full story...
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Toys galore at the Salvation Army giveaway

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videoFor the past few months, the Salvation Army has been collecting toy donations for needy families. Friday, all those donations were given out at the largest toy shop in the Port City. Full story...
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Man tased at fathers funeral now in jail

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Gladwyn Russ III just pleaded guilty to his most serious charge, possession of a firearm by a felon. Full story...
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Indecision about shipping Jose Montalvo's body

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video Montalvo's body is scheduled to arrive in Mexico on Saturday. However, Sanchez's attorney Eric Altman said the funeral home in Mexico told him if they didn't receive almost $3,500 by 5:00 p.m. Friday, they wouldn't pick up the body from the airport. Full story...
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Wilmington woman pleads guilty to murder and drug charges

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Anna Strickland faces anywhere between 17 to 20 years in prison. That includes her second degree murder charge and three additional drug trafficking charges. Full story...
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Boil water notice for Brunswick Forest residents

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Brunswick Sanitary District has issued a boil water notice for residents of the Brunswick Forest neighborhood. Full story...
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It was a Winter Wonderland at Fit for Fun Friday

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It is a bit early, but that didn't stop some young kids from getting into the Christmas spirit Friday at the Fit for Fun Center. Full story...
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Leland approves a $200,000 budget for water board

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Leland is one step closer to taking over water distribution for its residents. It is hoped that if the town takes over water distribution, it will have more control over customer service. Full story...
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