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Archive - 2008

Wildlife biologists find endangered fish in NC

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A federally endangered fish believed to exist only in two river basins in Virginia has been discovered in North Carolina. Full story...
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Local police, feds break up theft ring

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Local and federal authorities say they've broken up a sophisticated theft ring that officers believe stole checks and credit cards from cars and homes, then went on shopping sprees with the stolen identities. Full story...
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Caterpillar announces temporary layoffs in NC

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Construction equipment maker Caterpillar Inc. has announced temporary layoffs for some of its North Carolina employees. Full story...
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Now is the time to refinance

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videoWe're now seeing the lowest mortgage rates in nearly fifty years. Even if you are not looking to buy a new home you still might be able to take advantage of those low rates. Full story...
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Cell phones taking over landlines

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videoA new federal survey shows cell phones are quickly becoming the king of communication. The survey says more and more households are using cell phones over landlines across the country, and the same goes for many here in our community. Full story...
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Traffic officials discuss Cape Fear Memorial Bridge concerns

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videoDrivers who often cross the Cape Fear Memorial Bidge know what a headache it can be. Between congestion and speeding, many drivers are fed up. Full story...
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Widow needs help to cover funeral costs

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videoThe fatal accident on the new Oak Island bridge two weeks ago was bad enough, now construction worker Jose Montalvo's widow is struggling for help. Full story...
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Committee recommends investing $9.5 million on incinerator

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Members of New Hanover County's Solid Waste Advisory Board agree that an incinerator is the best way to take out the county's trash. Full story...
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Hampstead boaters to get ramp of their own

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After many long trips to Surf City and Wrightsville Beach just to put their boat in the water, residents in the Hampstead area now have a boat ramp of their own. Full story...
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Public Utility Authority worker hit by a truck Thursday morning

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A Public Utility Authority employee was hit by a pick-up truck today while installing sewer lines in Wilmington. Full story...
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New federal pool safety laws are taking effect

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Public pool operators are scrambling to comply with a new federal pool safety law taking effect this week. Full story...
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Homeowners insurance to increase 4%

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A settlement between the state and homeowners insurance companies has been reached. This allows for a four percent increase statewide. Full story...
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Virgin Atlantic thanks ILM for help

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Virgin Atlantic representatives said thank you to ILM employees Thursday. Last month, a 300 passenger Virgin Atlantic Airbus traveling to London had to make an emergency landing at the Wilmington International Airport. Full story...
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Wilmington man is learning to walk after accident leaves him paralyzed

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videoA few months ago, life dramatically changed for one Wilmington man. A car accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. Full story...
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Santa cops spread holiday cheer

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videoUsually you see police officers at checkpoints, not checking out. With a few dressed up as Santa, Wilmington police officers shopped till they dropped to help give more than 50 lucky kids a merry Christmas. Full story...
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