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Archive - Feb 17, 2011

High School Hoops: February 17th

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video Conference tournament action continued on Thursday all around the region in high school basketball. Click full story for Thursday's scores. Click play video in order to watch Thursday's special edition of the Full Court Press with John Rendleman and Brett Blizzard. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 FROM RALEIGH: Perdue unveils $20B budget for next year

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video Gov. Bev Perdue announced this morning how she plan to close a multi-billion-dollar budget gap. Her budget plan eliminates thousands of jobs and keeps most of a temporary states sales tax increase for the next two years. But if anyone came out on top with the governor's budget, it's teachers. Full story...
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15-year-old takes stage at NC Jazz Festival

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video Sultry sounds and swinging songs will flow through the streets of downtown Wilmington starting tonight. The annual North Carolina Jazz Festival hits the stage. The line-up of performers includes a young man with some big talent. Full story...
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WDI looks to other cities for downtown models

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Wilmington Downtown Inc. Is trying to revitalize our the area by learning from other cities with similar downtowns. WDI executive director John Hinnant said while downtown Wilmington is unique, we face similar trials with other city centers like New Orleans. Full story...
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NHRMC considers outsourcing management

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video New Hanover Regional Medical Center could be run by another health care system located in another part of the state. Full story...
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Search for Wright heads south

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The Tabor City Police Department's search for a career criminal with ties to R.C. Soles has extended south of the border. Full story...
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Brunswick Co. settles jail TB case

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A former inmate who claims he got tuberculosis at the Brunswick County jail has settled with the county for a lump sum. Full story...
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Inmate paint job saves tax dollars

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The New Hanover County Jail is getting a makeover, and it's coming on the cheap. The sheriff is using inmate volunteers to save tax payers money. Full story...
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Perdue's budget plan cuts CFCC Marine Tech program

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video Gov. Bev Perdue released a budget plan today that preserves public teaching jobs. But she still found ways to cut back on education. Perdue wants eight specialized programs from community colleges throughout the state eliminated. Included in that list is the Marine Technology program at Cape Fear Community College. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Van for handicapped girl still missing

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We have an update to a story you saw ONLY ON 3 last night. An Oak Island mother is still without a way to take her handicapped daughter to the doctor after someone stole their van from their house. Full story...
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Senate delays vote on NC charter school changes

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A proposal to give North Carolina charter schools new freedom from the state's public school system is being delayed. Full story...
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UNCW committee impressed by chancellor applications

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The search committee held a conference call this morning. They discussed a timeline of how soon to interview candidates as well as interview questions. Full story...
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EX-NC teacher accused of giving alcohol to teens

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A former Johnston County middle school teacher has been arrested and charged with giving alcohol to teens. Full story...
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Cary refuses to release names of bank hostages

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Officials are refusing to disclose the names of several people held hostage in a bank standoff in Cary last week. Full story...
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Waka Flocka Flame questioned after NC shooting

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Charlotte Police say they are investigating a shootout involving rapper Waka Flocka Flame that left one person wounded. Full story...
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