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Archive - Jun 11, 2009

Carolina Beach tries to make visitors aware of rip current dangers

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videoStrong rip currents, that keep catching swimmers off guard, have kept Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue unseasonably busy. Full story...
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Tax incentives aim at stimulating real estate market

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videoYou may have heard of the first-time homebuyer tax credit, but even if it's not your first time as a home owner you can reap some big benefits. The federal government is offering up to $8,000 to people buy a home before December 1st. Full story...
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After school program owner facing three charges of indecent liberties with a child

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videoJohn Maisenhelder made his first appearance in a New Hanover County courtroom today. He's charged with three counts of indecent liberties with a child. According to the District Attorney's Office, the charges involve three separate victims from an after school center Maisenhelder owns, a place where he taught karate to kids. Full story...
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Hormone-suppression therapy benefits prostate cancer treatment

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Men who have prostate cancer, that has begun to spread, can benefit from hormone-suppression therapy. A new study shows the survival odds are greater for patients who have long-term treatment. Full story...
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Texting while driving ban brings up concerns

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videoEarlier this week, the state Senate gave final approval to legislation, banning drivers from text messaging or sending e-mails with their cell phones. The ban is now headed to the Governor’s desk, but the law raises some concerns. Full story...
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NC Coastal Federation tries to delay Titan's progress

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In a five-page letter, the North Carolina Coastal Federation asked Governor Perdue to delay state permits on the Carolinas Cement Plant in Castle Hayne until a federal study on its environmental effects is complete. Full story...
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Marino on Money: June 11

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videoIdentity theft can happen to just about anyone, anywhere. One of the best ways to protect yourself is the old fashioned way of double checking your financial transactions. Full story...
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Dedication ceremony held at The Wall That Heals

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A scaled down replica of the Vietnam Wall is ready for visitors in Wilmington. A dedication ceremony was held Thursday morning in Ogden Park, where the "Wall That Heals" is set up through the weekend. Full story...
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Slow down on Eastwood

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You may not have noticed, but there's a new speed limit in effect on one of Wilmington’s main drags. The speed limit on Eastwood Road recently dropped from 55 to 45 miles per hour. Full story...
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WPD hosts open house for children

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Some youngsters got a behind the scenes look at the Wilmington Police Department Thursday. Plenty of police vehicles were open to the public including Segways and police cars. Full story...
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Whats Happening: June 11-14

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videoWith the school year coming to a close, you may be looking for something for you and your family to do. There are plenty of options this weekend, from festivals and plays to beach wrestling and midnight basketball. Full story...
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Housing nonprofit to add 1,000 jobs in Charlotte

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says a housing assistance nonprofit organization plans to add more than 1,000 jobs in Charlotte over the next five years. Full story...
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NC Highway Patrol starts new canine program

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Six months after it dissolved its old canine program amid criticism of dog welfare, the North Carolina Highway Patrol has implemented a new one with new dogs and new handlers. Full story...
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School says Easley axed over economy

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The chancellor of North Carolina State University has told former first lady Mary Easley in her termination letter that she was let go because of "the recent economic downturn." Full story...
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NC officials investigate over 54,000 dead fish

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More than 54,000 dead fish have been found in Blounts Creek in eastern North Carolina. Full story...
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