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Archive - Jun 24, 2009

CFPUA tries to resolve some issues

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In a fairly quick board meeting this morning, the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority board met to resolve some customer concerns. One of the topics was the continuing controversy surrounding the billing and rate system. Full story...
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F.A.A. orders family's trees cut down near ILM

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The Joyce family's entire yard full of oak trees came crashing to the ground on Wednesday. There's one oak tree left standing. The kids were so upset, one of them used the family's trampoline to climb the tree to prevent it from getting cut down. He said he doesn't care if he gets arrested, he doesn't want his last tree coming down. Full story...
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Troubleshooters: Libel and slander

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videoIn this Troubleshooters report, we are taking a look at slander and libel, and how the internet is making it easier to attack people's reputation. Full story...
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Sunset Beach residents discover costly water bill issues

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Cape Fear is not the only utility authority having billing problems. Eighteen Brunswick Utility customers in Sunset Beach are drowning in this months water bills. Full story...
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Summer is a W.A.R.M. time of year

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videoAfter helping make home repairs following Hurricane Bertha and Fran, a group called W.A.R.M. began assisting those less fortunate with more basic home fixes. Full story...
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Surf City Bridge still swinging, but barely?

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videoIt's been a staple of Surf City since 1955, but safety concerns have the department of transportation talking about replacing the Surf City Bridge. Full story...
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Pros and cons of public healthcare

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The health care debate affects all of us. UNCW nursing professor Kae Livsey broke down some of the pros and cons of the public option. Full story...
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Complaints continue about Port City based internet business

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The complaints keep coming in about a Wilmington based company called NewDiaperClub.com. The owner of the company, Amy Galliher, sold customers a membership for a year's worth of diapers for an upfront payment of $500. Ms. Galliher failed to deliver on that promise, and customers are demanding refunds. Full story...
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Construction begins on Wilmington's newest park

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The city of Wilmington is set to begin construction on what will be one of its largest parks. On Wednesday, a ground-breaking ceremony was held at the future site of Olsen Park. Full story...
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Highway projects to get underway in NC

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Thirty-one new highway projects are about to get underway around the state; eleven of them funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The only one in our area is in New Hanover County, and is funded by the state DOT. Full story...
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Cape Fear Pride Burgaw: Pender County Courthouse

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videoThis week, our Cape Fear Pride series wraps up the month in Burgaw. Burgaw Middle School student Savanah Hauge gives us a closer look at the Pender County Courthouse in the heart of this historic town. Full story...
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Bill to raise film incentives passed by Senate

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There was a major step for North Carolina's film business late Wednesday afternoon in Raleigh. A bill raising the state film incentive, or tax break for production companies, from fifteen to twenty-five percent passed the Senate. Full story...
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NCSU: Oblinger e-mails deleted from Easley hiring

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Attorneys for North Carolina State University say they have found that e-mails during the hiring process of former first lady Mary Easley were deleted from the account of former Chancellor James Oblinger. Full story...
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NC's Hagan to introduce bill on financial literacy

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North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan's first bill will promote financial literacy. The Democratic lawmaker started work on Capitol Hill in January. She is planning to speak with reporters Wednesday as she introduces her first measure. Full story...
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Marino on Money: June 24

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videoFiscal responsibility starts well before college graduation. This week, Marino on Money has tips for teens and their parents. Full story...
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