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Archive - Feb 25, 2009

McIntyre announces over $18 million secured for area projects

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U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre announced today that $18,666,000 in federal funds have been secured for the Wilmington Port, Southeastern North Carolina beaches and inlets, and the Intracoastal waterway. Full story...
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Three crimes, one suspect

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videoWhat appears to be an incompetent crook kept deputies busy in New Hanover County early this morning. Investigators believe a vehicle fire and two attempted robberies are all connected. Full story...
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Tapes released from 911 call in Matthews crash

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videoThe Wilmington Police Department just released the audio recordings of radio calls between officers on the scene and 911 dispatchers. Full story...
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One Tree Hill having positive economic returns locally

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videoAcross the country, a lot of people know about Wilmington because of the film industry here. One popular TV show filmed here is keeping our film industry booming and with positive economic returns. Full story...
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Getting fit with your iPhone

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videoMany iPhone and iPod Touch users bring their devices to the gym to stimulate their workouts with their favorite songs. Now as they're pumping iron, they can also use the devices as a heart rate monitor and fitness tracking system. Full story...
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Details of the retirement packages offered to New Hanover County employees

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New Hanover County Sheriff, Sid Causey, has voluntarily retired to help the county with a huge budget shortfall. Some people are wondering, who's next? Full story...
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Snipes Elementary gets artistic for Black History Month

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Black History Month is drawing to a close, but students at Snipes Elementary School are still celebrating. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Consignment shop nightmare

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videoA Wilmington consignment store recently changed hands, and it seems the old owner has left hundreds of customers and the new owner high and dry. Goods, and money for goods sold, are missing, as is the old owner. Full story...
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Brunswick County's Teen Court is not kids stuff

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videoA Brunswick County program is giving a whole new meaning to the term a jury of your peers. It is called Teen Court and it is a chance for young first offenders to wipe the slate clean. Full story...
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UNCW job fair lacks employers

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videoIt's no easy feat finding a job in today's economy. Some UNCW students spent the day trying to get a leg up on their competition at the annual job fair. With unemployment rates up, and job openings at a premium, finding a job isn't what it used to be. Full story...
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Causey announces retirement

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videoNew Hanover County Sheriff Sid Causey surprised a lot of people when he announced his retirement Tuesday. At age 64, Sheriff Causey is taking the county's golden parachute, the early retirement package aimed at trimming New Hanover County's payroll. Full story...
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Report: FDA took months to pull tainted syringes

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A newspaper report says months passed between federal regulators first receiving complaints about tainted syringes produced at a North Carolina plant and action to pull them from the market. Full story...
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Eighth man arrested in NC cockfighting operation

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North Carolina authorities say an eighth man has been arrested in a cockfighting operation in Caldwell County. Full story...
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Advocates say NC's rising uninsured increases need

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Supporters say North Carolina's free health clinics are facing growing stresses as more people become unemployed and lose their health insurance coverage. Full story...
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NC Farm Bureau members lobby lawmakers in Raleigh

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The North Carolina Farm Bureau Federation said hundreds of farmers will lobby lawmakers in the state Legislature. Full story...
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