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Archive - Aug 2009

Perdue frees up $38 million for North Carolina counties

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Next week, North Carolina counties will get $38 million in overdue lottery funds earmarked for school construction. Full story...
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Vacant NC furniture plant ablaze in 70-foot flames

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North Carolina firefighters are battling a blaze at a vacant furniture plant in Morganton where witnesses say flames are shooting more than 70 feet into the air. Full story...
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Fund set up for accident victim's children

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A memorial fund has been set up for the children of the woman killed in an accident on the side of I-40 earlier this week. Full story...
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Ga. couple on way to NC casino when plane crashed

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A 911 caller reported hearing a small plane's engine failing moments before a crash that killed a Georgia couple trying to land at a western North Carolina airport. Full story...
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NC's booming Fort Bragg families face bus shortage

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Military families at North Carolina's fast-growing Fort Bragg face a lack of buses to take children to county schools. Full story...
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Questions answered about health care at UNCW forum

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videoThe future of our nation's health care is one of the most pressing issues facing Americans. A panel of professionals, including doctors, nurses and insurance consultants fielded questions from folks concerned about reforming the system. Full story...
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Fuel tank falls off helicopter and falls into ocean in Surf City

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Surf City fire officials say a fuel tank fell off a helicopter and into the ocean. They suspect the tank had between one to two hundred gallons of fuel in it. Full story...
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Perdue signs film incentive bill

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North Carolina’s film industry just became a little more competitive. Thursday morning, Governor Bev Perdue put pen to paper, signing a bill that will boost the film tax credit from 15 to 25 percent. Full story...
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Dog court hears case of pit bull

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videoFour cases were heard at New Hanover County's Animal Control Wednesday including one that involves an aggressive Carolina Beach pit bull. Full story...
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Player and coach altercation at North Brunswick leads to suspension

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A North Brunswick football player is out of the game after a tussle with a coach. School officials say the incident occurred between one of the coaches and a player earlier this week. Full story...
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Questions and answers with Congressman McIntyre

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videoOn Thursday, the Congressman answered questions from some of our viewers when he talked with WWAY political reporter Kevin Wuzzardo. Full story...
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What's Happening: August 28-30

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videoConcerts, galas, and extravaganzas... it is all part of What's Happening. Full story...
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Influenza business forum held

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Health officials warn the H1N1 flu virus may spike again in our area. On Thursday, officials from the NHC Health Department hosted an influenza business forum to educate area professionals on how to cut down on the spread of flu in the workplace. Full story...
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Allen Strickland arrested for setting fire to his house bought by RC Soles

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There have been major developments related to the stories we've been following connected to State Senator RC Soles. There has been an arrest in arson investigation that sparked a media frenzy over the Senator's involvement with many of his young male clients. Full story...
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Carolina Beach not getting the sand it needs

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The town of Carolina Beach has a federal project to re-nourish their beach every three years. Initially, the strand of the beach from north end all the way to the lake would be re-nourished, but the town will only receive half of the sand they had expected due to a lack of funding. Full story...
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