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Archive - 2009

Progress Energy says goodbye coal, hello natural gas

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The company plans to retire its coal-fired units and replace them with structures fueled by natural gas. The company says the project will bring construction jobs to the area. Full story...
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Columbus County man charged with murder, arson

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Jerrod Steven Long was arrested Thursday night for the murder of Andre Dunn. Dunn was found dead in his burnt- out trailer home in early November. Full story...
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How happy is your state?

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A new study has found which states are the happiest. The results are based on an examination of two data sets, one that included personal reports of happiness for 1.3 million Americans... Full story...
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NC colleges hear about illegal immigrants policy

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The panel that oversees operations of North Carolina's community colleges hears from the public about plans to admit illegal immigrants if they pay the full cost. Full story...
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Computer server for NC colleges hacked

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Authorities say a hacker accessed a computer server for North Carolina community colleges containing the personal information of nearly 51,000 people. Full story...
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NC jobless rate falls back to 10.8 percent in November

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North Carolina's unemployment rate dipped slightly in November but hovered near its historic peak of around 11 percent for a 10th straight month. Full story...
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NC lawyers petition state's high court on inmates

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The state attorney general's office is petitioning the North Carolina Supreme Court to block the release of two convicted murderers. Full story...
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Pender County teacher involved in fatal car wreck

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A Pender County teacher is dead after a car accident on North College Road. 60 year old Daisy Smith Larkins of Rocky Point hit a piece of construction equipment on North College... Full story...
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Body found at Carolina Beach State Park

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The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office needs your help identifying a body discovered by Carolina Beach State Park employees Thursday. Full story...
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Hampstead man is charged with five counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation

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A Hampstead man is charged with five counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a minor. Christopher Rouse was the target of a joint investigation by the Pender County Sheriff's Office and the FBI. Full story...
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Fair Bluff to hold new election

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The town of Fair Bluff will have to hold a new election. That was the decision Thursday by the State Board of Elections after some of the folks... Full story...
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Truck takes out pole, traffic snarled as a result

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videoAn accident knocked out power in parts of Wilmington Thursday and closed one intersection all together. Full story...
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Putting on a bow for education

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If wrapping presents gives you headaches during the holiday season, a group of women are willing to help. Full story...
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Making this Christmas the 'greenest' yet

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video While it's the most wonderful time of the year, you may not realize that it can also be the most wasteful. With Christmas right around the corner, there are many ways that we can be greener this Christmas. Full story...
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Daughter charged with concealing her mother's death appears in court

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The New Hanover County woman charged with concealing her mother's death for the past seven months appeared in court Thursday. Authorities say Amy Stewart and her family were living in the home where 87 year old Blanche Roth was found decomposing. Full story...
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