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Archive - Sep 17, 2009

Newest Americans welcomed on Battleship North Carolina

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videoThe historic Battleship North Carolina served as the backdrop for a once in a lifetime event Thursday. Seventy-four members of the military, and relatives of service members, became US citizens. Full story...
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VFW Post 7288 honors POW and those MIA

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videoAbout five hundred veterans of foreign wars make up the VFW Post 7288 in Calabash. The post held its annual ceremony Thursday, to honor prisoners of war and the missing in action that have died, and those who have returned home safely. Full story...
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Brunswick County bus accident scares students, parents

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videoStudents at South Brunswick Middle School and High School had just one more stop before they were dropped off at school Thursday morning. But when their school bus stopped for a pick-up on Highway 211, the day started with a bang. Full story...
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Sandlin appears before judge after brutal Wrightsville Beach attack

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The man charged with a brutal attack in Wrightsville Beach last weekend made his first appearance before a judge Thursday. Full story...
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NC doctor pulls out plastic piece lodged in lung of Wilmington man

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A Wilmington man thinks his mysterious health problems have been solved. Part of a Wendy's fast food restaurant spoon was recently recovered from John Manley's left lung. Full story...
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ILM lands $2.4 million in federal funds

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Millions of dollars in federal funds is headed to ILM. Wilmington International airport has received $2.4 million for infrastructure improvements. Full story...
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Plug pulled on controversial Riverfest rally

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Sea-Comm Media has pulled the plug on a controversial rally scheduled to take place at Riverfest. Full story...
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Physical fitness a top priority for Wilmington firefighters

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Wilmington firefighters are trying to get into a little better physical shape. This week all city firefighters are taking a physical fitness test that uses firefighting techniques like carrying a person, moving hoses and raising a ladder. Full story...
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Child Development Center in Wilmington celebrates 50 years

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Happy Birthday wishes to the Child Development Center in Wilmington. The organization celebrated its 50th anniversary Thursday. CDC began in Sunday School classrooms at Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church. Full story...
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Whats Happening: September 18-20

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videoFrom blue grass to wine tastings, to Corvettes as far as the eye can see, there's a little something for everyone offered this weekend. Full story...
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NC baby beats ambulance, so 6-year-old helps birth

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A North Carolina 6-year-old said she was acting like a big girl as she helped her mother deliver a baby at home. Full story...
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NC community college heads set immigrant vote

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North Carolina community college leaders have had a month to consider a new policy that would allow illegal immigrants into the two-year colleges, and a decision could come this week. Full story...
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Man arrested in Wrightsville Beach attack

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videoA man is behind bars for the beating of a man at Wrightsville Beach over the weekend. Now, the suspect faces two assault charges, all over what detectives say is a case of mistaken identity. Full story...
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Dog Court: Bear the Rotweiler

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videoNew Hanover County Dangerous Dog Appeals Court was back in session Wednesday night. The case involved a Rottweiler whose owner is appealing the dangerous dog label. Full story...
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Rare shrimp found off NC coast

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In a discussion about oxymorons, George Carlin pointed to the term jumbo shrimp as a good example. A shrimp found by Southport fisherman Royce Potter Monday would make the late comedian proud. Full story...
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