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Archive - Nov 9, 2011

LaNasa calls out GOP leaders, quits party after election loss

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A day after losing to incumbent Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, Justin LaNasa is calling out another political leader. In an e-mail this afternoon thanking supporters for their help on his campaign, LaNasa said he will leave "the Republican Party due to its lack of leadership, efforts and knowledge." LaNasa encouraged his supporters to follow his lead. Full story...
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Laney advances in soccer playoffs, East Duplin knocks off Topsail

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video Laney's dream season in high school soccer will continue after a playoff victory on Wednesday. The season came to a crashing end for Topsail on Wednesday. Full story...
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CFPUA meets for their 2011 annual report

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video With millions of dollars in bond debt the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority will be forced to increase bills in the future. Wilmington residents have had issues with the utility company's billing for quite some time. Wednesday night the CFPUA had its annual meeting and invited the public to voice its complaints. Full story...
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'Blue Velvet' photo exhibit opens

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The film "Blue Velvet" was made in Wilmington 25 years ago, and it helped put the Port City on the movie map. The dark David Lynch drama was set throughout the city, and the part of lead mad man Frank Booth was perfect for Dennis Hopper. Now a cult classic, "Blue Velvet" is being honored with an exhibit of memorabilia and photographs from the production. Full story...
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Family dog killed by pit bull

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video A Wilmington family continues to grieve a week after losing their dog. The Romano family says a neighbor's pit bull forced its way into their backyard and killed their Jack Russell. The family says the dog has attacked before and now they want authorities to hold the owner responsible. Full story...
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Emergency Alert System test goes off with a hitch

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The first ever nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System went across the air with a major hitch Wednesday. Full story...
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D.C. Virgo to become a charter school

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video A new name, with a new curriculum. D.C. Virgo Middle School will reopen this fall as D.C. Virgo Urban Prep Charter School. Community leaders met Wednesday to put pen to paper to make it all official. Full story...
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Campbell University on lockdown amid standoff on campus

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Campbell University officials have asked students and faculty to stay indoors due to a standoff on the campus. Full story...
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Obama Administration to delay new "Christmas Tree Tax"

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is going to delay implementation and revisit a proposed new 15 cent fee on fresh-cut Christmas trees, sources tell ABC News. The fee, requested by the National Christmas Tree Association in 2009, was first announced in the Federal Registry yesterday. Full story...
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WPD, family ask for help finding missing man

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The Wilmington Police Department is asking for help finding a man whose family has not seen or heard from him for three weeks. Full story...
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