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Archive - Mar 2008

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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Filmmaker receives rave reviews at Cine Noir Festival of Black film

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videoRoger Edwards wants his small film to become a big screen production. Full story...
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Habitat for Humanity adopts new land trust initiative

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A lack of affordable local housing is pushing the Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity chapter to adopt a new land trust initiative. Full story...
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UNCW reopens University Union

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University leaders cut the ribbon at the entrance of the University Union and Burney Center. Full story...
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Clinton discusses job security

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says she's better prepared to handle the nation's economy than presumed Republican nominee John McCain. Full story...
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Wilmington 20th fastest growing US city

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The Raleigh and Charlotte regions are among the Top 10 fastest growing metropolitan areas in the country. Full story...
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Survey: Half of high school students drank alcohol in last 30 days

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It's not news parents want to hear, but in a recent survey, nearly half of all New Hanover County high school students admitted to drinking alcohol in the past 30 days. Full story...
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Officials: Largest New Hanover County fire since 1986

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videoOfficials say it's the largest fire in New Hanover County since 1986. The brush fire that broke out yesterday spanned more than 1,200 acres between Holly Shelter and Sidbury Roads. New Hanover County officials say the fire is contained and worked today to make sure it doesn't spread any further. Full story...
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New water, sewer rates coming for New Hanover County

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New water and sewer rates are in the works for New Hanover County residents. Full story...
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Jacksonville parents firing off about beer sales at Chuck E. Cheese

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Parents argue that a business geared toward children shouldn't be selling alcohol. Full story...
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Wilmington school bus crashes

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videoFor the second time in less than a week, a local school bus driver has been cited for causing an accident. Wednesday morning's incident happened in downtown Wilmington. Full story...
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