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Archive - Mar 2008

Rain brings relief to wildfires

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Sunday's rain was a relief to wildfires burning in several counties. While the rain helps, it won't completely put out the hot spots that are still burning. Full story...
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Caswell Beach morning call program

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Living alone, at any age, comes with its challenges. If you have an emergency and can't get in touch with anyone, you might not get the help you need. That's why the Brunswick County town of Caswell Beach, which tends to be a retirement community, has a new program aimed at checking up on people who live alone. Full story...
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Questions raised about Hewett's handling of missing persons case

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In August 2006, 28 year-old Billy Wade Russ went missing in Brunswick County. A seven-week search ended when Russ' neighbor found Russ' decomposed body in his backyard. Now, evidence evidence released in the suspension of Sheriff Ron Hewett suggests he could have done more in the search. Full story...
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Electronics recycling program

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We're used to recycling cans, bottles and paper. But computers and television sets don't typically come to mind as recyclable materials. A New Hanover County electronics recycling program wants to change that. Full story...
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Wildfire aftermath

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Forest officials are dealing with the aftermath of several wildfires burning in local counties. Full story...
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Super Saturday for the IRS

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Super Saturday is underway, it's the day the IRS tries to get taxpayers to file their taxes before the April deadline. It's geared toward low-wage earners and those receiving veterans benefits to file their taxes with the IRS free of charge. Full story...
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Fighting obesity

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New studies find that North Carolinians are some of the heaviest people in the United States. Full story...
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Parents get a wake-up call about underage drinking

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10.8 million. That's the estimated number of youths between the ages of 12 and 20 that are underage drinkers. That's why a local group called Coastal Horizons organized a town hall meeting for parents. Full story...
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Cape Fear Valley Hospital to lease Bladen County Hospital

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Just a year ago it was in danger of closing its doors for good. But now the Bladen County Hospital is getting ready to expand its services. Full story...
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Red Hat earnings rise 7 percent on surging revenue

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Open source software distributor Red Hat Inc. says its fourth-quarter profit rose seven percent as increased sales and marketing expenses offset a jump in revenue. Full story...
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