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Archive - Nov 3, 2011

FIRST ON 3: SBI asked to investigate Bladen deputy for sex allegations involving minor

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video Another area law enforcement agency has asked the SBI to help investigate one of its own. Bladen County Sheriff Prentis Benston says he asked the SBI to investigate criminal allegations against one of his sergeants. Full story...
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Castle Hayne residents discuss incorporation

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video Residents in Castle Hayne have been discussing incorporation for years. The decision to become a town or not will happen with next Tuesday's elections. Thursday voters came together one last time to talk about the issue. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Pender deputy gets split decision on sex charges

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During closing arguments the defense successfully argued former Pender Co. Sheriff's Capt. Mark Sloan did not commit solicitation of prostitution because state law says prostitution involves intercourse, which the state defines as involving a man and a woman. Full story...
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5th QUARTER: round one playoff preview

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video The regular season for high school football is over. The first round of the state playoffs will be contested on Friday. New Hanover versus Hoggard tops the schedule, but that matchup is just the tip of the iceberg. Full story...
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Extras! Casting calls aim to fill OTH finale, future productions

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video The stage is set. Now all that's needed are the people to fill it. If you've ever dreamed of being in a television show or movie, now is your chance. Hollywood East is once again starting to live up to its name, and that means casting agencies need more extras. Full story...
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Candidate profile: Bill Saffo

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video For the last few weeks we've been introducing you to the candidates for Wilmington City Council and mayor. With the election now just days away, we wrap up our candidate profiles with with incumbent Mayor Bill Saffo. He says he looks forward to continuing to make Wilmington the gem of southeastern North Carolina. Full story...
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Four NC men sentenced to jail time for harvesting stolen ginseng roots

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Four men from western North Carolina have been sentenced to jail time for illegally harvesting ginseng roots from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Full story...
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Wilmington man charged with attempted murder after bar fight

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A Wilmington man is in jail charged with attempted murder after a bar fight. Police say it happened around 1:45 a.m. Saturday at the End Zone Sports Bar at 1415 Dawson Street. Full story...
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Biotechnology company to create 52 jobs in Brunswick County

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CMS Food Solutions, Inc., owner of an innovative proprietary food safety technology, will open a manufacturing facility in Leland according to the governor's office. The project is expected to create 52 jobs and the company expects to invest $4.4 million in the plant. Full story...
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First lawsuit filed over NC redistricting plans

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Opponents of Republican-drawn maps for district boundaries for the North Carolina Legislature and the state's congressional delegation are getting a quick start on litigation. Full story...
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Annual NC child health report shows improvements

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A report on the health of North Carolina's children finds the well-being of the state's 2.3 million young people generally has improved in recent years, but concerns remain about poverty, breastfeeding and dental care. Full story...
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Jacksonville's permit rules draw anti-abortion lawsuit

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Anti-abortion protesters say a North Carolina city's ordinance violates their free-speech rights by giving police too much leeway in deciding where and when demonstrations are permissible. Full story...
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Southport-Ft.Fisher ferry runs cut Friday

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The NC Department of Transportation's Ferry Division will run an abbreviated schedule on its Southport-Fort Fisher route Friday to exchange vessels. Full story...
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Obama, Romney dead even in NC poll

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North Carolina continues to remain competitive in the presidential contest, according to the latest poll. Full story...
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Perdue wants review of NC vehicle inspections

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Gov. Bev Perdue has ordered a review of North Carolina's vehicle inspection program. Full story...
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