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Archive - Apr 7, 2009

Fish confiscated, donated to local charity

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videoDuring March and April, fishermen aren't allowed to sell or purchase black or gag grouper because it is their spawning season. According to North Carolina law, every commercial fishing boat must have a commercial fishing license. Marine patrol officers say the boat Captain Star violated both of these laws. Full story...
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NHC school board member blogs about national conference

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videoSome New Hanover County school board members are hard at work this spring break. Three board members traveled to San Diego for the National School Board Conference. Full story...
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UNCW attempting to cut energy costs

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With education budget cuts on the state level, school officials at UNCW are finding ways to save money. UNCW is working to drop their energy consumption by twenty percent next year. Full story...
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Saving beaches of high concern

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Beach renourishment is high on the priority list for our representatives in Washington. Congressman Mike McIntyre has asked for more $6 million in federal renourishment money for Brunswick, New Hanover, and Pender counties.

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Plants going to need protection from chilly temperatures Tuesday night

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The possibility of freezing temperatures overnight means plants you may have just put in the ground are in danger. Full story...
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Pender County may start requiring pet licenses

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Pender County animal lovers may soon have to pay for their furry friends. The Board of Health submitted a proposal to county commissioners to start requiring pet licenses. Full story...
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No better time than the present to recycle that old cell phone

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videoDo you have an old cell phone lying around you no longer need? If so, this is the week to do something about it. That’s right… it is National Cell Phone Recycling Week. Full story...
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No birthday suits, just bathing suits for Bird Island

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Signs on one Brunswick County beach could soon reveal the naked truth about North Carolina nudist laws. Many beach goers believe that Bird Island is a nude beach, but public nudity is banned by North Carolina law. Full story...
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NC traffic-related fatalities have decreased over the past year

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North Carolina roads and highways are getting safer. Tuesday, State Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced that traffic-related fatalities in North Carolina have significantly decreased over the past year. Full story...
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Monkey Junction annexation talks Tuesday night

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videoWilmington City Council plans to vote on two voluntary annexations of 90 acres of Monkey Junction. A public hearing on the controversial proposed involuntary annexation of the Monkey Junction area will also take place. Full story...
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Warrants: NC man claims not to remember rampage

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Search warrants say that a man accused of shooting eight people at a North Carolina nursing home told a hospital nurse that he "does not remember anything." Full story...
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NC travel agent gets 2 years for taking money

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The owner of a Mooresville travel agency has been sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to repay more than $450,000 to hundreds of clients after admitting he took their money and didn't book their trips. Full story...
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Mexican man sent to prison for sex trafficking

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A 44-year-old undocumented Mexican national was sentenced to 24 years in prison on charges that he transported two teenage girls between Washington, D.C., and North Carolina to engage in sex acts. Full story...
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VP Biden returning to NC to welcome troops home

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Vice President Joe Biden is returning to North Carolina, this time to welcome home troops from Iraq. Full story...
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Titan opponents gather outside County Commissioners meeting

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videoOpponents are keeping the heat on the proposed Titan America cement plant. A large group gathered inside and outside the New Hanover County commissioners meeting Monday night for a peaceful protest against the proposed plant. Full story...
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