Archive - Dec 18, 2009
Thalian Hall renovation project kicks into high gear
Submitted by Steve Rondinaro on Fri, 12/18/2009 - 6:10pm.

video City Hall aka Thalian Hall, looks nice and tranquil on the outside, but inside it's quite another matter.

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Hundreds line up for help with holiday gifts
Submitted by Hailey Winslow on Fri, 12/18/2009 - 6:06pm.

videoFor hundreds of local families, Friday was Christmas. Thanks to donations from the community, needy children will have gifts under the tree on Christmas morning.

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Downtown Wilmington decorated with new art
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/18/2009 - 5:42pm.

Out with the old, in with the new: downtown Wilmington is now decorated with new pedestrian art. Five new statues can be found scattered around the streets of the city.

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New software helps parents prevent kids from texting while driving
Submitted by Tim Buckley on Fri, 12/18/2009 - 5:10pm.

video Texting while driving has been illegal in North Carolina for about two weeks now, but questions over how it can be enforced still remain. Now, new software is putting power in the hands of parents.

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Staff reductions, furlough days have New Hanover County residents paying
Submitted by Joe Mauceri on Fri, 12/18/2009 - 4:55pm.

videoTo help meet a $21 million budget shortfall, New Hanover County offered employees early retirement, laid others off, and issued mandatory furlough days. While the cuts helped balance the budget, county residents might still end up '”paying”.

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Students, faculty observe Pender County teacher
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/18/2009 - 4:21pm.

Students and faculty at Pender High School observed a moment of silence Friday to honor long-time teacher Daisy Larkins.

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US Army Reserves reads Polar Express to Wilmington students
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/18/2009 - 4:15pm.

The Polar Express is a popular children's book this time of year, but not everyone is lucky enough to hear it told by an actual railroad conductor. Friday morning, members of the U.S. Army Reserves...

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Progress Energy says goodbye coal, hello natural gas
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 12/18/2009 - 3:35pm.

The company plans to retire its coal-fired units and replace them with structures fueled by natural gas. The company says the project will bring construction jobs to the area.

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