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Archive - Jun 8, 2009

Suspected H1N1 case at New Hanover High School

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The list is getting longer of suspected cases of the H1N1 virus in New Hanover County. A student at New Hanover High School is the latest person believed to have the virus. The student was not in school today and the case has not yet been confirmed to be H1N1. Full story...
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National Wireless Safety Week underway

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videoToday kicks off National Wireless Safety Week, highlighting safer ways to operate cell phones, PDA's and other devices that could send us spinning into a ditch, or worse, into other drivers. Full story...
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D&E Dodge to close tomorrow amidst auto industry troubles

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videoSupreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has temporarily delayed Chrysler's sale to Fiat. Meantime the clock is ticking for a local auto dealer. Barring a last minute legal miracle, D&E Dodge's days in the Chrysler family are over as of Tuesday. Full story...
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Pender deputy demoted surrounding animal abuse cases

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Sergeant Michael Lewis was demoted after he helped rescue malnourished horses in the Hampstead area. Today, Sheriff Smith cited two other incidents where he claims Lewis took over animal abuse cases without informing animal control. Full story...
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Soldier visits local elementary school

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This weekend, Leroy Cain returned home after a 15-month deployment in Iraq. Today, Cain stopped by his son Chris’ fifth-grade class at Belville Elementary to show his appreciation. Full story...
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Pender County prepares for possible budget cuts

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School leaders in Pender County have been working on a budget plan, preparing the county for an 11 percent reduction in state funding. Full story...
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NHC high schoolers given dress code

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There will be some sharp-dressed students in New Hanover County high schools next year. Students in public high schools will have to adhere to a new dress code in the fall. Full story...
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N.C. State fires Easley

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On Monday, UNC System President Erskine Bowles announced Mary Easley's termination from her $170,000 a year job, shortly after the school's chancellor resigned. Full story...
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NC Lt. Governor talks small business

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Small business owners in the Greater Wilmington area had the chance to express some of their concerns to the lieutenant governor Monday. Walter Dalton is on a state-wide tour to hear the needs of small businesses. Full story...
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Leland Business Watch program aims to decrease crimes

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videoPolice officers in Leland are trying to take a bite out of crime, especially crimes against area businesses. Shoplifting, breaking and entering, and fraudulent checks are just a few crimes officers are cracking down on. Full story...
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Cape Fear Memorial Bridge inspection brings lane closures, delays

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Drivers may hit some traffic crossing the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge later this week. Starting on Wednesday or Thursday, and continuing all next week, lanes will be closed for inspections. Full story...
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After school program WRAAPs up the year

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It was graduation time for kids at an after school program Monday. The WRAAP program put on a mock graduation to help congratulate students on finishing the 2008-2009 academic year. Full story...
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Wilmington landmark checks out

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videoWilmington waved goodbye to a local landmark Sunday. We're not talking about a major corporation or a bank; it was Whitey's El Berta Motor Inn on Market Street. After more than 50 years in business, the vacancy sign is off for good. Full story...
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Fire breaks out at South Brunswick High School

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Firefighters spent Sunday night troubleshooting a boiler that misfired at South Brunswick High School. The boiler behind the school's cafeteria filled with fuel, causing the area to fill with smoke. Full story...
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Demotion of Pender County sheriff's deputy

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Pender County leaders plan to release information about the demotion of a sheriff's deputy. Sheriff Carson Smith demoted Sergeant Michael Lewis last month to deputy in connection with Lewis's role in helping rescue malnourished horses in the Hampstead area. Full story...
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