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Archive - Feb 2009

Selling your home using the internet

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videoAbout 12,000 houses in our five county viewing area have a "for sale" sign in their front yard. If you are selling your home, how do you make your home stand out from the rest? One way is to put a virtual tour of your home online. Full story...
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Bladen Community College going green

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School officials and students at Bladen County Community College are going green. Recycle bins have been spread throughout the campus and in classrooms. Full story...
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Goodwin defends insurance hike for coastal areas

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North Carolina's new insurance commissioner is defending the so-called 'Beach Plan.’ The plan would dramatically raise insurance rates for homeowners who live in coastal counties. Full story...
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Mehrtens to possibly depart UNCW

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The UNCW athletic director may be trading in her teal for red. Kelly Mehrtens is reported to be one of three finalists for the same job position at Rutgers University in New Jersey. Full story...
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International Paper announces week long layoffs

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Columbus counties largest employer announced temporary layoffs for more than 100 employees Monday. Full story...
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Southeastern Mental Health Center looking for public input

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Last week, New Hanover County Commissioners decided to return 2 million dollars to the Southeastern Center for Mental Health. It was money that had originally been earmarked for building a new facility. That facility is on hold, and Southeastern Center wants your input on how to best utilize the funds instead. Full story...
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How safe is it to sleep with your baby?

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A new study by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention shows a rise in the number of babies accidentally suffocated or strangled in bed. Full story...
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Downtown Wilmington home hit by car Sunday night

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Residents of one downtown Wilmington home were quite startled after a Cadillac crashed into their living and dining room late Sunday night. Full story...
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Award parties in Hollywood East

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videoWilmington is known as Hollywood East, so it only makes sense that there were several Academy Awards viewing parties Sunday night around the Port City. Our John Rendleman attended one that was fun… and green. Full story...
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Denny's apologizes for NC breast-feeding incident

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An official with the Denny's restaurants has met with a North Carolina woman who says she was harassed when she was approached about breast-feeding her child in an Asheville restaurant. Full story...
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Some at UNC don't want ex-Bush official speaking

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Some faculty and students at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill don't want former Attorney General Michael Mukasey as the law school graduation speaker this year. Full story...
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State Highway Patrol to monitor teenage driving

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The state Highway Patrol is launching a campaign aimed at reducing the number of teenage related traffic accidents in North Carolina. Full story...
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7-year-old western NC boy bitten 60 times by dog

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The mother of a 7-year-old boy says her son was mauled by a dog and suffered 60 bites to his neck, throat and face and can't talk because of a punctured voice box. Full story...
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Hundreds gather Sunday night to pay their respects to Officer Matthews

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videoSunday night, Wilmington police and firemen, state troopers, and highway patrol were among hundreds of people who honored the Wilmington police officer killed in the line of duty last week. Full story...
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Phone scam attempts to get your credit card information

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videoWe have received several calls and e-mails about a suspicious text message circulating around Wilmington. The text cites fraudulent activity on bank accounts, but consumers should beware. Full story...
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