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Archive - May 19, 2008

Application Withdrawn for Topsail Humane Shelter in Hampstead

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videoIt had all the makings of a long, hot night in Burgaw. Pender County Commissioners were ready to tackle the issue of a new animal shelter in Hampstead. Residents were ready to block it. Then came the surprise nobody expected. The application for a special use permit was withdrawn. Full story...
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State of Our Schools: Education Issues

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videoMany people think our country's future rests on how well we educate our children. There is growing concern that American children are falling behind. Full story...
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Local law enforcement agencies raise money for Special Olympics

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If you were driving down Market Street early this morning, you probably passed the 2008 Torch Run. Full story...
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Delgado trial update

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New Hanover County prosecutors interviewed their first witnesses today in the Tyrone Delgado trial. Full story...
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White Lake drowning update

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New information in the weekend drowning of a Bladen County boy at the White Lake Water Festival Full story...
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Resident organization hopes to stop Titan Cement plant

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videoConcerned residents spoke to county commissioners at a meeting today. While an official contract hasn't been signed, Governor Easley has officially announced Titan America's plan to build a cement plant in Castle Hayne. Full story...
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NC-based brigade scheduled for another Iraq tour

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The Department of Defense says a brigade of paratroopers from Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division will return to Iraq later this year as part of a regular rotation of troops. Full story...
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NC Lawmakers to consider bill setting water usage rules

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North Carolina lawmakers will review new rules on water usage, just a year after the worst drought recorded in state history. Full story...
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Several states look into moving DXM behind counters

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Walk into any grocery store or gas station and you'll find plenty of it. Dextromethorphan, or DXM, is a key ingredient in 120 different cold medicines. Full story...
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100 years of ineptitude... only in Philadelphia

When it happened Sunday afternoon, most people probably did not even notice.

Boy drowns at water festival

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The community of Elizabethtown is mourning the loss of a six year old boy after he drowned Saturday during the White Lake Water Festival. Full story...
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