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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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