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Archive - Jul 16, 2009

Calabash administrator needs to earn trust back

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videoThe seaside town of Calabash is buzzing over the new town administrator and his less than perfect past. Jeremy Cribb has only worked for the town for a few months, and officials have already found some skeletons in his closet. Full story...
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Some believe new fishing regulations are off the hook

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videoA new federal regulation could have crippling effects on the local commercial fishing industry. Come the end of this month, Amendment 16 will put limits on snapper and grouper fishing. Full story...
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The newest kid on the block at Mayfaire

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videoPeople lined up early to welcome the newest retailer to town and take advantage of some big sales Thursday afternoon. The grand opening of hhgregg at Mayfaire saw hundreds of people lined up early for the 3:00 p.m. opening, looking for deals on appliances and electronics. Full story...
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AAI Pharma pharmaceutical development division aquired

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There are some changes today for the Wilmington branch of AAI Pharma. The company's pharmaceutical development division has been acquired by a private equity firm called, Water Street Healthcare Partners. Full story...
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Marino on Money: July 16

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videoFirst it was Cape Fear Bank, and then it was Cooperative. They were two Wilmington based banks that closed this year. Thursday Financial Planner Ross Marino tells us how FDIC insurance kicks in after banks fail. Full story...
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Where is the education lottery money going?

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videoWednesday we explained how money from the North Carolina Education Lottery is doled out; about 30 percent goes toward education. Now the question is, how do school districts spend their portion of the money? Full story...
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Brunswick County bypass project sees help from stimulus money

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Stimulus funds are giving the state DOT the boost it needs to get started on another leg of the Brunswick County Bypass project. Wednesday, the Department of Transportation announced that $26 million of stimulus money will help build the leg of the project that connects US 17 and 74/76 in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Air Force One Museum headed to Windy City

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Wilmington has taken a back seat to Chicago for the proposed Air Force One Museum. One of the museum board members said Thursday the issue became how to acquire the land for the proposed site. Full story...
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CFPUA completes wastewater treatment facility project

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority celebrated the completion of an $80 million plant project that has been 10 years in the works. The point of the project was to expand and make upgrades to the Northside Wastewater Treatment Facility in Wilmington. Full story...
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Yellow Pages slims down

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If you have picked a new copy of the Yellow Pages, you might have noticed it is a little bit lighter this year. The 2009-2010 version of the Yellow Pages has 140 pages less than last year's version, which had 60 pages less than 2007-2008. Full story...
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