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Archive - Jan 7, 2011

Doctors say get your flu shot

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video North Carolina had its first child death from the flu this week and doctors say people should avoid the risk of death by getting the vaccine. Many people think the flu shot will make you sick, but doctors say that's not the case. Full story...
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"And the Winner is..." BEST LOCAL GYM

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video This week, And the Winner Is... wanted to know, who has the BEST LOCAL GYM in the area? Here's how the votes weighed in:
CrossFit Coastal - 49%
CrossFit Wilmington - 19%
Wilmington Athletic Club - 10% Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: McIntyre votes YES to repeal healthcare; One of only four Democrats

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Just four House Democrats voted "yes" Friday on a procedural vote to move ahead with consideration of a measure to repeal the healthcare law - reports The Hill.com. Full story...
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US unemployment falls to 9.4%; Wilmington metro unemployment at 9.9%

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The nation's unemployment rate dropped to 9.4 percent last month, its lowest level in 19 months. Full story...
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Verizon to launch 4G LTE in Wilmington area this year

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Verizon announced today that it is bringing the world’s first large-scale 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network to Wilmington, NC. Full story...
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SABLE flight finds fugitive

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Wilmington Police used their eye in the sky to catch a suspect. Full story...
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Mobile providers launching new products, faster network

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video New technology is all around us, and 2011 promises gadgets everyone will want to have. With those devices, many consumers may find they have a need for speed. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Oak Island's "Teen Mom 2" star Jenelle Evans arrested for marijuana possession

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The 19-year-old reality star, who will appear in the new MTV show when it premieres next week, was arrested along with her boyfriend Kieffer Delp, 20. Full story...
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John Edwards denies reports he is engaged to Rielle Hunter

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John Edwards is denying a report that he’s going to marry longtime mistress Rielle Hunter, a source close to the former North Carolina senator tells POLITICO. Full story...
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Duke Law School alum hopes $5M gift spurs others

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A Duke Law School graduate and his wife have donated $5 million to the school in hopes of prompting contributions from others. Full story...
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"And the Winner Is..." - BEST PLACE TO BUY A BOTTLE OF WINE

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video William Shakespeare called "good wine a good familiar creature if it be well used" in Othello. This week, "And the Winner Is..." wanted to know where you buy your favorite bottle of vino. Here's how votes are poured in:
Noni Bacca Winery, 420 Eastwood Rd. - 48%
Grape & Ale, 8521 East Oak Island Drive - 21%
The Wine Sampler, 4107-C Oleander - 17% Full story...
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Fire at NC coastal marina injures 3, damages boats

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A cleanup is in progress at a coastal North Carolina marina after a fire damaged more than two-dozen boats and injured three people. Full story...
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NC A&T's trainer urged against sickle cell test

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Officials at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro say the school's top athletic trainer counseled coaches to save money by not testing for sickle cell trait days before a student died from the disease. Full story...
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Bidding gets NC retirees cheaper dental insurance

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Retired state and local government workers in North Carolina could save about $130 a year on vision and dental insurance after the state treasurer went shopping. Full story...
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Fort Bragg sniper begins appeal of life sentence

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A former Army marksman who shot 18 soldiers and killed an officer at Fort Bragg is appealing the life prison sentence for the 1995 crimes. Full story...
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