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Archive - Apr 2011

Elementary students publish textbook

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Today a class of fourth graders at Bradley Creek Elementary School presented the first signed copy of their book to Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo. Full story...
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Landfill to do electronic recycling weekly

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Do you have electronics you need to get rid of, but you're not sure where to dispose of them properly? Well, starting today and continuing each Wednesday, New Hanover County residents can drop off electronic waste for free at the landfill off US 421 North. Full story...
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Gary Busey's in town

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The horror sequel "Piranha 3DD" just got even scarier. Gary Busey, who often looks like a human piranha, has been added to the film's cast. Full story...
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Overnight fire kills paraplegic

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A Brunswick County man is dead after an early-morning house fire. Sheriff's deputies are investigating the fire that happened before 2 a.m. off Hewett-Burton Road near Leland. Full story...
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NC House spending plan considered by budget panel

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North Carolina House members are picking at a state budget proposal largely written by Republicans that critics say make deep cuts in public education and health programs but GOP leaders say protects classroom teachers and health services for the poor. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 UPDATE: Columbus Co. Sheriff's Dept. not investigating Soles/Scott scuffle; Tabor City Police misinformed

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Columbus County Sheriff Chris Batten says Tabor City Police mis-informed us when they said his department was investigating last week's scuffle between former State Senator R.C. Soles and Stacey Scott. Full story...
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"Teen Mom" seeks spiritual advice after court appearance; MTV in tow

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Teen Mom's Jenelle Evans was photographed visiting the Wat Carolina Buddhist Monastery in Southport on Tuesday. Full story...
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Tornado sent Sanford woman flying in a bath tub

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Cindy Busick's home and belongings were destroyed by the tornado. The EF4 tornado lifted her house and splintered it across a rural neighborhood in Sanford, NC. Cindy was amazed to still be alive. “I flew a football field length in a bath tub,” said Cindy, who had clutched to her little dog in the tub as the tornado tore through her home. “People have found documents with our names on it 70 miles away." Full story...
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Big gator spotted near NC-VA state line

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A close encounter with a 7-foot alligator near the North Carolina-Virginia state line came as a shock to a family fishing on the Pasquotank River near South Mills. Full story...
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Crews respond to gas leak in Wilmington

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The Wilmington Fire Department says crews from Piedmont Gas have repaired a gas leak on Colwell Ave. WFD crews evacuated nearby homes and businesses, but everyone has now been allowed to return home. Full story...
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Coke shareholders to vote on BPA in soda cans

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Changes could be coming to the way Coca-Cola cans are made. Full story...
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Goodell: NFL preparing for every contingency

NFL players are urging a federal judge to deny the league's request to essentially restore the lockout, saying their careers are at stake. Commissioner Roger Goodell, meanwhile, says owners are preparing for every contingency. Full story...

NC's Fort Bragg: storms cause $60 million damage

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The severe weather that tore across North Carolina earlier this month caused more than $60 million in damage to Fort Bragg's buildings and vehicles. Full story...
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Unemployment dips across Cape Fear

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Unemployment dropped in 99 of North Carolina's 100 county's in March, including all five in our area, according to data from the Employment Security Commission. Full story...
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School bus rear ends fire truck

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An accident this morning involving a school bus and a fire truck left the bus being towed away. Full story...
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