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Archive - Feb 2009

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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Vehicle fire spreads to Wilmington business, leaving questions

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Investigators are looking into a fire in the Wrightsboro area of New Hanover County early Wednesday morning. Full story...
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Southport may be losing their maritime museum

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The state has Southport's Maritime Museum on the chopping block for programs to cut, in the midst of a $2 billion budget shortfall. Full story...
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UNCW hosting its spring job fair Wednesday

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UNC Wilmington is trying to help link employers and workers in these tough times. As unemployment numbers continue to climb, UNCW is bringing employers to the doorstep of students. Full story...
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Good news for the local economy and One Tree Hill fans

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The series has been picked up for a seventh season. Yesterday, the CW released its early series pick-up list, which included the Wilmington-based series. Full story...
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Southport in multiple multi-million dollar disputes

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videoThe city of Southport is facing two battles involving millions of dollars; one with the state and the other with a private sanitation company. Both argue that the city of Southport broke its agreement. Full story...
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Southeastern Center dealing with major budget cuts

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Southeastern Center for Mental Health was forced to cut services across the tri-county area because of major budget cuts. A new director is in place, and is already trying to untangle the financial mess. Full story...
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Making your own real estate virtual tour

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videoYesterday, the iDesk reported on a creative way people are marketing their homes in this tough economy, making a virtual home tour and posting it online. Now find out exactly how to make your own home tour; click on Hailey Winslow’s video for complete details. Full story...
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Autopsy confirms brutal murder

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WWAY has obtained the autopsy report for 58 year-old Laura Gallagher, who was found dead, along with her husband Jim, in their Ogden home earlier month. Mrs. Gallagher's son, Gerard Altman, is charged with the two murders. Full story...
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