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Archive - Dec 14, 2009

Monday marks busiest day for USPS

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videoIt’s the most wonderful time of the year, but it can often be the most hectic. The United States Postal Service delivers 16.6 billion cards and packages between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Full story...
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Pet owners upset in Pender County

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videoPender County is looking at ways to strengthen it's dog ordinances. Nothing was decided Monday, but upset pet owners spoke out about their beloved dogs getting viciously attacked or killed by "dangerous" neighborhood dogs. Full story...
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Lines yet to be drawn in New Hanover County redistricting

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It is an issue that has had parents heated for months. Monday, the New Hanover County School Board met to further it's discussion of middle school redistricting. Full story...
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Perdue pays a visit to Camp Lejeune

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Governor Bev Perdue paid a visit to Camp Lejeune Monday for a briefing on the upcoming deployment of Marines to Afghanistan. The governor talked about her personal connection to this base, and the needs of the men and women who will soon be shipping out.

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New Hanover High student caught with knives at school

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A student is in custody after being caught with knives on school grounds. New Hanover High School went into lockdown early Monday morning after a sophomore was found in the bathroom with knives. Full story...
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How social networking sites are benefiting busy moms

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videoMost busy moms do not have a lot of extra time to read the paper, or catch up with friends. Social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are helping them stay plugged-in. Full story...
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Judge: Free NC inmates from 'life' sentences

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A North Carolina judge has ruled that two inmates should be set free from the "life" sentences they received in the 1970s. Full story...
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Disaster management firm moves to NC with 430 jobs

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A Louisiana-based disaster management consultant is moving its headquarters to North Carolina in a move expected to bring 430 jobs in the next six years. Full story...
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2 species of rare bats found at NC Army post

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Fort Bragg officials have discovered the Army post is home to two species of rare bats. Full story...
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NC police link surge in burglaries to minivans

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Police in North Carolina's largest city have linked an outbreak of minivan thefts to a surge in home burglaries. Full story...
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NC woman hit and killed after stopping to help cat

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A North Carolina woman who stopped to help a cat that had just been hit by a car was struck and killed by another car. Full story...
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NC man accused of killing girlfriend goes to trial

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A North Carolina man charged with killing his girlfriend in their home two years ago while six children were inside is going to trial. Full story...
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NC college smoking ban gets off-campus complaints

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Leaders at a North Carolina community college will discuss changing the campus smoking ban following complaints from neighbors about off-campus smoking. Full story...
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7-year-old NC girl shot, wounded at skating rink

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Authorities in North Carolina's largest city are looking for a suspect after a 7-year-old girl was shot in the leg by a stray bullet at a roller skating rink. Full story...
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UNCW graduation filled with hope, anticipation and enthusiasm

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videoThis weekend marked the end of a journey for more than 1,700 students at UNCW, as the university celebrated its fall commencement. But what faces these young minds as they head out into the job market? Full story...
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