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Archive - Sep 1, 2009

Counties ready for flu shots extra early this year

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videoFlu season typically isn't until later in the fall and winter, but this year, people aren't wasting any time getting their flu shots. Full story...
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State sales tax increase goes into effect

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videoYou're now going to find yourself spending a little more when you go shopping. The state sales tax increased by one percent today and is now 7.75 percent in most counties. Full story...
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Students get a taste of Wilmington in Black and White

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In a couple of weeks, hundreds will fill the Williston School auditorium, for a program on the history and future of race relations in Wilmington. Tuesday, community leaders tried to get students to sign up for the course by giving them a taste. Full story...
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Multi-car accident ties up traffic on Market Street

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A multi-car accident held up traffic along Market Street Tuesday morning. It happened around ten o’clock near the intersection of Market and Eastwood and MLK Parkway. Full story...
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New Hanover County School Board opens public forums on redistricting

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The task of figuring out where some New Hanover County students will go to school next year resumes at Tuesday night's school board meeting. Students have to be moved around because the new Holly Shelter Middle School opens next year. Full story...
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Organizing for America rallies for health insurance reform

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Health insurance reform supporters rallied in Wilmington for their cause Tuesday afternoon. Members of the grassroots group Organizing for America held a news conference at Central Missionary Baptist Church. Full story...
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Ban on automated calls takes effect Tuesday

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Beginning Tuesday, you can expect fewer phone calls from telemarketers. A federal ban on automated, or robocalls, went into effect today. Full story...
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Marino on Money: September 1

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videoWe are talking certificates of deposit in this week's Marino on Money. Certified financial planner Ross Marino breaks down different methods you should take when investing in CDs. Full story...
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Body recovered on NC coast is lost NY boy

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Authorities say they have recovered the body of a 12-year-old New York boy who disappeared in rough surf along North Carolina's Outer Banks. Full story...
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NC's Perdue open to broader Indian casino gambling

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North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says the state hasn't ruled out Las Vegas-style card games at a Cherokee Indian casino in the Great Smoky Mountains. Full story...
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