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Archive - Sep 2009

Locals seek change in hate crimes against gay community

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videoCritics of North Carolina hate crime laws made their voices heard outside of the New Hanover County Court House Thursday. Hate crime laws in North Carolina upgrade misdemeanors to felonies, but ... Full story...
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Pender County student faces serious charges after sexting incident

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We are two weeks into the new school year, and sexting has already posed a problem in a local school. A Pender County teen was suspended from school after sending cell phone photos showing intimate contact, known as sext messages. Full story...
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Pope looks to challenge Gore in upcoming district attorney's race

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A Columbus County Democrat has thrown his name in the hat to challenge Rex Gore in the upcoming district attorney's race. Full story...
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Text-a-Tip takes to the street

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The Wilmington Police Department has a new roaming advertisement. It is the Text-a-Tip van. Police officers will drive it around Wilmington, as well as park it in crowded places, as a reminder of the Text-a-Tip option. Full story...
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Pender County man pleads guilty to manufacturing child pornography

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About a year ago, we told you about a Pender County man who was charged with statutory sex offenses and indecent liberties with a child. Full story...
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Booze It & Lose It campaign cites many NC drivers

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Gov. Bev Perdue announced Thursday that state and local law enforcement officers cited 3,514 motorists for driving while impaired during the Labor Day "Booze It & Lose It" campaign, which ran Aug. 21-Sept 7. Full story...
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Whats Happening: September 11-13

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videoFriday marks eight years since the September 11th terrorist attacks. This weekend, many groups are holding ceremonies to honor the thousands of lives lost. Full story...
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Bill-signing deadline approaching for NC governor

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Gov. Beverly Perdue is running out of time to decide on bills left on her desk by the North Carolina General Assembly before it left town last month. Full story...
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Report: Pilot in fatal NC Harrier crash unprepared

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Investigators say a North Carolina-based Marine Corps pilot killed in a crash last year lacked training for his mission to a college football game and his supervising officer deserves some blame. Full story...
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Census to report NC health insurance coverage rate

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New census data being released is expected to offer a new look at health insurance coverage in North Carolina as the reform debate in Washington heats up again. Full story...
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