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Archive - Jun 2009

First hotel in Leland celebrates with ribbon cutting

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videoThere was an economic show of confidence Thursday as northern Brunswick County celebrated the grand opening of its first hotel. The Comfort Suites at Magnolia Greens has been open for more than a week, but business owners and community members came out for the official ribbon cutting. Full story...
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Speed a concern in Hampstead on Highway 210

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videoA stretch of road in Pender County continues to concern residents. They say cars fly around the bend as you enter Hampstead on Highway 210, and they want the speed limit reduced before someone else gets hurt. Full story...
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Taking a stand by sitting in a tree

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videoWednesday, we told you about a man who climbed a 150-year-old oak tree in his yard to save it from being cut down. A day later, and he's still there, and says he's not coming down anytime soon. Full story...
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Brunswick County Sheriff's Department puts alleged drug trafficker behind bars

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Department continues to crack down on prescription drug trafficking and forgery. Detectives put another alleged prescription drug trafficker behind bars. This time, the person arrested is a registered nurse in the county. Full story...
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Having a baby after forty

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videoAccording to the centers for disease control, the number of women having babies later in life is growing, but so do the health risks. Full story...
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Occupancy tax dollars on the decline in NHC

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The Cape Fear Tourism and Visitors Bureau reports that occupancy tax collection in New Hanover County is down almost eight percent during the fist four months of the year. That number tends to be the best gauge of tourism in our area. Full story...
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Where funds would come from after major disaster

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North Carolina lawmakers have started grappling with how their underfunded beach plan would keep its insurance promises after a bad hurricane season. Full story...
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Whats Happening: June 26-28

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It is the movie that sent teenagers into a frenzy; now you can see a live performance of High School Musical. Plus, parents, or parents-to-be, there is an expo this weekend you do not want to miss. Full story...
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