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Archive - Jun 23, 2009

Teen driver free on bond, facing manslaughter charges

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videoCaleb Diaz and Jacob Mosely died after a fatal crash off Royal Oaks Road. Jospeh Moreno was driving the car, and at seventeen years old, he is facing two counts of involuntary manslaughter. Full story...
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Cause for economic optimism?

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videoArea unemployment rates are the highest they've been in the last 15 years, but early rebounds in retail sales, real estate sales, and room occupancy tax collections are signs of strength for the local economy. Full story...
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Hammerheads to host MLS' Chicago Fire

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videoNormally when the Wilmington Hammerheads play soccer they play teams on their same level, the second division of United Soccer League, one of the minor leagues of pro soccer. However, on Tuesday, June 30th, the Hammerheads get to host a MLS team. Full story...
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Social media helps inform world of Iranian crisis

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videoWith the Iranian government clamping down on journalists and coverage, much of what we know about the situation has reached us via social media, something completely unheard of just a few years ago. Full story...
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Keeping H1N1 out of summer camps

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It's summer camp time, and with so many kids being in such close quarters, camps are trying to prevent the H1N1 virus from spreading. Full story...
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Sheriffs believe suspects in spa raids may have left state

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A Brunswick County prostitution raid that ended in fourteen arrests has left sheriff's deputies hoping the suspects return for their court date. Full story...
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Senate Commerce Committee thrown for a loop

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Senators put the brakes on some legislative sleight of hand that would have effectively stalled the Titan America cement plant in Wilmington. Full story...
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Five horses back in Pender County couple possession

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videoAfter having almost a dozen animals taken away from them for mistreatment, a Pender County couple now has five of their horses back. Full story...
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Man leads police on chase Tuesday morning

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A car chase that started at the airport this morning led to one man's arrest. Airport officials say around 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday, a man realized he was getting a ticket for leaving his vehicle unattended. He then jumped in his car and sped off before the ticket could be issued. Full story...
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Chair of NC Republican Party sues local radio host Curtis Wright

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The North Carolina Association of Broadcasters is weighing in on a lawsuit against Wilmington talk radio host Curtis Wright. Tom Fetzer, the chair of the North Carolina Republican Party, has sued Wright for slander after Wright forwarded an anonymous letter to people in the Republican Party that insinuated Fetzer is gay. Full story...
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Marino on Money: June 23

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videoPaying for college is more expensive than ever. In today’s Marino on Money, Ross offers some advice on fiscal responsibility for future college students. Full story...
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NC Powerball winner redeems $88 million ticket

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Jeffrey Wilson says it's been a long three days since a Powerball lottery drawing made him a millionaire. Full story...
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Spokesman: SC governor plans to return Wednesday

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A spokesman for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says the Republican checked in with his staff and was surprised by the attention given to his secretive vacation. Full story...
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NC-based mortgage insurer laying off 160 workers

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North Carolina-based mortgage insurer United Guaranty says it is laying off 160 employees. Full story...
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NC town manager quits over police department flap

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The manager of a North Carolina town has quit over his role in handling problems at the police department before it was stripped of authority by court officials. Full story...
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