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Archive - Jan 5, 2011

TROUBLESHOOTERS: Dirt pile blocking neighbors' trash collection

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video Taking out the trash has turned troublesome for some Southport residents. Waste Industries can no longer drive down their road, and it's all because of one person. Full story...
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Jon David sworn in as DA

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videoThe new district attorney for three counties took office today. For the first time in two decades, Bladen, Columbus and Brunswick Counties have a new DA. Full story...
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Rising rates discouraging for newly unemployed

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videoFor those coming in and out of the Employment Security Commission building in Wilmington, they say those new unemployment numbers are real as they try to keep their heads above water in this struggling economy. Full story...
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Cold Stroke Classic brings standup paddle boarders to Wrightsville Beach

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Standup paddling (SUP) is an emerging global sport of Hawaiian heritage that is gaining in popularity across the U.S. mainland. With its mild climate and proximity to the Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, and inlets, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina is an ideal SUP destination. Full story...
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John Boehner elected Speaker; McIntyre votes for Shuler

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The House completed its vote, electing John Boehner the 61st Speaker of the House 241-192. The most interesting aspect of the vote was the defections from Nancy Pelosi, who garnered 173 votes... Full story...
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New Year’s weekend traffic fatalities down from last year; Two in Brunswick Co.

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Six people died on North Carolina roadways during the New Year holiday weekend, according to preliminary statistics from the state Highway Patrol. Full story...
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CFPUA: 23,000 gallons of treated sewage spills Monday

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The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority responded to and remedied a treated effluent bypass which occurred on January 3rd at the Northside Wastewater Treatment Plant. Full story...
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WPD: Man robbed while gun held to his head

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The victim reported that as he was getting out of his car in the parking lot, a man came up behind him, placed a handgun to his head and reached into his back pocket to take his wallet. Full story...
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Telemarketer busted by AG's office

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A California company that made repeated calls to North Carolina consumers on the Do Not Call Registry even after being ordered to stop must now pay $40,000 to the state, Attorney General Roy Cooper said today. Full story...
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NC middle school coach faces sex charges

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A middle school volleyball coach in Winston-Salem has been arrested on 29 sex charges involving two 14-year-old girls. Full story...
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NC middle school coach faces sex charges

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A middle school volleyball coach in Winston-Salem has been arrested on 29 sex charges involving two 14-year-old girls. Full story...
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Habitat for Humanity welcomes new leader

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The new year means a new leader for Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity. New executive director Bob Calhoun joined the local chapter this week. Full story...
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Widow of Edwards's ex-finance leader at grand jury

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The widow of the former campaign finance chairman for John Edwards is appearing before a federal grand jury in North Carolina. Lisa Blue arrived Wednesday morning at a federal courthouse in Raleigh. Full story...
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Civitas Poll: Voters favor elimination of End-of-Grade Tests

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videoWhile the North Carolina State Board of Education works on revising its student testing methods, a majority of voters said they favor implementing one nationally recognized test, according to a new poll released today by the Civitas Institute. Full story...
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Wilmington-metro unemployment up in November

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The unemployment rate in Wilmington was at 9.9% in November, up from 9% a month before. Full story...
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