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Archive - Apr 2008

Drivers look to alternative fuels

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videoSome drivers are looking at alternatives to filling their tanks. One local alternative is bio-diesel, made from bio-degradeable fats and oils. Full story...
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Local public servant dies

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Windell Daniels was involved in many community organizations over the years. Most recently he served as co-chair of the ten-year plan to end chronic homelessness. Full story...
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Coast Guard trains for oil spill

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If oil spilled off our coast it could have an obviously devastating effect local waterways. So just in case, members of the Coast Guard stationed here in Wilmington spent the day learning how to prepare for the worst. Full story...
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Early, one-stop voting begins

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Our primary election is May 6, but you don't have to wait to cast your vote. You can vote early through May 3, and you can register and vote at the same time. Full story...
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Vampires invade downtown Wilmington

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Vampires invaded downtown Wilmington today to continue shooting the movie "The Bleeding." Full story...
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A Greek tragedy among sheep

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Rameses XVII has been dethroned, by his own son. In a Greek tragedy among sheep, Rameses' five-year reign as North Carolina's mascot ended with a head-butt from his son, Pablo. Full story...
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Hoggard senior can't take freshman girlfriend to prom

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videoIt's springtime and for local high school students that means prom time. One local teen says he's not going and school administrators are to blame. A local mom says her son's date is being left out. Full story...
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Presidential prediction UPDATE: McCain and Obama in tight race

The lone answer from Tuesday's Presidential primary in Pennsylvania is that there is not yet an answer for who will be the Democratic Party's nominee for the nation's highest office.

UNC officials among finalists named for SC State President

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Associate Vice Chancellor of academic programs up for top job at South Carolina State University. Full story...
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Leading Democratic gubernatorial candidates to debate in Raleigh

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Moore and Perdue take aim at one another in much anticipated debate. Full story...
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SUV crashes into Elizabeth's Pizza

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Police say around 9:30 the owner's sister-in-law crashed her SUV into the front of Elizabeth's Pizza on Market Street. Full story...
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Students wear empty holsters in protest

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Monday we told you about a group of UNCW students pushing to allow concealed weapons on campus for self-defense. Full story...
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High school students place first vote

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videoSome New Hanover High School students reached a milestone together today. Rather than going straight home after school, these students went to the New Hanover County library to make their voices heard. Full story...
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Pender County residents paying high insurance rate

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Yesterday we told you about how recent growth in Pender County has stretched emergency services thin. Now some residents are concerned for their safety and their wallets. Full story...
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Thirteen interested in replacing Hewett

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videoThirteen people have expressed interested in being the new sheriff of Brunswick County. On May 10, the Brunswick Democratic Party's Executive Committee will meet to choose a replacement for ex-Sheriff Ron Hewett, who was removed from office in late March. Full story...
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